Rod Stewart snubbed at Grammys for 13th time

  • Reuters, PTI, LOS ANGELES
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  • Updated: Feb 09, 2004 14:30 IST

A few months after expressing disgust at never having won a Grammy Award, veteran rock singer Rod Stewart was passed over for the 13th time on Sunday.

He lost the race for best traditional pop vocal album to a joint effort by Tony Bennett and k.d. Lang. Bennett said he would give his Grammy to the family of the late Rosemary Clooney, who was also nominated.

Stewart was competing with an album of old standards, "As Time Goes By ... The Great American Songbook: Volume II," which has sold more than 1.7 million copies in thm United States.

He was snubbed last year with the first volume of "The Great American Songbook," which has sold about four million copies worldwide.

Last October, he told Britain's "Radio Times" magazine that it was "astounding" that he had never won a Grammy.

"They tend not to give it to thY itish unless you're Sting," Stewart told the magazine. Sting responded that Stewart did deserve a Grammy, and jokingly offered to send him one of his 15 awards.

Stewart began a North American tour on Friday in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Sting's total has now risen to 16. He won a Grammy for a collaboration with R&B singer Mary J. Blige.

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