Sennheiser played a pivotal roll in the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, with 20 channels of its digital wireless technology, and 4 channels of its analog wireless technology utilised on during the ceremony.
Among the night’s Sennheiser users was Album of the Year and Record of the Year winner Bruno Mars. Kendrick Lamar began the show with a performance of his song XXX from his Album of the Year nominated record DAMN. Lamar utilised a Sennheiser Digital 6000 wireless system featuring an SKM 9000 transmitter and MD 9235 capsule for transmission. Lady Gaga took the stage next, performing renditions of both the title track from her Best Pop Vocal Album nominated record Joanne and Best Pop Solo Performance nominated Million Reasons.
Gaga sang through a Sennheiser 3000/5000 series wireless system featuring the SKM 5200 transmitter and MD 5235 capsule combination. Sennheiser Digital 9000 user Bruno Mars emerged as the most decorated artist of the 60th Annual Grammy Awards and Cardi B joined him for a performance of the remix of Finesse, with Mars using an SKM 9000 and MD 9235 transmitter and capsule combination.
Sennheiser’s wireless dominance continued throughout the 3.5 hour broadcast. Miley Cyrus used a Digital 9000 wireless system with SKM 9000 and MD 9235 for her duet with Elton John on Tiny Dancer. P!NK delivered rendition of Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken, utilising her Digital 6000 wireless system with an SKM 9000 and MD 9235 transmitter and capsule combination. Sam Smith used the very same configuration for his performance of the ballad Pray. Host James Corden used Sennheiser wireless too, employing the Digital 9000 wireless system with an SKM 9000 transmitter and a Neumann KK 204 capsule.
Several Sennheiser users who did not perform were also honoured with awards during the evening. Among these were Ed Sheeran, a Digital 9000 and Digital 6000 user who received 2 Grammy Awards for Best Pop Solo Vocal Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album. The Foo Fighters received a Best Rock Song award, singer Dave Grohl uses an MD 431-II microphone; and The Weeknd, a 3000/5000 series wireless user, received an award for Best Urban Contemporary Album.
“It is always a thrill to see Sennheiser microphones put to use by the industry’s leading artists on the year’s biggest stage,” said Byron Gaither, Artists Relations Manager, Sennheiser. “There’s no better testament to the quality and superior design of our products than having them used by musicians and performers working at the highest possible level.”