Who Won 50th Annual Grammy Awards?

Herbie Hancock at the 2008 Grammys
Date: 
Feb 10, 2008

The 50th Annual Grammy Awards were held February 10, 2008 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Newcomer Amy Winehouse had six nominations and took home five Grammys including Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Winehouse performed her song "Rehab" via satellite from London. The only nomination she didn't win was Album of the Year, which went to surprise winner Herbie Hancock for 'River: The Joni Letters'.

Kanye West led in nominations with eight and took home four Grammy Awards.

2008 Grammy Award Winners

Grammy for Album of the Year
Herbie Hancock (River: The Joni Letters) 
Other Nominees: Foo Fighters (Echoes Silence Patience & Grace); Vince Gill (These Days); Kanye West (Graduation); Amy Winehouse (Back To Black)
Grammy for Record of the Year
Amy Winehouse (Rehab) 
Mark Ronson - Producer
Other Nominees: Beyonce (Irreplaceable); Foo Fighters (The Pretender); Rihanna (Umbrella); Justin Timberlake (What Goes Around Comes Around)
Grammy for Song of the Year
Amy Winehouse (Rehab) 
Amy Winehouse (Songwriter)
Other Nominees: Before He Cheats (Carrie Underwood); Hey There Delilah (Plain White Ts); Like A Star (Corinne Bailey Rae); Umbrella (Rihanna)
Grammy for Best New Artist
Amy Winehouse 
Other Nominees: Feist; Ledisi; Paramore; Taylor Swift
Grammy for Pop Collaboration
Robert Plant (Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On)) 
and Alison Krauss
Other Nominees: Tony Bennett & Christina Aguilera; Beyonce & Shakira; Gwen Stefani & Akon; Timbaland Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake
Grammy for Pop Duo or Group with Vocal
Maroon 5 (Makes Me Wonder) 
Other Nominees: Bon Jovi (You Want To Make A Memory); Daughtry (Home); Plain White T's (Hey There Delilah); U2 (Window In the Skies)
Grammy for Pop Female Vocal Performance
Amy Winehouse (Rehab) 
Other Nominees: Christina Aguilera (Candyman); Feist (1234); Fergie (Big Girls Don't Cry); Nelly Furtado (Say It Right)
Grammy for Pop Instrumental
Joni Mitchell (One Week Last Summer) 
Other Nominees: Beastie Boys (Off The Grid); Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals (Paris Sunrise #7); Dave Koz (Over The Rainbow); Spyro Gyra (Simple Pleasures)
Grammy for Pop Instrumental Album
Beastie Boys (The Mix-Up) 
Other Nominees: Chris Botti (Italia); Dave Koz (At the Movies); Spyro Gyra (Good To Go-Go); Kirk Whalum (Roundtrip)
Grammy for Pop Male Vocal Performance
Justin Timberlake (What Goes Around...Comes Around) 
Other Nominees: Michael Buble (Everything); John Mayer (Belief); Paul McCartney (Dance Tonight); Seal (Amazing)
Grammy for Pop Vocal Album
Amy Winehouse (Back To Black) 
Other Nominees: Bon Jovi (Lost Highway); Feist (The Reminder); Maroon 5 (It Won't Be Soon Before Long); Paul McCartney (Memory Almost Full)
Grammy for Hard Rock Performance
Foo Fighters (The Pretender) 
Other Nominees: Evanescence (Sweet Sacrifice); Ozzy Osbourne (I Don't Wanna Stop); Queens of the Stone Age (Sick Sick Sick); Tool (The Pot)
Grammy for Metal Performance
Slayer (Final Six) 
Other Nominees: As I Lay Dying (Nothing Left); King Diamond (Never Ending Hill); Machine Head (Aesthetics of Hate); Shadows Fall (Redemption)
Grammy for Rock Album
Foo Fighters (Echoes Silence Patience & Grace) 
Other Nominees: Daughtry (Daughtry); John Fogerty (Revival); Bruce Springsteen (Magic); Wilco (Sky Blue Sky)
Grammy for Rock Group Performance
The White Stripes 
Other Nominees: Daughtry (It's Not Over); Green Day (Working Class Hero); Nickelback (If Everyone Cared); U2 (Instant Karma)
Grammy for Rock Instrumental Performance
Bruce Springsteen (Once Upon A Time In The West) 
Other Nominees: Metallica (The Ecstasy of Gold); Rush (Malignant Narcissism); Joe Satriani (Always With Me Always With You); Steve Vai (The Attitude Song)
Grammy for Rock Solo Performance
Bruce Springsteen (Radio Nowhere) 
Other Nominees: Beck (Timebomb); Paul McCartney (Only Mama Knows); John Mellencamp (Our Country); Lucinda Williams (Come On)
Grammy for Rock Song
Bruce Springsteen (Radio Nowhere) 
Bruce Springsteen (Songwriter)
Other Nominees: Lucinda Williams (Come On); The White Stripes (Icky Thump); Daughtry (It's Not Over); Foo Fighters (The Pretender)
Grammy for Dance Recording
Justin Timberlake (LoveStoned/I Think She Knows) 
Other Nominees: The Chemical Brothers (Do It Again); Justice (D.A.N.C.E.); Mika (Love Today); Rihanna (Don't Stop the Music)
Grammy for Electronic/Dance Album
The Chemical Brothers 
Other Nominees: Justice (t); LCD Soundsystem (Sound of Silver); Shiny Toy Guns (We Are Pilots); Tiesto (Elements Of Life)
Grammy for Traditional Pop Vocal
Michael Buble (Call Me Irresponsible) 
Other Nominees: Bette Midler (Cool Yule); Queen Latifah (Trav'lin' Light); Barbra Streisand (Live In Concert 2006); James Taylor (James Taylor at Christmas)

