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21 Famous Singers Who Won An Academy Award

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Isaac Hayes

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The late singer and actor gained tons of recognition because of his musical score for Shaft. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1972 for “Theme from Shaft,” which made him the third African American to win an Oscar and the first to win in that category. “Theme from Shaft” also won two Grammy Awards: one for Best Instrumental Arrangement and one for Best Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special. It’s still pretty popular to this day, having been played in shows like The Simpsons, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Scrubs.

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