Oscar nominations 2023: Rihanna earns 1st Oscar nomination for 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' song 'Lift Me Up'

The global superstar is now an Oscar nominee as well.

January 24, 2023, 11:06 AM

Global superstar Rihanna is officially an Oscar nominee.

The singer, known for hits such as "Diamonds," "We Found Love" and "Umbrella," earned her first Oscar nomination Tuesday morning for best original song for "Lift Me Up" from the film "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever."

Rihanna was also nominated for a Golden Globe for the song, but was ultimately beat out by "Naatu Naatu" from "RRR."

PHOTO: Rihanna attends the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Jan. 10, 2023, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Rihanna attends the 80th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Jan. 10, 2023, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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"Lift Me Up" was released in October as the lead single from the "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" soundtrack.

The song marked Rihanna's first new music since the release of her 2016 album "Anti." It was written by Nigerian singer-songwriter Tems, Oscar-winning composer Ludwig G?ransson, Rihanna and "Black Panther" director Ryan Coogler as a tribute to Chadwick Boseman, who died in August 2020 after a yearslong battle with colon cancer.

Tems, G?ransson and Coogler are also Oscar-nominated for the song.

PHOTO: Rihanna attends Marvel Studios' "Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever" Premiere at Dolby Theatre, Oct. 26, 2022, in Hollywood, Calif.
Rihanna attends Marvel Studios' "Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever" Premiere at Dolby Theatre, Oct. 26, 2022, in Hollywood, Calif.
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"After speaking with Ryan and hearing his direction for the film and the song, I wanted to write something that portrays a warm embrace from all the people that I've lost in my life," Tems said in a press release at the time. "I tried to imagine what it would feel like if I could sing to them now and express how much I miss them."

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"Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" earned a total of five Oscar nominations. In addition to best original song, Angela Bassett earned a best supporting actress nomination for her performance as Queen Ramonda, and the film also earned nominations for best costume design, best makeup and hairstyling, and best visual effects.

See the full list of Oscar nominees here.

ABC News' Andrea Tuccillo contributed to this report.

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