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Guernsey’s Mura Masa awarded a Grammy

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GUERNSEY-BORN musician Alex Crossan received a Grammy at the 61st annual awards on Sunday evening.

Alex Crossan accepts the award for Remixed Recording for Haim’s Walking Away (Mura Masa Remix) at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. (Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY NETWORK/Sipa USA)

Known as Mura Masa in the music industry, the London-based producer received the best remixed recording award and became the second Guernsey person ever to win a Grammy.

It was his remix of Haim’s song Walking Away which landed him the award.

The nominees were announced on 7 December so he had a nervous two-month wait to see if all the hard work had paid off.

He tweeted his fans before the event saying: ‘Wish me luck at the Grammys boys and girls.’

Each year, artists, producers and record labels enter their work for consideration and Recording Academy members weigh in on who deserves Grammy gold for their efforts.

In 2017, Mura Masa was nominated for two awards – best dance/electronic album and best recording package.

Grammy awards are often likened to the ‘Oscars of the music world’.

Having grown up in a musical family in Guernsey, he attended Castel Primary and the Guernsey Grammar School and Sixth Form Centre and never wavered from his love of music.

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