Courtesy of Bruno Mars via Instagram
Courtesy of Bruno Mars via Instagram

Singing sensation Bruno Mars walked away Sunday night from the Grammys with six awards, including Album and Record of the Year and Song of the Year for “That’s What I Like.”

Mars also picked up Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song for “That’s What I Like.” His “24K Magic” album, which won Album of the Year and Record of the Year for the title track, was awarded Best Engineered Album (Non-Classical) as well.

The 60th annual Grammy Awards was held in New York City. During the pre-telecast, Kendrick Lamar picked up his first Grammy of the night for Best Music Video for “Humble,” which also won Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance. In addition, he won during the telecast for Best Rap/Sung Performance for “Loyalty” featuring Rihanna.

Best Rap Album also went to Lamar. Speaking from the stage, the rapper accepted by showing his respect for artists who came before him, including fellow category nominee Jay-Z.

“This is a special award,” he said. “It showed me the true definition of what being an artist was. … It’s not about accolades, cars and clothes … it’s about the next generation.”

This correspondent is a guest contributor to The Washington Informer.

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