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Full Sail Graduate Phil Tan Wins GRAMMY Award for Best Contemporary R&B Album!

Tan Wins for Mariah Carey's Album, 'The Emancipation of Mimi'

WINTER PARK, Fla., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Full Sail Real World Education is proud to announce that Full Sail 1990 Recording Arts graduate, Phil Tan, was awarded a GRAMMY of his very own at the 48th Annual GRAMMY Awards that aired live February 8, 2006 on CBS.

Tan won for serving as a Mix Engineer in the Best Contemporary R&B Album category for Mariah Carey's album, The Emancipation of Mimi.

Tan received a total of five nominations this year. In addition to the Best Contemporary R&B Album win, he also received four other nominations including: one in the Album of the Year category for his mixing work on Carey's album, The Emancipation of Mimi, and one for Gwen Stefani's album, Love. Angel. Music. Baby. He also received one each for Record of the Year for Carey's #1 single, "We Belong Together," and Stefani's hit release, "Hollaback Girl."

Joining Tan in the nominations was fellow Full Sail 1995 Recording Arts graduate, Andrew Coleman, who also received three total nominations: one each for his work on the albums for Carey and Stefani, and one as a Recording Engineer for "Hollaback Girl."

As an employee of Atlanta-based Rapper/Producer/Songwriter/Record Mogul, Jermaine Dupri, Tan has a history of proven success in the music industry. "Phil is the best engineer I've ever worked with because he makes it a point to understand the music that he's mixing, so it makes your work sound ten times better -- and P.S., that's my engineer, everybody else get your own!" said Dupri.

This year, a remarkable 110 Full Sail graduates were involved in the production of 76 individual projects nominated for a GRAMMY Award in 66 separate categories. This is a record number of Full Sail graduates who have worked on nominated projects in any single year. In addition, for 13 out of the last 13 years, a Full Sail graduate has worked on projects nominated in the Album of the Year category, and for 12 consecutive years, a Full Sail graduate has worked on every GRAMMY-winning Album of the Year including:

Norah Jones, Come Away With Me, OutKast's Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, and last year's Album of the Year, Genius Loves Company by Ray Charles.

Also, this year as in year's past, Full Sail graduates worked on many GRAMMY-winning categories including the following: Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal (This Love, Maroon 5), Best Pop Vocal Album (Breakaway, Kelly Clarkson), Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (We Belong Together, Mariah Carey), Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals (So Amazing, Beyonce and Stevie Wonder), Best Urban Alternative Performance (Welcome to Jamrock, Damian Marley), Best R&B Song (We Belong Together, Mariah Carey), Best Rap Album (Late Registration, Kanye West), Best Male Country Vocal Performance (You'll Think of Me, Keith Urban), Best Country Collaboration with Vocals (Like We Never Loved At All, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw), Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album (Overtime, Dave Holland Big Band), Best Gospel Performance (Pray, CeCe Winans), Best Traditional Soul Gospel Album (Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs, Donnie McClurkin), Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album (Purified, CeCe Winans), Best Mexican/Mexican-American Album (Mexico En Piel, Luis Miguel), Best Traditional Blues Album (80, B.B. King & Friends), Best Reggae Album (Welcome to Jamrock, Damian Marley), Best Musical Album for Children (Music of Mister Rogers, Songs From..., Various Artists), Best Musical Show Album (Monty Python's Spamalot, Original Broadway Cast), Best Engineered Album (Back Home, A. Douglas & M. Guzauski, E. Clapton), and Best Short Form Music Video (Lose Control, Missy Elliott Feat. Ciara, Fat Man Scoop).

Garry Jones, President of Full Sail, said, "This year's GRAMMY celebration has been such an exciting and memorable experience for Full Sail! With 110 Full Sail Recording Arts graduates working on GRAMMY-nominated projects overall, and Phil earning a GRAMMY Award for his outstanding individual achievement, we could not be more proud of the staff, faculty, and student accomplishments that make honors like this possible. We salute them, their tireless efforts, and their courage to pursue their dreams."

Since 1979, Full Sail Real World Education, a college outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing a career in the entertainment industry. With over 20,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar and GRAMMY-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tour five out of the last five years. Full Sail's 91- acre campus proudly welcomes over 5,000 students from all 50 states and 35 countries worldwide. Currently, Full Sail offers degrees in the following disciplines: Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business, Film, Game Development, Recording Arts and Show Production & Touring.

Full Sail has been named one of the top three entertainment media colleges by Shift Magazine alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University; Electronic Gaming Monthly named Full Sail one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world; Rolling Stone Magazine recently named Full Sail one of the Best Music Programs in the country, in addition to one of the Best Music Business Departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and UNleashed Magazine has just named Full Sail one of the Best Film Programs in the country.

For more information, please visit: http://www.fullsail.com/ .

Contact: Kristin Weissman
Director of Public Relations
407-679-0100, ext. 5908
407-252-1179 (cell)

Source: Full Sail Real World Education

CONTACT: Kristin Weissman, Director of Public Relations, Full Sail Real
World Education, +1-407-679-0100, ext. 5908, or cellular, +1-407-252-1179, or

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