How Disney Performed at the 2023 GRAMMYs

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Award season is officially here, and Disney was out to win this year. This past Sunday, the 65th GRAMMY Award ceremony took place. The award show brought together the best artists and musicians in the world and celebrated their exceptional contributions to the music industry. As expected, Disney was recognized with some nominations this year, but what was the outcome?

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Disney at the GRAMMY Awards

The biggest night in music did not forget about Disney this year. Over many years, Disney’s incredible original music has earned many GRAMMY awards and nominations. 29 years ago at the 36th GRAMMY Awards, Alan Menken was even awarded a GRAMMY for Best Original Song for his ballad “A Whole New World.”

Other iconic wins for Disney include Awards for “Can You Feel the Love Tonight”, “How Far I’ll Go”, “I See the Light”, “Under the Sea”, “Let it Go,” and many more. For the most part, Disney has dominated the category of Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television since 1991, when The Little Mermaid was nominated.

This year was no exception.


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Disney’s GRAMMY Nominations and Results

The 65th GRAMMY Awards nominated six Disney soundtracks this year. Turning Red, West Side Story, Aliens: Fireteam Elite, Guardians of the Galaxy (the video game), Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Encanto all earned nominations this year.

The big Disney winner at the 2023 GRAMMY Awards was Encanto, who took home three awards on Sunday. Encanto won Best Song Written for Visual Media, Best Compilation Soundtrack, and Best Score Soundtrack. This sweep’s most impressive win was for Best Song Written for Visual Media, where “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” beat out songs written by legends like Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, and Billie Eilish.

These impressive wins solidify Disney as the top competitor in the visual media categories. Writer Lin-Manuel Miranda and composer Germaine Franco were both recognized and commended for their work on Encanto.

These wins are helping set Disney up for an excellent Award season. Only time will tell what will happen for Disney as the clock ticks down to the Oscars on March 12.

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About Eva Merrill

Eva was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon but has since relocated and lives in New York City. Since she was young, Eva has loved to perform in musicals, especially Disney ones! Through performing, Disney’s music became the soundtrack of her childhood. Today, Eva loves to write about all the exciting happenings for the Walt Disney Company. In her free time, Eva loves to travel, spend time in nature, and go to Broadway shows. Her favorite Disney movie is 'Lilo and Stitch,' and her favorite Park is Disney's Animal Kingdom.