February 3, 2023

Beyoncé earns first Oscar nom for ‘King Richard’ unique tune ‘Be Alive

Beyoncé has earned her first Oscar nomination with the unique tune “Be Alive” that she wrote with songwriter Dixson for the King Richard biopic concerning the father of Venus and Serena Williams.

The Will Smith-led movie is predicated on the lifetime of Richard Williams and highlights the drive, willpower, and sacrifice of the patriarch who labored diligently to assist make his daughters into the tennis phenoms they’re now, theGrio beforehand reported.

The Williams sisters have received quite a few Grand Slams and Olympic medals. The roles of the tennis superstars are portrayed within the biopic by actresses Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton.

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“Pushed by a transparent imaginative and prescient of their future and utilizing unconventional strategies,” reads King Richard‘s promotional materials, “Richard has a plan that may take Venus and Serena Williams from the streets of Compton, California to the worldwide stage as legendary icons. The profoundly transferring movie reveals the ability of household, perseverance and unwavering perception as a way to realize the unattainable and influence the world.”

Bey’s tune “options inspirational lyrics that recount the journey the Williams sisters have taken to the highest of the tennis world,” New York TimesSarah Bahr writes. The observe performs throughout the movie’s finish credit.

Smith told Leisure Weekly that the 28-time Grammy winner was impressed to be part of King Richard after she screened the movie.

“The wedding of a film and a tune is a form of magic that’s unmatched in leisure,” he stated. “I used to be so completely satisfied when Beyoncé referred to as.”

Tracee Ellis Ross and Leslie Jordan introduced the 94th Annual Academy Awards nominations on Tuesday. Along with Beyoncé’s Oscar nod, King Richard was nominated for Greatest Image, Authentic Screenplay, and Movie Enhancing. Smith and co-star Aunjanue Ellis are nominated for Greatest Actor and Greatest Supporting Actress, respectively.

Singer-songwriter Dixson was additionally nominated alongside Queen Bey for “Be Alive.” The opposite nominees for Greatest Authentic Track embody Encanto’s “Dos Orguitas” by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Van Morrison’s “Down To Pleasure” in Belfast, Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell for the No Time to Die theme tune, and Diane Warren’s “Someway You Do” in 4 Good Days.

The 94th Academy Awards are slated to go down on March 27. The host for the awards ceremony has not but been introduced. 

In September, Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s 10-year-old daughter Blue Ivy Carter made historical past by turning into the youngest particular person to ever win an MTV Video Music Award, theGrio reported. 

Blue Ivy was honored on the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards for her contribution to her mom’s tune “Brown Pores and skin Lady” that includes Wizkid and SAINt JHN.

Blue Ivy is credited on the tune for the 2019 album titled The Lion King: The Present, which was later added to Beyoncé’s 2020 movie Black Is King. She lent her vocals to the tune’s intro, in addition to the ending, the place she will be heard singing the “Brown Pores and skin Lady” lyrics acapella. The younger artist took residence the award for Greatest Cinematography.

Fellow artists nominated in the identical class included Girl Gaga (“911”), Foo Fighters (“Disgrace Disgrace”), Billie Eilish (“Subsequently I Am”), Justin Bieber ft. Probability The Rapper (“Holy”), and Lorde (“Photo voltaic Energy”).

This text incorporates extra reporting by theGrio’s Stephanie Guerilus and Marconja Zor.

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