Dua Lipa beats Fisher and Above & Beyond to Grammy Award

With the annual Grammy Awards held last night, the biggest surprise of the evening perhaps came in the ‘Best Dance Recording‘ category, as Dua Lipa, Mark Ronson, and Diplo emerged as winners for their ‘Silk City‘ project. With Dua Lipa providing vocals on ‘Electricity’, the single, produced by Silk City (Diplo & Ronson) was also co-produced by Riton, and Alex Metric.

In what was a jam-packed category of incredible talent, the clear favourite for the award was Australian producer Fisher, who earned a nomination on account of his summer whopper Losing It’, whilst there were also strong tips for Virtual Self, who was up for the gong with ‘Ghost Voices’, UK duo Disclosure, who earned a nomination for ‘Ultimatum’, and trance trio Above & Beyond, who were on the shortlist for their ‘Common Ground’ anthem, ‘Northern Soul.’

Having previously angered dance fans with her comments about female acts at Tomorrowland, Dua Lipa couldn’t attend the ceremony last night, but you can catch the full acceptance speech below from Diplo, who accepted the award on behalf of his Silk City partner Mark Ronson, who was also missing from the event.

(BA Hons Journalism), 30, London. NCTJ-accredited journalist and dance music lover specialising in interviews, features, editorial work, and reviews. www.journojake.com