Behind the Artists of the 2019 GRAMMY Awards Nominations

By now, you’ve probably familiarized yourself with the artists who’ve received GRAMMY award nominations for this year’s event. But how about we get some recognition for the producers, recording engineers, mixers and mastering engineers behind these nominations too?

First up, let’s discuss how GRAMMY nominations work for those behind the scenes. For Record of the Year and Album of the Year nominations, the award is given to the artist as well as the producers, songwriters, recording engineers, mixers and mastering engineers.

This year, the following individuals have received GRAMMY nominations for their work on Record of the Year nominees:

  • I LIKE IT | Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
    Producers: Invincible, JWhiteDidIt, Craig Kallman & Tainy
    Engineers/Mixers: Leslie Brathwaite, Kuk Harrell, Evan LaRay & Simone Torres
    Mastering Engineer: Colin Leonard

  • THE JOKE | Brandi Carlile
    Producers: Dave Cobb & Shooter Jennings
    Engineers/Mixers: Tom Elmhirst & Eddie Spear
    Mastering Engineer: Pete Lyman (Music Expo Alumnus)

  • THIS IS AMERICA | Childish Gambino
    Producers: Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson
    Engineers/Mixers: Derek "MixedByAli" Ali, Riley Mackin & Shaan Singh
    Mastering Engineer: Mike Bozzi

  • GOD’S PLAN | Drake
    Producers: Boi-1Da, Cardo & Young Exclusive
    Engineers/Mixers: Noel Cadastre, Noel "Gadget" Campbell & Noah Shebib
    Mastering Engineer: Chris Athens

  • SHALLOW | Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
    Producers: Lady Gaga & Benjamin Rice
    Engineers/Mixers: Brandon Bost & Tom Elmhirst
    Mastering Engineer: Randy Merrill

  • ALL THE STARS | Kendrick Lamar & SZA
    Producers: Al Shux & Sounwave
    Engineers/Mixers: Sam Ricci & Matt Schaeffer
    Mastering Engineer: Mike Bozzi

  • ROCKSTAR | Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage
    Producers: Louis Bell & Tank God
    Engineers/Mixers: Louis Bell, Lorenzo Cardona, Manny Marroquin & Ethan Stevens
    Mastering Engineer: Mike Bozzi

  • THE MIDDLE | ZEDD, Maren Morris, and Grey
    Producers: Grey, Monsters & Strangerz, & Zedd
    Engineers/Mixers: Grey, Tom Norris, Ryan Shanahan & Zedd
    Mastering Engineer: Mike Marsh

The following individuals have received GRAMMY nominations for their work on Album of the Year nominees:

  • INVASION OF PRIVACY | Cardi B
    Engineers/Mixers: Leslie Brathwaite & Evan LaRay
    Songwriters: Belcalis Almanzar & Jorden Thorpe
    Mastering Engineer: Colin Leonard

  • BY THE WAY, I FORGIVE YOU | Brandi Carlile
    Producers: Dave Cobb & Shooter Jennings
    Engineers/Mixers: Dave Cobb & Eddie Spear
    Songwriters: Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth
    Mastering Engineer: Pete Lyman (Music Expo Alumnus)

  • SCORPION | Drake
    Engineers/Mixers: Noel Cadastre, Noel "Gadget" Campbell & Noah Shebib
    Songwriters: Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib
    Mastering Engineer: Chris Athens

  • H.E.R. | H.E.R.
    Producers: Darhyl "Hey DJ" Camper Jr, David 'Swagg R'Celious' Harris, H.E.R., Walter Jones & Jeff Robinson
    Engineers/Mixers: Miki Tsutsumi
    Songwriters: Darhyl Camper Jr & H.E.R.
    Mastering Engineer: Dave Kutch

  • BEERBONGS & BENTLEYS | Post Malone
    Producers: Louis Bell & Post Malone
    Engineers/Mixers: Louis Bell & Manny Marroquin
    Songwriters: Louis Bell & Austin Post
    Mastering Engineer: Mike Bozzi

  • DIRTY COMPUTER | Janelle Monáe
    Producers: Chuck Lightning & Janelle Monáe Robinson & Nate "Rocket" Wonder
    Engineers/Mixers: Mick Guzauski, Janelle Monáe Robinson & Nate "Rocket" Wonder
    Songwriters: Nathaniel Irvin III, Charles Joseph II, Taylor Parks & Janelle Monáe Robinson
    Mastering Engineer: Dave Kutch

  • GOLDEN HOUR | Kacey Musgraves
    Producers: Ian Fitchuk, Kacey Musgraves & Daniel Tashian (Music Expo Alumnus)
    Engineers/Mixers: Craig Alvin & Shawn Everett
    Songwriters: Ian Fitchuk, Kacey Musgraves & Daniel Tashian (Music Expo Alumnus)
    Mastering Engineer: Greg Calbi & Steve Fallone

  • BLACK PANTHER: THE ALBUM, MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY | (Various Artists)
    Featured Artist: Kendrick Lamar
    Producers: Kendrick Duckworth & Sounwave
    Engineers/Mixers: Matt Schaeffer
    Songwriters: Kendrick Duckworth & Mark Spears
    Mastering Engineer: Mike Bozzi

Music Expo would like to extend a huge congratulations to Kevin Lyman and Daniel Tashian, both of whom spoke at our Music Expo Nashville 2018 event, on their GRAMMY nominations. Best of luck to you both! We’ll be rooting for you!

The 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards are going down on February 10th. All you need is access to CBS to watch live. Will you be tuning in?

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