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What's an "Early Grammy?"

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What's an "Early Grammy?"
February 09, 2006 01:05AM
Mariah Carey wins three early Grammy Awards
Staff and agencies
08 February, 2006

By Dean Goodman 5 minutes ago

LOS ANGELES - Grammys front-runner Mariah Carey won three Grammy Awards during early ceremonies on Wednesday, while Irish rockers U2 and Motown icon Stevie Wonder were among the acts with two wins each.

Carey, along with rapper Kanye West and R&B newcomer John Legend, leads the contenders with eight nominations each. West and Legend each snagged an award.

Carey, who had won only two Grammys to date in her career, was honored for female R&B vocal performance and best R&B song, both for the tune "We Belong Together," and for contemporary R&B album for her comeback release "The Emancipation of Mimi."

West won the best rap song category for "Diamonds from Sierra Leone," and Legend the best R&B album award for "Get Lifted."

None of the key winners attended the ceremony, which was not televised and took place in a venue adjacent to the Staples Center, where the main event begins at 8 p.m. EST.

The only award Carey lost was for traditional R&B vocal performance, where Aretha Franklin won for "A House is Not a Home." This marked the 17th award of her career. During the main event, she will compete in such key categories as record, song and album of the year.

U2 won Grammys for rock performance by a duo or group with vocal ("Sometimes You Can‘t Make It On Your Own"winking smiley and best rock song ("City of Blinding Lights"winking smiley. The band will vie for three awards during the main ceremony, including album of the year.

Wonder‘s career haul rose to 24, thanks to wins in the male pop vocal performance ("From the Bottom of My Heart"winking smiley and R&B performance by a duo or group with vocals ("So Amazing"winking smiley. He shared the latter award with Beyonce Knowles of R&B group Destiny‘s Child.

Other double-winners included rock singer Bruce Springsteen , bluegrass combo Alison Krauss + Union Station, reggae star Damian Marley,

Re: What's an "Early Grammy?"
February 09, 2006 02:32AM
Damian won two grammys for Jamrock

Best Reggae Album


Best Urban/Alternative Performance

Congrats to Damian! I love his music, his message, his performance and the fact he is a very conscious young man. Big up to Damian!

"love shines brighter than the morning sun"
Dadi Digi
Re: What's an "Early Grammy?"
February 09, 2006 03:49PM
U2 win 5 Grammys !!!!

BIG UP my fellow Irish men.
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