Rihanna is now a Grammy and Oscar-nominated artist! The Academy introduced the 2023 nominations on Jan. 24, and the “Anti” singer was among the many bunch, snagging a finest unique music nod, her first one ever, for “Raise Me Up” — one of many main songs featured on the “Black Panther: Wakanda Ceaselessly” soundtrack. She’s nominated for “Raise Me Up” alongside her cowriters Tems, Ryan Coogler, and Ludwig Göransson.
Others nominated in the very best unique music class alongside the “Black Panther: Wakanda Ceaselessly” musical group embody “Applause” by Dianne Warren from “Inform it Like a Girl”; “Maintain My Hand” by Girl Gaga and Bloodpop from “Prime Gun: Maverick”; “Naatu Naatu” by M.M. Keeravaani and Chandrabose from “RRR”; and “This Is a Life” by Ryan Lott, David Byrne, and Mitski from “Every little thing In all places All at As soon as.”
Rihanna’s “Raise Me Up” dropped forward of the Marvel film’s Nov. 11 launch date and was beforehand nominated on the 2023 Golden Globe and Critics’ Selection Awards for a similar finest unique music class, although it has but to earn a trophy. Nonetheless, the ninety fifth Academy Awards, which air on March 12, might change that.
This would not be the primary time Rihanna has been up for a significant award. The brand new mother and Fenty founder — who’s additionally this yr’s scheduled Tremendous Bowl halftime performer — raked up eight complete nominations on the 2017 Grammy Awards for her “Anti” album. She gained finest rap/sung efficiency the earlier yr for her “Monster” collaboration with Eminem. Her “Unapologetic” album additionally gained finest city up to date album on the Grammys in 2014. Elsewhere, her “Savage X Fenty Present Vol. 3,” which premiered on Prime Video in 2021, gained excellent choreography for selection or actuality programming on the 2022 Emmy Awards.
If Rihanna retains this tempo up, she might be part of the EGOT winners membership.