That’s right. The pink, spherical ball who is Kirby has earned himself a nomination at the esteemed music award ceremony, the Grammy Awards. Holding its first awards show in 1959, the Grammy’s is the most prestigious music award ceremony in the US. It recognizes music across several genres and media.
Music composers Charlie Rosen and Jake Silvermann have been nominated for Best Arrangement, Instrumental, or A Capella for their work on “Meta Knight’s Revenge” from Kirby Superstar. See below to view the other arrangements in the category:
Best Arrangement, Instrumental, or A Cappella
An Arranger’s Award. (Artist names appear in parentheses.) Singles or Tracks only.
Bill O’Connell, arranger (Richard Baratta)
- For The Love Of A Princess (From “Braveheart”)
Robin Smith, arranger (HAUSER, London Symphony Orchestra & Robin Smith)
- Infinite Love
Emile Mosseri, arranger (Emile Mosseri)
- Meta Knight’s Revenge (From “Kirby Superstar”)
Charlie Rosen & Jake Silverman, arrangers (The 8-Bit Big Band Featuring Button Masher)
- The Struggle Within
Gabriela Quintero & Rodrigo Sanchez, arrangers (Rodrigo y Gabriela)
“Meta Knight’s Revenge” was performed by The 8-Bit Big Band Featuring Button Masher and at 4 minutes and 22 seconds, is a jazzy take on the classic Kirby theme tune. Listen to the full song below.
A nomination for “Meta Knight’s Revenge” is only the second time a video game has been nominated at the Grammy Awards. In 2013, composer Austin Wintory was nominated for his work on the game Journey in the category of Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media. Unfortunately, Wintory didn’t take home the win as Trent Texnor & Atticus Ross won for their music in the film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.
If “Meta Knight’s Revenge” does win for Best Arrangement, Instrumental, or A Cappella, Kirby would make history as the first game to win at the Grammy Awards. Let’s hope the adorable pink ball takes home the gold!