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Civilization IV wins Grammy Award
Posted: 14.02.2011 01:16 by Comments: 2

For the first time ever, a music score from a video game has won a Grammy Award, as Christopher Tin's "Baba Yetu" from Civilization IV won the Grammy for "Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)".

While it may seen strange for a game released in 2005 to win a Grammy for work done in 2010, but the "Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)" Award is for new arrangements of orchestral pieces with choruses, and the Grammy is for the rendition done at Video Games Live 2010, as seen in the trailer below.

Hopefully, this will spur the Grammy Awards to include an award for videogame and interactive fiction music scores and songs, as folks like Martin O'Donnell (Halo) and Jack Wall (Mass Effect) would get their due recognition in the art form, especially since film composers like Hans Zimmer and Clint Mansell are now working in video games.

Related games: Civilization IV (PC)
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Comments

By PowerJack (SI Elite) on Feb 14, 2011
PowerJack
Hurray!!!
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 14, 2011
herodotus
"Civ IV"? They sure took their time in finding that old nugget.