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West, Winehouse Top Winners at 50th Annual Grammys

West, Winehouse Win Big at 2008 Grammys



Sunday's 50th annual Grammy Awards were packed with powerful performances — including Kanye West's tribute to his mother and Beyonce's duet with Tina Turner — and musical luminaries from both the past and the present. But awards-wise, the night belonged to Amy Winehouse. Winehouse, who performed via satellite from London after being denied a visa, won five of the six awards she was nominated for, including Best New Artist and both Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "Rehab."

West also had a big night, picking up four awards including Best Rap Album and performing both a stirring tribute to his mother and a glow-in-the-dark rendition of "Stronger" featuring Daft Punk's first TV appearance ever. But one of the biggest surprises came in the Album of the Year category, where both West and Winehouse were beaten by 11-time Grammy winner Herbie Hancock and his album River: The Joni Letters.

You can see a full list of honorees over here, but to see the major winners, read more.

RECORD OF THE YEAR
"Rehab" — Amy Winehouse

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
River: The Joni Letters — Herbie Hancock

SONG OF THE YEAR
"Rehab" — Amy Winehouse, songwriter (Amy Winehouse)

BEST NEW ARTIST
Amy Winehouse

BEST FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"Rehab" — Amy Winehouse

BEST MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"What Goes Around...Comes Around" — Justin Timberlake

BEST POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
"Makes Me Wonder" — Maroon 5

BEST POP COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS
"Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)" — Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

BEST POP INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
"One Week Last Summer" — Joni Mitchell

BEST POP INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM
The Mix-Up — Beastie Boys

BEST POP VOCAL ALBUM
Back To Black — Amy Winehouse

BEST DANCE RECORDING
"LoveStoned/I Think She Knows" — Justin Timberlake

BEST ELECTRONIC/DANCE ALBUM
We Are The Night — The Chemical Brothers

BEST TRADITIONAL POP VOCAL ALBUM
Call Me Irresponsible — Michael Bublé

BEST SOLO ROCK VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"Radio Nowhere" — Bruce Springsteen

BEST ROCK PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
"Icky Thump" — The White Stripes

BEST HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE
"The Pretender" — Foo Fighters

BEST METAL PERFORMANCE
"Final Six" — Slayer

BEST ROCK INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
"Once Upon A Time In The West" — Bruce Springsteen

BEST ROCK SONG
"Radio Nowhere" — Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)

BEST ROCK ALBUM
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace — Foo Fighters

BEST ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
Icky Thump — The White Stripes

BEST FEMALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"No One" — Alicia Keys

BEST MALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"Future Baby Mama" — Prince

BEST R&B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
"Disrespectful" — Chaka Khan Featuring Mary J. Blige

BEST TRADITIONAL R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"In My Songs" — Gerald Levert

BEST URBAN/ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE
"Daydreamin'" — Lupe Fiasco Featuring Jill Scott

BEST R&B SONG
"No One" — Dirty Harry, Kerry Brothers & Alicia Keys, songwriters (Alicia Keys)

BEST R&B ALBUM
Funk This — Chaka Khan

BEST CONTEMPORARY R&B ALBUM
Because Of You — Ne-Yo

BEST RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE
"Stronger" — Kanye West

BEST RAP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP
"Southside" — Common Featuring Kanye West

BEST RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION
"Umbrella" — Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z

BEST RAP SONG
"Good Life" — A. Davis, F. Najm & K. West, songwriters (J. Ingram & Q. Jones, songwriters) (Kanye West Featuring T-Pain)

BEST RAP ALBUM
Graduation — Kanye West

BEST FEMALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE
"Before He Cheats" — Carrie Underwood

BEST MALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORAMNCE
"Stupid Boy" — Keith Urban

BEST COUNTRY PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
"How Long" — Eagles

BEST COUNTRY COLLABORATION WITH VOCALS
"Lost Highway" — Willie Nelson & Ray Price

BEST COUNTRY INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE
"Throttleneck" — Brad Paisley

BEST COUNTRY SONG
"Before He Cheats" — Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)

BEST COUNTRY ALBUM
These Days — Vince Gill

BEST TRADITIONAL FOLK ALBUM
Dirt Farmer — Levon Helm

BEST CONTEMPORARY FOLK/AMERICANA ALBUM
Washington Square Serenade — Steve Earle

BEST CONTEMPORARY WORLD MUSIC ALBUM
Djin Djin — Angelique Kidjo

BEST COMEDY ALBUM
The Distant Future — The Flight of the Conchords

BEST MUSICAL SHOW ALBUM
Spring Awakening

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK FOR MOTION PICTURE, TELEVISION, OR OTHER VISUAL MEDIA
Love

BEST SCORE SOUNDTRACK ALBUM FOR MOTION PICTURE, TELEVISION, OR OTHER VISUAL MEDIA
Ratatouille

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR, NON-CLASSICAL
Mark Ronson

BEST SHORT FORM MUSIC VIDEO
"God's Gonna Cut You Down" — Johnny Cash

BEST LONG FORM MUSIC VIDEO
"The Confessions Tour" — Madonna

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