At the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, Amy Winehouse wins a posthumous Grammy Award for her Body And Soul duet with Tony Bennett.
After the announcement that Amy Winehouse wins a posthumous Grammy Award, her parents Mitch and Janis Winehouse were invited by Tony Bennett to accept the Grammy Award on behalf of their daughter Amy.
Amy Winehouse’s parents also received a standing ovation as they accept the Grammy Award on behalf of their daughter on Sunday.
To the delight of her family, friends and many fans…
Amy Winehouse Wins A Posthumous Grammy Award For Best Performance By A Pop Duo or Group.
As reported by the Dailymail, Tony Bennett did not give an acceptance speech of his own, allowing his deceased duet partner to receive her due credit.
‘Our darling daughter should be here’: Amy Winehouse’s parents accept posthumous Grammy on her behalf from Tony Bennett
Whitney Houston wasn’t the only singer to be honoured at the 2012 Grammy awards.
Amy Winehouse, who died last July after consuming a fatal amount of vodka, won her first posthumous award tonight.
She was honoured for her duet with Tony Bennett on the track Body and Soul.
During tonight,s pre-telecast, the 85-year-old crooner took the Grammy stage to accept the trophy for Best Performance by a Pop Duo or Group with Winehouse’s parents.
After a huge round of applause, her father, Mitch, addressed the audience.
He said: ‘We shouldn’t be here. Our darling daughter should be here. But these are the cards that were dealt.’
He then spoke about founding a charity organisation in his daughter’s name.
‘We formed the Amy Winehouse Foundation in her name. Our job is to help children in her name, primarily in the United Kingdom and the U.S.A. There’s lots of kids in the U.S.A. and the U.K. that need Amy’s help and your help.’
He then spoke about how much this particular Grammy had meant to his daughter, who died at the tender age of 27.
‘She (usually) never got excited about this kind of thing,’ he said. ‘She wasn’t allowed to come here because of visa problems, but she was so excited. Then when she got one, two, three, four Grammys… when she heard the announcement for Best Pop Vocal Album and they just said, “The winner is Amy Winehouse,” it was like liftoff.
‘It meant so much to her, and Tony’s collaboration has meant so much to her — and she was so excited about ‘Body and Soul,’ because it’s her favorite song.
Amy’s mother, Janis, also spoke briefly about her daughter.
She said: ‘Amy is with me and always will be with me. She will be with all of us.’
Ending the touching memorial, he added: ‘Long live Whitney Houston, long live Etta James, long live Amy Winehouse. There,s a beautiful girl band up there.’
Bennett embraced his winning duet partner’s mother, Janis, ending a very touching acceptance speech.
He did not give an acceptance speech of his own, allowing his deceased duet partner to receive her due credit.
Last night, the jazzy singer spoke at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party about cracking down on the legalisation of drugs.
He expounded: ‘First it was Michael Jackson, then there was Amy Winehouse, and now the magnificent Whitney Houston. I’d like to have every gentleman and lady in this room commit themselves to get on government to legalize drugs.’
GRAMMY AWARDS 2012: THE WINNERS
Record of the Year – Rolling In The Deep, Adele
Album of the Year – 21, Adele
Song of the Year – Rolling In The Deep, Adele
Best New Artist – Bon Iver
Best Pop Solo Performance – Someone Like You, Adele
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance – Body And Soul, Tony Bennett & Amy Winehouse
Best Pop Vocal Album – 21, Adele
Best Dance Recording – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, Skrillex
Best Dance/ Electronica Album – Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, Skrillex
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album – Duets II, Tony Bennett & Various Artists
Best Rock Performance – Walk, Foo Fighters
Best Rock Song – Walk, Foo Fighters
Best Rock Album – Waiting Light, Foo Fighters
Best R&B Performance – Is This Love, Corinne Bailey Rae
Best R&B Song – Fool For You
Best R&B Album – F.A.M.E., Chris Brown
Best Rap Performance – Otis, Jay-Z and Kanye West
Best Country Solo Performance – Mean, Taylor Swift
Best Country Song – Mean, Taylor Swift
Best Short Form Music Video – Adele
Congratulations to all the winners and Amy Winehouse who wins a posthumous Grammy Award for her duet Body and Soul with Tony Bennett. You can watch Amy Winehouse and Tony Bennett perform their Grammy Award winning song Body And Soul on the YouTube video below.