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Sampha, Sade, Kendrick Lamar & SZA Have Been Shortlisted for the Oscars' Best Original Song Category

Here are the tracks that these amazing artists are receiving the well-deserved nod for.

As Oscar Sunday approaches on February 24, 2019, the Academy has been announcing the nominations and shortlists of who will be in the running to take home the golden statue.

The latest category to keep an eye out for is 'Best Original Song.' Sampha, Sade and Kendrick Lamar's collab with SZA have made the shortlist, The Fader reports. We'll have to wait until January to get the scoop on the final nomination.

Dive into the tracks that these amazing artists are receiving the shortlist nod for.


"Treasure" by Sampha from Beautiful Boy

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"The Big Unknown" by Sade from Widows

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"All the Stars" by Kendrick Lamar + SZA from Black Panther

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Here are the remaining tracks that made the 'Best Original Song' shortlist:

"When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings," from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
"Revelation" by Troye Sivan and Jonsi from Boy Erased
"Girl In The Movies" by Dolly Parton from Dumplin'
"We Won't Move" by Arlissa from The Hate U Give
"The Place Where Lost Things Go" from Mary Poppins Returns
"Trip A Little Light Fantastic" from Mary Poppins Returns
"Keep Reachin'" by Mark Ronson and Quincy Jones from Quincy
"I'll Fight" by Jennifer Hudson from RBG
"A Place Called Slaughter Race" from Ralph Breaks the Internet
"OYAHYTT" by the Coup from Sorry to Bother You
"Shallow" by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga from A Star Is Born
"Suspirium" by Thom Yorke from Suspiria
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These are the hottest tracks from East Africa released in the month of September.

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