As the year comes to a close the annual GRAMMY Awards is once again peaking on the horizon. The Recording Academy officially released its 2021 nominees and we’re excited to see quite a few familiar names on the list.
We’ve been fortunate to work with a roster of artists who continue to make their mark and push the boundaries within the music industry. This year, several Ernie Ball artists are being recognized for their recent releases. Check out the full list of nominees below.
Record of the Year – “Don’t Start Now”
Album of the Year – Future Nostalgia
Song of the Year – “Don’t Start Now”
Best Pop Solo Performance – “Don’t Start Now”
Best Pop Vocal Album – Future Nostalgia
Dua Lipa‘s band of talented musicians create the energy and vibe of each track using Ernie Ball Regular Slinky and Skinny Top Heavy Bottom electric strings and Regular Slinky bass and Regular Cobalt Slinky bass guitar strings.
Billie Eilish (and Finneas O’Connell)
Record of the Year – “Everything I Wanted”
Song of the Year – “Everything I Wanted”
Best Pop Solo Performance – “Everything I Wanted”
Best Song Written For Visual Media – “No Time To Die” [From No Time To Die]
When Billie Eilish plays her uke she likes to keep things light with the black nylon ukulele strings. Finneas plays Hybrid Slinky electric guitar strings and Earthwood Light 80/20 Bronze on acoustic.
Best New Artist
Best Rock Performance – “Kyoto”
Best Rock Song – “Kyoto”
Best Alternative Music Album – Punisher
Phoebe Bridgers relies on Ernie Ball Regular Slinky and Power Slinky electric strings and Earthwood and Everlast Phosphor Bronze Medium Light acoustic strings.
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package – Flaming Pie
Paul McCartney plays Regular Slinky electric guitar strings and the picture of his reissue box set showcases Paul with his Ernie Ball Music Man – Silhouette guitar.
Best Rock Album – The New Abnormal
The Strokes recorded their new album and rely on Ernie Ball’s new Ultra Slinkys and our Skinny Top Heavy Bottom and Power Slinky electric guitar strings.
Cory Wong (& Jon Batiste)
Best New Age Album – Meditations
Cory Wong plays Regular Slinky electric guitar strings in the studio and on stage to craft his signature sound.
Hiss Golden Messenger
Best Americana Album – Terms of Surrender
Hiss Golden Messenger crafts his sound with Paradigm Regular Slinky electric guitar strings and Earthwood Phosphor Bronze Light acoustic strings.
Jeff Schultz (Depeche Mode)
Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package – Mode
Jeff and the guys at Depeche Mode create their signature tone with Ernie Ball Regular Slinky and Power Slinky electric guitar strings and Hybrid Slinky bass strings.
Best Country Solo Performance – “Stick That In Your Country Song”
Eric Church and his band craft their sound using the new Ernie Ball Beefy Slinkys, Regular and Power Slinky electric guitar strings, and our Medium 5-String Loop End Banjo strings.
Dan + Shay
Best Country Duo/Group Performance (with Justin Beiber) – “10,000 Hours”
Dan + Shay play with Ernie Ball Paradigm Regular Slinky electric guitar strings, and Coated Regular Slinky 5-string bass and Regular Slinky 5-string bass strings.
Best Metal Performance – “Bum-Rush”
Body Count ignites their heavy-hitting riffs with Ernie Ball’s new Mammoth Slinkys, Beefy Slinkys, and Skinny Top Heavy Bottom 8-string electric guitar strings.
Best Metal Performance – “Underneath”
Code Orange achieves their unmistakable metal sound with Not Even Slinky, Beefy Slinky, and Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Slinky electric guitar strings and Beefy Slinky bass strings.
Best Metal Performance – “Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe) – Live”
Power Trip gets rocks out with Ernie Ball Super Slinky electric guitar strings and Regular Slinky bass strings.