PledgeMusic Artists Score 2016 Grammy Nominations
In anticipation of the 58th annual Grammy Awards, PledgeMusic announced that a diverse group of its own artists were honored with a place on the recently released list of nominees, in categories ranging from Best Metal Performance to Best Children's Album.
Guest Post from PledgeMusic
The 58th annual Grammy Awards are coming up on February 15, 2016 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, a celebration of another stellar year in music. The incredibly diverse range of this year’s nominees show how artists continue to push boundaries and pursue excellence, and we’re thrilled that a number of PledgeMusic artists were among those honored. Here’s a closer look at this year’s nominees we’ll be cheering for in February.
Best Arrangement Instruments & Vocals: Catina DeLuna & Lado B
Catina DeLuna and her band of talented players, Lado B, collaborated with Otmaro Ruiz for a successful debut earlier this year with PledgeMusic. Their version of “Garota De Ipanema” earned them their first-ever Grammy nomination.
Best Metal Performance: Sevendust
Sevendust were honored for the first time this year as a Grammy nominee for Best Metal Performance for “Thank You,” the lead single from the band’s most recent release ‘Kill The Flaw.’
Best Traditional R&B Performance: Lalah Hathaway
Lalah Hathaway, one of the famed Daughters of Soul, picked up a Grammy nomination for her recording of “Little Ghetto Boy.”
Best Recording Package: Still The King: Celebrating The Music Of Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys
Ray Benson and company have won an amazing nine Grammys for various Asleep At The Wheel projects, and their latest might earn them a tenth! Their latest project, an album to honor the legacy of the great Bob Wills, is nominated for Best Recording Package.
Best Regional Music Album: The Revelers
The Revelers make Louisiana proud with their infectious concoction of zydeco, swamp pop, cajun and Americana flavors. It also earned the attention of The Academy’s Voting Members with a nod for Best Regional Music Album.
Best Children’s Album: Tim Kubart
Tim Kubart wears many musical hats as part of Postmodern Jukebox and a host on the Sprout network’s ‘Sunny Side Up Show’. His talent shone through on his new children’s album, ‘Home’, which earned him Grammy consideration.
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album & Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: Patrick Williams
Famed composer Patrick Williams recently earned two Grammy nominations for his latest project, ‘Home Sweet Home,’ one for Best Large Jazz Ensemble and another for Best Arrangement. The latter was specifically for the song “52nd & Broadway”, which featured Patti Austin’s vocal work. Patrick already has two previous Grammy wins.
Best New Age Album: Peter Kater
Grammy nominations are nothing new for Peter Kater, who has a whopping 10 noms to his credit. Now he has another for Best New Age Album for his recording, ‘Love.’
Best Roots Gospel Album: The Fairfield Four
The legendary Fairfield Four continue to further their legacy with new line-ups and new albums that carry the torch for traditional gospel. The quartet earned a Grammy nomination for “Still Rockin’ My Soul.”
Best Latin Pop Album: Alex Cuba
Alex Cuba partnered with fans via a PledgeMusic release for his latest album, ‘Healer,’ which released last spring. Now everyone is celebrating with the news that ‘Healer’ was nominated for Best Latin Pop Album.