Amy Winehouse wins big at the Grammy
Feb 11, 2008, 12:35 GMT
A file photograph showing British soul singer Amy Winehouse performing during her concert at the Volkshaus in Zurich, Switzerland, 25 October 2007. British soul singer Amy Winehouse who was not present, picked up four awards, at the 50th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, USA, 10 February 2008. Winehouse, who performed via satellite from London, England, picked up awards for song of the year, best new artist, best female pop vocalist and best pop vocal album for her single "Rehab" and the album \'Back to Black.\' EPA/STEFFEN SCHMIDT
Amy Winehouse was the big winner at last night's Grammy Awards (10.02.08) scooping five prizes.
The troubled singer, who was absent from the Los Angeles ceremony, won Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album for 'Back to Black'.
Her hit single 'Rehab' picked up a trio of accolades, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance.
Winehouse, who checked into rehab last month, was unable to attend the ceremony because of complications relating to her US visa. However, TV audiences and those in attendance were treated to a performance of her songs 'You Know I'm No Good' and 'Rehab' via a satellite link from a London studio.
In her acceptance speech, the 24-year-old singer dedicated her Record of the Year win to her family and her husband Blake Fielder-Civil who is currently being held in a London prison awaiting trial.
Winehouse said: "To my mum and dad, for my Blake, my Blake incarcerated."
US officials overturned the decision to refuse Winehouse a visa to travel on Friday (08.02.08), but due to "logistics and timing complications" the star was still unable to attend the show.
The star missed out on a clean sweep after losing out in the Album of the Year category, her sixth nomination, to jazz legend Herbie Hancock, who collected the accolade for his LP 'River: The Joni Letters'.
Kanye West - who was due to perform a duet with Winehouse - was also triumphant, winning four awards including, Best Rap Song for 'Good Life', Best Rap Solo Performance and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for his collaboration with Common.
The hip-hop star paid tribute to his late mother in his acceptance speech for Best Rap Album for 'Graduation'.
Bruce Springsteen won three awards, while The White Stripes, Justin Timberlake, Carrie Underwood and Mary J. Blige each walked away with two gongs.
Performances include a duet between Beyoncé Knowles and Tina Turner, while Alicia Keys opened the show accompanied by archive footage of Frank Sinatra.
Grammy Awards 2008 main winners:
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
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 Collaboration With Vocals: 'Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)' Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Pop Instrumental Album: 'The Mix-Up' Beastie Boys
Pop Instrumental Performance: 'One Week Last Summer' Joni Mitchell
Traditional Pop Vocal Album: 'Call Me Irresponsible' Michael Buble
Alternative Music Album: 'Icky Thump' The White Stripes
Rock Album: 'Echoes, Silence, Patience + Grace' Foo Fighters
Rock Song: 'Radio Nowhere' Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (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
Metal Performance: 'Final Six' Slayer
Rock Instrumental Performance: 'Once Upon a Time in The West' Bruce Springsteen
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
Rap Song: 'Good Life' Aldrin Davis, Mike Dean, Faheem Najm and Kanye West, songwriters (J. Ingram and Q. Jones, songwriters) (Kanye West Featuring T-Pain)
Country Album: 'These Days' Vince Gill
Country Song: 'Before He Cheats' Josh Kear and 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' Eagles
Country Collaboration With Vocals: 'Lost Highway' Willie Nelson and Ray Price
Country Instrumental Performance: 'Throttleneck' Brad Paisley'
R'n'B Album: 'Funk This' Chaka Khan
R'n'B Song: 'No One' Dirty Harry, Kerry Brothers and Alicia Keys, songwriters (Alicia Keys)
Contemporary R'n'B Album: 'Because of You' Ne-Yo
Female R'n'B Vocal Performance: 'No One' Alicia Keys
Male R'n'B Vocal Performance: 'Future Baby Mama' Prince
R'n'B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocals: 'Disrespectful' Chaka Khan, featuring Mary J. Blige
Traditional R'n'B Vocal Performance: 'In My Songs' Gerald Levert
Urban/Alternative Performance: 'Daydreamin'' Lupe Fiasco, featuring Jill Scott
Dance Recording: 'LoveStoned/I Think She Knows' Justin Timberlake, Nate (Danja) Hills, Timbaland and Justin Timberlake, producers; Jimmy Douglass and Timbaland, mixers
Electronic/Dance Album: 'We Are the Night' The Chemical Brothers
Gospel Performance: 'Blessed and Highly Favored' The Clark Sisters; 'Never Gonna Break My Faith' Aretha Franklin and Mary J. Blige (Featuring The Harlem Boys Choir). (Tie.)
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