As you might have seen the Critics Choice Awards were announced last Monday (Dec 13). One of the highlights for me was that we have Jay-Z vs Beyonce both nominated for the best original song category. This made the awards show a lot more interesting and would love to be a fly on the wall in their house as I imagine their is some fun loving smack talk about to go down.
Beyoncé is nominated for her co-writing of the song “Be Alive” from the King Richard movie. Jay-Z is nominated for his part in co-writing “Guns Go Bang” from movie The Harder They Fall.
Beyoncé is well known for her unique voice and music style. She is also one of the best dancers in the world. Beyoncé has released many albums, including “I am…Sasha Fierce” which features songs like “Single Ladies”, “Irreplaceable”, and “Halo”.
Many people think that Beyoncé remains one of the best singers in pop because she continues to break ground in the music industry with every album release.
Beyoncé often collaborates with other artists when writing songs. One example is her song “Run The World (Girls)” with Shakira.
Beyoncé is one of the most iconic singers of our time. She has won numerous awards, including 22 Grammy Awards. In February 2017, she announced that she was pregnant with twins. Her pregnancy was very high-profile and she documented her journey on Instagram. In August 2017, she gave birth to two healthy babies (Sir and Rumi Carter).
After her pregnancy, many people expected Beyoncé to take a break from music. Instead, she returned to the spotlight in 2018 with an album called “Homecoming” which is based on her performance at the Coachella Music Festival. That is some dedication if you ask me.
Jay-Z has been making waves in the music industry for decades. Jay-Z is one of the most successful rappers in history. He has had many top hits, including “Empire State of Mind”, “Show Me What You Got”, and “Izzo (H.O.V.A.)”.
He first rose to fame as a rapper and producer, and he has incorporated these skills into his business ventures as well. He first had success as part of the rap group The JAY Zs. His solo career was launched with his debut album, The Blueprint, which reached number one on the US Billboard 200 Album charts. This award-winning album included several popular singles, including “I Just Wanna Love U (Give it 2 Me)” and “Takeover.”
Jay-Z is also an entrepreneur who founded the company Rocawear which was active until 2007. Rocawear still exists but is now mainly carried by third parties rather than by Jay-Z’s company. Jay-Z has also started selling other products such as his Armoursuit brand of men’s suits and he is an owner of the Brooklyn Nets basketball team.
Since 2012, Jay-Z’s career has been highlighted by his marriage to Beyoncé, another talented performer like himself.
Other Notable Critics Choice Awards Nominees
Jay-Z vs Beyonce is not the only excitement from the nominee list at the Critics Choice Awards. Other notable nominations include:
Kid Cudi is owning the best song category with two of the five nominations. He co-wrote “Guns Go Bang” with Jay-Z and also co-wrote “Just Look Up” from Don’t Look Up. If he receives the same nominations for the Oscars, it will be the first time in 36 years that a songwriter has been nominated for two songs in the same year (the last time it happened was Lionel Ritchie with “Say You, Say Me” from the movie White Nights and his song “Sister” from The Color Purple.)
Up for best original score is one of my favorite soundtracks from 2021, Dune by Hans Zimmer. It has some stiff competition as my other favorite soundtrack is also up for the award. Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood for his score of The Power of the Dog.
When is the Critic Choice Awards 2022?
The 27th Critics Choice Awards will be on Sunday, Jan 9, 2022. It is presented live on The CW Network and TBS, and held at the Fairmont Century Plaza.
Beyonce vs Jay-Z Part II
Of course what is a good battle if we do not get a sequel? We may be treated to just that if the Oscar nominations follow in line with the Critics Choice Awards and both Jay-Z and Beyonce are nominated again. This would be the first time a married couple has competed against each other in the same category at the Oscars.
It is no surprise that Jay-Z and Beyonce are nominated for the best original song category at the 2021 Critics Choice Awards. Both artists have been making waves in their respective music genres, with multiple Grammy awards to boot. While they both may seem like lock ups for this award come Oscar time, it will be interesting to see if their nominations end up mirroring each other or not. This would actually make history as a married couple has never competed against each other in an Academy Award category before!
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