The song in question will be ‘Once Upon A Dream’, the theme song from the soundtrack to the imminent Disney film Maleficient. It is expected to be available for purchase on iTunes once the Grammys ceremony has finished.
Maleficient is a new take on Sleeping Beauty, telling the story from the perspective of the villain. The film stars Angelina Jolie and will be released in cinemas in the UK on May 30. You can watch a trailer for the movie at the bottom of the page.
Del Rey also contributed a song to the soundtrack of The Great Gatsby and was reported to have become the victim of a smear campaign after a fake letter circulated, claiming she had been disqualified from the Oscars’ Best Original Song Category.
The singer was nominated for ‘Young and Beautiful’, which featured on the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 film. However, it has been reported that an anonymous party has been sending out fake letters to members of the Academy Awards voting board, incorrectly stating that the song is ineligible for the prize, writes Deadline.
Deadline says that a printout of an online article, with the Variety title attached to it, was sent out, stating that the song was disqualified from the category because of the film’s changed release date. Warner Brothers subsequently checked the piece and found it had never been published on the Variety site.