Civ IV’s Christopher Tin wins first Grammy for videogames

If you remember 2005’s Civilization IV, then you might remember the game’s opening menu theme, “Baba Yetu”, an epic three and a half minute diddy with an African flair to it. In case you don’t remember, rest assured that The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences did, as composer Christopher Tin took the award for “Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalists” last night at the Grammys, making “Baba Yetu” the first piece of videogame music to take home a Grammy.

With any luck, videogames will get the same, if not greater, recognition now that Tin got the ball rolling–only time will tell.

And in case you forgot how “Baba Yetu” goes, above is a music video to help get your memory jogging.