Los Angeles, Feb 16 (IANS) Singer Meghan Trainor, who won the golden gramophone for the Best New Artist category at the 58th annual Grammy Awards here, broke down in tears while accepting the trophy.
“I have to thank L.A. Reid for looking at me as an artist and not just a song writer,” Trainor, who was nominated alongside Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Sam Hunt and Tori Kelly, in the respective category, said in her acceptance speech.
She was presented the trophy by last year’s winner Sam Smith.
While accepting the award, Trainor also thanked her parents for encouraging her to become a singer, before she left the stage crying.
Trainor was also a part of one of the most epic performances of the night — a tribute to singer Lionel Richie. She rocked the stage alongside singers Demi Lovato, John Legend, and Tyrese.
Hosted by hip-hop artist LL Cool J, the awards gala took place here at the Staples Center on Monday.