Kirby Gets Grammy Nomination, Courtesy of the 8-Bit Big Band

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It's a wonderful day for Nintendo's most powerful character. Though it's not directly Kirby who was nominated, a Grammy nomination for jazz orchestra The 8-Bit Big Band has been announced, thanks to their rendition of a Kirby Super Star track.

According to Destructoid, arrangers Charlie Rosen and Jake Silverman took this nomination. Their Fusion Big Band version of the track Meta Knight's Revenge got them the Grammy nomination, which was originally a part of SNES entry Kirby Super Star, released back in 1996.

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Kirby Gets Grammy Nomination, Courtesy of the 8-Bit Big Band

The band posted this news on their official Twitter account yesterday, celebrating their nomination and thanking those who have listened to the now Grammy-nominated track. If you're curious, you can listen to that below:


Based in New York City, The 8-Bit Big Band is comprised of 30-65 members, where they've previously released their own versions of tracks from various renowned game franchises. Most prominently, that includes Final Fantasy, Super Mario, and The Legend of Zelda. Make sure to follow us for more gaming news and updates as it happens.