Grammys 2019: Vampire Weekend’s ‘Father of the Bride’ nominated for best album


(JTA) — Two of Vampire Weekend’s recent music videos for songs off their album “Father of the Bride” take place in Jewish settings.

One, for “This Life,” involves a Passover seder. Another, “Sunflower,” guides the viewer through a couple of famed New York delis. Jerry Seinfeld has a cameo in the latter.

That album is now nominated for a Grammy for best album of the year.

The full slate of nominees was announced Wednesday morning.

“Father of the Bride” is also up for best alternative album, and Vampire Weekend’s song “Harmony Hall” is nominated for best rock song. The band last won a Grammy in 2014, for best alternative album.

Jewish songwriter Jack Antonoff, who has collaborated with a wide range of pop stars, is also nominated for best album for co-writing Lana Del Rey’s “Norman F***ing Rockwell.” Their song, also titled “Norman F***ing Rockwell,” is up for best song.

Danny Burstein, who played Tevye in the latest Broadway version of “Fiddler on the Roof,” is nominated for best musical album as part of the cast of Broadway’s “Moulin Rouge! The Musical.”

Barbra Streisand, who has won 10 Grammys (including a Lifetime Achievement Award), is nominated for best traditional pop album for “Walls,” her 36th studio album.

The Grammy award show airs on CBS on Jan. 26.

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