Low's 'Hey What' gets Grammy nod

Engineer BJ Burton is up for the Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical).

Low's "Hey What" is nominated for a Grammy Award. Image from Subpop

Low's "Hey What" is among the albums nominated for a Grammy Award, the Recording Academy announced Tuesday.

The Duluth band's September release, described by Paste magazine as a "visceral treatise on modern-day existential dread," is listed in the category Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical) alongside its mastering engineer BJ Burton, who has a studio in Minneapolis.

Burton, who has worked with other Midwest artists like Hippo Campus, Bon Iver, and Lizzo, bought a studio in Northeast Minneapolis in 2018, according to a story on .

The 2022 awards show, the 64th annual, airs on Jan. 31 on CBS and Paramount+. This year's nominees were released between Sept. 1, 2020 and Sept. 30, 2021.

Other albums nominated in the category include The Marias’ "Cinema," Yebba's "Dawn," Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga's "Love for Sale," and Pino Palladino and Blake Mills' "Notes with Attachments."


Bob Dylan's music was the starting point for the Broadway musical "Girl from the North Country," and the soundtrack was nominated for Best Musical Theater Album.

This story was edited at 10:28 p.m. to correct the name of the album. It was originally posted at 7:18 p.m. on Nov. 23.

Low's 2021 album "Hey What" has been nominated for a Grammy Award. Clint Austin / 2018 File / Duluth News Tribune free

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