Contributions to the nominees
Our research department delved into all the categories to see where Australian and New Zealanders made a contribution to a nominated work. It really does take a village.
In the Best Remixed Recording category, SIA sings the vocals and is a songwriter on the Diplo/Labrinth/SIA track Audio, which garnered a nomination for DJ/producer CID. SIA is also a songwriter on Fallout Boy's Best Rock Album nominated LP Mania, with a credit on the song Champion.
Songwriter Stu Crichton just keeps building on one of the best CVs in the biz. He figures into nominations for Toni Braxton (Best R&B Album), Backstreet Boys (Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for Don't Go Breaking My Heart) and Kygo (feat. Justin Jesso) (Best Remixed Recording for Stargazing - Kaskade Remix).
Producer and songwriter Jon Hume played a key role with credits on three songs from the duo Sofi Tukker's breakthrough Treehouse, a nominee for Best Electronic/Dance Album. Aussie electro sister duo Nervo are also songwriters on a track.
Camila Cabello's Best Pop Vocal Album Camila features the talents of Twice As Nice songwriting/production crew members Lewis Hughes, Nick Audino, and Te Whiti Warbrick on the song In The Dark.
Royce Doherty also worked with Toni Braxton on the songs Sorry and Deadwood on her Cigarettes & Sex Best R&B Album nominee.
Sarah Hopkins is a co-writer on Björk's otherworldly album Utopia, with the feature of her harmonic whirlies on Features Creatures. Utopia is nominated for Best Alternative Music Album.
Mia Fieldes is a songwriter on two nominated albums in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Album category: Jesus Culture's Living With a Fire and Zach Williams' Survivor - Live From Harding Prison.
Tame Impala's Kevin Parker is a songwriter and producer on the Travis Scott song Skeletons, from the blockbuster Best Rap Album nominee Astroworld. It was a collab that lit up the internet.
Nashville hitmaker Lindsay Rimes is a songwriter on the track End of the World, from Kelsea Ballerini's Best Country Album nominee Unapologetically. Just one of many things Mr. Rimes had a hand in this year.
Always influencing, that's Hiatus Kaiyote. The Carters (as in Jay-Z and Beyoncé, no less) sampled their work on the song 713, on their Everything Is Love album, nominated for Best Urban Contemporary Album.
And, where there is reggae there are always standout Kiwis. Justin James and Jonathan Harding are songwriters on the Protoje album A Matter of Time, which is nominated for Best Reggae Album.
Our last connect-the-dots mention goes to Maaike Lebbing (aka Kito), originally from Denmark, WA, who co-wrote and co-produced Best New Artist nominee Jorja Smith's single The One.
The Grammys took place on Sunday 10 February 2019 in LA.