Train’s ‘Hey Soul Sister’ Nabs First Grammy Win for iTunes

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The band's third golden phonograph trophy marks first ever for digital music service's original content.

Sunday night's ratings-winning 53rd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony included a number of firsts -- Lady Gaga being hatched is one of them -- but perhaps one of the most historic, and mostly overlooked, was the presentation of the first-ever Grammy for iTunes original content.

Multiplatinum-selling rock band Train picked up their third Grammy on February 13, for best performance by a duo or group with vocals, for the exclusive iTunes Session EP version of their hit single "Hey, Soul Sister." The win marks the first time that an iTunes-generated composition was awarded one of the iconic golden phonograph trophies.

"Hey, Soul Sister" is the biggest-selling song of 2010 and has been certified five times Platinum by the RIAA. And with over 5 million legal downloads, the lead single from the band's fifth studio album, Save Me San Francisco, is the most downloaded song in Columbia Records history.

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