Grammys Nominate Video Game Song For First Time Ever

By Jeremy M. Zoss in Gaming News
Monday, December 6, 2010 at 3:00 pm
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"We want you... to give the Grammy to Civ V."
​Composer Christopher Tin recently learned that his latest album "Calling All Dawns" is up for a pair of Grammy awards. The classical/world beat record is nominated for "Best Classical Crossover Album" and the incredibly specific "Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists" award for his song "Baba Yetu."

Civilization V players might recognize that song as the theme of the popular strategy game. Originally recorded for the game, this marks the first time a piece of music recorded for a game has been nominated for a Grammy.

"Baba Yetu" was the first track Tin ever recorded for a video game, and we'd say he's off to a good start. We'll be rooting for him on February 13, when the winners are announced.

If you haven't played the game and would like to hear the song (which is pretty great), we've got it for you in handy-dandy embedded from... right here! Shocker, huh?


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