The Great Gatsby Soundtrack : 3x Grammy Nominations!
The Great Gatsby soundtrack was nominated for a Grammy Award in 3x categories ‘Best Compilation Soundtrack’, ‘Best Score Soundtrack’, and ‘Best Song Written For Visual Media’ with “Young And Beautiful” by Lana Del Rey & Rick Nowels
The Great Gatsby soundtrack, executive produced by Jay-Z, landed at the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 135,488 copies. Mastered by Tony Dawsey, assistant mastering by Tim Boyce.
The Baz Luhrmann directed movie, The Great Gatsby opened in U.S. theaters on May 10.
Monsted and Luhrmann’s latest collaboration, the much buzzed about Gatsby soundtrack, is perhaps their most ambitious yet. The idea to fuse traditional jazz with modern-day hip-hop, sometimes in the middle of a song, came from Luhrmann after Leonardo DiCaprio introduced him to Jay-Z, who was recording “No Church in the Wild” at the Mercer Hotel for his Watch the Throne album with Kanye West. Immediately the song was commandeered for the film, as was Jay-Z himself, who agreed to contribute music — though his participation eventually earned him executive producer credit for the soundtrack. He identified with the aspirations of the movie’s title character, who mirrored the hip-hop fascination with money, power, violence and sex…The album’s centerpiece — and certainly the film score’s — is Lana Del Rey and Rick Nowel’s “Young and Beautiful,” which repeats throughout the movie, a haunting, sad lament for the ill-fated Gatsby-Daisy romance that mirrors the singer’s own poor-little-rich-girl persona.” — Hollywood Reporter