Mayer Shares 2005 Grammy With Keys
John Mayer still feels bad about his 2005 Grammy Award for Song of the Year - because he's convinced fellow nominee Alicia Keys should have won.The singer/songwriter, who won a Best Male Pop Vocal Performance Grammy on Sunday (08Feb09) for his hit Say, admits he didn't feel his Daughters track should have won gold four years ago.
Honest John says, "I'm still enough of a music lover to know when people get it right and when people get it wrong. Every once in a while I'll get a Grammy and I'll go, 'Yeah, I really thought that was a special moment that I had on tape,' but then other times I think other people should win it.
"I won Song of The Year for a song called Daughters... and Alicia Keys, who I love so much, was up against me with a song called If I Ain't Got You and she played at the Grammys, and I was like, 'This is the most amazing thing in the world.'
"I won and I didn't think I should because she had a better song."
The win haunted Mayer for years - until he got the chance to work with Keys and give her part of his Grammy trophy.
He adds, "She came over to my apartment and I said, 'There's something I've gotta give you,' and I took the Song of The Year Grammy and, with my brute, semi-drunk strength, removed the top half of the Grammy and gave it to her."