STARMAN RISING: David Bowie Scores His 1st Musical Grammy For ‘Blackstar’


The late and great David Bowie just won two posthumous Grammys a little over a year since he exited stage right out of this world, picking up Best Alternative Music Album and Best Rock Performance for his final full-length, Blackstar’.

Bizarrely enough, they’re his first ever Grammy wins for musical awards. I know, shocking that someone who blessed the world with so many incredible, unforgettable tunes has only just nabbed Grammys for their musical offerings.

This clocks Bowie’s posthumous winnings up to four Grammys for his parting gift to the world – also grabbing the gongs for Best Engineered Album and Best Recording Package for ‘Blackstar‘.
Before these awards, Bowie had only ever won one other Grammy, winning the Best Music Video award in 2985 for ‘Jazzin’ In Blue Jeans’, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1999, and won the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.
Now we wait to see if he makes it five out of five by chalking up the win for Best Rock Song for the title track off his last album.
UPDATE: Bowie has now cleaned up by winning Best Rock Song for ‘Blackstar‘. A fitting farewell to the Starman.
Bowie’s son, filmmaker Duncan Jones took to Twitter to congratulate his late father. I’m not crying I’M NOT CRYING.

Source: Pitchfork.
Photo: David Bowie.