Melanie Fiona: My GRAMMY Moment

Melanie Fiona attends The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards Pre-Telecast at Los Angeles Convention Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA

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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.”

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Martina McBride | Melanie Fiona | Michael Bolton | Michael Bublé
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