Amy_winehouse_grammys

…and I’m not mad about it.  Amy Winehouse and Kanye West definitely deserved their honors.  I was disappointed that my boy Vikter Duplaix lost his Grammy bid in the Best Urban/Alternative Performance category to Lupe Fiasco and his "Daydreain," another righteous track, but so then so was Vikter’s and well he’s a friend.  But nevertheless, it’s an honor to be nominated in the first place so we’ll have to settle for that…for now.

And mind you, this isn’t even a sampling of the music that was put out in 2007 that deserved nomination and wasn’t including albums from Eric Roberson, Brand New Heavies, and Macy Gray.

Hopefully our music revolution will take place this year and we’ll see a drastic difference, perhaps even some new categories for the next year.

Presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama has something Hillary doesn’t…a Grammy for The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts On Reclaiming The American Dream.

And who would have thought Herbie Hancock’s "River: The Joni Letters" would take home top honors with the Album of the Year?

However, on with the show.  The winners in the major categories:

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
River: The Joni Letters,  Herbie Hancock

RECORD OF THE YEAR
”Rehab,” Amy Winehouse

SONG OF THE YEAR
”Rehab,” Amy Winehouse, songwriter (Amy Winehouse)

NEW ARTIST
Amy Winehouse

RAP ALBUM
Graduation, Kanye West

ROCK ALBUM
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, Foo Fighters

ALTERNATIVE MUSIC ALBUM
Icky Thump, The White Stripes

POP VOCAL ALBUM
Back to Black, Amy Winehouse

COUNTRY ALBUM
These Days, Vince Gill

R&B ALBUM
Funk This, Chaka Khan

CONTEMPORARY R&B ALBUM
Because Of You, Ne-Yo

FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
”Rehab,” Amy Winehouse

MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE
”What Goes Around…Comes Around,” Justin Timberlake

POP PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL
”Makes Me Wonder,” Maroon 5

SOLO ROCK VOCAL PERFORMANCE
”Radio Nowhere,” Bruce Springsteen

ROCK PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCAL
”Icky Thump,” The White Stripes

HARD ROCK PERFORMANCE
”The Pretender,” Foo Fighters

ROCK SONG
”Radio Nowhere,” Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)

FEMALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
”No One,” Alicia Keys

MALE R&B VOCAL PERFORMANCE
”Future Baby Mama,” Prince

R&B PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
”Disrespectful,” Chaka Khan Featuring Mary J. Blige

R&B SONG
”No One,” Alicia Keys

RAP SOLO PERFORMANCE
”Stronger,” Kanye West

RAP/SUNG COLLABORATION
”Umbrella,” Rihanna featuring Jay-Z

RAP PEFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP
”Southside,” Common Featuring Kanye West

RAP SONG
”Good Life,” Kanye West Featuring T-Pain

FEMALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE
”Before He Cheats,” Carrie Underwood

MALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE
”Stupid Boy,” Keith Urban

COUNTRY PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP WITH VOCALS
”How Long,” Eagles

COUNTRY SONG
”Before He Cheats,” Carrie Underwood

BEST COMPILATION SOUNDTRACK ALBUM FOR MOTION PICTURE, TELEVISION OR OTHER VISUAL MEDIA
Love, the Beatles (George Martin and Giles Martin, producers)

For a full list of Grammy winners, click here.