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'Straight Outta Compton' Soundtrack Lands 2017 Grammy Nomination

By Wanda J Coppage wanda.coppage@musictimes.com | Dec 06, 2016 12:28 PM EST

Straight Outta Compton continues to receive rave reviews and accolades for its phenomenal screenplay and actors. Now, it's being recognized by the recording academy for the film's music with a 2017 GRAMMY nomination in catergory for Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media category.

The nominees for the 59th Annual Grammy Awards were announced and the 2015 Summer box office smash hit, Straight of Compton made the cut for its digital soudtrack, Straight Outta Compton: Music from the Motion Picture.

The 17-track album featured previously recorded music from the West Coast rap group, N.W.A., and solo performances from Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and Eazy E. Digitally released by Universal Music Enterprises, the soundtrack reached number one on the Billboard rap albums chart in 2016.

The N.W.A. group members - Ice Cube; Dr. Dre, Eazy E, MC Ren and DJ Yella also received the high honor of becoming 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees after the success of their film.

In fact, according to the hall of fame, it was "the film's success [that] connected the group to yet another generation, and served to reignite N.W.A's back catalogue..." ultimately landing the group yet another accolade for their music and the film - a 2017 Grammy nomination and possibly even a win.

The film's soundtrack is nominated along with the 2015 British documentary, Amy, based on the life of deceased singer Amy Winehouse; and Miles Ahead, the 2015 film documenting the life of Miles Davis.

Also nominated in the "Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media" category are this year's films, Suicide Squad and Vinyl: The Essentials Season 1.

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