LOS ANGELES, Jan 27: Rock icon Chris Cornell has won a posthumous Grammy award for best recording package.
Released in November 2018, the boxed set included 15 classics and two unreleased songs, including a cover of Sinead O’ Conner’s “Nothing compares to u”.
The album also had artwork by Jeff Ament, Barry Ament, and creative director Joe Spix, who accepted the award and shared it with Cornell’s widow as well as Jeff Fura, senior director of product development.
“It was super emotional because we first got the call only five or six weeks after he passed. It felt too soon at that point to be thinking about that.
“It took us a few months to come up with some images, and it was particularly hard to have conversations with Vicky, his wife. More than anything, I wish he were here accepting this award with us,” Ament told Variety after accepting the award.
This was Cornell’s second posthumous Grammy win. He last year won the best rock performance award for “When bad does good”. His daughter Toni and son Christopher had received the trophy on his behalf.
Cornell died May 18, 2017 in Detroit. (PTI)