The 89th Academy Awards
Melanie Fiona: My GRAMMY Moment
Before a new crop of GRAMMYs are handed out, hear from past winners about what it's like to receive the coveted honor.
In 2012, Melanie Fiona won GRAMMYs for best traditional R&B performance and best R&B song for "Fool For You" with Cee Lo Green.
MELANIE FIONA: “Whitney Houston died the night before, and I was shattered. I was in a very somber place at the ceremony with my parents and my team. But when they called my name, there were so many emotions at once. All I kept thinking about was how all I ever wanted to do was sing—and how I sang along to Whitney’s records growing up. To lose her and then win a GRAMMY the next day, I just felt so blessed and thankful. They played the call-up music, but I was in shock—they started to say, ‘We accept the award on behalf of’ and my whole section was like, ‘No, she’s here!’ I was trying to get up those steps in a long gown and high heels and compose myself. I felt like I was meeting the world for the first time as an artist.”
MORE 'MY GRAMMY' MOMENTS:
The Black Keys | Brooks & Dunn | Intocable
Jason Mraz | Kentucky HeadHunters | Maroon 5's Adam Levine
Martina McBride | Melanie Fiona | Michael Bolton | Michael Bublé
OutKast's Big Boi | Rickie Lee Jones | Rob Thomas | Ryan Bingham