Jamala's Star is Rising: Soundtrack of 'Eurovision' Movie Nominated for Grammy 2021

Canan Kevser
25 November 2020, 20:36
Canan Kevser
25 November 2020, 20:36

The soundtrack called The Story Of Fire Saga, which made for the movie "Eurovision Song Contest" with the participation of Crimean Tatar singer Jamala, has nominated for 2021 Grammy Awards.

The film directed by David Dobkin has been nominated in the "Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media" category.

It is a prestigious category, with the three most recent winners being A Star Is Born, The Greatest Showman and La La Land. So, Fire Saga is up against some fierce competition.

Eurovision Song Contest - The Story Of Fire Saga premiered on June 26 on the streaming platform Netflix.

Jamala not only took part in the soundtrack but also played herself in one of the episodes of the film. The shooting of the scene with Jamala took place at the famous 15th century Knebworth House Castle in the English county of Hertfordshire. 

The castle is famous for its previous screenings in the movies such as Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and The King Speaks.

Crimean Tatar Singer Jamala

Jamala, whose full name is Susana Dzhamaladinova, is a Crimean Tatar singer who was born in Kyrgyzstan in 1983, where her family settled after her grandparents were deported under Stalin.

She started her music career in 2005. Jamala became known after her participation at The New Wave 2009, the International Contest of Young Pop Singers in Jurmala, Latvia. The singer was awarded with the grand prize.

Later Jamala won the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, on behalf of Ukraine, with the song "1944."

She performs music of her own composition in different genres from jazz, soul, rhythm & blues to pop.