Hancock’s ‘The Joni Letters’ wins Album of the Year

February 11, 2008

Herbie Hancock just took home the Album of the Year Grammy, beating itunes favorites like Amy Winehouse and Kanye West to the honor.As Hancock reached into his jacket pocket for a prewritten speech, he said that this was the first time a jazz album had been given this honor. He then thanked the Academy for thinking outside of the box and added that the Grammy would be a tribute to other historical jazz artists who had been unnoticed by the glitz-and glam ceremony in the past.“This is a new day that proves the impossible can be made possible,” he read. Some news outlets are already calling his win “a steal,” but it seems unlikely that any top-of the charts musicians (even Kanye West) will be gutsy enough to diss the Hancock-Joni Michell-collaboration. 

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