The 2019 awards seasons has officially begun, with both the Grammy Awards and the Golden Globes issuing their respective lists of nominees this week.
As reported, Kendrick Lamar and SZA have earned their first-ever nominations at the Golden Globes. The talented duo's collaborative track, "All The Stars," which appears on the official Black Panther soundtrack, has garnered a nod in the Best Original Song category.
Lamar, who had a direct hand in curating the widely-praised soundtrack, worked on the Ryan Coogler-directed film alongside composor Ludwig Göransson, who handled creating an original score. For the Lamar-produced tracks, he recruited a slew of collaborators in addition to SZA, including ScHoolboy Q, 2 Chainz, Vince Staples, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, The Weeknd, Travis Scott, Future and James Blake, among others.
SZA and Lamar's "All The Stars" was released as one of the lead promotional singles to the film, going on to break through to the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. The pair have also debuted the song live, such as during their powerhouse performance at Coachella earlier this year.
The accompanying music video for the joint track has since been viewed over 179 million times on YouTube. Unfortunately, the music video also caused some strife for the collaborators, with the creators facing an accusation of copyright infringement. In February 2018, British-Liberian artist Lina Iris Viktor claimed that images of her 24-karat gold-patterned artwork, known as her 'Constellations' series, were used in the visual without her permission. At the time of this report, it remains unclear if the involved parties have privately settled the matter or not.
On top of securing SZA and Lamar's first foray into the possibility of taking home a Golden Globe, the Black Panther soundtrack also earned nominations for Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Original Score.
Additionally, the Black Panther soundtrack also helped Lamar clean up at the Grammys, becoming one of only three music soundtracks to earn an Album of the Year nomination in the last 25 years. Previously, the soundtracks for 1995's Waiting to Exhale and 2000's O Brother, Where Are Thou? were nominated.
Congrats to Kendrick, SZA and all of those involved with the critically acclaimed soundtrack! Revisit the beloved track below.