Monday, February 11, 2008

"Amy Winehouse wins 5 Grammy Awards!"

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trapped half a world away by the place she promised to never "go, go, go," a vibrant, exuberant Amy Winehouse dominated the Grammys on Sunday night, winning five awards and delivering a defiant performance of her autobiographical hit "Rehab" via satellite from London.

Wearing a sly smile as she performed for a small cabaret audience, Winehouse gave a sultry, soulful rendition of the hit that has defined her recent fall from grace. She looked just as coy as she sang the song "You Know I'm No Good" — almost reveling in the irony of her words.

But she looked dumbfounded when she was announced as the record of the year winner. She was immediately enveloped by her band, then her mother and father, who have publicly worried about whether their daughter — who just recently entered a drug rehabilation center after months of reported drug use, erratic behavior and canceled performances — would survive her demons.

In a major shocker, Winehouse lost the final award of the night, album of the year, to Herbie Hancock's "River: The Joni Letters."

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