February 11, 2008 / 4:33 AM / 11 years ago

Herbie Hancock wins album of the year Grammy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - In a major upset, jazz veteran Herbie Hancock won the coveted album of the year Grammy on Sunday, beating front-runners Amy Winehouse and Kanye West.

Hancock was honored for “River: The Joni Letters,” an all-star tribute to Canadian singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell.

The other nominees were Winehouse’s “Back to Black,” West’s “Graduation,” rock band the Foo Fighters’ “Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace,” and country singer Vince Gill’s “These Days.”

Reporting by Dean Goodman; editing by Bob Tourtellotte and Chris Wilson

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