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Lin-Manuel Miranda Reveals the Song He Was Conceived To

Lin-Manuel Miranda is opening up about the song his parents were listening to when they conceived him!

The 37-year-old Hamilton actor made the revelation during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which aired on Monday (February 13).

“For a while, VH1 was airing American Bandstand a lot, and one day ‘I Will Survive’ came on, and my parents played that song to death, so I changed the channel,” Lin-Manuel said. “My dad comes running in from the other room and says, ‘Don’t you ever change the channel on that song! You were conceived to that song in 1979!’”

Lin-Manuel also talked about his Oscar nomination for Moana and how he is in the running for an EGOT.

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Oscars 2017: Performers Announced for Five Nominated Songs!

The performers for the upcoming 2017 Oscars have been announced and its bound to be an amazing show with these talented stars!

There are five nominees for Best Original Song for four different movies and all of the songs will be performed at the show.

Click inside to find out who is performing… More Here! »

'Mary Poppins Returns' Begins Production, Official Plot Revealed

Emily Blunt is set to play the world’s most beloved nanny in Mary Poppins Returns and the official synopsis for the movie has been revealed!

Production has begun on the film, co-starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, and directed by Rob Marshall.

Also starring in the movie, set to be released on Christmas Day 2018, are Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Ben Whishaw, Emily Mortimer, and Julie Walters. The new Banks children will be played by Pixie Davies, Nathanael Saleh, and Joel Dawson.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Could Become Youngest EGOT Winner on Oscars Sunday!

Lin-Manuel Miranda was nominated for a 2017 Oscar this morning for his work on the Moana song “How Far I’ll Go” which was nominated for Best Original Song – which means he could join the prestigious club of EGOT winners!

“That notion of staring at the horizon and wanting to know what’s on the other side of that. That’s a universal feeling, especially when you’re a teenager and everything’s a possibility and the distance between you and your dreams is like an enormous gulf. That’s what I tried to tap into,” Lin-Manuel said of his nomination.

When asked about EGOT’ing, he replied, “It’s so crazy, dude! I’m an Academy Awards dork. I’d cry at the Chuck Workman montages. I’d wait for them to shout out to Bill Conti when he was conducting. I’d memorize Billy Crystal’s monologues that he used to write with Marc Shaiman, who I’m working on with Mary Poppins Returns right now, so to get to go to that party is really a great thrill.”

If you didn’t know, an EGOT is someone who has gone on to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony. He has one Emmy (for his work writing for the Tonys), two Grammys (for Hamilton and In the Heights‘ Best Musical Theater Album) and three Tonys (for In the Heights and Hamilton). Lin-Manuel would be the youngest winner – the next youngest is 41 and Lin-Manuel is 37!

Best of luck, Lin-Manuel!

The Oscars will air on Sunday (February 26).

Click inside to see a full list of those who have EGOT’ed in the past…More Here! »

Lin-Manuel Miranda Would Return to the White House While Donald Trump is in Office

Lin-Manuel Miranda isn’t opposed to visiting the White House while Donald Trump is in office.

The 36-year-old Hamilton creator, who performed at the White House with the musical’s cast earlier this year, said he would come back if he was invited.

“I mean, yeah. I don’t know what that invite looks like, honestly, but yeah. I think it’s been a hell of a year, and something that I have been proud of [with Hamilton] is that people on lots of different sides of the political spectrum have responded well to the show,” he said during an interview on Elliott Wilson and Brian “B.Dot” Miller’s Rap Radar podcast on the network.

Lin-Manuel continued, “I think it’s because our country’s history is really complicated and there’s a lot of really dark chapters to it…But we all live here now. It is important to talk about how we got here, and what we want the best version of it to be going forward.”

Click inside to read the rest of what Lin-Manuel had to say…

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VIDEO: 'Moana' Releases Full Performance of Jemaine Clement's 'Shiny'

Another hit performance from Moana has finally been released online!

The full version of “Shiny” by Flight of the ConchordsJemaine Clement is now available to watch over and over!

The song was written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, who recently said it was inspired by David Bowie.

“The world had already been mourning Bowie, I’d been listening to Bowie on a loop. I was like, well I’m writing a glam rock tune for this crab, this jewel-encrusted crab,” he told People.

Check out the full video below…

VIDEO: Watch Moana's 'We Know The Way' Performed By Lin-Manuel Miranda & Opetaia Foa'i!

Moana is crushing the box office and quickly becoming a fan-favorite Disney film!

Now, the full clip of the hit song “We Know The Way” performed by Opetaia Foa’i and Lin-Manuel Miranda has officially been released!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest from Moana

Moana is currently in theaters everywhere, and the soundtrack is available to buy and stream as well!

Auli’i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson also star in the film! Be sure to check it out while it’s still in theaters.

VIDEO: Watch Moana’s ‘We Know The Way’ Performed By Lin-Manuel Miranda & Opetaia Foa’i!
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