It was a shoe-in, but hell yeah anyway: Flume‘s album ‘Skin‘ has just taken out Best Dance/Electronic Music Album at the Grammys, and the awards show hasn’t even started yet.
— Recording Academy (@RecordingAcad) February 12, 2017
He beat out Jean-Michel Jarre (‘Electronica 1: The Time Machine‘), Tycho (‘Epoch‘), Underworld (‘Barbara, Barbara, We Face A Shining Future‘) and Louie Vega (‘Louie Vega Starring…XXVIII‘) to claim the win.
However, his Hottest 100 topper ‘Never Be Like You‘ unfortunately lost out on Best Dance Grammy to The Chainsmokers‘ ‘Don’t Let Me Down‘ (featuring Daya). C’est la vie.
So why has Flume won an award when like, only three people have arrived at the awards ceremony?
That’s because most of the awards are handed out before the damn thing even starts. The Recording Academy, which hands out Grammys, changed the name of these awards in 2014 from the ‘pre-telecast awards’ to the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony. It’s where the bulk of the awards – about 70 of them – are handed out, because there are just too damn many to cram into the actual televised bit.
Beyoncé‘s already picked up an award for Best Music Video (‘Formation‘, obviously), which is likely to be the first of another half dozen at least. She’s nominated for a total of nine this year, including Album of the Year (‘Lemonade‘), Song of the Year (‘Formation’), Best Music Film (‘Lemonade’), and Best Rock Performance (‘Don’t Hurt Yourself‘).
FWIW, Flume hasn’t made a public statement about his win yet, but he retweeted the announcement. Congrats bud <3.
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