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Wed, 19 Jan 2011 21:42:09 GMT | By Francis Whittaker
Worst ever Grammy decisions

Album of the Year, 2008



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Winner: Herbie Hancock - River: The Joni Letters

Poor old Kanye West lost out on the Album of the Year prize in similar circumstances again in 2008. Along with Amy Winehouse's mega hit Back To Black, his Graduation album had been hot favourite to take the prize until the Academy took it upon themselves to give it to River: The Joni Letters - a Joni Mitchell tribute album by veteran jazz star Herbie Hancock.

The win was particularly surprising considering that, prior to its nomination, no-one, including Herbie's own fans, had given the album much attention at all. Considering Kanye's behaviour at awards ceremonies since, it's a wonder the man didn't storm the stage in anger.

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