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According to Monday’s Grammy nominations, some of the year’s most notable tracks hail from Hollywood blockbusters.
Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s Furious 7 soundtrack hit “See You Again” scored noms for song of the year and best pop duo/group performance, as well as best song written for visual media.
The song serves as a tribute to the franchise’s late star Paul Walker and is part of an emotional concluding scene to the $1.5 billion blockbuster.
From Fifty Shades of Grey, two songs from the soundtrack — Ellie Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do” and The Weeknd’s “Earned It” — also nabbed major nominations. “Love Me Like You Do” is up for best pop solo performance and best song written for visual media, and “Earned It” is up for best R&B performance, best R&B song and best song written for visual media.
The steamy tracklist to the pic, which grossed $570 million worldwide, is also nominated for best compilation soundtrack for visual media, alongside Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me, Pitch Perfect 2, Empire: Season 1 and Selma.
Additionally, Common and John Legend’s Oscar-winning song from Selma, “Glory,” is nominated for best rap/sung collaboration and best rap song, as well as best song written for visual media.
The four songs from Furious 7, Fifty Shades and Glory will face off against Lady Gaga and Diane Warren’s “Til It Happens to You” — the song from the campus rape documentary The Hunting Ground that doubles as a PSA — in the best song written for visual media category.
The best score soundtrack for visual media category includes Birdman, The Imitation Game, Interstellar, The Theory of Everything and Whiplash.
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