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{L-R}: Bruno Mars, Dernst "D'Mile" Emile II and Anderson .Paak

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Bruno Mars' GRAMMYs Legacy: How His 'Clean Sweep' With Silk Sonic Continued A Remarkable Winning Streak

With four wins at the 2022 GRAMMY Awards, Bruno Mars didn't just add to his pile of golden gramophones — he cemented himself as a GRAMMY legend

GRAMMYs/Apr 5, 2022 - 09:25 pm

The 2022 GRAMMYs proved successful for Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, who — together as Silk Sonic — won all four GRAMMYs for which they were nominated. After claiming Best R&B Performance (a tie with Jazmine Sullivan), Best R&B Song and Song Of The Year, they topped off their four-for-four night with Record Of The Year.

"We are really trying our hardest to remain humble at this point," .Paak joked as they accepted their last award. "But in the industry, we call that a clean sweep!"

What Mars' fans may not have realized, though, is that his sweep wasn't just limited to the 64th GRAMMY Awards. Bruno Mars has won 15 GRAMMYs overall — and 13 of those have come since 2016.

That's right: Mars' "clean sweep" is six years running.

Bruno's GRAMMY legacy extends beyond his wins, with 30 nominations spanning several categories as well as some of the show's most memorable performances. As he celebrates his latest wins, take a look at Bruno Mars' impressive GRAMMY resume.


Believe it or not, Mars had an even bigger GRAMMY night in 2018. He took home six golden gramophones that year with 24K Magic, which won Album Of The Year and Best R&B Album. The LP's title track won Record Of The Year, and the hit single "That's What I Like" scooped up Song Of The Year, Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song.

He took home his first Album Of The Year trophy the year before that, but not for his own work. Mars's producer group, the Smeezingtons, produced (and co-wrote) Adele's "All I Ask," a track from 25, which won Album Of The Year in 2017.

Mars began his winning streak with 2016's smash collaboration with Mark Ronson, "Uptown Funk." The song won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, but more notably, won Mars his first Record Of The Year award.

Before his streak began, Mars won Best Pop Vocal Album for Unorthodox Jukebox in 2014, and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Just The Way You Are" in 2011 — his first-ever GRAMMYs.

Notable Nominations

Before he notched several Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year nominations and wins himself, Mars' contributions to other artists' projects earned nods in 2011. In fact, he was up for Record Of The Year twice that year, thanks to B.o.B's "Nothin' On You" and Cee Lo Green's "F*** You." (Mars featured on "Nothin' On You"; the Smeezingtons produced both tracks. "F*** You," co-written by the Smeezingtons, was up for Song Of The Year as well.)

"Nothin' On You" — which he also co-wrote with The Smeezingtons — nabbed Mars a Best Rap Song nomination. Two years later, he received another nod in the category for co-writing "Young Wild & Free," a collab with Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg.

What's more, the Smeezingtons helped earn Mars nominations for Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical in 2011 and 2012. Along with "F*** You" and "Nothin' On You," their 2011 nod came from production on songs like Travie McCoy's "Billionaire" (featuring Mars) and Mars' Own "Just the Way You Are." Their 2012 nomination was the result of their production on Mars' Doo-Wops & Hooligans as well as songs by Far East Movement and Lil Wayne.


Thanks to his classic style and powerful voice, Mars has also been part of two tributes to late legends. In 2017, he helped honor Prince alongside Morris Day and the Time. Dressed in a (very fitting) sparkly purple blazer, Mars delivered a rousing rendition of "Let's Go Crazy" that included a solo on one of Prince's iconic cloud guitars.

In 2021, Mars teamed up with .Paak for a tribute to Little Richard. As .Paak played drums, Mars delivered a rocking medley of "Long Tall Sally (The Thing)" and "Good Golly, Miss Molly."

Who knows how long Mars' winning streak will last, but regardless, he's already cemented himself as a GRAMMY legend. It's probably safe to say that as long as Bruno Mars continues to make music, the GRAMMYs will leave the door open.

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ReImagined: Watch Dylan Chambers Channel Bruno Mars In This Groovy Cover Of "Uptown Funk"

Pop-soul newcomer Dylan Chambers offers his rendition of "Uptown Funk," Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' infectious 2014 hit.

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In the latest episode of ReImagined, soul-pop newcomer Dylan Chambers delivers a fresh, heartfelt take on "Uptown Funk", using an electric guitar to drive the performance.

In the year of its inception, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" quickly made strides across the map, from a No. 1 peak on the Billboard Hot 100 to a Record Of The Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance win at the 2014 GRAMMYs. Ten years after its release, it is the ninth most-viewed YouTube video of all-time and was named one of Billboard's "Songs That Defined The Decade."

Chambers named Mars as one of his most influential inspirations and praised Silk Sonic's Las Vegas residency as one of the "greatest concerts" he has attended in an interview with Muzic Notez.

