Alicia Keys and John Mayer share ‘joint custody’ of a
The Empire State of Mind hitmaker, 41, has won 15 of the coveted trophies during her career and though she admitted that’s ‘pretty cool’, she was convinced she would scoop Song of the Year in 2005, only for the honour to go to the Gravity hitmaker, 38.
However, she revealed her story had a happy ending because John ‘literally broke the Grammy’ he’d received for Daughters so they could share the honour.
Sharing: Alicia Keys, 38, and John Mayer, 41, share ‘joint custody’ of a Grammy Award
Remembering the past: Alicia was set to announce Song of the Year, and began to tell a story of what happened to her when she was nominated in 2005
Speaking on stage at Los Angeles’ Staples Centre as she hosted this year’s Grammy Awards on Sunday, Alicia said: ‘I wanted to share with you a little story. I have been super blessed to win 15 Grammys. Pretty cool, pretty cool.
‘And in 2004 I dreamed about winning song of the year for If I Ain’t Got You. So, when my hero, Stevie Wonder, opened up that card and started to read in braille, I just knew he was going to feel my name. My name.
‘I ain’t got that Grammy. But don’t worry, it’s okay. Because this story has a really happy ending. Because John said, I agree, Alicia, this should have been yours and he literally broke the Grammy and wrote If I ain’t got you with my name on it and gave it to me.’
She had a feeling: ‘Stevie Wonder, opened up that card and started to read in braille, I just knew he was going to feel my name’
Big winner: John Mayer would go on to take home the Grammy that year
‘Happy ending’: The singer said that John thought that she should have it, and he ‘literally broke the Grammy and wrote If I ain’t got you with my name on it and gave it to me’
Alicia showed off her half of the award, and John then walked out with his part of the prize.
He said: ‘This has got to be the coolest joint custody agreement in showbiz history.’
Alicia agreed: ‘We’re putting it back together, it belongs together.’
But John stressed: ‘Just for one night only.’
The pair then announced the winner of this year’s Song of the Year, which went to Childish Gambino – the first rapper to take the accolade – for This Is America.
‘Coolest custody agreement’: Alicia showed off her half of the award, and John then walked out with his part of the prize