Singer Amy Winehouse was showered with glory by the prestigious Grammy Awards, winning five prizes. Her awards included “song of the year,” “best new artist,” “best pop vocal album” and “best female pop vocal performance.”
Winehouse’s Rehab was also named record of the year, beating nominees Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce and the Foo Fighters.
Winehouse, the first Briton to win the Grammy for best new artist since soul singer Sade in 1986, was unable to attend the awards show in person due to visa problems. She was present, however, via satellite where she accepted the awards and also performed You Know I’m No Good and Rehab from a London studio.
Also winning big, Kanye West took home four Grammy Awards – for “best rap song,” “best rap album,” “best rap solo performance” and “best rap performance by a duo or group.”
West used his acceptance speech for “best rap album” to pay tribute to his mother Donda, who died in November.
Justin Timberlake and Mary J Blige picked up two awards each.