Alicia Keys Remembers That Time John Mayer Showed Her Love At the Grammys

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Alicia Keys has certainly had her fair share of amazing Grammy memories considering the 15 Grammys she has won thus far, but she says one particular memory involving John Mayer sticks with her.

In 2002, the 34-year-old songstress picked up five Grammy Awards for her debut album Songs in A Minor. Even though that was certainly a memorable year, she says her favorite Grammy memory involves John Mayer from 2005.

"John Mayer was up for Daughters and I was up for If I Ain't Got You, and John Mayer won," the singer told CBS This Morning about the show in 2005, when both stars were nominated for Song of the Year.

"I loved that song Daughters, and I remember he got up on stage and he said … either onstage or backstage, but the point was that he felt that I should've won that award," said Keys.

Mayer went so far in his conviction that she should share the award that took apart his Grammy award and gave Keys the top half, keeping only the bottom half with his name on it.

"So as far as I'm concerned, I won that!" Keys told CBS of the award that now sits on her shelf at home along with her other Grammy Awards.

On Monday, Keys announced the top four categories on CBS This Morning for 2016's show. Taylor Swift garnered seven nominations, while Kendrick Lamar picked up 11 nominations.

On Friday, Keys joined Ciara, Martina McBride, Paul Rudd, Hillary Scott, Jussie Smollett and Hailee Steinfeld to present Billboard's 2015 Women in Music awards at a gala in New York City.

Pam Wright