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Civilization IV Breaks Grammy Record

The opening theme to Civilization IV has made history by becoming the first ever video game song to receive a Grammy nomination.

Being based in the UK, we have no clue what a Grammy is or does, but laud the achievement anyway. Composer Christopher Tin – who also has a nomination in the Best Classical Crossover Album category for his debut, album, Calling All Dawns – will discover whether he has picked up the gongs on 13 February 2011 at the 53rd annual awards.

The nomination is for Baba Yetu, and will compete in the Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists category. The song features the Soweto Gospel Choir, a distinct lack of Vuvuzelas, and can be heard below:

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