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Grammy Awards: Zakir Hussain wins one, Robert Plant wins five

By ApunKaChoice
Mon, Feb 09, 2009 14:30 IST

Zakir Hussain Indian tabla maestro Zakir Hussain is one of the four international musicians to be awarded Grammy for their 'Global Drum' project.

Hussain, along with musicians Mickey Hart, Sikiru Adepoju and Giovanni Hidalgo, has been awarded the coveted gramophone for 'The Global Drum' in the Best Contemporary World Music Album category.

The reunion of Hussain, Hart, Adepoju and Hidalgo for this project was sparked by the 15th anniversary of the ground-breaking album 'Planet Drum' which, released in 1991, had went on to earn the first-ever Grammy Award in the World Music category.




However, Grammy Awards 2009 on Sunday in Los Angeles were swept by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. The duo bagged five Grammys for their collaboration in the haunting CD 'Raising Sands'.

Krauss, who is the most decorated female artist in Grammy history, was thrilled at winning.

"We are thrilled and very grateful to everybody who's been excited for us... It's been a wonderful time," Krauss said.

Plant, the frontman of Led Zeppelin, too, was excited by the win.

"I'm bewildered...In the old days we'd have called this selling out, but it's a good way to spend a Sunday," he said.

Rapper Lil Wayne, who had eight nominations, won four Grammys, including rap album of the year. Coldplay won three, included song of the year for 'Viva La Vida'.

Jennifer Hudson won her first Grammy for best R&B album.

British singer Adele won two Grammys - for Best female pop vocal and for Best New Artist.



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