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Barbenheimer dominates Grammys with soundtrack awards; Taylor Swift announces a new album

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Barbie won the Grammy for its soundtrack, while Oppenheimer took home an award. Taylor Swift made the biggest impact.

It’s Taylor Swift’s world now, and we’re all just living in it. When you thought 2023 would be a safe bet, it’s not. Taylor Swift’s official year, news comes from the star herself that she’s got a new album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” coming out on April 19. She announced it while accepting her thirteenth Grammy. “I know the way the Recording Academy voted is a direct reflection of the fans’ passion. So, I want to say thank you to the fans by telling you a secret that I’ve been keeping from you for the last two years, which is that my brand new album comes out April 19. It’s called The Tortured Poets Department. I’m going to go post the cover right now. Thank you. I love you!”

Swifties will be able to enjoy another great year in 2024. What else was there to 2023? Barbenheimer, of course, and the box office phenomenon did not leave the Grammy’s empty-handed. Barbie won an award for its soundtrack and “best song written for visual media” for Billie Eilish O’Connell & Finneas O’Connell’s “What Was I Made For.” Meanwhile, Ludwig Göransson won a score Grammy for OppenheimerJohn Williams was awarded his 26th Grammy (!) for his track from the movie “The Lion King”. Grammy for his song from the Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny soundtrack, “Helena’s Theme.”

All of this is good news Oppenheimer winning for its score at the Academy Awards, which would mark Göransson’s second Oscar following his win for Black Panther – if he wins (essentially a lock).

Check back at 8am for a complete list of Grammy winners.

About the Author

Chris Bumbray started his career at JoBlo in 2007 as the resident film expert (and James Bond expert). He has remained there ever since and was named editor-in chief in 2021. Chris is a Rotten Tomatoes approved critic and a voting member of CCA. You can also find him regularly discussing pop culture on CTV News Channel.


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