Thursday, January 20

GRAMMY 2022: A Kirby Superstar Song Sneaks Among The Nominees

The music industry is preparing to walk on its particular red carpet. The Academy revealed on November 23 the nominees for the 2022 GRAMMY Awards, thus announcing which artists will attend the awards gala to be held on January 31, 2022. While ABBA makes its triumphant return, along with singers of the stature of Billie Eilish or Taylor Swift, there is a pink ball that also It has crept in among the nominees for the awards. The arrangement of The 8-Bit Big Band about the topic Meta Knight’s Revenge from Kirby Superstar has been nominated in the category of Best Arrangement, Instrumental or Cappella. In case you are curious, we leave you with the song:

Meta Knight’s Revenge Kirby Superstar at the GRAMMY

The 8-Bit Big Band is known within the gaming community for arranging mythical themes in the video game industry. They add a whole jazz orchestra to the songs while being very respectful of the original material. The news has not gone unnoticed by them, and from their official Twitter account they did not hesitate to thank for the GRAMMY nomination: “Many thanks to anyone who listened to or contributed to The 8-Bit Big Band.. We couldn’t have done it without all of you !!! “

In the same category they will have to compete for the award with these other nominees:

  • Chopsticks – Bill O’Connell, arreglistas (Richard Baratta)
  • For The Love Of A Princess (From “Braveheart”) – Robin Smith, arreglistas (HAUSER, London Symphony Orchestra & Robin Smith)
  • Infinite Love – Emile Mosseri, arranger (Emile Mosseri)
  • Meta Knight’s Revenge (From “Kirby Superstar”) – Charlie Rosen & Jake Silverman, arreglistas (The 8-Bit Big Band Featuring Button Masher)
  • The Struggle Within – Gabriela Quintero & Rodrigo Sanchez, arrangers (Rodrigo y Gabriela)

“We couldn’t have done it without all of you”

Charlie Rosen and Jake Silverman have been in charge of transforming the original song, which you can listen to in the video below, into a melody that will delight jazz lovers. The 64th GRAMMY Awards will be held, as we say, on January 31, 2022 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. We will have to wait only a couple of months to find out if Kirby ends up shining at this gala.

As to Kirby Superstar, the title originally debuted on the SNES in 1997 in Europe, later receiving two updated versions: one in 2009 for Nintendo DS and another in 2013 for WiiU. Fans of the character are waiting to receive Kirby and the forgotten land, which will debut in the spring of 2022.

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