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Tricky Stewart at the 2010 GRAMMYs
(L-R) Kuk Harrell, The-Dream and Tricky Stewart at the 2010 GRAMMYs.

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Where Do You Keep Your GRAMMY?: Christopher "Tricky" Stewart Recalls Winning Song Of The Year For Beyoncé's "Single Ladies"

Fourteen years after R&B songwriter and producer Christopher "Tricky" Stewart won two GRAMMYs with Beyoncé for "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)," he still proudly displays his Song Of The Year golden gramophone "where the heart is."

GRAMMYs/Mar 27, 2024 - 06:15 pm

Though Christopher "Tricky" Stewart has won three GRAMMYs during his career, the acclaimed songwriter's most memorable GRAMMY victory was thanks to Beyoncé's "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" — not just because it was his first, but because he had to accept it on on Queen Bey's behalf.

When "Single Ladies" won Song Of The Year at the 2010 GRAMMYs, Beyoncé was in the midst of getting ready to perform on the telecast. As Stewart recalls, accepting the award without Bey made him sweat — literally. "My collar went from being cool and lookin' good to lookin' like 1970s and s—," he laughs.

So, where does Stewart keep his Song Of The Year GRAMMY? Right at home. As he puts it, "Home is where the heart is, so that's where the GRAMMY should be."

All three of Stewart's GRAMMYs are proudly displayed in his home — and all three are because of his work with Beyoncé. "Single Ladies" also won Best R&B Song at the 2010 GRAMMYs, and 13 years later, his co-writing work on Bey's "BREAK MY SOUL" helped him win Best Dance/Electronic Recording.

Press play on the video above to hear more about Tricky Stewart's Song Of The Year win and what his GRAMMYs mean to him. Check back to for more new episodes of Where Do You Keep Your GRAMMY?

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Where Do You Keep Your GRAMMY? | Mustard

The "Boo'd Up" co-writer and co-producer says the win "meant everything" after evolving professionally

GRAMMYs/Feb 6, 2020 - 06:41 am

In the latest rendition of Where Do You Keep Your GRAMMY?, hip-hop, R&B hitmaker Mustard takes us into his home office to show us where he keeps what he calls "the highest award in music."

The three-time GRAMMY-nominated producer and songwriter won his GRAMMY at the 61st GRAMMY Awards last year for co-writing Ella Mai’s "Boo’d Up." Mustard began his career as a DJ, but also would make beats with Ty Dolla $ign.

He's worked on Tinashe's "2 On" and Tyga's "Rack City," among other tracks, but Mai's song was the first time he experimented with R&B. The producer says he's grown a lot professionally over the last years.

"Now is the time when I'm actually evolving and people are seeing me grow and doing other types of music," he tells the Recording Academy. 

Mustard's GRAMMY win was definitely validating and "meant everything because all of my music to this day and to this point had never gotten even nominated."

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Where Do You Keep Your GRAMMY? | Kathy Griffin

The hilarious comedienne lets us into her Bel Air home to talk about her Best Comedy Album GRAMMY, for which she was nominated in 2013

GRAMMYs/Jan 30, 2020 - 04:36 am

Kathy Griffin keeps her golden gramophone in the most Kathy Griffin place possible: right at the door where everyone who comes in can see it.

Griffin says people "pretty much trip" on it. "Then they spend the first few minutes telling me to my face I'm an a-hole for doing it and then they all want a picture," she adds in the latest rendition of Where Do You Keep Your GRAMMY?.

Griffin won her GRAMMY at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards for Best Comedy Album. The winning album, Calm Down Gurrl, was inspired by one of her friend's favorite thing to say. "There are many times I feel when myself and others need to be told, 'Calm down girl,'" she says. 

The comedian is one of three women to have ever won in the category. "I was nominated six years in a row so I don't even care if this is a pity GRAMMY," she quips. 

Watch the video above to see the comedienne talk about the natural similarities between music and comedy, who can and can't touch her GRAMMY, her reaction to the win, and more.

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Leslie Ann Jones


Where Do You Keep Your GRAMMY: Leslie Ann Jones

The world-renowned audio engineer reveals to the Recording Academy where her four GRAMMY Award trophies reside

GRAMMYs/Jan 23, 2020 - 06:04 am

Four-time GRAMMY-winning engineer Leslie Ann Jones is one of the most celebrated and respected studio professionals in her field. And even with a quartet of tropies to her name, she's not done yet... Jones is up for Best Engineered Album, Classic at this Sunday's 62nd GRAMMY Awards for her work on Kronos Quartet's Riley: Sun Rings.

In the latest episode of Where Do You Keep Your GRAMMY?, Jones shows three of her prized posessions on display at home in Oakland, Calif., and reveals the fourth resides at Skywalker Sound, where Jones serves as Director of Music Recording and Scoring, and where the project was recorded.

"These awards, to me, are extreamly meaningful because of the artistry they represent," Jones said of her four GRAMMY wins.

She also takes us through her journey from being born into the music business to playing and recording with bands to getting started as an engineer. 

"I was in an all-female rock band, and I bought the sound system for the band, and then when the band broke up, I had the sound system, so I started working with other bands, doing their sound," Jones said. "I started mixing sound and I really enjoyed it."

The rest, as they say, is history! Watch Jones relive her GRAMMY wins, including a reaction to the video of her acceptance speech at the 53rd GRAMMY Awards and more in the video above. 

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Dennis White (Latroit)


Where Do You Keep Your GRAMMY: Dennis White (A.K.A. Latroit)

Here's where the DJ and producer, who won Best Remixed Recording at the 60th GRAMMY Awards, keeps his golden gramophone

GRAMMYs/Jan 16, 2020 - 06:01 am

Dennis White, a.k.a. Latroit, thought a lot about where he would place his first GRAMMY. 

The DJ/producer/songwriter opted to place his golden gramophone atop his piano in the living room of his North Hollywood home. "I do zero work in here," he says in the latest episode of Where Do You Keep Your GRAMMY?, which you can watch below,

"So I wanted it to live in that corner for that reason and that's how, having it here and playing in front of it, that's how I've been able to emotionally connect to it."

Recalling the making of his GRAMMY-winning track—a remix of "You Move" by Depeche Mode, which earned him Best Remixed Recording at the 60th GRAMMY Awards—White says he didn't have any expectations. Getting nominated at all did take a while for him to "wrap his head" around, though.

Watch above to see where Latroit flexes his GRAMMY and the words he had when accepting it. 

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