When it comes to the Oscars, rap superstar Kendrick Lamar is in the mix. His music has received several awards, including the Grammy, Oscar, and Pulitzer. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) reportedly enlisted Disney CEO Bob Iger to get the rapper to perform. Despite the controversy, Lamar’s presence at the Oscars should not be underestimated.
Kendrick Lamar has been out of the Grammys this year due to scheduling conflicts with the Academy. The Grammys recognize the best works of the music industry. Since its inception in 1958, the Grammys have honored outstanding achievements in the music industry. Lamar has won fourteen Grammy Awards out of his 37 nominations. His nominations also include the HipHopDX Awards, an online Hip-Hop magazine. Additionally, the HAMAs honor music in film, commercials, and other media. Despite Lamar’s absence, the other Original Song nominees, SZA, and A$AP Rocky are still expected to perform on the Oscar telecast.
Although the Academy has made space for the Academy’s Best Original Song nominees, Kendrick Lamar will not perform «All The Stars» at the Oscars. Instead, Lamar will perform his Grammy-nominated song, «Sorry,» from «Black Panther,» which has been nominated for four Grammys. Earlier this month, the Academy also decided to limit performances and songs to two. This decision followed an outcry from the public over the Grammys.
In addition to his Grammy nomination, Lamar has also won numerous awards for his music. He has nine Grammys for «Best Rap Album,» «Best Rap Song,» and «Best Music Video.» He also holds nineteen American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers awards. In addition to his Grammy nomination, Lamar is nominated for Best Original Score at the 2019 Oscars. His collaboration with SZA is one of five finalists in the category, but she faces stiff competition from Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s duet from «A Star Is Born» (Singularity).
The Academy announced that the Black Panther duo will not perform their hit «All The Stars» at the 2019 Oscars. However, they still have four other Best Original Song nominees, including SZA’s «Shallow.» It is also unclear how much Kendrick will perform at the Oscars, but if he does, his song is likely to win. In addition, the Academy will present four Grammys.
The Academy Awards are a prime time opportunity for rap artists to make their presence known. For the first time in thirty years, the show will be televised without a host. The ceremony is broadcast live on ABC. Kendrick’s video, «All the Stars,» was released last week and has already garnered over ten million views. However, no one knows whether it will win any awards for Kendrick Lamar.
The film «Hustle and Flow» is the film with which Lamar’s song «Before the World Ends» won an Academy Award for Best Original Song. The movie won five awards in the category, including Best Original Song. The Academy also won Best Original Song for «Before the Flood» by Common. The film’s soundtrack also earned the artist an Oscar. Eminem won the Best Original Song category in 2003.