More than a year after his passing, the 59th GRAMMY Awards honored David Bowie's final album Blackstar with tmore trophies of any of his previous album releases. The 17-time nominee walked away with five GRAMMY Awards at Sunday's show at Staples Center which included trophies for "Best Alternative Music Album'," "Best Engineered Non-Classic Album," "Best Rock Performance," "Best Recording Package," and "Best Rock Song." Following his death in 2016, The GRAMMY awards honored David Bowie with a live tribute featuring Lady Gaga but this year his final musical masterpiece was the one that received all the honors.
EDM duo The Chainsmokers and Katharine McPhee ended up accepting the award on David Bowie's behalf after his song “Blackstar” won for "Best Rock Song" after naming off the nominees for the category. Katharine McPhee told the crowd following the announcement of David Bowie's win "We accept this award on Bowie's behalf. Like all of our musical heroes, his music is forever."
This is the first time David Bowie has won a GRAMMY for his music before this Sunday's award show. His only other GRAMMY win was for "Best Short-Form Video" back in 1985 for Jazzin' for Blue Jean, a 20-minute short film featuring David Bowie and directed by Julian Temple. David Bowie had also been honored by the Recording Academy with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award back in 2006.