SOCAN member Kaytranada won two awards at the  63rd annual Grammy Awards, held Mar. 14, 2021, and broadcast live on CBS. The Montréal-based producer, who also won the 2016 Polaris Music Prize, earned the honours for Best Dance Recording (for “10%,” featuring Kali Uchis)  and Best Dance/Electronic Album (for Bubba).

Drummer/composer Larnell Lewis, of Snarky Puppy,  also won a Grammy, for Contemporary Instrumental Album of the Year, awarded to the fusion band for Live at the Royal Albert Hall.

While they didn’t directly earn Grammy Awards, the following SOCAN members worked on Grammy-winning songs or albums:

  • Kaytranada’s fellow Montréaler DRTWRK, honoured for his production work on Kanye West’s Jesus Is King, which won as the Best Contemporary Christian Album.
  • Star producer Stephen “Koz” Kozmeniuk, credited as one of the producers, and Toronto-based expert violinist Drew Jurecka, as one of the engineer/mixers, on Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia, which won for Best Pop Vocal Album
  • Étienne “Demy” Gagnon and Steve Martinez-Funes, who worked on Bad Bunny’s YHLQMDLG, which won for Best Latin Pop or Urban Album.
  • Charlotte Day Wilson, who contributed to Kaytranada’s Bubba, which won the Best Dance Recording award.

Although she didn’t earn a Grammy Award for Miss Colombia, nominated for Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album, Lido Pimienta offered a beautiful live performance on the awards premiere ceremony.

It’s worth noting that at the 2020 SOCAN Gala Awards in Montréal, Kaytranada won the Electronic Music Award and DRTWRK won the  International Achievement and International Song Awards.

Please note that SOCAN is currently reviewing the entire, extensive list of 2021 Grammy winners to determine any other honoured members, and may update this article accordingly.

For a complete list of winners and nominees, click here.

SOCAN congratulates our Grammy-winning, and winning-adjacent, members on their huge achievements!

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