What was setting up to be a dismal Grammy year for the Beatles and Paul McCartney turned a little brighter Sunday afternoon when McCartney's “Kisses on the Bottom” album took home the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, the Grammy Awards announced.
His competition in the category was a pair of Christmas albums: “Christmas” by Michael Bublé and “A Holiday Carole” by Carole King. With McCartney as the only “traditional” album in the pack, his chances of winning seemed to be pretty good.
The official McCartney Facebook page trumpeted the win with a post saying, "The GRAMMYs have just tweeted: 'Congratulations to Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album winner "Kisses On The Bottom" @PaulMcCartney #GRAMMYs'."
Up until McCartney's “Kisses” win, it appeared the Beatles and McCartney would go home empty-handed from the Grammys as they had struck out with the first three of the four categories they were nominated in.
The deluxe edition of McCartney's “Ram” reissue was nominated for two Grammys, but came up empty. It lost in the Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package to “Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection” from Smithsonian Folkways and the Best Historical Album category to the Beach Boys' “The Smile Sessions” box set on Capitol Records.
Earlier, the Time-Life compilation “The Beatles With Tony Sheridan – First Recordings: 50th Anniversary Edition” lost in the Best Album Notes category to the Ray Charles compilation “Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles.”
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