There were LOADS of Nordic nominations at this year’s Grammy Awards – so who went home with a golden gramophone?!
Monday 15th February saw the 58th Grammy Awards ceremony take place at a star-filled gala in Beverly Hills. The nominees in this year’s categories included a whole host of Nordic artists, from Iceland’s Björk (‘Best Alternative Music Album’) and Jóhann Jóhannson (‘Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media’) to Sweden’s occult priests Ghost (‘Best Metal Performance’) and electronic producers Galantis (‘Best Remixed Recording’). remind yourself of the full list of nominations by clicking here.
A Nordic veteran at the Grammys is without a doubt Sweden’s songwriting and production chief Max Martin, who was this year nominated in no fewer than three categories, including ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Record of the Year’. All in all, Max Martin had participated in the creation of five different works nominated at the awards, and if that wasn’t enough, he has also just been announced as the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Polar Music Prize.
So which of the Nordic nominees had the honour of walking up the red carpet to receive a golden gramophone? While Alabama Shakes took home the award for ‘Best Alternative Music Album’ instead of Björk and Vulnicura, and the Of Monsters and Men special box set of Beneath the Skin was awarded to The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume Two (by Susan Archie, Dean Blackwood and Jack White) in the category for Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package, there were some very, very worthy Nordic winners:
Album Of The Year
1989 – Taylor Swift – WINNER
Among the writers and producers are Mattias Bylund and Max Martin.
Best Metal Performance
‘Cirice’ – Ghost
Cirice is the work of the masked clergy of Swedish metal band Ghost.
Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees and winners!