Winehouse, West win big at Grammys
British soul singer Amy Winehouse won five Grammy awards Sunday night and performed live via satellite despite being in London for drug rehab treatment. Winehouse won the Grammys for best new artist, song of the year, record of the year, female pop vocal solo performance (â€śRehabâ€?), and pop vocal album (Back to Black).
Hip-hop star Kanye West picked up awards for best rap album (Graduation), best rap solo performance (â€śStrongerâ€?), best rap song (â€śGood Life,â€? featuring T-Pain), and best rap performance by a duo or group (â€śSouthside,â€? by Common and featuring West). Westâ€™s wins and performances were shadowed by the death of his mother, Donda West, in November. He had the word â€śMAMAâ€? shaved into the back of his head and somberly performed his song â€śHey Mama.â€?
Both Winehouse and West were nominated for album of the year, but lost to Herbie Hancockâ€™s River: The Joni Letters, which also won best contemporary jazz album.
Other artists who won multiple awards include Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, and Foo Fighters.
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