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"Naatu Naatu" From 'RRR' By M.M. Keeravani And Chandrabose Wins Academy Award For Best Original Song At 2023 Oscars
Kaala Bhairava and Rahul Sipligunj at the 2023 Oscars

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"Naatu Naatu" From 'RRR' By M.M. Keeravani And Chandrabose Wins Academy Award For Best Original Song At 2023 Oscars

"Naatu Naatu" won the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 2023 Oscars. The song from the Indian blockbuster 'RRR' was written by composer M.M. Keeravani and lyricist Chandrabose.

GRAMMYs/Mar 13, 2023 - 03:38 am

Composer M.M. Keeravani and lyricist Chandrabose took home the Oscar for Best Original Song at the 2023 Oscars, winning for "Naatu Naatu" from RRR.

"Naatu Naatu" beat out nominees "Applause" from Tell It like a Woman (Diane Warren), "Hold My Hand" from Top Gun: Maverick (Lady Gaga, BloodPop), "Lift Me Up" from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Göransson), and "This Is A Life" from Everything Everywhere All at Once (Ryan Lott, David Byrne, Mitski).

The win follows the electrifying performance of the RRR tune, where singers Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava brought deep Tollywood energy to the 2023 Oscars.

GRAMMY winners have previously struck gold in this field. Billie Eilish, FINNEAS, and Adele won for their respective haunting James Bond themes in recent years, and Lady Gaga earned an Academy Award for "Shallow" from A Star Is Born alongside a nomination for Best Actress. Among others, H.E.R. and D'Mile won for "Fight for You" (Judas and the Black Messiah), and John Legend and Common won for "Glory" (Selma).

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Rihanna Offers Inspiring Performance Of 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' Song "Lift Me Up" At 2023 Oscars
Rihanna performing at the 2023 Oscars

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Rihanna Offers Inspiring Performance Of 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' Song "Lift Me Up" At 2023 Oscars

Following her Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show, Rihanna continues her 2023 comeback with another televised performance — this time, of "Lift Me Up" from 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' at the 2023 Oscars.

GRAMMYs/Mar 13, 2023 - 03:07 am

Rihanna shone with soft glory at the 2023 Oscars tonight with her lustrous performance of "Lift Me Up," the Oscar-nominated song from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

"Lift Me Up" is Rihanna's first Oscar nomination, and other collaborators on the track include Tems, Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Göransson. Göransson composed the original film's score alongside Kendrick Lamar.

Other nominees in the Best Original Song category are “Applause” from Tell It like a Woman (Diane Warren), “Hold My Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick (Lady Gaga, BloodPop), “Naatu Naatu” from RRR (M.M. Keeravaani, Chandrabose), and “This Is A Life” from Everything Everywhere All at Once (Ryan Lott, David Byrne, Mitski).

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever also received nominations for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Costume Design, Best Visual Effects, and Best Makeup and Hairstyling. Ruth E. Carter made history as the first Black woman to win two Oscars, winning for Best Costume Design this year and in 2019 (for the original Black Panther).

The performance comes after the nine-time GRAMMY winner's spectacular Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show, which marked her first live performance in seven years (and made for one iconic baby bump reveal).

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Volker Bertelmann Wins Academy Award For Best Original Score For 'All Quiet On The Western Front' At 2023 Oscars
Volker Bertelmann at the 2023 Oscars

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Volker Bertelmann Wins Academy Award For Best Original Score For 'All Quiet On The Western Front' At 2023 Oscars

Volker Bertelmann won Best Original Score for his work on 'All Quiet On The Western Front' at the 2023 Oscars.

GRAMMYs/Mar 13, 2023 - 02:43 am

The Academy Award for Best Original Score at the 2023 Oscars went to Volker Bertelmann for his music for 'All Quiet On The Western Front.'

Others nominated in the category were Justin Hurwitz for Babylon, Carter Burwell for The Banshees of Inisherin, Son Lux for Everything Everywhere All At Once, and John Williams for The Fabelmans.

GRAMMY winners have previously struck gold in this field. Williams has 25 GRAMMY wins and has been nominated 73 times, making him one of the artists with the most GRAMMY wins of all time. Hurwitz has received multiple GRAMMY nominations for his work on the La La Land and Whiplash soundtracks.

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Lady Gaga Stuns 2023 Oscars Audience With Stark, Surprise Performance Of "Hold My Hand" From 'Top Gun: Maverick'
Lady Gaga performing at the 2023 Oscars

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Lady Gaga Stuns 2023 Oscars Audience With Stark, Surprise Performance Of "Hold My Hand" From 'Top Gun: Maverick'

Tom Cruise may have skipped the show due to filming constraints, but Lady Gaga appeared to perform an astonishing, unadorned "Hold My Hand" from 'Top Gun: Maverick' at the 2023 Oscars.

GRAMMYs/Mar 13, 2023 - 02:19 am

Tom Cruise is physically distant from the 2023 Oscars. In fact, he's in the United Kingdom filming Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part II. But Lady Gaga proved more than a worthy ambassador, performing "Hold My Hand" from the blockbuster action sequel.

The emotionally bare performance arrived in the wake of major speculation. Initially, it was just a rumor: she wasinitially reported to be skipping the awards show due to demands on filming "Joker: Folie à Deux." During a creative team press conference on March 8, Oscars executive producer and showrunner Glenn Weiss stated that Gaga would not be performing.

But the 13-time GRAMMY winner came through with an astonishing rendition of "Hold My Hand" — one of six nominations that Top Gun: Maverick received, including Best Picture.

Keep watching this space for more music-related wins at the 2023 Oscars!

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Sofia Carson And Diane Warren Deserve "Applause" For Their Ascendant 2023 Oscars Performance
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Sofia Carson And Diane Warren Deserve "Applause" For Their Ascendant 2023 Oscars Performance

Tonight marks both performers' Oscars stage debut as they share the stage to perform their poignant nominated track "Applause."

GRAMMYs/Mar 13, 2023 - 01:38 am

Sofia Carson and Diane Warren enchanted the Oscars tonight with an uplifting rendition of their nominated song "Applause" from Tell It Like A Woman.

"Applause" is Carson's first Oscar nomination, and it marks Warren's fourteenth. Warren has been nominated for Best Original Song every year since 2018.

Warren has taken home a golden gramophone for her songwriting, with 15 GRAMMY nominations under her belt. Actress and singer Carson funded the Latin GRAMMY 2022 Prodigy Scholarship presented by the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation.

Other nominees in the Best Original Song category are “Applause” from Tell It like a Woman (Diane Warren), “Hold My Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick (Lady Gaga, BloodPop), "Lift Me Up" from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Tems, Rihanna, Ryan Coogler and Ludwig Göransson), “Naatu Naatu” from RRR (M.M. Keeravaani, Chandrabose), and “This Is A Life” from Everything Everywhere All at Once (Ryan Lott, David Byrne, Mitski).

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