Grateful (song)

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"Grateful"
Song by Rita Ora
from the album Beyond the Lights (soundtrack)
Released11 November 2014
Recorded2014
Length4:04
Label
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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Rita Sahatçiu Ora is a British singer, songwriter and actress. She rose to prominence in February 2012 when she featured on DJ Fresh's single "Hot Right Now", which reached number one in the UK. Her debut studio album, Ora, released in August 2012, debuted at number one in the United Kingdom. The album contained the UK number-one singles "R.I.P." and "How We Do (Party)". Ora was the artist with the most number-one singles on the UK Singles Chart in 2012, with three consecutive singles reaching the top position.

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Contents

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

YearAwardCategoryNominee(s)ResultRef.
2015 87th Academy Awards Best Original Song
Diane Warren
Nominated
[4]
15th Black Reel Awards Best Original or Adapted Song
(performed by Rita Ora)
(music and lyrics by Diane Warren)
Nominated
[5]
15th World Soundtrack Awards Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film Nominated

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Ramirez, Erika (22 October 2014). "Rita Ora, 'Grateful': Exclusive Song Premiere from the 'Beyond The Lights' Soundtrack". Billboard. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  2. Wass, Mike (22 October 2014). "Rita Ora Debuts Diane Warren-Penned Power Ballad "Grateful": Listen To The 'Beyond The Lights' Soundtrack Cut". Idolator. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  3. "Oscars 2015: Rita Ora confirmed to perform". BBC. 28 January 2015. Retrieved 22 February 2015.
  4. "Oscar Nominations for 2015 Revealed!". Us Weekly. 15 January 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
  5. "Dear White People, Selma lead 15th annual Black Reel Awards nominations". HitFix . Retrieved 28 December 2014.
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