BILLIE EILISH LEADS UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP’S FAMILY OF ARTISTS AND LABELS AT THE 62nd ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS CEREMONY
Eilish swept the General Categories, winning Record of the Year and Song of the Year for ‘Bad Guy,’ Album of the Year for When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? and Best New Artist
LOS ANGELES, January 26, 2020 —Global breakthrough artist Billie Eilish led Universal Music Group’s family of artists, labels and distributed partners at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony, sweeping the General Categories by winning Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “Bad Guy,” Album of the Year for When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? and Best New Artist.
Eilish (Darkroom/Interscope), the first artist since 1981 to sweep the General Categories, performed “When the Party is Over” during the Grammy program.When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do we Go?also won Best Pop Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.
Additional multi-Grammy winning artists include The Chemical Brothers (Astralwerks/Capitol) for Best Dance/Electronic Album for No Geographyand Best Dance Recording for “Got to Keep On” and Jacob Collier (Geffen/Decca) for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Capella for “Moon River” and Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals for “All Night Long.”A Star is Born(Interscope) won Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media and “I’ll Never Love Again” won Best Song Written for Visual Media.
Universal Music artists won Grammys in best album categories across several genres. Tanya Tucker (Concord) won Best Country AlbumWhile I’m Livin’; Elvis Costello & The Imposters (Concord) won Best Traditional Pop Album forLook Now; Alejandro Sanz (Universal Music Latin Entertainment) won Best Latin Pop Album for #ElDisco; Esperanza Spalding (Concord) won Best Vocal Jazz Album for 12 Little Bells; Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band (Concord) won Best Latin Jazz Album for Antidote; Rodrigo & Gabriela (ATO Records) won Best Contemporary Instrumental Album for Mettavolution; Gloria Gaynor (Gaither/Capitol Christian) won Best Roots Gospel Album for Testimony; Ranky Tanky (Resilience/Ingrooves) won Best Regional Roots Music Album for Good Time; Angelique Kidjo (Verve) won Best World Music Album for Celia and Keb’ Mo’ (Concord) won Best Americana Album for Oklahoma.
Universal Music Publishing Group represents 12 Grammy-winning songwriters and recording artists across 17 categories, including writers on “Bad Guy” for Song of The Year, “A Lot” for Best Rap Song and “Love Theory” for Best Gospel Performance/Song.
Hildur Guðnadóttir (Deutsche Grammophon) won Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for the HBO miniseries Chernobyl, her first Grammy award and she is the first solo female composer to win that category in 35 years. Guðnadóttir’s work on Chernobylwon a Primetime Emmy in September for Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or Special. She also became the first solo woman to win the Golden Globe award for Best Original Score for “Joker” earlier this month.
John Williams (Hollywood Records) won the Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Symphonic Suite, Chris Cornell won Best Recording Package (UMe) and Stax ’68: a Memphis Story won a Grammy for Best Album Notes. Madonna’s “I Rise (Tracy Young’s Pride Intro Radio Edit)” won Best Remixed Recording.
In the classical field, Norman: Sustain, Gustavo Dudamel, conductor, Los Angeles Philharmonic(Deutsche Grammophon) won Best Orchestral Performance and Marsalis: Violin Concerto; Fiddle Dance Suiteby Nicola Benedetti; Cristian Măcelaru, conductor, Philadelphia Orchestra (Decca Classics) won Best Classical Instrumental Solo.
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