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Dave Chappelle on Sunday night won the best comedy album Grammy for his 2017 Netflix specials Heart of Texas and The Age of Spin.
“Boy, I am honored to win an award, finally,” Chappelle joked onstage as he accepted his prize. After thanking Netflix, Saturday Night Live, The Chappelle Show and Live Nation, he also thanked his wife and kids and many other relatives.
Finally, he abruptly ended the speech with, “See you Monday.”
Chappelle beat out Jim Gaffigan for Cinco, Jerry Seinfeld for Jerry Before Seinfeld, Sarah Silverman for A Speck of Dust and Kevin Hart for What Now? for the award.
The Netflix specials, directed by Stan Lathan, marked the comedian’s first concert specials in 12 years. Chappelle famously left The Chappelle Show on Comedy Central in 2005, at what some called the height of the show’s popularity, and performed rarely until 2014, when he performed 10 sold-out shows at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
Chappelle reportedly earned $60 million for his streaming deal, including three specials, with Netflix.
Artists including Kendrick Lamar, Lady Gaga, Kesha and Bruno Mars performed as James Corden hosted the 60th annual Grammys at Madison Square Garden, which were broadcast on CBS.
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