Black Panther makes history for the Marvel Cinematic Universe at the Grammys


Black Panther isn’t just limited to being nominated for film awards. The soundtrack and score also had a moment to shine at the Grammys.

Black Panther has more to boast about than being king in the movies world. It’s also getting some recognition from the music world as well, and has even snagged two Grammys as of last night.

For anyone who’s seen the movies, the nominations are a no-brainer. First, the epic score was a brilliant combination of having that classic, actiony sound mixed with the influences of traditional African music and a dash of hip-hop. It blended the superhero world with the traditions of Wakanda, and without a doubt enhanced the overall feel of the movie.

Kendrick Lamar’s soundtrack was another big win for the movie in terms of music. The album featured artists like Future, Anderson .Paak and Travis Scott. And, of course, it features the Oscar-nominated song “All the Stars” from SZA and Lamar.

The only song to win from the Black Panther soundtrack was “King’s Dead” by Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future, and James Blake. Composer Ludwig Göransson helped Black Panther win its second award Sunday night for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.

While “All the Stars” was nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Rap/Sung Performance and Best Song Written for Visual Media, it unfortunately didn’t win any of those awards. The soundtrack was also nominated for Album of the Year, but lost to Golden Hour from Kacey Musgraves.

Despite only taking home two wins (which is still an achievement in and of itself), mentions that these wins are historic for Marvel. They are the first Grammys won for Marvel, making it a big win for the superhero genre — which typically doesn’t receive this kind of recognition during awards season.

Up next, Black Panther will wrap up awards season with the holy grail: the Oscars. “All the Stars” is going up against the A Star is Born’s “Shallow,” which did take home the award for Best Song Written for Visual Media. Given the Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper song has been popular this awards season, it’s likely it’ll take home the Oscar, too. But the playing field is still open for Black Panther when it comes to Best Picture.

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So we’ll have to see what happens when that award show airs on Feb. 24.