News | BMG | Los Angeles, 02/07/2023

Grammys For BMG Artists And Songwriters

BMG artists and songwriters are once again among the winners of this year’s Grammy Awards. The world’s foremost music awards were presented for the 65th time in Los Angeles last Sunday. BMG is delighted about the awards presented to Carly Pearce, Stephanie Economou and Vince Mendoza, among others.

At the beginning of each year, the music world looks to Los Angeles, where the Recording Academy awards the Grammys to singers, songwriters, composers, production managers and sound engineers - they are considered the most important music awards in the world, comparable to the film industry’s Oscars (Academy Awards). Last Sunday, the time had come once again: this time, the trophies in the form of golden gramophone sculptures were awarded in a total of 91 categories. BMG artists and songwriters were among the winners at the 65th awards ceremony, which was broadcast live on TV from the Arena. BMG artists and songwriters were directly nominated a total of 23 times, and contributed to an additional 11 Grammy-nominated works. Penguin Random House Audio had two audiobook productions in the running for awards.

BMG stars featured in the awards show, too

The “Country Duo/Group Performance” award went to the hit “Never Wanted To Be That Girl” by BMG songwriter Carly Pearce featuring Ashley McBryde. The song, which  made it to the top of the international charts, had previously been named “Musical Event of the Year” at both the Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards and the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. This year’s Grammy award winners also include composer Stephanie Economou, who works for the French gaming company Ubisoft, and received the inaugural award in the category “Score Soundtrack for Video Games and Other Interactive Media” for her contribution to the “Action Adventure” game “Assassinʼs Creed Valhalla: Dawn Of Ragnarok.” BMG is the music publisher for Ubisoft. In addition, BMG artist Vince Mendoza won a Grammy in the “Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals” category for “Songbird (Orchestral Version),” while BMG songwriter Buddy Cannon was delighted to receive a Grammy in the “Best Country Album” category for Willie Nelson and his album “A Beautiful Time,” on which he collaborated.

BMG stars were also an active part of the Grammy show. BMG artist Jimmy Jam, who was recently inducted into the “Rock ʼnʼ Roll Hall of Fame,” opened the gala and presented the “R&B” and “Rock” categories. Rapper Black Thought, whose latest album “Cheat Codes,” co-created with musician and music producer Danger Mouse and released through BMG, performed during a tribute to 50 years of hip-hop. And DJ Khaled, for whom BMG acts as music publisher, joined BMG songwriter John Legend to close the awards ceremony with a live performance of his Grammy-nominated song “God Did.”