By Anna Martino, Copy Editor —
At the 60th Annual Grammy awards, aired on Jan. 28, Bruno Mars made history taking home seven Grammy awards; becoming one of nine artists to ever take home as many awards, and one of two artists to win this many awards including the combination of winning “record of the year” and “song of the year” for two different songs.
According to Billboard, this year’s wins also make Bruno one of ten artists to take home the “album of the year,” “record of the year” and “song of the year” trio of awards. Bruno also won in the categories of “best R&B performance,” “best R&B song,” “best R&B album” and “best engineered album, non-classical.”
Last year during the 59th Annual Grammy awards, Bruno was the recipient of zero awards, but performed this year’s record of the year, “That’s What I Like.” In addition to stealing this year’s spotlight with his awards, Bruno took the stage again, but this time with company from the rising female rapper, Cardi B, in “Finesse.”
Not only is it rare for an artist to win this many awards at the Grammy’s, but it is even more rare for a R&B artist to take home awards in the major categories, such as “album of the year,” when this award typically is given to artists of more commonly appreciated genres, such as rock or pop. In this year’s award show, Bruno was up against many well-established artists, including JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Childish Gambino, while ending up on top every time.
Although vastly different in sounds, from seeing both Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar live, I would also give the Grammy to Bruno.
Bruno has a charisma that can be seen in all performances, speeches, and even felt through songs. Bruno Mars’ success is not just limited to this year, with his diverse productions of songs and albums throughout the years, Bruno’s fame can only be on the rise from here.