Winehouse producer Salaam Remi aims for Grammy

The Associated Press, Saturday, February 9, 2013, 10:20am (PST)

NEW YORK (AP) — Salaam Remi has been producing music for more than 20 years, but he says he's not mad that he's just earning the top producer nomination at the Grammy Awards.

Remi, best known for producing for Amy Winehouse, Nas and the Fugees, is nominated for non-classical producer of the year at Sunday's ceremony.

His musical resume heading to the Grammy voting period included Nas' critically acclaimed "Life is Good" album and Alicia Keys' R&B hit "Girl on Fire." He's also worked on latest albums from Miguel, Usher, Anthony Hamilton and Tamia.

Remi was named executive vice president of A&R and production at Sony Music Entertainment late last year.

Remi produced several tracks on Winehouse's debut, "Frank."

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