Rossomando, 42, co-wrote the smash hit song “Shallow” for the “A Star Is Born” soundtrack, along with Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, and Andrew Wyatt. On Sunday night, Rossomando joined Gaga, Ronson, and Wyatt to perform the song at the 61st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
The songwriting team was up for two Grammys Sunday night, taking home the award for “Best Song Written For Visual Media”. They were also nominated for “Song of the Year”, but that award went to Childish Gambino for his track, “This is America”.
Gaga won a second Grammy Sunday night for “Shallow” in the “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” category, along with Bradley Cooper. She also won a third Grammy unrelated to “Shallow” in the “Best Pop Solo Performance” for her song “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?).
Rossomando began his musical career in local bands on stages in and around New Haven before moving onto stints with bands like The Damn Personals, The Libertines, and Dirty Pretty Things.
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In a January phone interview with the New Haven Register, Rossomando said that he is honored that the song has resonated with so many people.
“‘Shallow’ speaks to the power of vulnerability. I’m proud to have written it with friends and deeply touched that it resonates with so many people. An award is icing on a cake.”
Next up for Rossomando, Gaga, Ronson, and Wyatt is the Academy Awards, where “Shallow” has been nominated for “Best Original Song”. You can watch the Oscars live on News 8 on Sunday, February 24, starting at 8:00 p.m.