David Bowie Sweeps Five Awards at the Grammys
David Bowie’s Blackstar album collected the full five categories it was nominated for at the 2017 Grammy Awards in Los Angeles last night. The album title track won Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song, whilst the album won the Best Alternative Music Album, Best Recording Package and Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical) categories. This collection of Grammy awards brings the late artists collection to seven, after winning Best Music Video in 1985 for Jazzin’ For Blue Jean and a lifetime achievement award in 2006.
Speaking to BBC News, recording engineer Kevin Killen, who worked with Bowie on the album, expressed his relief backstage. “It’s kind of startling it’s taken that long for an artist who’s been so magnificent throughout his whole career,” he said.