Amy Winehouse and Kanye West dominate Grammies (Roundup)
Feb 11, 2008, 6:30 GMT
Troubled retro-soul singer Amy Winehouse dominated the Grammy Awards Sunday night, but acknowledged her problems with an ironic performance of her hit single Rehab. EPA/STEFFEN SCHMIDT
Los Angeles - Troubled retro-soul singer Amy Winehouse dominated the Grammy Awards Sunday night, but acknowledged her problems with an ironic performance of her hit single Rehab.
Winehouse won five of the most prestigious prizes in the US music world, including record and song of the year for Rehab. But she was forced to deliver her rejection of rehab treatment by satellite after her visa application was delayed because of her widely documented drug problems.
Winehouse also picked up best new artist, best pop vocal album for Back To Black and best female pop vocal and dedicated her triumph to her imprisoned husband.
'To my mum and dad, for my Blake, my Blake incarcerated, and for London!' said Winehouse, after winning the awards at the star-studded 50th Grammy Awards.
Kanye West won four Grammys but missed out on the album of the year to jazz legend Herbie Hancock who won for River: The Joni Letters.
'I'd like to thank the Academy for courageously breaking the mold this time,' said Hancock. 'This is a new day, that proves that the impossible can be made possible.'
Winehouse's other awards included prizes for best pop vocal album for Back to Black and best female pop vocal. West, who received eight nominations, won three early Grammies including best rap solo performance for Stronger.
Show opener Alicia Keys, who performed with a virtual version of the late crooner Frank Sinatra, won an award for best R&B singer.
Other notable performances included a show-stopping duet between Beyonce and Tina Turner. The casts from Cirque Du Soleil's Love Beatles' show and the Beatles-inspired movie Across the Universe paid tribute to the Fab Four as Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and George Harrison's widow Olivia Harrison watched from the audience.
Bruce Springsteen also won three Grammies, including best rock song for Radio Nowhere; the White Stripes, Justin Timberlake and Mary J Blige all had two each.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama won a Grammy for best spoken-word album for his book The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream.
The following is a list of winners in the major categories at Sunday's 50th Annual Grammy Awards:
Album of the Year: River: The Joni Letters, Herbie Hancock.
Record of the Year: Rehab, Amy Winehouse.
Song of the Year: Rehab, Amy Winehouse
New Artist: Amy Winehouse.
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse).
Pop Vocal Album: 'Back to Black,'' Amy Winehouse.
Female Pop Vocal Performance: 'Rehab,'' Amy Winehouse.
Male Pop Vocal Performance: What Goes Around...Comes Around, Justin Timberlake.
Pop Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Makes Me Wonder,' Maroon 5.
Pop Instrumental Album: The Mix-Up, Beastie Boys.
Alternative Music Album: 'Icky Thump,'' The White Stripes.
Rock Album: Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, Foo Fighters.
Rock Song: Radio Nowhere, Bruce Springsteen,
Solo Rock Vocal Performance: Radio Nowhere, Bruce Springsteen.
Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: Icky Thump, The White Stripes.
Hard Rock Performance: The Pretender, Foo Fighters.
Rap Album: Graduation, Kanye West
Rap Solo Performance: Stronger, Kanye West.
Rap Performance by a Duo or Group: Southside, Common, featuring Kanye West.
Rap/Sung Collaboration: Umbrella, Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z.
Country Album: These Days, Vince Gill.
Country Song: Before He Cheats, Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood).
Female Country Vocal Performance: Before He Cheats, Carrie Underwood.
Male Country Vocal Performance: Stupid Boy, Keith Urban.
Country Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: How Long, The Eagles