Rihanna has been nominated for a 2023 Oscar nomination following a six-year hiatus from the Black Panther: Wakanda Forever soundtrack.
The emotional ballad serves as the lead single for the Ryan Coogler-directed sequel to Chadwick Boseman, who died of Cancer in 2020. Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna, and Coogler all worked on the song.
Tems issued a statement last year expressing his gratitude to Fenty's creator, and more about his work.
"I wanted to compose something that expresses my sincere gratitude to all the people I've lost in my life," she said. "I attempted to imagine what it would be like if I could sing to them now and express how much I miss them."
"Rihanna has been an inspiration to me, and hearing her speak this song is a great honor," she said.
The ballad sat at No. 1 on several Billboard charts, including the Billboard Hot R&B Songs, R&B Streaming Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs charts. It topped the Hot 100 at No. 2 in the 2023 Golden Globes.
The Oscar nomination for "Lift Me Up" goes up against Lady Gaga's "Hold My Hand" from Top Gun: Maverick, the RRR's "Naatu Naatu," as well as other high-profile original songs.
The Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, March 12th. Fans may see Rihanna perform the 53rd Super Bowl half-time performance beforehand this February.