Rihanna Wins First-Ever Oscar Nomination for ‘Black Panther 2’ Song ‘Lift Me Up’
Rihanna earned her first-ever Oscar nomination for her song, lift me up, from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in the Best Original Song category on Tuesday, January 24, 2023.
Released in November, the song marked Rihanna’s first original composition in many years, and the singer shares songwriting credit with director Ryan Coogler, Oscar-winning composer Ludwig Göransson and Nigerian singer Tems, per The Hollywood Reporter.
The singer had returned after a six-year long hiatus from music when she made the song, which plays during the end credits of the move. RiRi is also set to host the Super Bowl halftime show.
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Other nominees included Lady Gaga, a former winner in this category for A star is bornto Top Gun: Maverick’s Hold My Hand, co-written with Bloodpop. Diane Warren, who maintains her record as the most nominated songwriter without a win, received her 14th nomination for Applause, from the anthology film Say it like a woman. (Warren and Gaga were previously nominated together for composing Until it happens to you of the document 2015 The hunting ground.)
Another Oscar winner who has returned to nominations is David Byrne, whose original music for the last emperor won him an Oscar in 1988 (which he shared with Ryuichi Sakamoto and Cong Su). This year his Everything everywhere all at once song It’s a life written and performed with band Son Lux and singer-songwriter Mitski, earned Byrne a second Oscar nomination and a first for collaborators, the outlet detailed.