During Sunday night’s 64th Annual Grammy Awards, something really interesting happened: Kirby won a Grammy.
Okay, well, technically, Kirby didn’t win the Grammy, but the winners, the 8-Bit Band, won for their cover of “Meta Knight’s Revent,” a song from the pink blob’s 1996 game Kirby Superstar.
The 8-Bit Band won the Grammy for Best Arrangement, Instrumental, or A Capella category, and this marks the second time that a song from a video game has won a Grammy since 2011.
The creator of Kirby, Masahiro Sakurai, posted to Twitter about the award saying “I’m surprised.”
— 桜井 政博 / Masahiro Sakurai (@Sora_Sakurai) April 4, 2022
Meanwhile, the co-arranger of the piece, Charlie Rosen, celebrated on Twitter, saying “long live video game music”. The other co-arranger, Jake Silverman, also posted to Twitter about the win including a short video of them receiving the award.