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Grammys Turn into 24K Magic for Bruno Mars!

Bruno Mars Sweeps Grammys 2018
Bruno Mars won in six categories of the Grammy Awards.

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Bruno Mars had a helluva night at the Grammy Awards show Sunday. The performer won in all the categories in which he was nominated.

Mars won six Grammys at this year’s show held in Madison Square Garden Sunday night. His wins included Album of the Year (24KMagic), Record of the Year (“24K Magic”), Song of the Year (“That’s What I Like”), Best R&B Album (24K Magic), Best R&B Performance (“That’s What I Like”), and Best R&B Song (“That’s What I Like.”

The 32-year old Mars also teamed up with rap sensation Cardi B to bring down the house with their remix of “Finesse” that included a dance break that included choreographer Phil Tayag of the Jabowockeez dance crew that had the audience out of their seats dancing and clapping along.

When he won Record of the Year for “That’s What I Like,” as his hit song blasted when he approached the song, he tried to get the tune to continue playing for the audience, “Turn it up, play it again, too many ballads tonight!”

This is the second timee he won Record of the Year. Back in 2016, he and Mark Ronson’s collaborative global hit “Uptown Funk” won the category.

Each time his name was announced, the Filipino/American made sure to thank his fans. After winning the big one, Album of the Year, he paid tribute to the artists, the rock and soul pioneers who wrote and performed the songs that helped launch his performing career while growing up in Hawaii.

“Those songs were written with nothing but joy and love … and that’s what I tried to do (with 24K Magic) … that’s what I wanted to do. Bring back that love and joy.”

Meanwhile, the animated feature set in Polynesia, Moana, had a winner with it’s song “How Far I’ll Go,” sung by Aulii Carvalho and written by Lin Manuel Miranda, won in the category Song Written for Visual Media.

 

 

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