After 12 Grammy nominations, metal icons Megadeath finally took home the honored award for Best Metal Performance for their track “Dystopia” last night. The track, mixed by AAM’s Josh Wilbur, is the title-track for the band’s latest album. Megadeath beat out Korn, Gojira, Baroness, and Periphery for the spot. Wilbur also had worked with Korn for their track “Rotting in Vain,” and has worked in the past with Gojira on their album L’enfant Sauvage. This is Josh’s second Grammy success - his first was for his work on Steve Earle’s 2007 album Washington Square Serenade for Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album.
Beating out stiff competition from Twenty One Pilots’ “Heathens” for Suicide Squad and Shakira’s ubiquitous “Try Everything” from Zootopia, Justin Timberlake’s Trolls track “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” took home a Grammy award last night for Best Song Written for Visual Media. The track was mixed by AAM’s own Serban Ghenea, making it the second Grammy that Serban earned this year. The song had peaked on the Billboard year-end charts at #9 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the US Adult Top 40; on the weekly charts, it peaked at #1 on the Hot 100, Adult Contemporary, Adult Top 40, Dance Club Songs, and the Mainstream Top 40. Already, the song is certified platinum four times over at a stunning 2.6 million recorded sales. We can’t stop the feeling, and Serban can’t stop winning!