Billie Eilish created Grammy record yet again on Sunday by winning the visual-media music award for her James Bond movie concept “No Time to Die.”
It marked the 1st time in Grammy historical past that a music for a film not nevertheless introduced has received. Usually the Grammy soundtrack committee disqualifies a track when voters can not however see the motion picture it was prepared for, but the 2020 pandemic dictated a modification to the typical rule.
Eilish, who received with her brother and co-writer Finneas O’Connell, produced the track on Feb. 13, 2020, in anticipation of an April 2020 launch of the film. Postponements to November, then to April 2021, and now to Oct 2021 were unforeseeable. And its chart achievement (debuting at No. 1 in England, achieving No. 4 on the Rolling Stone chart, No. 16 on the Billboard pop chart in the U.S.) evidently impacted the decision.
Ironically, the Grammys’ motion picture music class is generally at the rear of the situations, not in advance of them, as the earn typically goes to what ever track received the former year’s Oscar. But this calendar year that winner, Elton John and Bernie Taupin’s “(I’m Gonna) Adore Me Again,” wasn’t even nominated for the Grammy, while its Oscar competition, tracks from “Frozen II” and “Harriet,” were being (as were being a Brandi Carlile track from “Onward,” the only 2020 motion picture in the batch, and Taylor Swift’s contribution to the 2019 “Cats” film).
Although James Bond has been an icon of cinema because 1962, this is only the fourth Grammy to get for its songs. George Martin won an arranging award for Paul McCartney & Wings’ “Live and Allow Die” topic in 1973, and “Skyfall” won in 2013 for both equally the Adele song and Thomas Newman’s rating.
Accepting on Zoom, Eilish thanked rating composer and producer Hans Zimmer, file producer Stephen Lipson, movie producer Barbara Broccoli and Bond star Daniel Craig, adding “I simply cannot consider this is authentic, I couldn’t believe it was actual then,” referring to finding the gig: she was the youngest songwriter ever to compose a theme for 007.
As predicted, Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir received the score soundtrack Grammy for her tunes for “Joker,” following on her Oscar gain for the 2019 film chronicling the backstory of DC Comics’ most twisted villain. She thanked director Todd Phillips and “the film songs group for their phenomenally warm welcome this previous 12 months.”
The shock amid the visual media categories was “Jojo Rabbit” profitable for finest compilation soundtrack. Taika Waititi, who was the two album producer and director of the 2019 black comedy about a 10-12 months-outdated Hitler Youth member who discovers his mom is hiding a Jewish woman in their attic, reacted with laughter.
“Well, I guess they are just supplying Grammys to anybody now,” he said. “It was so extensive ago I can scarcely keep in mind everything about making that movie.” The album was an eclectic collection of classical and pop parts led off by a newly recorded German-language version of the Beatles’ “I Want to Keep Your Hand.”