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Miley Cyrus will have to wait for her Grammy

December 10, 2009 |  7:29 pm

Miley Cyrus' "The Climb" helped her cross over into a Nashville audience, but it won't net her a Grammy. The song has been removed from contention at the 2010 Grammy Awards because it was determined that the tune was not written specifically for the film "Hannah Montana: The Movie."

The slot then goes to the song that's next in line, in terms of votes, and that would be Karen O and the Kids' "All Is Love" from "Where the Wild Things Are." The film's director, Spike Jonze, broke the news, posting an e-mail of congrats from an Interscope employee. 

Read the message post by Jonze from the label's Matt LaMotte:

Hope you are all well. In an unexpected twist, one of the announced Grammy candidates for Best Song written for a Soundtrack has been disqualified after the fact (Miley Cyris in fact) ... Great news all around- it will be included in all ballots going soon to Grammy voters and we are working on a press release now.

"All Is Love" will compete for a Grammy for best song written for motion picture, television or other visual media. Other songs in the field include Paramore's "Decode" from "Twilight," A.R. Rahman's "Jai Ho" from "Slumdog Millionaire," Beyonce's "Once in a Lifetime" from "Cadillac Records" and Bruce Springsteen's "The Wrestler" from the film of the same name.

The Recording Academy issued a statement, noting that the group "goes to great lengths to review submissions through a meticulous and rigorous screening process, which includes gathering various music industry professionals to evaluate material and ensure the fairness and integrity of this process. Despite this procedure, there are rare occasions where changes are required even after the screenings."

The release from the Recording Academy reads that Walt Disney Records, which issued the soundtrack, "verified that the song was not written specifically for the film." The soundtrack to "Hannah Montana: The Movie" has sold 1.7 million copies in the U.S. since its release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Cyrus' "The Climb," a song Pop & Hiss wrote was one of the rare Miley ballads that was on par with some of her more spunky teen pop, was not submitted for Oscar contention, according to our Oscar friends at Gold Derby. However, the soundtrack's "Butterfly Fly Away" should be in contention for an Academy Award. A total of six songs from the "Hannah Montana" soundtrack was submitted for Oscar consideration, writes Gold Derby.

The joyously bouncy tune from Karen O and the Kids may have a tough time besting Springsteen, "Slumdog Millionaire" or Grammy favorite Beyonce, but Karen O's band, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, is also in the running for best alternative album for "It's Blitz."

--Todd Martens

Above: A fan-made YouTube video for "All Is Love."


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