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La La Land (soundtrack)

La La Land: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack album to the 2016 film La La Land. The soundtrack album was released through Interscope Records on December 9, 2016. The album has peaked at number 2 on the US Billboard 200 and number 1 on the UK Albums Chart. At the 89th Academy Awards, the film won the Academy Awards for Best Original Score and Best Original Song for "City of Stars".[1]

La La Land: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
La La Land soundtrack.jpg
Soundtrack album by various artists
ReleasedDecember 9, 2016 (2016-12-09)
Recorded2016
Length45:53
LabelInterscope
Producer

Contents

CompositionEdit

The songs and score for La La Land were composed and orchestrated by Justin Hurwitz, film director Damien Chazelle's Harvard University classmate, who also worked on his two prior films.[2] The lyrics were written by Pasek and Paul,[3] except for "Start a Fire", which was written by John Legend, Hurwitz, Marius de Vries and Angélique Cinélu.

Track listingEdit

La La Land: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack[4]
No.TitlePerformersLength
1."Another Day of Sun"La La Land Cast3:48
2."Someone in the Crowd"Emma Stone, Callie Hernandez, Sonoya Mizuno and Jessica Rothe4:20
3."Mia & Sebastian's Theme"Justin Hurwitz1:38
4."A Lovely Night"Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone3:57
5."Herman's Habit"Justin Hurwitz1:52
6."City of Stars"Ryan Gosling1:51
7."Planetarium"Justin Hurwitz4:17
8."Summer Montage / Madeline"Justin Hurwitz2:05
9."City of Stars"Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone2:30
10."Start a Fire"John Legend3:12
11."Engagement Party"Justin Hurwitz1:27
12."Audition (The Fools Who Dream)"Emma Stone3:48
13."Epilogue"Justin Hurwitz7:39
14."The End"Justin Hurwitz0:46
15."City of Stars (Humming)" (featuring Emma Stone)Justin Hurwitz2:43
Total length:45:53

AccoladesEdit

Awards
Award Date of ceremony Category Recipient(s) and nominee(s) Result Ref.
Hollywood Music in Media Awards November 17, 2016 Best Original Score – Feature Film Justin Hurwitz Nominated [7][8]
Los Angeles Film Critics Association December 4, 2016 Best Music Justin Hurwitz, Pasek and Paul Won [9]
Critics' Choice Movie Awards December 11, 2016 Best Song "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" Nominated [10]
"City of Stars" Won
San Francisco Film Critics Circle December 11, 2016 Best Original Score Justin Hurwitz Nominated [11][12]
San Diego Film Critics Society December 12, 2016 Best Original Score La La Land Runner Up [13][14]
Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association December 13, 2016 Best Musical Score Justin Hurwitz Won [15]
Chicago Film Critics Association December 15, 2016 Best Original Score Justin Hurwitz Nominated [16]
St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association December 18, 2016 Best Music/Score Justin Hurwitz Won [17]
Best Soundtrack La La Land Runner Up
Best Song "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" Won
"City of Stars" Runner Up
IndieWire Critics Poll December 19, 2016 Best Original Score or Soundtrack La La Land 2nd Place [18]
Houston Film Critics Society January 6, 2017 Best Original Score Justin Hurwitz Won [19][20]
Best Original Song "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" Nominated
"City of Stars" Won
Golden Globe Awards January 8, 2017 Best Original Score Justin Hurwitz Won [21]
Best Original Song "City of Stars" Won
Denver Film Critics Society January 16, 2017 Best Original Score Justin Hurwitz Won [22]
British Academy Film Awards February 12, 2017 Best Film Music Justin Hurwitz Won [23]
Satellite Awards February 19, 2017 Best Original Score Justin Hurwitz Won [24]
Best Original Song "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" Nominated
"City of Stars" Won
Academy Awards February 26, 2017 Best Original Score Justin Hurwitz Won [25]
Best Original Song "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" Nominated
"City of Stars" Won
Grammy Awards January 28, 2018 Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media La La Land Won [26]
Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media Justin Hurwitz Won
Best Song Written for Visual Media "City of Stars" by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul Nominated
Best Arrangement, Instrumental and Vocals "Another Day of Sun" by Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul Nominated

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
France (SNEP)[70] Platinum 100,000*
Italy (FIMI)[71] Gold 25,000*
Japan (RIAJ)[72] Gold 100,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[73] Platinum 20,000*
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[74] Gold 20,000^
South Korea (Gaon Chart)[75] N/A 28,095[76][77]
United Kingdom (BPI)[78] Gold 147,000[79]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

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