Convos alumni had a big year at the 2016 GRAMMYs

Purdue Convocations has hosted a diverse array of styles and musicians since 1902. The 2016 GRAMMYs have rewarded past performers at Purdue in a big way. Who are your favorites? Be sure to check out the Spotify playlist below!

2016 GRAMMYs winners that have performed at Purdue

Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella

“Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy,” Pentatonix [WINNER]

Best Folk Album

Béla Fleck and Abigail WashburnBéla Fleck and Abigail Washburn [WINNER]

Tomorrow Is My Turn, Rhiannon Giddens  (Carolina Chocolate Drops)

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Sylva, Snarky Puppy & Metropole Orkest [WINNER]

Best Jazz Vocal Album

For One To Love, Cécile McLorin Salvant [WINNER]

Best Contemporary Christian Album

This Is Not A Test, Tobymac [WINNER]

Best Blues Album

Born To Play Guitar, Buddy Guy [WINNER]

Best Historical Album

The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11, Bob Dylan and The Band [WINNER]

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Past Present, John Scofield [WINNER]

2016 GRAMMY nominees that have performed at Purdue

Star Wars album coverStar Wars, Wilco

“Apparently,” J. Cole

2014 Forest Hills Drive, J. Cole

“The Driver,” Charles Kelley, Dierks Bentley & Eric Paslay

“Soul On Fire,” Third Day

“Feel It,” Tobymac

“And Am I Born To Die,” Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

“Born To Play Guitar,” Buddy Guy

Wolfe: Anthracite Fields, Julia Wolfe, composer (Julian Wachner, The Choir Of Trinity Wall Street & Bang On A Can All-Stars)

Shadows In The NightBob Dylan

Bush album cover“Planes,” Jeremih Featuring J. Cole

The Phosphorescent BluesPunch Brothers

“Julep,” Punch Brothers

Bush, Anita Marisa Boriboon & Phi Hollinger, art directors (Snoop Dogg)




Complete listing of 58th Annual Grammy Awards nominees and winners