Canada’s deadmau5 is rounding out 2014 in a big way. The esteemed electronic music producer and performer has been nominated for a GRAMMY Award in the “Best Dance/Electronic Album” for his mau5trap/Astralwerks release while(1<2). In addition, his 2012 album 4×4=12 has just been certified gold by the RIAA for over 500,000 in sales and his retrospective double album 5 years of mau5 is out now just in time for the holidays, making it an essential gift for any deadmau5 fan.
while(1<2)–a double-album highlighted by tracks “Seeya” featuring Colleen D’Agostino, “Avaritia” and “Infra Turbo Pigcart Racer” alongside remixes of Nine Inch Nails “Survivalism” and How To Destroy Angels “Ice Age”–made an impressive debut upon its release in June. It hit #9 on the Billboard Top 200, #1 on the Dance/Electronic Albums chart and #4 on the Digital Albums chart. At iTunes it peaked at #1 on Dance and #4 on Overall charts respectively and returned again to the #1 slot on the Dance chart following his iTunes Festival performance in September.
This year’s GRAMMY nomination marks deadmau5’s sixth overall. His other nominations are for “Best Dance/Electronic Album” for >album title goes here<(2013) and 4×4=12 (2012); “Best Dance Recording” for “Raise Your Weapon” (2012); and “Best Remixed Recording (Non-Classical)” for Foo Fighters “Rope” (deadmau5 Mix, 2012) and Morgan Page “The Longest Road (deadmau5 Remix, 2009). deadmau5 also performed at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards as part of its first ever telecast performance highlighting electronic music.