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David Bowie wins five posthumous Grammy Awards

'Blackstar' earned the late artist his first wins for music at the prestigious ceremony

  • 13 February 2017

David Bowie has won five posthumous Grammy Awards for 'Blackstar'.

The iconic artist's final album, released on his 69th birthday last January, just days before his shock death, was judged Best Alternative Music Album, Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical) and Best Recording Package.

Its title track earned the late pop music pioneer Best Rock Performance and Best Rock Song, which Radiohead's 'Burn The Witch' was also nominated for.

Surprisingly, the swag of awards were Bowie's first for his musical output at the prestigious ceremony, having previously taken out Best Video, Short Form for 'Jazzin' For Blue Jean' in 1985.

He was nominated for another 12 Grammy Awards over the years, including Album of the Year for 'Let's Dance' and Best Male Rock Vocal Performance six times over.

His stunning career was celebrated with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.

Bowie's son Duncan Jones posted to Twitter he was proud of his legendary father, along with a photo of the pair from his childhood.

Scott Carbines is Mixmag's Australian Digital Content Editor, follow him on Twitter

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