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Finneas Isn't the First to Be Nominated as Producer & Engineer of the Same Album at the Grammys

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Luke Fenstemaker

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Finneas is the first individual in 15 years to receive Grammy nominations for both album of the year (as a producer) and best engineered album, non-classical for work on the same album: his sister Billie Eilish's first full-length, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? The last person to achieve this feat was Terry Howard, who won in both categories for his work on Ray Charles' final album, Genius Loves Company.

Fourteen other people in Grammy history have received nominations as a producer for album of the year and as an engineer for best engineered album, non-classical for their work on the same album. Hugh Padgham achieved the feat twice, for his work on Phil Collins' …But Seriously and Sting's Ten Summoner's Tales.

Here's a complete list.

Bones Howe, 1969. Howe was nominated in these two categories for producing and engineering The 5th Dimension's The Age of Aquarius.

Roy Halee, 1970. Halee won for co-producing Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water with Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. He also won for engineering the album.

Brooks Arthur, 1975. Arthur was nominated for producing Janis Ian's Between the Lines. He won for co-engineering the album with Larry Alexander and Russ Payne.

Ken Caillat and Richard Dashut, 1977. Caillat and Dashut won for co-producing Fleetwood Mac's Rumours with the members of the band. They were nominated for engineering the album. Fun Fact: Caillat is the father of Colbie Caillat, who also has an album of the year Grammy as a featured artist on Taylor Swift's Fearless.

Peter Henderson, 1979. Henderson was nominated for co-producing Supertramp's Breakfast in America with the members of the band. He won for engineering the album.

Don Gehman, 1982. Gehman was nominated for co-producing John Cougar Mellencamp's American Fool with Mellencamp. He was also nominated for co-engineering the album with George Tutko and Mark Stebbeds. (Note: This was the last album release on which Mellencamp was still known as John Cougar.)

Neil Dorfsman, 1985. Dorsfman was nominated for co-producing Dire Strait's Brothers in Arms with the band's Mark Knopfler. He won for engineering the album.

Pete Smith, 1985. Smith was nominated for co-producing Sting's first solo album, The Dream of the Blue Turtles, with Sting. He was also nominated for co-engineering the album with Jim Scott.

Tom Lord-Alge, 1988. Lord-Alge was nominated for co-producing Steve Winwood's Roll With It with Winwood. He won for engineering the album.

Mike Campbell, 1989. Campbell was nominated for co-producing Tom Petty's first solo album, Full Moon Fever, with Jeff Lynne and Petty.  He was also nominated for co-engineering the album with Don Smith and Bill Bottrell.

Hugh Padgham, 1990. Padgham was nominated for co-producing Collins' …But Seriously with Collins. He was also nominated for engineering the album.

Greg Penny, 1992. Penny was nominated for co-producing k.d. lang's ingénue with Ben Mink and lang. He was also nominated for co-engineering the album with Marc Ramaer.

Hugh Padgham, 1993. Padgham was nominated for co-producing Sting's Ten Summoner's Tales with Sting. He won for engineering the album.

Nigel Godrich, 2000. Godrich was nominated for co-producing Radiohead's Kid A with the members of the band. He was also nominated for engineering the album.

Jay Newland, 2002. Newland won for co-producing Norah Jones' debut album, Come Away With Me, with Jones, Arif Mardin and Craig Street. He also won for co-engineering the album with S. Husky Höskulds.

Terry Howard, 2004. Howard won for co-producing Charles' Genius Loves Company with John Burk, Don Mizell, Phil Ramone and Herbert Waltl. He also won for co-engineering the album with Robert Fernandez, John Harris, Pete Karam, Joel Moss, Seth Presant, Al Schmitt and Ed Thacker.

Finneas O'Connell, 2019. Finneas is nominated for producing Eilish's When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? He is also nominated for co-engineering the album with Rob Kinelski.


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