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Assassin's Creed Valhalla wins best game soundtrack at Grammys

Stephanie Economou recognised for her work on the Dawn of Ragnarok expansion

Assassin's Creed Valhalla's main character Eivor looks over a battlefield
Image credit: Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Valhalla

Stephanie Economou won the Best Score Soundtrack for Video Games and Other Interactive Media award for Assassin's Creed Valhalla at the Grammys yesterday.

Economou was specifically rewarded for her work on Assassin's Creed Valhalla's Dawn of Ragnarok expansion.

The 65th annual Grammy Awards were rewarding game soundtracks in their own category for the first time this year, with Assassin's Creed Valhalla nominated alongside Aliens: Fireteam Elite, Call Of Duty: Vanguard, Marvel's Guardians Of The Galaxy, and Old World. The nominees had been announced in November.

The Recording Academy had announced the games soundtrack category back in June.

Video games have been eligible alongside film and TV at the Grammys since 2011, with Baba Yetu, a song written for Civilization 4, becoming the first ever music originally composed for a video game to win a Grammy award.

But despite being allegedly considered on a par with television and cinema in the best score category since then, the only game that ever got a nomination was Journey in 2012, as reported by Variety.

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Marie Dealessandri: Marie joined in 2019 to head its Academy section. A journalist since 2012, she started in games in 2016. She can be found (rarely) tweeting @mariedeal, usually on a loop about Baldur’s Gate and the Dead Cells soundtrack. GI resident Moomins expert.
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