Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical Nominees | 2020 GRAMMYs
No song or record can happen without a sound mastermind. Behind that catchy beat or hook, a producer has worked tirelessly to bring an artist’s sonic vision to life. The 2019 nominees for Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical represent the creators who have worked on some of this year’s most distinguished albums and tracks, but have also won the respect of their peers.
Jack Antonoff is no stranger to a GRAMMY nomination, but this year marks the first time he is nominated for the Producer Of The Year, Non-classical award. The New Jersey producer, songwriter and musician has worked with esteemed and rising artists in the music industry. This year he has worked on Taylor Swift’s Lover, Kevin Abstract’s Arizona Baby, his group Red Hearse’s self-titled album and Lana Del Rey’s Norman F***ing Rockwell!
Seven years after winning Producer Of The Year, Non-classical Dan Auerbach, also known as the guitarist and vocalist of GRAMMY-winning band The Black Keys, has earned the nomination once more. Auerbach has helped build the sound behind Yola’s Walk Through Fire, Dee White’s Southern Gentleman, Night Beats’ Myth Of A Man, The Gibson Brother’s Mockingbird and The Black Keys Let’s Rock this year.
First nominated for Producer Of The Year, Non-classical during the 57th GRAMMY Awards John Hill has another shot at the producer award this year. Hill, who has worked from music artists of various genres, this year worked on Khalid’s “Hundred” and “Vertigo” Carly Rae Jepsen’s “No Drug Like Me,” Cage The Elephant’s Social Cues and more.
Billie Eilish may be the face behind her sound, but Finneas is the sole producer behind her album debut When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? The first-time GRAMMY-nominee may not have the vast catalog other nominees do in this category, but his work with his sister, Billie Eilish, has been one of the most acclaimed albums of the year and could take an underdog win.
Ricky Reed is the man behind one of the most popular tracks of 2019: Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts.” This won’t be the first time the producer is up for this producer nom; He was first nominated during the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Besides Lizzo’s infectious track, he also worked on her songs “Juice” and “Tempo” featuring Missy Elliott, Maren Morris’ “Kingdom Of One,” Maggie Rogers’ “Burning,” SZA’s
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