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David Bowie Has Now Won More Grammys Posthumously Than He Did Alive

He was honoured five times at last night's ceremony.

by Noisey Staff
Feb 13 2017, 2:52pm

The phrase "you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone" seems to be particularly apt for the Grammy awarding committee, which last night bestowed the late David Bowie with five honours – Best Recording Package, Best Alternative Music Album and Best Engineered Non-Classical Album for his final album Blackstar, and Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song for its title track.

The wins now mean that Bowie has received more Grammys after his death than when he was alive (previously he was awarded with Best Music Video in 1985 for "Jazzin' for Blue Jean," a Hall of Fame place in 1999, and a Lifetime Achievement accolade in 2006), having been nominated seventeen times in total. However the posthumous honours don't stop there – the legend is also nominated for two BRIT Awards (British Male Solo Artist and British Album of the Year) at this year's ceremony, which will take place on February 22.

Bowie's son Duncan Jones tweeted in tribute to his father after the Grammys ceremony, with a photo of him holding his dad – "So proud of you dad! Would hold you up forever."

(Image via Wikimedia Commons)