Kobalt, the leading independent music services company, announced today an impressive list of GRAMMY wins among its clients across all divisions including, Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Dance Recording, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Remixed Recording/Non-Classical and more.

Kobalt Music Publishing (KMP) clients Max Martin, Shellback, Ryan Tedder and Noel Zancanella earned the coveted Album of the Year award for 1989 (Taylor Swift); subsequently, Max Martin, Ryan Tedder and Johan Schuster also took Pop Vocal Album of the Year for 1989 as well. Big winner, Max Martin also earned Best Urban Contemporary Album for Behind the Madness (The Weekend) along with songwriters/producers Savan Kotecha and Peter Svensson.

The prestigious Record of the Year went to Kobalt Neighbouring Rights (KNR) client, Bruno Mars for Uptown Funk. The same album also earned Bruno Mars Best Pop Duo/Group Performance alongside Mark Ronson as well as Best Remixed Recording/Non-Classical (Dave Audé Remix, featuring Mark Ronson). Additional KNR winners included Pitbull who won Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album for Dale (Pitbull, Lloyd “Gitsy” Willis (via Blue Mountain) & Mohombi Moupondo, Alex Cotoi, Mika Moupondo and Bruno Lopez / La Clique for “Baddest Girl in Town”) and Klas Åhlund, writer and producer of Ghost’s “Cirice,” which was awarded best Metal Performance.

Kobalt artist, Skrillex won Best Dance Recording for Where Are Ü Now (Skrillex And Diplo with Justin Bieber) and Best Dance/Electronic Album for Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü (Skrillex And Diplo).

In addition to the list of award winners, a show-stopping tribute was paid to one of Kobalt’s iconic artists and music legend, Lionel Richie (MusiCares Person of the Year, 2016). Some of the world’s favorite Richie tunes were sung, including, “Hello,” and “Brick House [Lionel Richie with the Commodores]” among others. Toward the end of the performance, Lionel Richie joined the stage to bring the mini-concert to a close with his hit song, “All Night Long.”

Willard Ahdritz, Kobalt’s founder and CEO commented, “We could not be prouder to be working with some of the greatest talent in the world. They are part of our Kobalt family and it’s a delight to see so many of them recognized amongst their peers at the Grammy’s this year.”

Below is the full list of Kobalt winners from the 2016 GRAMMY Awards:

RECORD OF THE YEAR

Uptown Funk

Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars

Jeff Bhasker, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson, producers; Josh Blair, Riccardo Damian, Serban Ghenea, Wayne Gordon, John Hanes, Inaam Haq, Boo Mitchell, Charles Moniz & Mark Ronson, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer

Track from: Uptown Special

Label: RCA Records

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

1989

Taylor Swift

Jack Antonoff, Nathan Chapman, Imogen Heap, Max Martin, Mattman & Robin, Ali Payami, Shellback, Taylor Swift, Ryan Tedder & Noel Zancanella, producers; Jack Antonoff, Mattias Bylund, Smith Carlson, Nathan Chapman, Serban Ghenea, John Hanes, Imogen Heap, Sam Holland, Michael Ilbert, Brendan Morawski, Laura Sisk & Ryan Tedder, engineers/mixers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer

Label: Big Machine Records

BEST POP DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE

Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars

Track from: Uptown Special

Label: RCA Records

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM

1989

Taylor Swift Ryan Tedder, Max Martin, Johan Schuster

Label: Big Machine Records

BEST DANCE RECORDING

Where Are Ü Now

Skrillex And Diplo With Justin Bieber Sonny Moore (Skrillex)

Sonny Moore & Thomas Pentz, producers; Sonny Moore & Thomas Pentz, mixers

Track from: Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü

Label: Owsla/Mad Decent/Atlantic

BEST DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM

Skrillex And Diplo Present Jack Ü

Skrillex And Diplo Sonny Moore (Skrillex), Lukasz Gottwald (Dr. Luke), Henry Walter (Cirkut)

Label: Owsla/Mad Decent/Atlantic

BEST METAL PERFORMANCE

Circe

Ghost

Klas Åhlund

Label: Loma Vista Recordings

BEST URBAN CONTEMPORARY ALBUM

Beauty Behind The Madness

The Weeknd

Max Martin, Savan Kotecha , Peter Svensson

Label: Republic

BEST LATIN ROCK, URBAN OR ALTERNATIVE ALBUM

Dale

Pitbull

Pitbull, Lloyd “Gitsy” Willis (via Blue Mountain) and La Clique for “Baddest Girl in Town”

Label: Mr. 305 / Sony Music Latin

BEST REMIXED RECORDING, NON-CLASSICAL

Uptown Funk (Dave Audé Remix)

Dave Audé, remixer (Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars)

*Bruno Mars KNR

Label: RCA Records

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ABOUT KOBALT

Kobalt is the leading independent music services company. Kobalt’s Music Publishing, Label Services, and Neighbouring Rights divisions each offer an alternative to the traditional music business model, empowering artists, songwriters, publishers and labels with advanced technology, transparency, flexibility, ownership and control. Kobalt’s innovative technology solutions are designed to maximize efficiency and accuracy across the billions of micro-payments collected in today’s highly complex digital world.

Kobalt has experienced tremendous growth year-over-year through the past decade and now serves over 8,000+ songwriters and over 500 publishing companies worldwide. Kobalt works with many of the world’s greatest artists and songwriters, representing on average over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in both the US and UK. Kobalt has built the most trusted brand in music among music creators including Beck, Dr Luke, Kelly Clarkson, 50 Cent, Dave Grohl, Max Martin, Paul McCartney, Pitbull, Ryan Tedder, Sam Smith, Noah “40” Shebib, Skrillex, and others.

Kobalt offers its clients a variety of services, including creative services, synch & brand partnerships, global licensing management, neighboring rights, works and rights distribution, royalty collection and processing, online data and royalty statements, record release management, and digital marketing and monetization. For more information on Kobalt, please contact: info@kobaltmusic.com, or visit us at www.kobaltmusic.com.

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