Hot off his performances at the Grammys and Brits, Bruno Mars was honored with the iHeartRadio Innovator Award at Sunday’s iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles. To celebrate, the dapper crooner took the stage to perform an electrifying medley of hits.
Decked out in sunglasses with a blazer over a Gucci tee, Bruno and his Hooligans worked up a sweat to “Treasure” followed by his latest 24K Magic smash, “That’s What I Like.”
Afterwards, his close friend Big Sean paid tribute to him for his “unparalleled contribution to popular culture and the music industry.”
“To be worthy of the iHeartRadio Innovator Award, you have to be willing to take chances,” said Sean. “You gotta know what’s cool before it’s cool. You gotta see things no one else can see. Bruno Mars does all that.”
After thanking Sean, Mars acknowledged his band. “We’ve come a long way. We used to play in bars not too far from here,” he said. “This my family right here. These are the guys that make me wanna be better and be great and fellas, I love ya’ll and I couldn’t have done it without ya’ll.”
Drake was also a big winner at Sunday’s show, taking home seven awards including Hip-Hop Artist of the Year, R&B Song of the Year, Hip-Hop Album of the Year, Hip-Hop Song of the Year, Best Collaboration, Most Thumbed Up Artist of the Year, and Most Thumbed Up Song of the Year.