Ryan Gosling‘s track, ‘I’m Just Ken,’ featured in the Barbie soundtrack, has secured a Grammy nomination, adding to the list of accolades for the artist. The unveiling of nominations for the 67th annual Grammy Awards, dominated by SZA with nine nods, occurred in a livestream hosted on the official Grammys YouTube channel.
The winners of the prestigious awards will be disclosed during the ceremony scheduled for February 4, 2024, at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California. For the complete list of nominations, interested parties can refer to the official Grammys website.
2/2: Congratulations 66th #GRAMMYs Best Song Written For Visual Media nominees: "I'm Just Ken" [From 'Barbie The Album'] – @ryangosling; "Lift Me Up" – @rihanna; and "What Was I Made For?" [From 'Barbie The Album'] – @billieeilish. Watch live: https://t.co/zovEzgeZPG— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) November 10, 2023
Gosling’s nomination falls within the ‘Best Song Written for Visual Media’ category, where he faces competition from other tracks from the Barbie soundtrack. Billie Eilish‘s ‘What Was I Made For,’ Dua Lipa’s ‘Dance The Night,’ Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice Featuring Aqua‘s ‘Barbie World,’ and Rihanna‘s ‘Lift Me Up’ from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever join Gosling in this category.
The success of the Barbie soundtrack has been notable, with ‘I’m Just Ken’ contributing to the film’s appeal. In a revealing statement, director Greta Gerwig shared her determination to retain the dance sequence set to Gosling’s song in Barbie. During a Screen Talk conversation at the BFI London Film Festival, Gerwig recounted the challenges she faced in defending the creative choice. The sequence, soundtracked by ‘I’m Just Ken,’ written by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt, drew inspiration from the 1952 classic ‘Singin’ In The Rain,’ featuring a dream ballet within a dream ballet.
Barbie, directed by Gerwig, has achieved remarkable success, emerging as the highest-grossing movie of the year worldwide and securing the position of the highest-grossing film ever directed by a female. The film’s global acclaim further solidifies its place in cinematic history.