David Bowie lives on at Grammy Awards with four nominations

David Bowie lives on at Grammy Awards with four nominations

David Bowie is set to make some noise at the Grammy Awards after he was posthumously nominated for four awards.

Bowie’s sudden death at the age of 69 in January this year shocked the music world and his legions of fans.

But shortly before he passed away Bowie released the well-received BlackStar album, propelling the cultural icon back into the limelight with nominations for best rock performance, rock song, alternative music album and engineered album, non-classical awards.

Lauding the quartet of nominations Neil Portnow, president of the Recording Academy, remarked: “I think this is beyond sort of the sympathy vote, because sometimes you’ll see those kinds of things happen just ‘cause people feel sorry about it. But listen to (his) album - it’s quite extraordinary.”

The 59th Grammy Awards are set to get underway in Los Angeles on 12 February, hosted by James Corden.

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