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Published: 2/14/2017


SESAC Affiliates Honored at 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards®

Congratulations to all SESAC artists and songwriters who were honored at the 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards Sunday night from Staples Center in Los Angeles. Hillary Scott, Lalah Hathaway, Snarky Puppy, Robert Glasper, and the Ted Nash Big Band all took home trophies for projects in their respective categories. Gospel legend and eleven-time GRAMMY winner Shirley Caesar was also honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy. 

In addition, the SESAC family is proud of all the affiliate nominees for their individual contributions and outstanding achievements. The evening also included unforgettable tributes to two-time GRAMMY® winner George Michael and seven-time GRAMMY winner Prince.

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album:
Snarky Puppy
Culcha Vulcha

Best R&B Album:
Lalah Hathaway
Lalah Hathaway Live

Best Traditional R&B Performance:
Lalah Hathaway

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song:
“Thy Will” recorded by Hillary Scott & The Scott Family; Bernie Herms, Hillary Scott & Emily Weisband, songwriters Track from: Love Remains

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album:
Hillary Scott & The Scott Family
Love Remains

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album:
Ted Nash Big Band
Presidential Suite: Eight Variations of Freedom

Best Instrumental Composition:
“Spoken at Midnight” – Ted Nash, composer (Ted Nash Big Band)

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media:
Robert Glasper
Miles Ahead – Miles Davis & Various Artists: Steve Berkowitz, Don Cheadle & Robert Glasper, compilation producers

Congratulations to all SESAC affiliates who contributed to GRAMMY-nominated projects:

Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Henry Allen
For his contribution to
Lemonade recorded by Beyoncé

Best Rap Album:
Ivan Jackson
For his contribution to
Coloring Book recorded by Chance The Rapper

Best Rap Performance:
Ivan Jackson
For his contribution to
“No Problem” recorded by Chance The Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album:
Justin Ebach
Jeff Pardo
Dottie Rambo
Jordan Feliz
For their contribution to
Love Remains recorded by Hillary Scott & The Scott Family

Best Roots Gospel Album:
Albert E. Brumley
For his contribution to
Hymns recorded by Joey+Rory