Grammys 2016: 'Uptown Funk' wins Record of the Year
It was the song you couldn’t escape — and now it’s been duly rewarded for its omnipresence. Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk,” which dropped in November 2014, has taken home the Grammy for Record of the Year at Monday night’s awards ceremony. The song also won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the pre-Grammy broadcast.
Beyoncé presented the award, which was the last statue to be given out during the show.
EW spoke to the song’s producer, Jeff Bhasker (who was nominated for Producer of the Year), in December after the nods were announced and he revealed that he and Ronson tinkered with the tune for upwards of nine months. They knew they had something special, he said, “from the first 30 seconds we started playing that groove, then we slaved over it for nine months. That’s always the challenge: to take a really special moment of inspiration and then turn it into something that maximizes its full potential—not just settle for something that feels good.”