Video Game Music Wins Grammy Award

By Colin Tan on February 13, 2011, 10:15PM EDT

The very first musical score from a video game has just won a Grammy Award! For the first time in history, Christopher Tin's "Baba Yetu" track from Civilization IV was awarded the Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) award. Tin's album "Calling All Dawns" also won the Grammy for Best Classicial Crossover Album.

Tin attributes the success of Baba Yetu to video game concert, Video Games Live, coordinated and performed by acclaimed composer Jack Wall and CEO Tommy Tallarico.

"The fact that this song has had a life outside of the game is owed almost entirely to Video Games Live. They were the first to bring this music to concert stages around the world and to places I had never dreamed possible," said Tin.

Tallarico added: "We're so proud of Christopher's Grammy Award victory and what he has accomplished. This historic moment will continue to bridge the gap between mainsteam music and video games. It is an honor to perform his music in our show."

You can watch Baba Yetu performed below, enjoy.

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