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Skyfall (2012) song and score wins two Grammy Awards

By: Anders Frejdh
Skyfall Grammy 2014 nominations
Jon Burlingame (author of the excellent The Music of James Bond) has just alerted us on the 2014 Grammy nominations which included both Adele's title song for Skyfall (2012) and Thomas Newman's score. (The 2014 Grammy Awards will be held on January 26, 2014 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and the show will be broadcast on CBS.)
UPDATE: (27/1/2014) Both of SKYFALL's nominations at the 2014 Grammy Awards turned out to be victorious. Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth won for Best Song Written for Visual Media while Thomas Newman got one for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media. Neither Adele or Epworth were present but composer Newman was there to collect his Grammy, his 6th.

The first theme song from a James Bond film to get nominated for a Grammy was "Live and Let Die" in 1973. (The only other 'Bond theme song' that has received a Grammy nomination was Chris Cornell's “You Know My Name” for 2006's Casino Royale.)

Official video for Adele's theme song for Skyfall:

The nominated in the category 'Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media' were:
• Argo - Composer: Alexandre Desplat - Label: WaterTower Music
• The Great Gatsby - Composer: Craig Armstrong - Label: WaterTower Music/Interscope
• Life Of Pi - Composer: Mychael Danna - Label: Sony Classical/Fox Music
• Lincoln - Composer: John Williams - Label: Sony Classical
Skyfall - Composer: Thomas Newman - Label: Sony Classical - WINNER!
• Zero Dark Thirty - Composer: Alexandre Desplat - Label: Madison Gate Records

The nominated in the category 'Best Song Written For Visual Media' were:
• Atlas - Songwriters: Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin (Coldplay)
Track from: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Label: Universal Republic
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing MGB Ltd.

• Silver Lining - Songwriter: Diane Warren (Jessie J)
Track from: Silver Linings Playbook
Label: Sony Classical
Publisher: Realsongs

Skyfall - Songwriters: Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth (Adele) - WINNER!
Track from: Skyfall
Label: Columbia Records/ XL Recordings
Publishers: Universal Music Publishing Ltd./EMI Music Publishing Ltd.

• We Both Know - Songwriters: Colbie Caillat & Gavin DeGraw (Colbie Caillat Featuring Gavin DeGraw)
Track from: Safe Haven
Label: Relativity Music Group/RCA/Universal Republic
Publishers: G Degraw Music Inc./Plummy Lou Music

• Young And Beautiful - Songwriters: Lana Del Rey & Rick Nowels (Lana Del Rey)
Track from: The Great Gatsby (Deluxe Edition)
Label: WaterTower Music/Interscope
Publishers: EMI Music Publishing Ltd./R-Rated Music/EMI April Music, Inc.

• You've Got Time - Songwriter: Regina Spektor (Regina Spektor)
Track from: Orange Is The New Black
Label: Sire
Publishers: Soviet Kitsch Music/EMI Blackwood Music Inc.

Editor's note:
For more posts about BOND 23: SKYFALL on FSWL, click here.

Picture below:
The CD cover for the Skyfall soundtrack. © 2013 Sony Classical. All rights reserved.

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