“Let It Go,” the breakout anthem from the Disney animated film “Frozen,” won the Oscar for Best Original Song last March, making songwriter Robert Lopez only the 12th person ever to complete the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony), the youngest ever to do so at age 39, and the first to win all four within a decade. But even though he has completed his clean sweep of the top showbiz prizes, he could make the rounds yet again at the Grammys with the crossover hit.
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“Let it Go” currently leads our predictions for Song of the Year, the Grammys’ top songwriting award, with 9/4 odds. It’s followed closely by “Stay with Me” by newcomer Sam Smith (written by Smith, James Napier, and William Phillips), which gets 10/3 odds, and Sia‘s “Chandelier” (written by Sia and Jesse Shatkin) with 11/2 odds.
However, in the race for Record of the Year – which awards the artist, producers, engineers, and mixers – “Let it Go,” performed by Tony-winner Idina Menzel, ranks third. Tipped to win instead is its Oscar-rival “Happy” by Pharrell Williams (from “Despicable Me 2“). It would be the second straight ROTY prize for Williams, who won last year with Daft Punk for “Get Lucky.”
Either song would be an uncharacteristic choice for the recording academy. The last time a song from a motion picture won Grammys for Record and Song was Celine Dion‘s “My Heart Will Go On” (from “Titanic”) in 1998, and the last time one was nominated was Eminem‘s “Lose Yourself” (from “8 Mile”) in 2003.
However, few movie songs these days have had the crossover appeal of “Happy” and “Let it Go”: “Happy” was a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified six-times platinum in the US, while “Let it Go” reached the top five and went five-times platinum.
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