Grateful (song)

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Song by Rita Ora
from the album Beyond the Lights (soundtrack)
Released11 November 2014
Songwriter(s) Diane Warren
Producer(s) The Arcade

"Grateful" is a song performed by British singer Rita Ora, taken from the Beyond the Lights soundtrack. It was written by Diane Warren. [1] [2]

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Billboard premiered the song's audio on 22 October 2014, from Relativity Music Group's official SoundCloud. [1] The song was released on 11 November 2014 on iTunes as a part of Beyond the Lights soundtrack. [1] Ora performed "Grateful" at the 87th Academy Awards on 22 February 2015. [3]

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Awards and nominations

2015 87th Academy Awards Best Original Song
Diane Warren
15th Black Reel Awards Best Original or Adapted Song
(performed by Rita Ora)
(music and lyrics by Diane Warren)
15th World Soundtrack Awards Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film Nominated

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