Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was this year’s winner at the Grammy Awards in the category of best soundtrack for a video game.
The Electronic Arts game, with music composed by Stephen Barton and Gordy Haab, beat the other nominees, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, God of War Ragnarök, Hogwarts Legacy and Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical.
According to the Academy, the award “recognizes excellence in orchestral soundtrack albums composed predominantly of original recordings created specifically for or as an accompaniment to a video game or other interactive media published within the qualification period.”
This is actually the second year this category has existed at the Grammys. The first winner was Assassin’s Creed Valhalla: Dawn of Ragnarök, last year, which beat Aliens: Fireteam Elite, Call of Duty: Vanguard, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and Old World.
Then, the Academy’s CEL, Harvey Mason Jr., stated that “we are very excited to honor these diverse communities of music creators through new awards and recognitions, and we will continue to cultivate an environment that inspires change, progress and collaboration.”
“The academy’s top priority is to effectively represent the people of music, ensuring that our standards and guidelines reflect an ever-evolving industry.”