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Featured Artist Friday: Jack Antonoff and His Illustrious History at the GRAMMYs

The Jersey native is nominated for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical at the 2024 GRAMMY Awards (for the third time)!

Jack Antonoff was on the Recording Academy’s radar befor. His five nominations at the 2024 GRAMMY Awards won’t be his last entries. This February, the Bleachers’ lead vocalist is up for five GRAMMY wins acting as producer on Taylor Swift’s Midnights (“Anti-Hero”) and Lana Del Rey’s Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd (“A&W”). This may land him a total of four GRAMMY wins alone—before nabbing another for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical.

Before making much of a solo name, he struck gold with the rock-pop band Fun and the radio juggernauts “We Are Young” and “Some Nights.” Fun filibustered much of the 2013 GRAMMY’s main categories. They won Best New Artist and Song of the Year (“We Are Young”).

Following the group’s hiatus in 2015, Jack Antonoff has become Fun’s most prolific member today. Notably, he has worked behind the scenes with some of music’s most sought-after artists. Some of those artists are Taylor Swift, Lana Del Rey, Kevin Abstract, the Chicks, The 1975, Carly Rae Jepsen and more. Things really took off for the Jersey native when he won Album of the Year as a producer on Taylor Swift’s 1989 at the 2016 GRAMMY Awards. 

Since then, he earned similar high-stake nominations with Lorde’s Melodrama (2018), St.Vincent’s Masseducation (2019) and more. However, it seemed like Swift was the ultimate GRAMMY magnet for Jack Antonoff. He won Album of the Year yet again for folklore (2021). He even got his first win in the Producer of the Year, Non-Classical category that same year.

Since befriending Lana Del Rey, he’s created her magnum opus, Norman F*cking Rockwell! Antonoff has also made three more records with the moody songstress. Their most recent, Ocean Blvd, has brought Del Rey a new generation of adorers and mainstream success.

Although Jack Antonoff is a whiz at instruments, he brought more than production to the magic of Midnights. He brought friendship, melding Swift’s likeability and Del Rey’s sadness to create the longing heard in “Snow On The Beach.” With both works earning several nominations in mainstream GRAMMY categories, Antonoff himself is up for another potential win in the Producer of the Year, Non-Classical category.

Which artist(s) will win big at the 2024 GRAMMY Awards? Watch the 2024 GRAMMYs on Sunday, Feb. 4, on CBS! 
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