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Today is a landmark day for video games and their nearly half-century struggle to be recognized as a legitimate art medium. For the first time ever, a piece of music written specifically for a video game has been nominated for a Grammy award. And today, for the first time ever, that piece of music won the award for which it was nominated!

This year's Grammy award winner for "Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)" was none other than Christopher Tin's Baba Yetu (the theme song from Civilization IV - the best video game ever!).

Washington Post: Video Game song wins Grammy

The game, itself, may be 6 years old (has it been that long, really?), but the song is eligible for the award because it was included on Christopher Tin's Calling All Dawns compilation album released last year.

The song is a translation of "The Lord's Prayer" in Swahili and plays as the opening theme to the video game Civilization IV, which is (in this humble video game reviewer's opinion) the best video game ever made. Not to mention the most addictive, as the flowchart below demonstrates.

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