The 2021 biological drama and sports movie “King Richard” touched many hearts with its inspirational storyline and terrific performances from renowned actors like Will Smith. It received several Oscar Award nominations in categories including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Song, and Best Original Screenplay.
To top it off, fans and viewers were excited for the nomination of Beyoncé‘s track for the movie, titled “Be Alive,” which was played at the end of the movie. While Beyoncé has written a number of songs for film soundtracks in the past, fans were excited that her most recent one finally got her noticed at the Academy-Award level. Read on to find out more.
Fans Loved “Be Alive”
The 40-year-old singer, actress, and business mogul was nominated for Best Original Song at the 94th Academy Awards for her song ‘Be Alive,’ which she wrote alongside Musician Dixson. The song was released in conjunction with the “King Richard” film.
Fans were thrilled for the soundtrack and thought the song to be an empowering anthem with soaring harmonies and commended its uplifting message in the lyrics. They also praised her limitless powerhouse vocals and its perfect fit as a soundtrack for such an emotional and inspiring drama.
While fans spoke a lot about the track, Actor Will Smith, who was nominated for Best Actor for his role in “King Richard,” had even more to say in his interview with Entertainment Weekly in October 2021. He claimed he was inspired by the Williams sisters to write a song for the movie but was “ecstatic” when he heard Beyoncé’s song.
This is Beyoncé’s First Oscar Nomination
After releasing the bold original song “Spirit” that accompanied the “live-action” Lion King, Beyoncé fans expected her to receive an Oscar nomination for 2020. They were displeased when the music star was passed over, so this Oscar nomination definitely turned their frowns upside down, as their “Queen Bey” stands a chance to win her first-ever Oscar.
However, she would have to be considered over Lin-Manuel Miranda’s (“Dos Oruguitas” from Encanto), Billie Eilish and Finneas’ (“No Time to Die,” from No Time to Die), Van Morrison (“Down to Joy,” from Belfast), and Diane Warren (“Somehow You Do,” from Four Good Days) to get the trophy fans believe she deserves.
Beyoncé’ Has 28 Grammys
With 79 nominations in total, Beyoncé officially holds the record for the most nominations for a female artist in Grammy history. In March 2021, the renowned singer went for another record and passed Country Music star Alison Krauss to become the highest Grammy winner by any singer with 28 Grammy awards.
The star received three awards at the 2021 Grammys ceremony for Best Rap Performance for the remix of Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Savage,’ Best Music Video for ‘Brown Skin Girl’ and Best R&B Performance for ‘Black Parade’ and tied with producer Quincy Jones as highest Grammy Award winner alive.
While they were exceedingly proud of these achievements, the “Beehive” was happy to see her nominated for a different level of award and want to see her win. They will find out on Sunday, March 27th, when the 94th Academy Awards take place at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre.
What’s Next For Beyoncé?
Beyonce’s seventh studio album will be released in the first quarter of 2022 as announced by Sony Music’s CEO and is rumored by fans to be titled B7. While she has yet to announce an official release date, she did say in a Harpers Bazaar interview that she has been “in the studio for a year and a half.”.
Beyonce went on to say that a chorus can have up to 200 stacked harmonies. “Still, nothing compares to the level of love, passion, and healing that I experience in the studio. It still excites me as much as it did when I was nine years old after 31 years. Yes, there will be music!”
“With all the isolation and unfairness over the past year, I think we are all eager to leave, explore, love, and laugh again,” she said, referring to some of her musical influences. “I feel a renaissance coming, and I want to be part of nurturing that escape in any way possible,” she stated, describing the goal of her next project.