The 2024 Grammy Awards were a star-studded night of musical magic, and amidst the A-list celebrities and chart-topping hits, a quieter story of success unfolded. Over 45 graduates of Full Sail University, the renowned Florida-based school for the entertainment industry, contributed their talents to an astounding 52 Grammy-nominated projects across 39 categories. This impressive showing is a testament to the caliber of education and preparation Full Sail provides its students, equipping them with the skills and passion to thrive in the competitive world of music.
One Full Sail graduate who found themselves in the spotlight was Colin Leonard, a 1998 Recording Arts alumnus. Leonard received two Grammy nominations for his work on Victoria Monét’s “On My Mama” (Record of the Year) and “Jaguar II” (Best Engineered Album; Non-Classical). This recognition is a well-deserved nod to Leonard’s exceptional talent and dedication to his craft.
But the success story goes far beyond Colin Leonard. Full Sail alumni contributed to a diverse range of nominated projects, from blockbuster albums like “Girls Night Out” by Babyface and “Water” by Tyla to the eclectic “Barbie: The Album” by Various Artists. This breadth of involvement highlights the versatility and adaptability of Full Sail’s graduates, who are adept at navigating various musical genres and styles.
The impact of Full Sail’s alumni extends beyond nominations. Their contributions played a pivotal role in shaping the sound and production of many nominated projects. From engineering and mixing to songwriting and performance, Full Sail grads brought their unique skills and perspectives to the table, leaving an indelible mark on music’s biggest night.
This Grammy season, Full Sail University has proven itself to be a breeding ground for exceptional talent. The achievements of its alumni serve as an inspiration to aspiring musicians and audio professionals worldwide, demonstrating the power of dedication, passion, and the world-class education offered by Full Sail.