UMPG Artists and Writers Take Home Major Grammy Awards

UMPG Artists and Writers Take Home Major Grammy Awards

At the 59th annual Grammy Awards held last night, Universal Music Publishing Group artists, writers and producers took home 17 awards in a wide range of major categories.
UMPG artist Adele, the biggest winner of the evening, received five Grammy Awards including Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for her global smash hit ballad, “Hello,” Album of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album for 25, the best-selling album of 2015 and 2016. UMPG Nashville achieved its third straight Grammy win for Country Song of the Year with “Humble and Kind” by songwriter Lori McKenna. Other highlights include wins by UMPG artists Justin Timberlake, Snarky Puppy, Gregory Porter, William Bell, AlunaGeorge, and Kirk Franklin among many others.

The global broadcast featured an emotionally stirring tribute to Prince, as well as appearances by UMPG artists Adele, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas, Joe Jonas, Demi Lovato, Jason Derulo, Halsey, Metallica, and Keith Urban.

59th Annual GRAMMY® Awards Winners 

Record Of The Year - “Hello”
Track from: 25 [XL Recordings/Columbia Records]
(UMPG interest via Adele)
Album Of The Year - 25
[XL Recordings/Columbia Records]
(UMPG interest via  Adele Adkins, Philip Lawrence, Tobias Jesso Jr.)
Song Of The Year - “Hello”
Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)
Track from: 2 [XL Recordings/Columbia Records;
(UMPG interest via Adele)
Best Pop Vocal Album – 25
Adele [XL Recordings/Columbia Records]
(UMPG interest via Adele, Tobias Jesso Jr, Philip Lawrence)
Best Dance/Electronic Album - Skin
[Mom+Pop Music/Future Classic.]
(UMPG interest via Aluna Dewji-Francis)
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album - Culcha Vulcha
Snarky Puppy [Ground Up Music]
(UMPG interest via Snarky Puppy)
Best Urban Contemporary Album - Lemonade
Beyoncé [Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia Records]
(UMPG interest via Emile Haynie, Danny Schofield, Malik Yusef, Theron Thomas, Timothy Thomas)
Best Country Song - “Humble And Kind”
(UMPG interest via Lori McKenna)
Best Jazz Vocal Album - Take Me To The Alley
Gregory Porter [Blue Note]
(UMPG interest via Gregory Porter, Disclosure, Jimmy Napier)
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song –“Thy Will”
(UMPG interest via Bernie Herms)
Best Gospel Album - Losing My Religion
Kirk Franklin [Fo Yo Soul Recordings/RCA Records]
(UMPG interest via Capitol CMG writer Kirk Franklin)
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album - Love Remains
Hillary Scott & The Scott Family [EMI Records Nashville]
(UMPG publishing interest via Bernie Herms and Capitol CMG writers Ben Glover, Jeff Pardo, David Crowder, Seth Philpott)
Best Roots Gospel Album – Hymns
Joey+Rory [Gaither Music Group/Farmhouse Recordings]
(UMPG publishing interest via Capitol CMG writer Ira Stanphill and Capitol CMG administered writers Stuart K. Hine and Bill Gaither)
Best Latin Pop Album - Un Besito Mas
Jesse & Joy [Warner Music Mexico]
(UMPG interest via Alejandro Sanz & Martin Terefe)
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano) -
Un Azteca En El Azteca, Vol. 1 (En Vivo)
Vicente Fernández [Sony Music Entertainment México]
(UMPG interest via Jose Alfredo Jimenez Sandoval, Juan Homero Aguilar Cabrera, Rosendo Montiel Alvarez, Martin Urieta Solano)
Best Americana Album - This Is Where I Live
William Bell [Stax]
(UMPG interest via William Bell, Booker T. Jones Jr.)
Best Song Written For Visual Media - “Can't Stop The Feeling!”
(UMPG interest via Justin Timberlake and Dreamworks)