Los Angeles, USA
Billie Eilish has broken a new milestone at the Grammys. His theme for the soundtrack of the upcoming James Bond film: No Time to Die, has been nominated for best song written for visual media Despite the fact that the film starring Daniel Craig has delayed its premiere until 2021 due to the coronavirus. It is the first time in the history of the awards that an OST has been nominated before the premiere of the film to which it belongs.
Eilish’s song composed for No Time to Die was published in February, within the 2019-2020 Grammy presentation campaign, ahead of the film’s premiere in April. However, after several delays, the release date of Craig’s last film as Bond has been set for a year later (April 2021), so the public has been able to hear the theme, but not see the tape for the that was written.
The title song of the film corresponds to Eilish and her brother Finneas O * Connell, and it got to position itself in nº 16 of the lists of Billboard andn United States, debuting at the top of the ranking in the United Kingdom. The video clip, directed by James Bond creator Daniel Kleinman, was released on October 1, shortly before the film’s supposed November release before being pushed back to 2021.
The category of best song for film dates back to 1987, when it was called “song specifically written for film or television.” Until now, two other songs from the Bond franchise had been nominated, You Know My Name by Casino Royale (2007) and Adele’s Skyfall in 2013, in which the French singer was also a winner.
Eilish’s song would have been an obvious nomination, if the movie had been released on time. However, despite the two delays in its release, the soundtrack has already been a success, and the Recording Academy has considered that it deserves to be at the 2020 Grammys, although fans have not yet been able to see it in its original context.
Billie Eilish has also been nominated in the categories for recording of the year and best solo pop song for her hit Everything I Wanted.