8 February

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8 FEBRUARY

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2021 Mary Wilson, the only member of The Supremes with the group throughout their tenure, dies at 76.

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

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

2009 Ne-Yo wins the Grammy awards for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song for the Year of the Gentleman single "Miss Independent."

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 Tori Amos releases Piece By Piece, a Q&A-style autobiography co-authored by rock journalist Ann Powers.

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

2004 Pink wins her first solo Grammy Award when her Try This single "Trouble" is named Best Female Rock Vocal Performance. She previously earned a trophy for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals in 2002 alongside Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim and Mýa for their rendition of "Lady Marmalade."

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.

2002 The Chicago Police Department receives a videotape allegedly showing R. Kelly engaging in lewd acts with a young girl. Kelly is indicted on child pornography charges, but found not guilty at trial.

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.

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Beyoncé and OutKast Win Big At Grammys

2004

At the Grammy Awards, OutKast is the first hip-hop act to win Album of the Year, for Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, and Evanescence takes Best New Artist, beating out 50 Cent, who comes on stage anyway.

After Evanescence wins, 50 walks right across the stage while Amy Lee is accepting the award. She keeps her cool, pausing and saying, "Thanks 50," as the rapper goes back to his seat. His interruption isn't the only drama Lee is dealing with: the event marks the first time she has seen Ben Moody, who founded the band with her in 1996, since he abruptly quit in October 2003. Other winners include Beyoncé, who takes five trophies, and Coldplay, who win Record of the Year for "Clocks." It's a rare year when Record of the Year and Song of the Year have different winners: the latter goes to "Dance With My Father" by Luther Vandross, who has suffered a stroke and dies the following year.

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