Mark Ronson Talks About Grammy Nominations, Next Project, and Possible Collaboration with Ryan Gosling
Music News: Mark Ronson Receives Five Grammy Nominations for His Work on the ‘Barbie’ Soundtrack
Seven-time Grammy winner Mark Ronson recently appeared on the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast to discuss his five Grammy nominations for his work on the Barbie film’s soundtrack and score, including a Big Four nod for song of the year for co-writing Dua Lipa’s “Dance the Night.”
Grammy Awards: ‘Barbie’ Dominates Best Song Written for Visual Media Category with Four Nominations
Ronson expressed surprise and pride at the fact that four out of the five nominees in the best song written for visual media category are from the Barbie film, marking the first time a single project has achieved this feat since the category’s inception in 1988.
Billie Eilish Grammys: “I’m Just Ken” Makes the Cut for Best Original Song at the Oscars, But Other ‘Barbie’ Tracks Miss Out
Ronson also discussed the Oscar nomination for “I’m Just Ken,” which he co-wrote with Andrew Wyatt, and expressed disappointment that Dua Lipa’s “Dance the Night” and other songs from the Barbie soundtrack were not included in the category due to the Academy’s rule allowing only two songs from a single film.
New Artist: Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice’s “Barbie World” Merges Nicki Minaj and Aqua’s “Barbie Girl” on the Soundtrack
Ronson explained how Nicki Minaj’s involvement and the meteoric rise of Ice Spice during the soundtrack’s production led to the creation of “Barbie World,” which seamlessly combines Nicki’s “Barbie” persona with Aqua’s iconic “Barbie Girl.”
Awards Music: Mark Ronson Reflects on His First Grammys Experience as a Seat Filler and His Memorable Zoolander Moment
Ronson shared his memories of attending the Grammys for the first time as a teenage seat filler and his surreal experience of winning his first Grammy in 2008 for producing Amy Winehouse’s album Back to Black. He also recalled a comical incident during the ceremony when he tried to walk to the stage after his name was announced for record of the year, only to realize that Amy was accepting the award live from Camden.
Grammy Nominees 2023: Ronson’s Upcoming Album Inspired by His Book on DJing in Hip-Hop Clubs in the ’90s
Ronson revealed that he is currently working on a book about DJing in hip-hop clubs in New York City in the ’90s, and that this project is influencing his upcoming album, which will likely evoke the sounds and atmosphere of that era.