‘Naatu Naatu’ beats Rihanna, Lady Gaga on Oscars for Best Original Song

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: View of the stage during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The global sensation “Naatu Naatu” has won the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 95th Annual Academy Awards, completing its path to the Oscars.

“Naatu Naatu” from the film “RRR” has been a global hit since its release in November 2021.

M.M. Keeravani composed the upbeat Indian Telugu language anthem, with lyrics by Chandrabose. Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava recorded and performed it for the 2022 soundtrack of the Oscar-nominated film “RRR.”

“Naatu Naatu” makes Indian history the first song from an Indian film to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

The song also made history when it won the Golden Globe for Best Original Song at the 80th Golden Globe Awards earlier this year, becoming the first Indian and Asian song to do so.

During the awards season, the song triumphed by winning the two biggest music awards in the film awards season.

It beat out Taylor Swift’s “Carolina,” Lady Gaga’s “Hold My Hand,” Guillermo Del Torro’s “Ciao Papa,” Rihanna, Tems, and Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” at the Golden Globes.

On the other hand, Diane Warren was added to the list in the Oscars category for “Applause” from “Tell It Like A Woman.”

Meanwhile, Mitski, David Byrne, and Son Lux were nominated for “Everything Everywhere All At Once” for their song “This Is A Life.”

“Naatu Naatu” eventually triumphed.

The energetic performance of “Naatu Naatu” at the Oscars brought the entire Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California, to their feet.

According to Indian Express, Prem Rakshith, the film’s choreographer, said it took over a hundred steps to complete the song.

Rakshith reflected on his win:

“I have done more than 1000 songs but those songs never went to Oscars. Because of this movie (RRR), it went there. Otherwise, I can’t imagine going there. It is because RRR is so good and the way it is presented that everyone has enjoyed the movie and the song. I am so thankful to Rajamouli sir. This is his vision and his hard work.”