 

Rock
Best Alternative Music Album The White Stripes (Icky Thump)
"Icky Thump" by The White Stripes
R&B
Best Male R&B Vocal Performance Prince (Future Baby Mama)
"Future Baby Mama" by Prince
Best Female R&B Vocal Performance Alicia Keys (No One)
"No One" by Alicia Keys
Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group Chaka Khan & Mary J. Blige (Disrespectful)
"Disrespectful" by Chaka Khan
Best Traditional R&B Performance Gerald Levert (In My Songs)
"In My Songs" by Gerald Levert
Best Urban/Alternative Performance Lupe Fiasco feat. Jill Scott (Daydreamin')
"Daydreamin'" by Lupe Fiasco
Best R&B Song Alicia Keys (No One)
Diry Harry; Kerry Brothers; Alicia Keys (Songwriters)
"No One" by Alicia Keys
Best R&B Album Chaka Khan (Funk This)
"Funk This" album by Chaka Khan
Best Contemporary R&B Album Ne-Yo (Because Of You)
"Because Of You" album by Ne-Yo
Rap
Best Rap Duo or Group Performance Common feat. Kanye West (Southside)
"Southside" by Common
Best Rap Solo Performance Kanye West (Stronger)
"Stronger" by Kanye West
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Rihanna feat. Jay-Z (Umbrella)
"Umbrella" by Rihanna
Best Rap Song Kanye West feat. T-Pain (Good Life)
Aldrin Davis, Faheem Najm & Kanye West (Songwriters)
Good Life
Best Rap Album Kanye West (Graduation)
Graduation
Country
Best Female Country Performance Carrie Underwood (Before He Cheats)
Before He Cheats
Best Male Country Performance Keith Urban (Stupid Boy)
Stupid Boy
Best Country Duo or Group Eagles (How Long)
How Long
Best Country Collaboration Willie Nelson & Ray Price (Lost Highway)
Lost Highway
Best Country Song Carrie Underwood (Before He Cheats)
Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins (Songwriters)
Before He Cheats
Best Country Album Vince Gill (These Days)
These Days