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A cover of a Kirby song just won a Grammy

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Kirby is officially a Grammy Award winner – well, at least in the mind. The pink, bulbous creature helped Charlie Rosen and Jake Silverman earn a Grammy for best arrangement, instrumental or acapella for their take on Meta Knight’s Revenge from the 1996 classic Kirby Superstar† The cover was originally performed by the aptly named 8-Bit Big Band, a 30- to 65-member orchestra that specializes in putting their own spin on video game music.

In the past, the 8-bit big band Has performed Zelda’s lullaby of the Ocarina of Time, Fourside from earthboundBig Blue from F-Zero, and much more. You can listen to the performance of the group of the redesigned Meta Knight’s Revenge in the inclusion above — it’s a real jazzy take on the original trackand dare I say, sounds even better than Nintendo’s Remake included Super Smash Bros

Video game music isn’t often nominated for a Grammy, but this win is especially timely given the recent release of Kirby and the Forgotten Land† In 2011, the song Baba Yetu from Civilization IV won a Grammy after they were re-released in a separate album. trip was nominated for best soundtrack for visual media in 2012, but ended losing The girl with the dragon tattoo

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