Fantasia, Julie Andrews, Usher Also Win Grammy Awards

News   Fantasia, Julie Andrews, Usher Also Win Grammy Awards
In addition to American Idiot taking the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album, there were several other winners at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards of interest to theatre fans.

"American Idol" winner Fantasia, who made her Broadway debut in The Color Purple, won the Grammy for Female R&B Vocal Performance for "Bittersweet."

Michael Bublé was awarded the Grammy in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album category for "Crazy Love" in a field that also included "The Greatest Love Songs Of All Time" (Barry Manilow), "Let It Be Me: Mathis In Nashville" (Johnny Mathis), "Fly Me To The Moon…The Great American Songbook: Volume V " (Rod Stewart) and "Love Is The Answer" (Barbra Streisand).

Other theatre-related winners follow:

Male R&B Vocal Performance

Usher, "There Goes My Baby" Spoken Word Album For Children

"Julie Andrews’ Collection of Poems, Songs and Lullabies," Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton

Score Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media

Randy Newman, "Toy Story 3"

Eight-time Grammy winner Barbra Streisand performed at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, which were presented Feb. 13 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. CBS broadcast the annual event.

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