Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Exclusive: Paul McCartney is Surprise Grammy “Winner” As Producer of New Record Wins Top Award


Paul McCartney wasn’t at the Grammys and didn’t win anything officially.

But he’s the surprise winner of the night. That’s because the producer of his new record, Greg Kurstin, won Producer of the Year.

Kurstin is one of a couple of producers including Ryan Tedder working with McCartney on his first new album in several years. I’m told the songs are “amazing” — as in maybe we’re amazed.

Kurstin is best known for working with Adele, writing her hit, “Hello,” and producing her zillion selling “25” album.

Tedder, of course, has written hits for everyone on the charts and fronts his own hit band, One Republic.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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