Jennifer Hudson wins Best R&B Album in the 51st Annual Grammy Awards which is still ongoing as we speak. She tearfully accepted her award from Whitney Houston, thanking God and all the people that helped her through the most difficult time in her life. Hudson had just come out of seclusion last month after the death of her mother, brother and nephew last year. She later performed “You Pulled Me Through,” a song about overcoming despair, breaking down as she sings the last notes.
Other early winners include Adele for Best New Artist, winning over the Jonas Brothers, and Coldplay for Viva La Vida as Song of the Year. Robert Plant and Allison Krauss also won Best Country Collaboration and Best Pop Collaboration of the year.
However, it seemed that the highlight of the awards was behind the scenes when Chris Brown dropped out of the performance after police reported that the artist was wanted for assaulting a woman. The identity of the woman has not been revealed yet. Fortunately, his performance was switched immediately by Justin Timberlake, Al Green, Boyz II Men, and Keith Urban singing “Let’s Stay Together.” Later on, Brown’s girlfriend, Rihanna, likewise dropped out of the performance list.
I hope Chris Brown’s case isn’t so bad . . . my kid’s love him and Rihanna.