And The GRAMMY Went To ... Paul McCartney
(In the coming weeks GRAMMY.com will feature information and video highlights on winners from the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, held Feb. 10 in Los Angeles. Each installment will offer the winning or related video, and some pertinent, and not so pertinent, information about the track and the artists.)
Album: Kisses On The Bottom
Artist: Paul McCartney
Won for: Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Previous wins: McCartney has 15 prior GRAMMY wins, including six as a solo artist, two with Paul McCartney And Wings and seven as a member of the Beatles
Did you know?: McCartney's win for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album at the 55th GRAMMY Awards marks the third consecutive year in which he has won a GRAMMY and nearly 50 years since his first career GRAMMY win. He picked up GRAMMYs for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance and Best Historical Album in 2010 and 2011, respectively. McCartney won his first two GRAMMYs with the Beatles in 1964 for Best New Artist and Best Performance By A Vocal Group. Released in 2012, Kisses On The Bottom features 12 traditional pop and jazz standards plus two McCartney-penned compositions, in addition to collaborations with fellow GRAMMY winners Eric Clapton, Diana Krall and Stevie Wonder, among others. The former Beatle performed "My Valentine," the lead single from the album, at the 54th GRAMMY Awards. McCartney has won GRAMMYs in four different decades, the '60s, '70s, '90s, and '10s.