Hamden native Rossomando performs, and wins, at the Grammys

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Just weeks after winning a Golden Globe for “Best Original Song”, Hamden native Anthony Rossomando has now added a Grammy to his collection, with an Oscar nomination ahead.

Rossomando, 42, co-wrote the smash hit song “Shallow” for the “A Star Is Born” soundtrack, along with Lady GagaMark 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.

Anthony Rossomando (left, electric guitar) performs with co-writers Mark Ronson (middle, acoustic guitar) Lady Gaga (center), and Andrew Wyatt (left, behind Rossomando) during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards (Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

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’?).

Mark Ronson, from left, Andrew Wyatt, Lady Gaga, and Anthony Rossomando arrive at the 61st annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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.”

Anthony Rossomando (left) and Andrew Wyatt (right) attend the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

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.

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