The 58th Annual Grammy Awards are in and man was it an amazing show. From the opening performance by Taylor Swift to Lady Gaga’s beautiful tribute to David Bowe the stars were certainly shining bright. Alternative music has gradually become a part of the mainstream, garnering its own Grammy award beginning in 1991.

RSU Radio would like to say congratulation to all of the nominees that have played here over the last year.

Alabama Shakes won Best Rock Performance, Best Rock Song, Best Alternative Music Album, Best Engineered Album, and were nominated for Album of the Year

D’Angelo and The Vanguard won for Best R&B Song, Best R&B Album, and were nominated for Record of the Year

Mark Ronson won Record of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, and was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album.

Muse won for Best Rock Album

Morgan Heritage won for Best Reggae Album

Courtney Barnett was nominated for Best New Artist

The Chemical Brothers were nominated for Best Dance Recording, and Best Dance/Electronic Album

Flying Lotus was nominated for Best Dance Recording

Caribou was nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album

Andra Day was nominated for Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Alaum

Jamie XX was nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album

The Foo Fighters were nominated for Best Rock Performance and Best Music Film

My Morning Jacket were nominated for Best Alternative Music Album

Death Cab for Cutie were nominated for Best Rock Album

Tame Impala were nominated for Best Alternative Music Album

Wilco were nominated for Best Alternative Music Album

Florence + The Machine were nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Rock Performance,

Leon Bridges was nominated for Best R&B Album

Rocky Dawuni was nominated for Best Reggae Album

RSU Radio is proud to play a mix of artists you’ve never heard, and others who are at the top of their class. Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees. Stay tuned to RSU Radio to hear the best True Alternative Music. You could hear a brand new local band or the next Grammy winner before anyone else plays them.

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