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Portugal. The Man, rooted in Wasilla, nominated for Grammy for ‘Feel It Still’

  • Author: Laurel Andrews
  • Updated: January 27
  • Published November 28, 2017

Portugal. The Man, a band with Alaska roots, has been nominated for a Grammy Award.

The band's hit song "Feel It Still" was nominated for the best pop duo/group performance category. The band joins Imagine Dragons, The Chainsmokers and Coldplay, among other artists nominated in the category.

The band, whose founding members are from Wasilla, relocated to Portland, where they were signed by Atlantic Records in 2010.

"Feel it Still" has spent 23 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at No. 4. It has broken a record for the No. 1 position on Billboard's Adult Alternative chart, spending the most time in the top spot ever in the chart's 29-year history, Billboard announced Tuesday.

The song's official video has more than 66 million views on YouTube.

Time magazine described "Feel It Still" in a recent article as a "platinum-certified alt-rock mega-hit." Lead singer John Gourley, a Wasilla High dropout, "cobbled together 'Feel It Still' on a whim" in 45 minutes, the magazine reported.

On Nov. 20, the band played the hit song at the American Music Awards. It was the band's first-ever performance at the annual awards show.

The 60th annual Grammy Awards air Jan. 28 on CBS.

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