Sade Adu, Nigerian-British soul singer, has made the Oscars 2019 shortlist for ‘Best Original Song’.


‘The Big Unknown’, her second song in 2018 after a seven-year hiatus, was recorded for Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows’.

Produced by Aaron Taylor Dean, Ben Travers and Sade herself, ‘The Big Unknown’ is a soulful record that captures the heartfelt intensity of the movie.

In February, Adu recorded ‘Flower of the Universe’ for the Ava Dubvernay-directed live-action film, ‘A Wrinkle in Time’


A four-time Grammy Award winner, Adu has not attended an award show since 1985 although she won the Grammy for ‘Best New Artist’ in 1986.

Other Oscars shortlisted songs include Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s ‘All The Stars’ from Black Panther; Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s ‘Shallow’ from A Star Is Born.

Others include ‘The Place Where Lost Things Go’ and ‘Trip A Little Light Fantastic’ from the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns.


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