"Don't believe me, just watch," Chambers calls in the chorus, recreating its notable doo-wop ad-libs with the strums of his instrument.

Chambers dropped his latest single, "I Can Never Get Enough" on April 10, following his March release "High (When I'm Low)." Both tracks will be a part of his upcoming EP, For Your Listening Pleasure!, out May 17.

Press play on the video above to watch Dylan Chambers' groovy rendition of Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk," and check back to for more new episodes of ReImagined.

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Autumn Rowe at the 2023 GRAMMYs.

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Acclaimed songwriter Autumn Rowe reveals the inspirational location where her Album Of The Year golden gramophone resides, and details the "really funny way" she first met Jon Batiste.

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Ever since Autumn Rowe won a GRAMMY in 2022, it's been her biggest motivation. That's why the musical multi-hyphenate keeps the award nestled in her writing room — to keep her creative juices flowing.

"It reminds me that anything is possible," she says in the latest episode of Where Do You Keep Your GRAMMY?

Rowe won her first-ever career GRAMMY in 2022 with an Album Of The Year award for Jon Batiste's We Are. "It was very stressful," she recalls with a laugh.

"Right before they announced Album Of The Year, the pressure started getting to me," Rowe explains. "Album Of The Year is the biggest possible award you can win. So, I'm like, 'We didn't win any of these [categories], how are we going to win the biggest award?"

The win also taught her one unforgettable, valuable lesson: "We matter. The music matters. Everything matters. We just have to create it. If there isn't space for it, we have to make space for it. Don't wait for something to open."

Rowe says she grew up "super dirt poor" and never even had the opportunity to watch the awards ceremony on television. "To be a GRAMMY winner means it is possible for everyone," she declares.

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(L-R) Doja Cat and SZA at the 2022 GRAMMYs.

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GRAMMY Rewind: Watch Doja Cat & SZA Tearfully Accept Their First GRAMMYs For "Kiss Me More"

Relive the moment the pair's hit "Kiss Me More" took home Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, which marked the first GRAMMY win of their careers.

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As Doja Cat put it herself, the 2022 GRAMMYs were a "big deal" for her and SZA.

Doja Cat walked in with eight nominations, while SZA entered the ceremony with five. Three of those respective nods were for their 2021 smash "Kiss Me More," which ultimately helped the superstars win their first GRAMMYs.

In this episode of GRAMMY Rewind, revisit the night SZA and Doja Cat accepted the golden gramophone for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance — a milestone moment that Doja Cat almost missed.

"Listen. I have never taken such a fast piss in my whole life," Doja Cat quipped after beelining to the stage. "Thank you to everybody — my family, my team. I wouldn't be here without you, and I wouldn't be here without my fans."

Before passing the mic to SZA, Doja also gave a message of appreciation to the "Kill Bill" singer: "You are everything to me. You are incredible. You are the epitome of talent. You're a lyricist. You're everything."

SZA began listing her praises for her mother, God, her supporters, and, of course, Doja Cat. "I love you! Thank you, Doja. I'm glad you made it back in time!" she teased.

"I like to downplay a lot of s— but this is a big deal," Doja tearfully concluded. "Thank you, everybody."

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Baby Keem (left) at the 2022 GRAMMYs.

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GRAMMY Rewind: Watch Baby Keem Celebrate "Family Ties" During Best Rap Performance Win In 2022

Revisit the moment budding rapper Baby Keem won his first-ever gramophone for Best Rap Performance at the 2022 GRAMMY Awards for his Kendrick Lamar collab "Family Ties."

GRAMMYs/Feb 23, 2024 - 05:50 pm

For Baby Keem and Kendrick Lamar, The Melodic Blue was a family affair. The two cousins collaborated on three tracks from Keem's 2021 debut LP, "Range Brothers," "Vent," and "Family Ties." And in 2022, the latter helped the pair celebrate a GRAMMY victory.

In this episode of GRAMMY Rewind, turn the clock back to the night Baby Keem accepted Best Rap Performance for "Family Ties," marking the first GRAMMY win of his career.

"Wow, nothing could prepare me for this moment," Baby Keem said at the start of his speech.

He began listing praise for his "supporting system," including his family and "the women that raised me and shaped me to become the man I am."

Before heading off the stage, he acknowledged his team, who "helped shape everything we have going on behind the scenes," including Lamar. "Thank you everybody. This is a dream."

Baby Keem received four nominations in total at the 2022 GRAMMYs. He was also up for Best New Artist, Best Rap Song, and Album Of The Year as a featured artist on Kanye West's Donda.

Press play on the video above to watch Baby Keem's complete acceptance speech for Best Rap Performance at the 2022 GRAMMYs, and check back to for more new episodes of GRAMMY Rewind.

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