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Here Are The Nominees For Best Song Written For Visual Media | 2020 GRAMMYs

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Here Are The Nominees For Best Song Written For Visual Media | 2020 GRAMMYs

Randy Newman, Dolly Parton, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Thom Yorke and more are all nominated

GRAMMYs/Nov 20, 2019 - 07:12 pm

The 2020 GRAMMYs are just around the corner, and now the nominations are in for the coveted honor of Best Song Written For Visual Media. While we'll have to wait until the 62nd GRAMMY Awards air on CBS on Jan. 26 to find out who will win, let's take a look at which songs have been nominated for Best Song Written For Visual Media.

The 2020 GRAMMYs are just around the corner, and now the nominations are in for the coveted honor of Best Song Written For Visual Media. While we'll have to wait until the 62nd GRAMMY Awards air on CBS on Jan. 26 to find out who will win, let's take a look at which songs have been nominated for Best Song Written For Visual Media.

"The Ballad Of The Lonesome Cowboy" by Randy Newman and Chris Stapleton (“Toy Story 4”)

Adult contemporary bigwig Randy Newman, whom many might already know for his work on the previous "Toy Story" films, returned for the latest edition in the franchise and collaborated with country hero Chris Stapleton, who sings this track. 

"The Ballad of the Lonesome Cowboy," which is the film's main single, written by Newman and performed by Chris Stapleton, is meant to come from the perspective of "Toy Story"'s main character Woody (played by Tom Hanks). According to Newman (via a press release), "[Woody] feels like he was a lonesome cowboy until someone comes along and changes his world."

"Girl In The Movies" by Dolly Parton and Linda Perry (“Dumplin’”)

The soundtrack to this Netflix original gem features songs either written or recorded by country icon Dolly Parton. The original ballad "Girl In The Movies" offers an empowering message of hope, with Parton crooning: "Up on the silver screen I picture me, living out my passions, hope and fantasies."

"I'll Never Love Again" by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper ("A Star Is Born")

Positioned as the climactic closer to "A Star Is Born," "I'll Never Love Again" features Lady Gaga's remarkable vocals as her film character mourns a great loss. Gaga produced the song with Benjamin Rice and wrote alongside with Natalie Hemby, Hillary Lindsey and Aaron Raitiere. 

"Spirit" by Beyoncé ("The Lion King")

The musical centerpiece to the photorealistic remake of "The Lion King," Beyoncé's "Spirit" is written and produced by Queen Bey, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Labrinth.

"Suspirium" by Thom Yorke ("Suspiria")

Piano waltz "Suspirium," an eerie companion track to the 2018 horror remake "Suspiria," comes from the film's soundtrack, which is written and composed by Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke. 

Check Out The Full List Of 62nd GRAMMY Awards Nominations

Lady Gaga Steps In To Support Youth Impacted By Hurricanes

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Lady Gaga Steps In To Support Youth Impacted By Hurricanes

GRAMMY winner pledges support for those impacted by hurricanes this year through Save the Children’s Journey of Hope program

GRAMMYs/Oct 12, 2017 - 11:03 pm

On Oct. 10 Lady Gaga announced she is devoting her $1 million donation in support of those impacted by the recent hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico and the earthquakes in Mexico, to a specific cause — the mental and emotional well being of children and youth.

Gaga announced on her Born This Way Foundation website she will support Save the Children’s Journey of Hope program, which uses a variety of tools to help young people deal with trauma in the wake of natural disasters.

"Through a curriculum that includes cooperative play, discussion, art, meditation, and mindfulness practices, young people learn to recognize and understand their emotions and develop healthy coping skills," Gaga wrote. "Tens of thousands of youth have benefited from the program since it’s development in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and Save the Children is working to bring it to hundreds of thousands more in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico."

The announcement came on World Mental Health Day, and the Fame Monster has invited all of us to step up and consider making a contribution to the Journey of Hope program to support to mental and emotional needs of children.

"Mental health is just as vital to our wellbeing as physical health. That’s true for each of us, everyday, but it’s especially important for those coping with disaster and recovering from trauma," wrote Lady Gaga. "We must do everything within our power to support the full, vibrant recovery of these communities, from meeting their immediate needs to helping them to rebuild sustainably."

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Solange To Play Benefit Show For Hurricane Harvey Relief

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Solange To Play Benefit Show For Hurricane Harvey Relief

GRAMMY winner adds her name to the list of artists who are helping to raise millions in relief efforts for victims

GRAMMYs/Aug 31, 2017 - 04:37 am

GRAMMY winner Solange has announced she will be performing a benefit show to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The performance, called Orion's Rise, will be held at Boston's Orpheum Theatre on Sept. 8.

"I'm committed to partnering with organizations on the ground in Houston and making contributions to uplift the city that raised me with so much love," said Solange, a Houston native.

This announcement comes on the heels of other artists pledging their support, including Solange's sister, Beyoncé. But they are certainly not the only ones.

Beyoncé Vows "To Help As Many As We Can" In Wake Of Hurricane Harvey

Houston rapper Bun B and manager Scooter Braun (Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande) are organizing a televised benefit concert that will reportedly air on four national networks on Sept. 12.

Comedian Kevin Hart pledged $50,000 to relief efforts, and the fund he organized has earned nearly $2 million in additional financial support, with contributions from artists such as the Chainsmokers. All funds will go to the American Red Cross.

The Kardashians and Jenners, Nicki Minaj, and DJ Khaled have also announced they will make donations. Jennifer Lopez and her partner Alex Rodriguez joined in the fundraising efforts, pledging $25,000 each to the Red Cross.

In addition, GRAMMY winner Jack Antonoff is matching donations up to $10,000 for the Montrose Center in Houston, an LGBT community center. Chris Brown will donate $100,000 directly to "the people," and T.I. will donate $25,000 to relief efforts.

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DJ Khaled, Nipsey Hussle And John Legend Win Best Rap/Sung Performance For "Higher" | 2020 GRAMMYs

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DJ Khaled, Nipsey Hussle And John Legend Win Best Rap/Sung Performance For "Higher" | 2020 GRAMMYs

DJ Khaled, Nipsey Hussle and John Legend take home Best Rap/Sung Performance at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards

GRAMMYs/Jan 27, 2020 - 09:05 am

DJ Khaled, featuring Nipsey Hussle and John Legend, has won Best Rap/Sung Performance for "Higher" at the 62nd GRAMMY Awards. The single was featured on DJ Khaled's 2019 album Father of Asahd and featured Hussle's vocals and Legend on the piano. DJ Khaled predicted the track would win a GRAMMY.

"I even told him, 'We're going to win a GRAMMY.' Because that's how I feel about my album," DJ Khaled told Billboard. "I really feel like not only is this my biggest, this is very special."

After the release of the song and music video -- which was filmed before Hussle's death in March -- DJ Khaled announced all proceeds from "Higher" will go to Hussle's children.

DJ Khaled and co. beat out fellow category nominees Lil Baby & Gunna ("Drip Too Hard"), Lil Nas X ("Panini"), Mustard featuring Roddy Ricch ("Ballin") and Young Thug featuring J. Cole & Travis Scott ("The London"). Hussle earned a second posthumous award at the 62nd GRAMMYs for Best Rap Performance for "Racks In The Middle." 

Along with Legend and DJ Khaled, Meek Mill, Kirk Franklin, Roddy Ricch and YG paid tribute to Hussle during the telecast, which concluded with "Higher."

Check out the complete 62nd GRAMMY Awards nominees and winners list here.

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