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David Bowie's Son Duncan Jones Celebrates Dad's GRAMMY Wins With Flashback Photo and Heartbreaking Message

by Jackie Willis 9:16 AM PST, February 13, 2017
Playing David Bowie's Son Duncan Jones Celebrates Dad's GRAMMY Wins With Flashback Photo and Heartbreaking Message

A little over a year after David Bowie's death, his presence was still greatly felt at the 59th GRAMMY Awards, and his son, Duncan Jones, couldn't be more proud.

The music icon's final album, Blackstar, which was released two days before his death in January 2016, earned Bowie five posthumous GRAMMYs on Sunday night, including Best Rock Performance, Best Alternative Rock Album and Best Rock Song.

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In celebration of his late father's music being honored at the awards show, Jones posted a throwback photo of himself holding Bowie. "So proud of you dad!" he captioned the pic on Twitter. "Would hold you up forever. ❤️ #grammys2017"

Prior to his big wins, Bowie had been up for a GRAMMY 12 times during the course of his career, and won the Best Video, Short Form award in 1985 for "Jazzin' for Blue Jean," and was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006.

At last year's GRAMMYs, Lady Gaga paid tribute to the 69-year-old singer along with his longtime friend, musical director Nile Rodgers. The performance was a mashup of Bowie's hits, including "Space Oddity," "Changes," "Ziggy Stardust," "Suffragette City," "Rebel Rebel," "Fashion," "Fame," the bass lick of "Under Pressure," "Let's Dance," and "Heroes."

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Jones, however, didn't seem impressed with the tribute. "Overexcited or irrational, typically as a result of infatuation or excessive enthusiasm; mentally confused.' Damn it! What IS that word!?" he tweeted at the time, quoting the Oxford English Dictionary definition of the word "gaga."

Here's a look back at Gaga's performance:

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