The late David Bowie has been awarded his first ever Grammy Award for the work produced on the final album before his death; Blackstar.
Bowie, who tragically died from cancer just days before the release of the record in January 2016, claimed five gongs when he was awarded Best Rock Song, Best Rock Performance, Best Alternative Music Album, Best Recording Package and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical at the ceremony in Los Angeles.
Without a ‘genuine’ music credit from the Grammy’s during his lifetime, The Thin White Duke’s only previous credit from the Academy came in the form of Best Video for ‘Jazzin’ For Blue Jean’ in 1985 and the Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2006.
The success of Blackstar comes as a timely reminder of Bowies true brilliance as his label prepare to release his final EP No Plan, in two special vinyl editions later this year.
Due for standard release on CD on February 24, the new record, which features Bowie’s final three recordings, will become a limited-edition vinyl release in April 21 with a rare white vinyl version to come out May 26.
With artwork designed by longtime Bowie collaborator Jonathan Barnbrook, the EP features four tracks in total: ‘No Plan’, ‘Killing A Little Time’ and ‘When I Met You’ and the title track from musical Lazarus – all of which were recorded during sessions for the now award-winning full length Blackstar.
Bowie’s son and acclaimed film director, Duncan Jones, tweeted this in memory of his late father:
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) February 13, 2017