Bryan Adams won a GRAMMY in 1992, but he’s never really thought of it as much of an accomplishment.

The singer-turned-photographer earned the statue for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media thanks to his song “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” from the 1991 movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves starring Kevin Costner. Adams, who wasn’t even there to accept it, told it’s a “wooden spoon GRAMMY.”

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“I mean it’s nice to get a GRAMMY, I won’t knock it, but we got it for Best Song in a Film,” he said. “It’s not like Best Performance or Rock Vocal or Songwriter, it’s just ‘nice song from a film guys.’”

Though Adams made jokes about his own award, which he keeps in his office, he does have fond memories of attending the show.

In 1986 he was a presenter at the award’s show and says Whitney Houston’s performance of “Saving All My Love For You” really blew him away.

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“I remember nudging my manager and saying, ‘Did you hear how good she just sang?’” Adams said. “It was such a good performance.”

Whitney would go on to win the GRAMMY for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Female that night and six over the course of her career.

Fans can reminisce about Whitney with the new special, The GRAMMYs Will Go On: A Death In The Family, airing February 9 on CBS.

Shannon Carlin,

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