Shock as blues singer beats Adele, Beyonce and Taylor Swift to win Song of the Year Grammy
Bonnie Raitt's reaction to winning was priceless.
Bonnie Raitt appeared gobsmacked as she scooped the Song of the Year award at the Grammys on Sunday, beating a star-studded field that included superstars Adele, Beyonce, Harry Styles and Taylor Swift.
The 73-year-old singer's track 'Just Like That' took home the coveted prize, beating out Adele's 'Easy On Me', Beyonce's 'Break My Soul', DJ Khaled's 'God Did', Gayle's 'ABCDEFU', Kendrick Lamar's 'The Heart Part 5', Lizzo's 'About Damn Time', Steve Lacy's 'Bad Habit', Styles' 'As It Was' and Swift's 'All Too Well (10 Minute Version)'.
The performer looked genuinely stunned when her name was called out.
"I'm so surprised, I don't know what to say," she said on stage.
"I don't write a lot of songs but I'm so proud that you appreciate this one... I'm just totally humbled."
Raitt's victory is the first time a track penned by a solo songwriter has won in the category since Amy Winehouse received the prize all the back in 2008 for her classic song 'Rehab'.
Presented the award by First Lady Jill Biden, Raitt paid tribute in her acceptance speech to the late singer-songwriter John Prine, who died of complications caused by Covid-19 in April 2020.
Raitt described her win in the packed category as an "unreal moment" and said her song was inspired by Prine and organ donors.
She also praised songwriters in her speech, calling them as the "soul-digging, hard-working people that put these songs and ideas to music".
On top of her victory in the Song of the Year category, Raitt won the Best Americana Performance for her track 'Made Up Mind' and Best American Roots Song for 'Just Like That' on the night, taking her total Grammy haul to 13.
You can listen to 'Just Like That' below.
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