Amy Winehouse put her troubles behind her to win five Grammy awards, dedicating her success to her imprisoned husband, her family - and London’s blaze-hit Camden Market.
Winehouse was the outstanding performer at the awards, the biggest night in the rock and pop calendar.
She won in five of the six categories in which she was nominated, picking up record of the year, best new artist, best song of the year, best pop vocal album for Back to Black and best female pop vocal.
The awards follow a traumatic year for Winehouse, 24, who has fought heroin and crack addiction while enduring a forced separation from her husband Blake Fielder-Civil, currently in jail awaiting trial on a number of charges.
In one speech, she also thanked her parents for standing by her, and expressed sadness over the blaze in Camden which destroyed her favourite pub, among other buildings.
As she collected record of the year for Rehab, Winehouse, said: “This is to my mum and dad - for my Blake incarcerated. And to London, this is for London because Camden Town is burning down.”
Her only defeat came in the prized album of the year category, which went to Herbie Hancock for his album River: The Joni Letters. Elsewhere she swept the board.
Winehouse was unable to attend the Los Angeles event in person after failing to secure a work visa to travel to the United States until late on Friday - too late to change her plans.
But she appeared via a live satellite link from London, performing electrifying versions of her hits Rehab and I’m No Good in front of a small crowd at a recording studio.
Pop singer Cyndi Lauper
Please rate this article