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2015 Sam Smith is the big winner at the Grammy Awards, taking Best New Artist and also Record of the Year and Song of the Year ("Stay With Me").

2011 Ashlee Simpson files for divorce from Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, citing irreconcilable differences.

2011 Blues singer-songwriter Marvin Sease dies of complications from pneumonia at age 64.

2009 Sugarland's track "Stay" scoops two Grammy Awards - Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, and Best Country Song.

2009 Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Lil Wayne and Coldplay are the big winners at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards.

2006 David Bowie is awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

2005 Keith Knudsen (drummer, vocalist for The Doobie Brothers) dies of pneumonia at age 56.

2003 The Faux-lesbian duo t.A.T.u. hits #1 in the UK with "All The Things She Said," becoming the only Russian act ever to top the chart.

1993 Tom Jones guest stars on Will Smith's TV show The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air, where he sings a variation of "It's Not Unusual" with Alfonso Ribeiro, whose character Carlton often dances to the song.

1990 Del Shannon, struggling with depression, commits suicide at age 55.

1989 Anthrax earn their first Gold album when their fourth album, State of Euphoria, is certified for sales of 500,000 copies.

1988 The three remaining members of The Who reunite at Royal Albert Hall for the British Phonographic Industry awards, leading to a full-fledged 25th anniversary tour the next year.

1982 Cher makes her Broadway debut in Come Back To The Five And Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean.

1980 David Bowie and wife Angela are officially divorced, although they've been separated since the mid-'70s. David gets custody of their son Zowie.

1977 Dave "Phoenix" Farrell (bassist for Linkin Park) is born in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He is raised in Mission Viejo, California.

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Chris Brown Assaults Rihanna

2009

Chris Brown and his girlfriend Rihanna miss the Grammy Awards, where they are scheduled to perform, after he assaults her.

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