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Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic was awarded album of the year at the 2018 Grammys on Sunday night.
The singer beat out Childish Gambino’s “Awaken, My Love!“, Jay-Z’s 4:44, Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. and Lorde’s Melodrama to win one of the night’s top honors.
Mars took to the stage and began his acceptance speech with a shoutout to his fellow nominees.
“First off, to the other nominees in this category — Lorde, Kung Fu Kenny, Jay-Z, Gambino — you guys are the reason why I’m in the studio pulling my hair out, because I know you guys are gonna only come with the top-shelf artistry and music,” he said. “Thank you guys for blessing the world with your music, I mean that.”
The singer then dedicated his award to his “heroes,” including Babyface and Teddy Riley, who helped drive his early passion for music.
“They are my teachers. They laid the foundation that this album wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for these guys,” Mars concluded.
The 60th annual Grammy Awards, hosted by James Corden, aired live from New York’s Madison Square Garden on CBS. Artists including Lady Gaga, Elton John, SZA and Rihanna performed during the ceremony.
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