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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced X Japan's "La Venus" as one of the songs in contention for a nomination for this year's "Best Original Song" at the 89th Academy Awards®. YOSHIKI -- songwriter, drummer, classically-trained pianist and the creative force of X Japan -- wrote "La Venus" for We Are X, the critically acclaimed music documentary on the iconic Japanese rock group X Japan. The nominations for the 89th Oscars® will be announced Tuesday, January 24, 2017. The Oscars® will take place Sunday, February 26, 2017 at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

“La Venus” the single will be released via Sony Legacy Recordings and available everywhere in early 2017.

“Sony Music Entertainment’s Legacy Recordings is thrilled to be releasing the new single, ‘La Venus’ from X Japan’s feature documentary, We Are X," says Adam Block, President of Sony Legacy Recordings. “It’s a beautiful, powerful track from a stunning film that we hope will be considered for a nomination for best song from a feature film at this year’s Academy Awards.”

Watch as YOSHIKI describes “La Venus” and its role in the film We Are X
VIDEO: "La Venus" - https://youtu.be/86Jm8gFXbcI

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