In his career, Elton John has won five Grammys and a Grammy Legend Award. Now, the actor who played him in the biopic Rocketman has gotten his own Grammy nomination.
Taron Egerton is nominated in the catgory of ‘Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media’ for the movie’s soundtrack, which offers his takes on classics like Your Song and Crocodile Rock. It also features Taron’s duet with Elton, (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again, written by Elton and Bernie Taupin.
“I didn’t see that coming! Bloody hell!” Taron wrote on Instagram, next to a screenshot of the nominations list.
The Rocketman soundtrack is the only album in the category credited to just one person. Most of the other contenders — which include the soundtracks to The Lion King and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood — are credited to ‘Various Artists.’
However, another nominee for ‘Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media’ — the soundtrack to A Star Is Born — is credited to Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.
Winners will be revealed on Sunday, January 26, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on CBS.