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AR Rahman nominated for Grammy Awards

AR Rahman nominated for Grammy Awards
PTI
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First Published: Thu, Dec 03 2009. 04 32 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Dec 03 2009. 04 32 PM IST
Los Angeles: Oscar-winner AR Rahman’s victorious run at awards ceremonies continues with the music maestro now fetching two nominations at the 2010 Grammy Awards for his soundtracks from ‘Slumdog Millionaire’.
The track ‘Jai Ho’ which got Rahman two Academy awards and a Golden Globe, has been nominated in the category of ‘Best Song written for Motion Picture, Television or Other visual media’.
Rahman has also been nominated in the category of ‘Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other visual Media’ for ‘Slumdog Millionaire’.
Incidentally, this is the first time that the 44-year-old Indian musician has been nominated for the Grammys’, popularly known as the Oscars of the music industry.
The song ‘Jai Ho’ written by Gulzar for the 2008 film will face-off with Bruce Springsteen’s title track for ‘The Wrestler’, ‘Once in a Lifetime’ from film ‘Cadillac Records’, ‘Decode’ from ‘Twilight’ and ‘The Client’ from ‘Hannah Montana: The Movie’.
The album which had earlier knocked-off Lady GaGa’s ‘The Fame’ on Billboards chart will now compete with the soundtracks of Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Inglourious Basterds’, Beyonce starrer ‘Cadillac Records’, HBO’s vampire series ‘True Blood’ and Robert Pattinson starrer Vampire-romance ‘Twilight’.
The Grammy awards will be presented on 31 January at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.
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First Published: Thu, Dec 03 2009. 04 32 PM IST