If you were silly enough to be watching the Grammys the other night, you'd have seen Taylor Swift give a bizarre "head-banging" performance. It looked weird, but there may be a perfectly logical explanation behind it, one that went unseen on the original TV broadcast.
Journey's soundtrack was up for a Grammy tonight, but it didn't win. All other nominees in its category were films.
In March, a five-year-old song for Civilization IV became the first original composition for a video game soundtrack to win a Grammy. While no award has been created specifically for video game scores - in fact, more than 30 categories have been eliminated for next year - a renaming of four categories means games will…
Say what you will about their relevance for popular music these days, but the fact remains the Grammys are still the world's biggest music awards. So why can't video games get their own nomination?
Somehow the theme song for 2005's Civilization IV is being nominated for a 2011 Grammy. The makers of the game have said that Christopher Tin's Baba Yetu would become the first gaming song to win one. But it's got competition.
The opening theme for Civilization IV is the first original composition associated with a video game to be a finalist nominee for a Grammy. The track, "Baba Yetu," is in the "Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists" category.