Former BA Music Technology specialist and MA Advanced Music Technology student Alexander Grant, aka Alex Da Kid, wrote and produced Britain's 2010's biggest hit (BBC News) and was nominated for the Grammy Awards 2012.
His first nomination was for co-writing 'I Need A Doctor' by Dr. Dre featuring Eminem and Skylar Grey in the Best Rap Song category.
The second was for the category Album of the Year, for Rhianna's 'Loud' on which he is credited as alter ego 'Alex Da Kid' as Producer and Engineer / Mixer.
In fact, Alex's work has been nominated in five categories, since also nominated are:
- Best Pop Vocal Album - Rihanna 'Loud'
- Best Rap / Sung Collaboration - Dr. Dre, Eminem and Skylar Grey 'I Need a Doctor'
- Best Rap Album - Lupe Fiasco 'Lasers'
Last year, Alex was nominated in the Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Record of the Year with both Eminem and Rihanna.
Eminem's 'Love the Way You Lie' has sold more than 9.3 million singles.
Alex Da Kid along with Adele, Mick Jagger & Chris Martin named On Evening Standard’s London’s Most Influential People in 2011 list.