Blige honored as R&B queen

Feb. 12, 2007 at 12:36 AM

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Mary J. Blige had a sweet comeback at the 49th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday, winning Female R&B vocal performance and R&B Album of the Year honors.

"This is the first time I've been up here to receive anything," a tearful Blige said as she accepted the R&B Album of the Year award for "The Breakthrough." "Thank you so very much."

Later, she accepted the award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for "Be Without You," which also was named Best R&B Song.

Blige led all nominees this year with eight nominations.

John Legend earned Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for the track, "Heaven," from the "Once Again" album.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Cate Blanchett slams social media
ABC Family to be renamed Freeform as of January
Tom Hanks finds student's college ID card, takes to Twitter to return it
10 celebrity flings that started on set
Demi Lovato advocates for mental health reform on Capitol Hill