Arrangement Of Classic Kirby Track Nominated For A Grammy Award

Kirby sings into a microphone while standing on stage at the Grammys.

Your music saved me.
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Kirby, Kirby, Kirby. We already know he’s the star of the show, but now Nintendo’s pink mascot in the shape of a friend is being recognized as a star on the big stage at the 64th annual Grammy Awards.

Before you get too excited, sadly I have to pull the rug off of you by saying that our plump round pink boy is not specifically nominated for a Grammy against the likes of Lil Nas X, Megan Thee Stallion, and Billie Eilish. . Although we all agree that if he did, he would eat up the competition.

As pointed out Eurogamer, Charlie Rosen and Jake Silverman, who hosted an updated big band version of the song “Meta Knight’s Revenge” from the 1996 SNES game. Kirby Super Star, have been nominated for Best Arrangement, Instrumental or Acapella. But if Shrek and Donkey can make an appearance at the Oscar 2002 To accept its award for Best Animated Feature Film, who’s to say that Kirby can’t appear on the Grammy stage as well? Here’s that jazzy rendition of “Meta Knight’s Revenge” by The 8-Bit Big Band and Button Masher for your listening pleasure as you read the rest of the article (you’re welcome).

This is the third time that video game music has been nominated at the awards show. The first was Christopher Tin’s nod (and final victory) for Best Instrumental Arrangement with Vocalist in 2010 for “Baba Yetu” by Civilization IV in 2011. This was followed by Austin Wintory’s nomination for Best Soundtrack for Visual Media for Trip in 2013. Unfortunately, Wintory would end up losing to totally unknown artists named Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross for their work on The girl with the dragon tattoo.

If Kirby wins, he’ll know he’s going to be a pro and keep his speech nice and short, addressing his adoring audience with a “hello” or “poyo,” so there will be no need to rudely signal him to leave the stage. Here’s a list of all the other people who are nominated for a Grammy. The Grammys will take place on January 31, so let’s give our support to Kirby in making history as the second Grammy award winner related to video games.


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