Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Burundian top judge says he fled the country after government pressure

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

U.N. denies accusations it tried to cover sexual abuse in Central African Republic

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

"Francois of Arabia" criticised in French press

Read more

DEBATE

François of Arabia: Hollande's Budding Friendship with the Gulf (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

François of Arabia: Hollande's Budding Friendship with the Gulf (part 1)

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Guy Verhofstadt: Lack of EU asylum system is 'pushing people to come to Europe'

Read more

FOCUS

The health risk behind Argentina's soya paradise

Read more

TALKING EUROPE

Disability discrimination: Removing the obstacles to success

Read more

ENCORE!

Music show: Mumford & Sons and the 'Queen of British Blues'

Read more

Amy Winehouse wins Grammy for best new artist

Latest update : 2008-02-11

British soul singer Amy Winehouse won three awards, including the best new singer and the Song of the Year, for her single "Rehab" at the 50th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday in Los Angeles.

British soul singer Amy Winehouse won the Song of the Year prize at the 50th annual Grammy Awards Sunday in Los Angeles for her single "Rehab."
  
Winehouse, who led the evening's ceremony with four major awards, beat the songwriters behind "Before he Cheats," sung by Carrie Underwood, "Hey There Delilah," sung by the Plain White T's, "Like a Star" sung and written by Corinne Bailey Rae, and "Umbrella" performed by Rihanna.
  
Winehouse, who was not at the ceremony to pick up the award personally, was originally due to perform live at the show but was denied a US visa last week.
  
By the time US authorities approved her visa on Friday, her publicist said it was too late for the 24-year-old singer to travel to Los Angeles.
  
A star attraction of the awards having scooped nominations for record and album of the year, and having already won best pop vocal album, best female pop vocalist and best new artist, Winehouse was later due to perform via satellite.

Date created : 2008-02-11

COMMENT(S)