Grammy winners: Where are they now?

Esperanza Spalding and Milli Vanilli. (WENN.COM/Reuters file photo)

Esperanza Spalding and Milli Vanilli. (WENN.COM/Reuters file photo)

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There have been more than a few examples of Grammy wins that left music pundits scratching their heads.

Jose Feliciano beat out Jimi Hendrix in the best new artist category in 1968, the Beatles got robbed a year earlier to the New Vaudeville Band for contemporary song, and Christopher Cross' self-titled album triumphed over Pink Floyd's The Wall for best album in 1981.

We can go on and on, but mercifully for you, we won't.

Instead, we'll go through some of the more bizarre or unlikely winners, and we'll tell you what they're up to now.

Starland Vocal Band

Winning year: 1977

411: The group, comprised of two real-life couples, had one of the biggest singles of the year with Afternoon Delight, and their year was capped off with two Grammys for Best Arrangement (voices) and Best New Artist.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: How's this for a double whammy? The band, and both couples, split after the next album failed to make any kind of impression on the charts. They briefly reunited for some concerts in 1998, and a TV special in 2007, where they sang their signature hit.

Esperanza Spalding

Winning year: 2011

411: Talk about a giant killer - this Oregon jazz vocalist/bassist beat the likes of Justin Bieber, Drake, Florence the Machine and Mumford & Sons in the Best New Artist category.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: She continues to churn out some soulful jazz albums, and also continues to reap the rewards - she was nominated for three more Grammys last year, taking home two of them.

Milli Vanilli

Winning year: 1990

411: We all know the sordid story -- The Vanillis got caught lip-synching at a show in Miami in late 1989 and then fessed up the next year that they didn’t sing on their album, Girl You Know It’s True. The fallout was rapid and they were stripped of their Grammy trophy.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: While in the middle of recording their comeback album Back and in Attack in 1998, singer Rob Pilatus was found dead of an accidental overdose in a German hotel room. The album was never released. Meanwhile, Fab Morvan released his solo album, Love Revolution, and fronted the new band Fabulous Addiction in 2012.

Marc Cohn

Winning year: 1991

411: The singer-songwriter walked in and snagged two Grammys, the first for Best New artist Grammy (beating out Boyz II Men, C C Music Factory, Color Me Badd and Seal) as well as Pop Male Vocalist the next year for his lone hit, Walking In Memphis.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: He has released five studio albums all together, the last being a covers album in 2010. He was out on tour last year opening for Bonnie Raitt.

A Taste of Honey

Winning year: 1978

411: The Grammys drank the disco Kool-Aid (it must have been laced) and inexplicably awarded the Best New Artist trophy to the Boogie Oogie Oogie hitmakers. Who did they beat out? The Cars and Elvis Costello.

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: When the disco craze ended, so did they.

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