While Kendrick Lamar did not put out a “proper” album last year, and it was yet again a triumphant year for the rapper. Proof is, Kendrick just earned himself an Oscar nomination for his SZA assisted single “All the Stars”.
Taken from the Marvel Black Panther Soundtrack, the album was an joint effort from the whole TDE label (with a main focus on Kendrick himself) that brought the soundtrack game to whole new levels. While the video for the single got both Kendrick and SZA a court case for plagiarism, the nomination of the song at the next Oscar ceremony is quite the revenge. The song is competing against : “I’ll Fight”(Jennifer Hudson/RBG), “The Places Where Lost things Go” (Emily Blunt/Mary Poppins Return), “Shallow” (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper/A Star is Born) and “When a Cowboy Trades his Furs for Wings” (Willie Watson & Tim Blake Nelson/The Ballad of Buster Scruggs). The ceremony will take place in LA on February 24th.