Two alumni personally nominated for Grammys in 2021

The show must go on! The 63rd Grammys were originally scheduled for January but due to COVID were moved to Sunday, March 14. This year, we are proud to announce that five alumni worked on seven Grammy-nominated projects in 11 out of the 83 categories. Two of our alumni were personally nominated for Producer of the Year (Steven “Flying Lotus” Ellison) and Best Engineered Album (Jaycen Joshua). This is Jaycen Joshua’s tenth Grammy nomination and Steven Ellison’s third nomination. Read full Press Release.

We are proud of our alumni who contributed to Grammy-nominated productions!

Year after year alumni from The Los Angeles Film School contribute their creative talents to the recording industry. Here are the 2021 Grammy-nominated productions:

Jaycen Joshua (LARS Alumnus 2003)

Image via The Guardian. ‘lyrical sorrow and apocalyptic visions’. Photograph: PR Handout

Jaycen Joshua was a mixer on the following productions:

Megan Thee Stallion: Savage

Beck: Hyperspace (Jaycen Joshua personally nominated for Best Engineered Album)

Jay Electronica: A Written Testimony

Ricky Martin: Pausa


Steven “Flying Lotus” Ellison (Film Alumnus 2003)

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Steven Ellison was a producer on the following production:

Thundercat: It is What It Is (Steven Ellison is personally nominated for Producer of the Year)


Jhair Lazo (Recording Arts Alumnus 2012)

Julio Ulloa (Recording Arts Alumnus 2015)

Image via Revolt TV. Photo from Cassidy Meyers

Anderson .Paak: Lockdown

Jhair Lazo was an Engineer/Mixer on Lockdown

Julio Ulloa was an Engineer on Lockdown


Chase Thomas (Entertainment Business 2019)

Image via WSJ. PHOTO: MATTHEW MURPHY

Jagged Little Pill (The Musical)

Chase Thomas was a theatrical producer on Jagged Little Pill.