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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Newcomer Steals Show at Grammys

NEW YORK -- The music of pop-jazz chanteuse Norah Jones garnered eight Grammy awards, including album and record of the year, capping a year in which the sultry singer catapulted to international acclaim.

"I feel really blessed and really lucky," Jones said after winning the album of the year at the end of the 45th annual awards show.

Jones, who won in every category where she was nominated, tied Lauryn Hill and Alicia Keys for most wins by a female artist in a single night, capturing five individual Grammys.

"I never ever thought that the music I made would become popular music, so this is amazing," Jones said as she won for best pop vocal album.

She also won for best female pop vocal, best new artist and for record of the year for "Don't Know Why," written by Jesse Harris, who won the song of the year Grammy.

Her album "Come Away With Me" earned best engineered album and producer of the year honors for Arif Mardin.

The 23-year-old New Yorker, who emerged last year after signing with the tiny Blue Note label, sold more than 6 million copies of her debut album worldwide. Jones, the daughter of Indian sitar master Ravi Shankar and New York concert producer Sue Jones, appeared almost overwhelmed in accepting one award from the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin.

"I can't believe this," she said breathlessly.

Harris, who thanked Jones for "being a pal," said backstage that he "thought for certain Bruce was going to win."

Springsteen was clearly a favorite of the crowd inside Madison Square Garden as the Grammys returned to New York for the first time in five years. His Sept. 11-inspired "The Rising" was honored for male rock vocal, rock album and rock song, although the Boss lost out for album and song of the year.

The Dixie Chicks, after a bitter legal battle with their label Sony, took best country album among their three Grammys. The trio's multiplatinum "Home," a return to their country roots, was co-produced by member Natalie Maines' father, Lloyd.

Among the double winners were Eminem, Coldplay, India.Arie and Nelly. Eminem's second Grammy of the night came for best rap album, the third time he's won in the category.

Instead of offering an acceptance speech, Eminem rattled off a list of rappers who had inspired him, including Run-DMC, LL Cool J, Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G.

"Thank you, because I learned from all of you," he said.

Eight artists were nominated for five Grammys apiece, with all but teen rocker Avril Lavigne going home winners. Perennial Grammy favorite Sheryl Crow, neosoul singer-songwriter Raphael Saadiq and R&B newcomer Ashanti were single winners.

Country singer Alan Jackson, who wrote "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)" in the weeks after the terrorist attacks, won best country song for the mournful tune.

India.Arie, who was nominated for seven Grammys last year but lost them all, finally won her first two, winning for best urban-alternative performance for "Little Things" and best R&B album for "Voyage to India."

Among the other winners: the previously unheralded Funk Brothers. The groundbreaking house band for Motown Records, the focus of the recent documentary "Standing in the Shadows of Motown," won two trophies.

The show opened with Dustin Hoffman -- one in a revolving series of New York-based hosts -- introducing a reunion performance by lifetime achievement award winners Simon and Garfunkel. The pair, who sang "The Sound of Silence," have shared a tumultuous relationship. This was their first performance together in a decade.

 Russian nominees came home empty-handed from the ceremony, losing out in their respective categories.

Russian artists were nominated in five categories: Best Country Instrumental Performance (Bering Strait), Best Orchestral Performance (Mstislav Rostropovich), Best Choral Performance (Valery Gergiev), Best Instrumental Soloist(s) Performance with an Orchestra (Valery Gergiev, Yury Bashmet) and Best Classical Contemporary Composition (Sofia Gubaidulina).

Bering Strait, the first Russian group ever to be nominated in the Best Country Instrumental category, performed their song "Bearing Straight" during the ceremony.