The 56th Annual Grammy Awards are drawing near and Melanie Fiona is reminiscing on winning two accolades back in 2012 for Best Traditional R&B Performance and Best R&B Song for “Fool for You” with Cee Lo Green. In an interview with Billboard, the singer explained why her Grammy moment was bitter sweet.
“Whitney Houston died the night before, and I was shattered,” she recalls. “I was in a very somber place at the ceremony with my parents and my team. But when they called my name, there were so many emotions at once. All I kept thinking about was how all I ever wanted to do was sing — and how I sang along to Whitney’s records growing up.”
She adds, “To lose her and then win a Grammy the next day, I just felt so blessed and thankful. They played the call-up music, but I was in shock — they started to say, ‘We accept the award on behalf of’ and my whole section was like, ‘No, she’s here!’ I was trying to get up those steps in a long gown and high heels and compose myself. I felt like I was meeting the world for the first time as an artist.”
The Grammys air live on CBS this Sunday at 8 p.m. ET.
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