Cee Lo Green, Melanie Fiona Lead Early Grammy winnersSunday, February 12, 2012
Fiona was on hand to accept two awards for the recording including Best R&B Song and Best Traditional R&B Performance, Sunday.
"Thank you so much. Auntie Mel won a Granny, as she says. Antie Mel we hope you win a Granny. It's Grammy honey. I love you guys. We got another one. Thank you so much," Melanie Fiona said accepting the second award presented by Jimmy Jam. "Cee Lo and Jack, I love you guys. Thank you."
Corinne Bailey Rae also won for the song "Is This Love."
Accepting the award, Bailey Rae admitted she did not expect to be nominated.
"I was not even expecting to be nominated in this category," Bailey Rae said accepting Best R&B Performance. "I was so happy to wake up in England with a phone full of text messages saying I was nominated. So to win the award is really beyond my dreams."
Kanye West lead in the Rap categories picking up three awards including Best Rap Album, Best Rap Song and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. The latter two for his hit single "All of the Lights," featuring Rihanna, Kid Cudi and Fergie.
Additional awards will be announced during the actual show, airing at 8pm on CBS.
In the Gospel field, Kirk Franklin won both Best Gospel Song and Best Gospel Album for "Hello Fear". Sunday Best season three winner Le'Andria Johnson picked up her first Grammy for "Jesus" (Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance).