Civilization IV’s opening theme nominated for a Grammy

Friday, 3 December 2010 18:31 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Composer Christopher Tin has received two Grammy Awards nominations. One for his debut album, and the other for his Civilization IV track Baba Yetu.

It’s the first time a song related to videogames has been nominated for a Grammy. Awesome.

The track is the opening theme to the strategy game and features the Soweto Gospel Choir.

Baba Yetu is nominated for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists, and the track has risen in popularity since the game was released in 2005 due to various choirs performing the song in over 1000 live concerts.

The composition is also performed during Video Games Live concerts which have also appeared on PBS. Tim also featured the song on his debut album Calling All Dawns, which is nominated for Best Classical Crossover Album.

Winners of the 53rd annual Grammy Awards will be announced on February 13.

Thanks, Gama.