Just one day after Black Panther became the first superhero film to snag a Golden Globe nomination for Best Motion Picture - Drama, the movie's soundtrack and score have now also received eight Grammy nominations.
Kendrick Lamar has eight songs eligible for awards at this year's gala, seven of which are featured on the Black Panther soundtrack. The eighth nomination is for Ludwig Göransson’s score. All together, Lamar and Black Panther could take home any or all of the following awards: Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Album of the Year, Best Rap Performance, Best Rap/Sung Performance, Best Rap Song, Best Score Written for Visual Media and Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.
Lamar has tough competition this year, including the likes of Drake, Childish Gambino, Cardi B and Lady Gaga. Still, Black Panther is the first film to have its soundtrack nominated for Album of the Year since 2000's O Brother, Where Art Thou, which is a major accomplishment in and of itself.
The success story of Black Panther is likely far from over. The film is expected to make a serious campaign for this year's Oscars. A sequel, directed by Ryan Coogler, is currently in the works, while the film's star Chadwick Boseman will reprise his role as T'Challa in the upcoming Avengers: Endgame, alongside Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Brie Larson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, Paul Bettany, Anthony Mackie, Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Olsen, Tom Holland, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan, Evangeline Lilly and Josh Brolin. The release date for the fourth Avengers film has been moved up to April 26, 2019.
The 61st Grammy Awards broadcast will air on CBS Feb. 10 at 8 p.m. EST.