Cadillac Records: Music From The Motion Picture

Cadillac Records: Music From the Motion Picture is the Grammy-nominated soundtrack album to the Golden Globe nominated film Cadillac Records. The soundtrack features covers of classic songs from Chess Records' singers as performed by the film's stars including Golden Globe nominated actress and 16-time Grammy Award winning singer Beyoncé Knowles (as Etta James), Eamonn Walker (as Howlin' Wolf) and Jeffrey Wright (as Muddy Waters). It also features original songs from contemporary artists such as Knowles' sister, R&B singer Solange and Rapper Nas. The soundtrack has been released in single and double-disc editions.

The soundtrack was nominated for a 2010 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. It lost out to the soundtrack from Slumdog Millionaire. Additionally, Beyoncé's "At Last" won a Grammy for the Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance. Another one of the songs from the soundtrack, "Once In a Lifetime", also by Beyoncé, was nominated for a Grammy for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media. It lost out to "Jai Ho" from Slumdog Millionaire. The song was also nominated for Best Original Song at the 2008 Golden Globe Awards. Knowles' co-writers for the song were Amanda Ghost, Scott McFarnon, Ian Dench, James Dring and Jody Street. At the Golden Globes, "Once In a Lifetime" lost out to Bruce Springsteen's title track for the movie The Wrestler.

The soundtrack spent 48 weeks at number one of the Top Blues Albums and it has sold over 165,000 copies in the US.

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