RÜFÜS DU SOL, Flume & Teskeys among Grammy-nominated Aussies
Australian artists continued to hold their own in the 2020 Grammys nominations list revealed overnight.
There were five for 2020, compared to six for 2019, with RÜFÜS DU SOL and Flume up against each other in one category.
RÜFÜS DU SOL’s Solace and Fume’s Hi This Is Flume (Mixtape) arefor Best Dance/Electronic Album.
The Sydneysiders are in competition with The Chemical Brothers’ No Geography, Tycho’s Weather and Apparat’s LP5.
RÜFÜS DU SOL have a second nomination, with ‘Underwater’ a contender for Best Dance Recording against those by The Chemical Brothers, Skrillex & Boys Noize, Bonobo and Meduza.
Flume won Best Dance/Electronic Album in 2016 with Skin and Kylie Minogue’s ‘Come Into My World’ took out Best Dance Recording in 2003.
A RUFUS’ win in either category would be great timing: they’re doing dates in North and South America from late January, unveiling their new visual and audio show.
Melbourne band The Teskey Brothers’ second album Run Home Slow has them in the Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical category.
Paul Butler & Sam Teskey are cited as its engineers; along with Joe Carra as mastering engineer.
Nashville-based Christian duo King & Country are nominated for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for their collaboration with Dolly Parton, ‘ God Only Knows’.
Made up of brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone, their third album Burn The Ships, which debuted at #1 in the US Christian charts and went Top 10, also vies for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album.
Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! The Musical is listed in the Best Musical Theater Album list.
The first Australian to win a Grammy was Joan Sutherland in 1961. The Bee Gees, Olivia Newton-John and Keith Urban have won four each in years gone by.
Other winners have been AC/DC, Men At Work, Gotye, Helen Reddy Rick Springfield, M-Phazes, Wolfmother, Hugh Jacman, folk singer Sarah Jarosz, and Christian act Lauren Daigle along, with a number of engineers and video directors.
The 62nd Annual Grammy Awards stages on January 26 next yeare, with Alicia Keys hosting.