Berklee Alumni Win 14 Grammy Awards

By 
Liz Lupton
February 9, 2015
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Annie Clark '04 earned a Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album.
Faculty member Terri Lyne '83 won a Grammy as a coproducer in a the Best Jazz Vocal Album category.
Lalah Hathaway
Photo by Phil Farnsworth
Photo by Darry Madden

Twelve Berklee alumni, including faculty member Terri Lyne Carrington '83, were honored with 14 Grammy Awards on music's biggest night for their outstanding contributions to some of last year's top releases, including Beck's Morning Phase, which was named Album of the Year. The winners were recognized for their work in varied categories and fields, including engineering, rock, alternative, R&B, rap, jazz, and Americana.

A full list of alumni Grammy Award winners follows: 

Category 2 - Album of the Year
Morning Phase (Beck) - David Greenbaum '05, engineer/mixer

Category 15 - Best Rock Album
Morning Phase (Beck) - David Greenbaum '05, engineer/mixer

Category 16 - Best Alternative Music Album
St. Vincent (St. Vincent) - Annie Clark '04 (aka St. Vincent)

Category 18 - Best Traditional R&B Performance
"Jesus Children" (Robert Glasper Experiment) - Lalah Hathaway '90, featured artist

Category 20 - Best Urban Contemporary Album
Girl (Pharrell Williams) - Stephanie McNally '10, engineer

Category 21 - Best R&B Album
Love, Marriage & Divorce (Toni Braxton and Babyface) - Paul Boutin '94, engineer/mixer

Category 32 - Best Jazz Vocal Album
Beautiful Life (Dianne Reeves) - Terri Lyne Carrington '83, coproducer

Category 33 - Best Jazz Vocal Album 
Trilogy (Chick Corea Trio) - Brian Vibberts '91, mixer

Category 44 - Best Tropical Latin Album
Más + Corazón Profundo (Carlos Vives) - Shafik Palis '01, engineer

Category 47 - Best Americana Album
The River & the Thread (Roseanne Cash) - Rick DePofi '81, coproducer

Category 56 - Best Comedy Album
Mandatory Fun ("Weird Al" Yankovic) - David Way '87 engineer/mixer, Brian Warwick '03, engineer

Category 67 - Best Historical Album
The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 (Hank Williams) - Michael Graves '81, mastering engineer

Category 68 - Best Engineered Album
Morning Phase (Beck) - David Greenbaum '05, engineer

A number of Berklee alumni contributed to other winning items. Ken Lewis '91 lent his skills as digital editor to Best Rap Album, The Marshall Mathers LP2 by Eminem. Hiro Iida '89 was a programmer and synthesizer for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, which won Best Musical Theater Album. Bryan George '99 did licensing for the Best Historical Album, The Garden Spot Programs, 1950 by Hank Williams. 

As the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences researches the producers, engineers, and mixers who contributed to Grammy Award-winning songs and albums, the number of Berklee alumni winners is expected to grow.

Liz Lupton is a publicist in the Office of Media Relations. Media inquiries: llupton@berklee.edu