Ubisoft Wins First Grammy Award for Video Game Music for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Stephanie Economou is the first video game music composer to win a Grammy Award. She owes her prize to her work on Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

Along with Beyoncé, Harry Style or Adele Stephanie, Economou was also entitled to her moment of fame. The 65th Grammy Awards honored video game music for the first time in its history. American composer Stephanie Economou received the award for her work on Dawn of Ragnarok, an expansion pack for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.

“I didn’t have high hopes for this category because I’m new to video game music and I’m facing giants and veterans,” the musician said.

“Important step”

In the past, Stephanie Economou has mainly created music for films and TV series. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is the first video game for which she composed music. Flagship license publisher Ubisoft has entrusted him with the musical themes for the latest two paid expansions: The Siege of Paris and Rise of Ragnarok.

Prior to the ceremony, Stephanie Economou said she was “honored” to be one of the nominees for the opening in this category. She also explained to AFP that this new award represents “an important step for people to finally acknowledge that video games have been in the air for a long time.”

The Dawn of Ragnarök expansion was released on March 10, 2022. It adds many quests to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and allows the player to embody Odin. The goal is to save the son of a Norse god who has been kidnapped by an evil being.

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