We're inspired to see that two graduates of Metalworks Institute's Audio Production & Engineering Diploma Program helped create five of the songs featured on the Billboard Staff Picks list for the 100 Best Songs of 2020!
Grammy Award-nominated recording engineer Noel Cadastre is credited on Drake's global hit "Laugh Now Cry Later" Feat. Lil Durk and Future's RIAA 7x Platinum-certified song "Life Is Good" Feat. Drake.
Multi-platinum-certified audio engineer Shin Kamiyama has recording engineering credits on "Blinding Lights", the No. 2 track on the list, and "In Your Eyes" off of The Weeknd's smash hit album 'After Hours', as well as the internationally acclaimed Spanish collaboration "Hawái" (Remix)" by Maluma and The Weeknd.
Billboard has announced their staff picks for the 50 Best Albums of 2020 and it's fantastic to see that three Metalworks Institute graduates have credits on four of the top albums of the year!
Juno Award-winning recording engineer Riley Bell, a graduate of Metalworks Institute's Professional Sound & Business (Studio Production Major) Diploma Program, has mixing credits on two of the top albums - Jessie Reyez's critically acclaimed 'Before Love Came To Kill Us' and Brandy's latest studio album 'B7', which includes Brandy and Daniel Caesar's Grammy-nominated collaboration "Love Again" which Riley Bell mixed and mastered.
Platinum-certified recording engineer Shin Kamiyama, a graduate of Metalworks Institute's Audio Production & Engineering Diploma Program, has recording engineering credits on all songs on The Weeknd's highly successful album 'After Hours'.
Last but certainly not least, diamond-certified recording engineer Noel Cadastre, a graduate of Metalworks Institute's Audio Production & Engineering Diploma Program, has a recording engineering credit on "Mr. Right Now" Feat. Drake off of 21 Savage and Metro Boomin's hit album Savage Mode II.
Congratulations to all!
Amazing to see that two graduates of Metalworks Institute's Audio Production & Engineering Diploma Program contributed to two of Spotify's Most Streamed Albums of 2020 in the United States! Accomplished audio engineer Shin Kamiyama has multiple credits on The Weeknd's acclaimed album 'After Hours', and platinum-certified rapper Nav is a featured artist on Lil Uzi Vert's 'Eternal Atake (Deluxe) Luv vs. The World 2'. Congratulations!
Award-winning singer Abhishek Venkatachalam, known by his artist name Abby V, a Slaight Scholar and graduate of Metalworks Institute's Music Performance & Technology (Vocal Major) Diploma Program, was recently featured in The Times Of India for his almost entirely acapella collaboration with Antara Nandy. Read the full article here.