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In July, Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie gave us the closest thing we got to a gay summer soundtrack this year. Now, it’s dominating the 2024 Grammy nominations, scoring 11 nods, including entries in the Record of the Year and Song of the Year categories.
Billie Eilish’s single “What Was I Made For?” was nominated for Record of the Year, where it will go up against heavyweights like Taylor Swift (“Anti-Hero”), Olivia Rodrigo (“Vampire”), SZA (“Kill Bill”), Miley Cyrus (“Flowers”), and Boygenius (“Not Strong Enough”). “What Was I Made For?” was also nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Song Written for Visual Media and Song of the Year.
Dua Lipa’s groovy, disco-inspired Barbie song “Dance the Night” also scored big, earning Grammy nods for Song of the Year and Best Song Written for Visual Media.
In fact, the Best Song Written for Visual Media category is so Barbie-filled that the trophy might as well be pink. In addition to Eilish and Lipa’s tracks, the Ryan Gosling power ballad “I’m Just Ken” and the Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice collab “Barbie World” are also nominated, competing against Rihanna’s single “Lift Me Up” from Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
In a gendered world of Barbies and Kens, there’s only one Allan.
Meanwhile, the Barbie soundtrack received nods for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media and Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media. Apart from featuring some club-worthy entries from some of our favorite pop divas (looking at you, Charli XCX), the album also featured queer talent like Sam Smith, whose song “Man I Am” cheekily pokes fun at straight-dude masculinity standards while paying homage to the iconic himbo doll Ken.
No matter how many trophies the Barbie movie takes home, its avalanche of Grammy nominations is another welcome jab at conservative pundits who proclaimed that the film was destined to flop at the box office due to its inclusion of queer and trans stars and its overall feminist messaging. Despite these right-wing fearmongering efforts, the film has made over a billion dollars at the box office and generated plenty of hot pink Oscar buzz. No matter how many dolls Ben Shapiro burns, it’s safe to assume that Barbie’s bops will continue to dominate gay clubs and Spotify Wrapped reports alike.
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