Georgia's Msastodon scooped up a Grammy for Best Metal Performance with technical help from two Full Sail grads
The 60th annual Grammy Awards were held last night, and among the big winners behind some of this year's biggest albums was a clutch of hard-working graduates of Orlando's Full Sail University, who helped bring some of these albums into the world.
List of local winners below:
Best Pop Vocal Album: Ed Sheeran Divide: Brent Arrowood (Recording Arts, 2004), Assistant Engineer.
Best Metal Performance: Mastodon Sultan’s Curse: Thomas “Tom” Syrowski (Recording Arts, 2001), Engineer/Mixing; Thomas “Tom” Tapley (Recording Arts, 2002), Engineer.
Best Traditional R&B Performance:
Childish Gambino Redbone: Bryan Carrigan (Recording Arts, 1991), Engineer.
Best Urban Contemporary Album:
The Weeknd Starboy: Ben “Ben Billions” Diehl (Entertainment Business & Recording Arts, 2005), Producer, Engineer; Raphael Mesquita (Recording Arts, 2012), Engineer; David Schwerkolt (Recording Arts, 2006), Engineer;
Jeremy Lertola (Recording Arts, 2011), Assistant Engineer.
Best Latin Pop Album:
Shakira El Dorado; Dave Clauss (Recording Arts, 2006), Drum Recordings, Engineer, Guitar, Mezcla, Mixing, Mixing Engineer, Producer, Silbato, Vocal Engineer, Voices.
Best Contemporary Blues Album:
Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Tajmo: Zach Allen (Recording Arts, 2007) Engineer
Best Reggae Album:
Damien “Jr. Gong” Marley Stony Hill: Tristan Boston (Entertainment Business & Recording Arts, 2007), Composer, Producer; Marc Lee (Recording Arts & Digital Media, 99), Engineer, Mixing; Nikolas Marzouca (Recording Arts 98), Engineer.
Best Musical Theater Album: Dear Evan Hansen (Original Broadway Cast Recording): Derik Lee (Recording Arts, 2005), Engineer.
Best Instrumental Composition: Three Revolutions: Rafa Sardina (Recording Arts, 1993) Engineer, Mixing Engineer.