Rihanna has earned herself another accolade with her first Academy Awards nomination thanks to her recent single “Lift Me Up.”

The poignant tribute track to the late Chadwick Boseman appeared in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and will compete in the music’s Best Original Song category.

Others credited alongside RiRi include co-writers Ryan Coogler, who directed the film, and Tems, as well as producer Ludwig Goransson.

You can listen to “Lift Me Up” below:

Rihanna’s main competition appears to be another pop titan in Lady Gaga for her contribution to Top Gun: Maverick with “Hold My Hand” as well as Diane Warren’s work on “Applause” from Tell It Like A Woman. It’s Warren’s 14th nomination in the category.

Taylor Swift was snubbed from her first nomination at the 95th Academy Awards as Where the Crawdads Sing‘s “Carolina” failed to make the final cut after being included on the original shortlist.

The 2023 Oscars are set for March 12, but before Rihanna turns her focus to the Academy Awards, she’s gearing up to return to the stage for the Super Bowl LVII Halftime show at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on February 12.


Source: HipHopPDX