Drumeo, launched in 2012, is the world’s biggest online drum education platform with some of the best drummers as teachers.
This year Drumeo hosted a Drummer of the year award, where 75 drummers from different music styles and platforms were nominated. 800,000 votes, were submitted and 15 winners were announced!
The winners from the 15 different categories were:
– Metal Drummer – Eloy Casagrande
– Contemporary Drummer – Anika Nilles
– Progressive Drummer – Danny Carey
– Rock Drummer – Travis Barker
– Youtube Drummer – Samus Paulicelli
– Pop Drummer – Sarah Jones
– Jazz Drummer – Terri Lyne Carrington
– Country Drummer – Fred Eltringham
– R&B Hip Hop Drummer – Giulliana Merello
– Soul/Funk Drummer – Nate Smith
– Instagram Drummer – Kristina Rybalchenko
– TikTok Drummer – El Estepario Siberiano
– Drum Recording Of The Year – Jay Weinberg
– Drum Performance Of The Year – Shane Hawkins
– Drummer Of The Year – Chad Smith
The nominees from the metal category were:
The one who won the title was Eloy Casagrande, drummer of Sepultura, and he Won this right on his birthday! what a lovely way to celebrate turning 31 years old!
Eloy shared the news of his victory and thanked everyone who supported him on his journey. He posted: “Thanks to everyone who voted! I dedicate this victory to Brazil and to all South American musicians who fight so hard and face several problems to continue making art.
Thank you @drumeoofficial for the nomination and for bringing such musical knowledge to the drumming world.
Thank you @arianegarcia.cirurgiaplastica ,my life partner, for being this fortress. I couldn’t get here without you.
Thank you mom, @malidiam . You are an example perseverance. Nothing is impossible through your eyes.
Thanks to my sponsors: @officialtamadrums , @equipobrasil , @paistecymbals , @evansdrumheads , @promarksticks , @ctmonitors , @yamahamusicalbr , @expressbatera , @bombags_semicases / @paistekelly , @samgamps , @aaron_vishria , @marcelo_jesuino , @mikemaeda , @tiago_borges , @mitch_odanaka , @avedik_karakoussian , @andrummerbarone : You guys rock!!!
It’s not about winning, but about doing what you love. I’m lucky to have the support of each one of you. Thank you very much.”
To take home the award amongst such talented nominees (@lambofgod’s @theartcruz, @lornashore’s @austinarchey_, @meshuggah’s Tomas Haake and @strayfromthepath’s @reynlord) just underscores what we already knew: our drummer is something special! Congrats to all the nominees and thanks to all Sepultura and metal fans worldwide.”
Congrats to Eloy and Happy birthday!
If you missed the awards show live stream, you can rewatch it here!
Keep it heavy! \m/