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The Roots & John Legend Pull In Three Grammy Awards For "Wake Up!"
posted Sunday February 13, 2011 at 01:24PM PST | 14 comments
The Roots snag their first Grammy Awards since 1999, for their celebrated Sony album from last year.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Hip Hop band The Roots and R&B singer John Legend pulled in three Grammy Awards tonight for their 2010 album, Wake Up!. The release, comprised largely of 1970s Soul covers, scored "Best R&B Album," "Best R&B Song" for "Shine" and "Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance" for "Hang In There."
The album, released on Columbia Records, featured emcee performances from Common, CL Smooth and The Roots' own Black Thought.
Both acts have previously won Grammy Awards, with The Roots' last win 12 years ago for their Eykah Badu-assisted "You Got Me."