With just a few days to go until this year’s Academy Awards, I’d assumed most of the chaos surrounding the ceremony was finally worked out. But it turns out there’s (at least) one more odd update left.
Despite the Academy’s efforts to include them, Kendrick Lamar and SZA will not be performing their Oscar-nominated song “All the Stars” from Black Panther during the show this Sunday night. Not only that, but the song won’t be performed at all – making it the only one of the five nominees that won’t be represented by a musical performance during the broadcast.
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In the face of intense backlash to the decision to spotlight only two of the Best Original Song nominees, the Academy is reversing its original plans for the 2019 Oscars Best Song performances. The Academy is now planning to have all five nominated songs performed on the February 24 telecast. If only they’ll reverse their decision to hand out certain technical awards during commercial breaks…
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Even though Black Panther is still a week away, fans can get a little taste of the movie today. The Black Panther soundtrack, which was produced and curated by Grammy-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar, is streaming now.
The entire Black Panther soundtrack (not the score) is available on Spotify, Apple Music and other music streaming platforms. Or if you still like spending money to own music, you can buy it today, too. Otherwise, you’ll want to keep reading below to start nodding your head to this killer soundtrack. Read More »
Next month brings Marvel’s latest comic book adventure to the big screen in the form of Black Panther. The African superhero was introduced in Captain America: Civil War with Chadwick Boseman as the exciting new character, and now he’s going solo.
A new Black Panther TV spot debuted last night during the Grammys, which is all-too-appropriate since rapper Kendrick Lamar produced the film’s soundtrack and he was up for some major awards at the ceremony. There’s some great new action footage in this spot, so check it out below. Read More »
Next month’s Black Panther will mark a variety of firsts for Marvel Studios: it’s their first movie directed by a black filmmaker (Ryan Coogler), their first with a black lead (Chadwick Boseman) and a primarily black cast, and now we’ve learned it’ll be the first time the studio collaborates with an internationally renowned musician to produce and curate its soundtrack. Marvel will team with Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar for the Black Panther soundtrack, which will consist of “music from and inspired by” the movie itself. Learn more about Lamar’s plans for Black Panther: The Album, and listen to the first single below.
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