Mark Ronson‘s Bruno Mars-featuring 2014 hit “Uptown Funk” won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year. The hit single beat out D’Angelo’s “Really Love,” Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” the Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face,” and Taylor Swift‘s “Blank Space.” Watch Ronson, Mars, and team accept the most hotly contested award below.
Ronson headed backstage for an interview shortly after, describing the moment he knew “Uptown Funk” would be a hit. “We wrote the first verse, and when [producer Jeff Bhasker] came with that line, ‘Michelle Pfeiffer, that white gold.’ We thought, that’s pretty good, we might be onto something,” Ronson said. Watch below.
“Uptown Funk” (represented by PRO MOTION) spent 14 consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 1. The mega-hit also took home the awards for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Remixed Recording (Non Classical).