The lone eligible track is 'Shallow,' sung by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga, which made the cut by coming out before the Oct. 1 deadline.
As A Star Is Born shoots past $250 million at the global box office, its soundtrack sits atop Billboard charts for the third consecutive week since dropping Oct. 5. A release date of only five days earlier would have made the 34-track album eligible for Grammy nominations, so why did the filmmakers hold out?
Producer Lynette Howell explains to THR that it was a very specific decision made with spoilers in mind. “We didn’t want to release the soundtrack before the movie because the soundtrack really is the story of the film. There are multiple tracks in there that are soundbites from the film and so it was really important that people experience them simultaneously and it was important to Bradley that audiences got a chance to experience the movie first or at least alongside," she explained.