The Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media (including its previous names) is the Grammy Award awarded to songs written for films, television, video games or other visual media. The award goes to the composer(s) of the winning song, not to the performing artist(s), unless the artist is also the composer. Through the years it has been awarded, since 1988, it has gone through several name changes.
|Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media|
|Awarded for||quality film/television songs|
|Presented by||National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences|
|First awarded||1988 ("Somewhere Out There" from An American Tail)|
|Currently held by||Billie Eilish, FINNEAS, "No Time To Die" from No Time To Die (2021)|
Multiple winners and nomineesEdit
Alan Menken has the most wins (five times). After him, Randy Newman has three wins while James Horner, Howard Ashman, T Bone Burnett and Lady Gaga have two wins each. Alan Menken and Lady Gaga are the only artists to win this category in consecutive years.
Diane Warren has the most nominations with ten, followed by Alan Menken with nine, Babyface and Randy Newman with seven, James Horner, T Bone Burnett, Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez, Howard Ashman and Stephen Schwartz with four each, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Tim Rice, Michael Kamen and Taylor Swift with three each (all of them won at least one Grammy).
Sting and Beyoncé are the most nominated artists without wins (nominated three times). Stephen Sondheim, Elton John, U2, Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Eric Clapton were nominated two times without winning. Babyface was the artist with more nominations in a single year with 3 nominations in 1997 but failed to win the award that year. The 2018 film A Star Is Born is the first to be nominated and win two years in a row.
|James Horner, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil||"Somewhere Out There", An American Tail|||
|Al Jarreau & Lee Holdridge||"Moonlighting", Moonlighting|
|Franke Pevite, John DeNicola & Donald Markowitz||"(I've Had) The Time of My Life", Dirty Dancing|
|Diane Warren & Albert Hammond||"Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now", Mannequin|
|Patrick Leonard & Madonna||"Who's That Girl", Who's That Girl|
|Phil Collins & Lamont Dozier||"Two Hearts", Buster|||
|Albert Hammond & John Bettis||"One Moment in Time", 1988 Summer Olympics|
|Donald Fagen||"Century's End", Bright Lights, Big City|
|Mike Love, Terry Melcher, John Phillips & Scott McKenzie||"Kokomo", Cocktail|
|George Fenton & Jonas Gwangwa||"Cry Freedom", Cry Freedom|
- 1988–1999: The Grammy Award for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television
- 2000–2011: The Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
- 2012–present: The Grammy Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media
- "The Climb", written by Jessi Alexander and Jon Mabe and featured in Hannah Montana: The Movie, was originally nominated but was withdrawn by Walt Disney Records because it had not been written specifically for a film as the category's eligibility rules require. NARAS released a statement thanking Disney for its honesty and announcing that "The Climb" had been replaced by "All Is Love", with the fifth highest initial votes.
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