EDM Takes On The Grammys
With the 57th annual Grammy Awards taking place at the Staples Center, the music world is buzzing with anticipation to see who will be taking home the hardware. Electronic dance music has seen an unprecedented level of success in 2014 and the early months of 2015, with Daft Punk stealing the show at the 2014 Grammy Awards, as the French duo won "Record of the Year," "Album of the Year," "Best Pop Duo/Group Performance," amongst other accolades. In addition to taking home a number of Grammys, the French icons were a part of an amazing comeback performance of their song "Get Lucky," with Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder, and Nile Rodgers.
The announcement of dance music’s first Grammy winner of 2015 took place live on the pre-telecast of the ceremony, and the winner is none other than Dutch legend and superstar producer/DJ, Tiesto. The dance music veteran won his very first Grammy ever, in the “Best Remixed Recording” category for his “Birthday Treatment” re-imagination of John Legend’s “All of Me,” beating out fellow nominees Audien, Kaskade, Eddie Amador, MING, and Robin Schulz. It isn’t surprising that Tiesto brought home the trophy thanks to his remix, as his remix received radio airplay all over the world and was played out on main stages from EDC to Ultra.
Aphex Twin has officially secured the first Grammy of his career, winning in the category of Best Electronic Album of the Year for 'Syro.' 'Syro' bested albums from the likes of Deadmau5, Little Dragon, Röyksopp & Robyn, and Matt Zo, making this a big win for Warp Records, too.
Best Dance Recording of the Year has been awarded to Clean Bandit and Jess Glynne for their hit single "Rather Be." The single beat out Basement Jaxx's "Never Say Never," "F For You" by Disclosure featuring Mary J. Blige, Duke Dumont's "I Got U" featuring Jax Jones, and "Faded" by Zhu.
A Capella group, Pentatonix, has won the Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Capella for their medley, 'Daft Punk.' The single incoporates a wide breadth of the French EDM duo's hits throughout their career.