Winehouse Sweeps Grammys

Herbie Hancock in surprise win for best album
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2008 4:18 AM CST
Amy Winehouse performs live via satellite in London at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Troubled Brit Amy Winehouse was the big winner at last night's Grammys, taking five awards for her album Rehab and beaming in to perform via satellite from Britain, where she's in rehab. The upset of the night was 67-year-old Herbie Hancock's win for best album.

The most emotional moment came when rapper Kanye West, with the word "Mama" shaved into his head, mourned his late mother on stage. West grabbed awards for best rap album and song. The awards show also had a political touch: Barack Obama edged out fellow nominee Bill Clinton to win his second spoken-word Grammy, for "The Audacity of Hope."