Before the start of the ceremony RAC who was nominated for Best Remixed Recording, Flume and The Chainsmokers were also nominated for 2 categories each. In one of them, Best Dance Recording, they were even battling for the Grammy Award. Flume was also nominated for Best Dance/Electronic Album and The Chainsmokers for Best New Artist, something that was not so well accepted because “#Selfie” has already been viral in the past.
Having recently won 8 ARIA Awards Flume was the favorite to bring home the two Grammys for which he was nominated, even facing the fierce competition of his fellows The Chainsmokers in the category of Best Dance Recording.
In the end they ended up winning 1 Grammy each. The Australian DJ and producer won in the category of Best Dance/Electronic Album with “Skin“, beating names like Jean-Michel Jarre, Tycho, Underworld and Louie Vega.
In the other category Flume was defeated by The Chainsmokers, who took home the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording thanks to their single “Don’t Let Me Down“, beating the Australian artist’s “Never Be Like You” and tracks like “Tearing Me Up ” by Bob Moses,” Rinse & Repeat ” by Riton feat. Kah-Lo and “Drinkee” by Sofi Tukker.
RAC went up against Psionics, StaRo, Timo Maas and James Teek, Kaskade & Lipless and Joe Goddard. Despite the tough competition, RAC took home the Grammy for his remix of Bob Moses’ “Tearing Me Up.” In the category of Best New Artist the American duo saw the Grammy being awarded to Chance, The Rapper.
After receiving the prizes the emotion was evident, so on social networks the artists showed their joy and thanked the fans.
— Flume (@flumemusic) February 13, 2017
WE JUST WON OUR FIRST GRAMMY!!! PACK MAKE SOME NOISE!
— THE CHAINSMOKERS (@TheChainsmokers) February 12, 2017
I won!! this is so crazy!! pic.twitter.com/4RO3MzGIY4
— RAC (@RAC) 12 February 2017