Bruno Mars wins big at 2017 Soul Train Awards

Bruno Mars took home five prizes at the 30th Soul Train Awards on Sunday night and celebrate by singing into the early hours.

The 'Chunky' singer took home Album of the Year, Video of the Year and Best Dance Performance for '24K Magic', as well as, Best R&B/Soul Male Artist and Song of the Year for 'That's What I Like' at the ceremony held at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday.

Sharing his excitement on Twitter, Bruno wrote: "ITS 2AM & IM SINGING AT THE TOP OF MY LUNGS IN MY HOTEL ROOM!THANK U @SoulTrain WIN OR LOSE U CONTINUE TO BRING ME NOTHIN BUT JOY! (sic)"

The 23-year-old star was appreciative of his award for Best Video for '24K Magic' because of the effort that was spent on it.

He said: "God bless you @SoulTrain !! We worked really hard on this video so this means a lot to me. Sending my love from South America. THANK YOU (sic)"

The awards show, which was aired on BET, celebrates the outstanding achievements of artists of soul, R&B, gospel, jazz and hip-hop music.

Other winners on the night included 'Un-Break My Heart' hitmaker Toni Braxton, who was this year's recipient of the prestigious Don Cornelius Legend Award for her outstanding contribution to R&B.

Whilst 'Love Galore' hitmaker SZA took home two accolades, for Best New Artist and Best R&B/Soul Female Artist​.

Solange Knowles was expected to sweep the board on the night with seven nominations, but only took home, very special gong, the Ashford and Simpson Songwriter's Award for 'Cranes In The Sky' from 2016's critically-acclaimed 'A Seat at the Table'.

DJ Khaled, Rihanna and Bryson Tiller were received Best Collaboration for 'Wild Thoughts' and rising rapper Cardi B's 'Bodak Yellow' nabbed the Rhythm & Bars Award.

The full list of winners for the 30th Soul Train Awards is as follows:

Don Cornelius Legend Award

Toni Braxton

Lady of Soul Award

SWV

Best New Artist

​SZA

Best R&B/Soul Male Artist

Bruno Mars

Best R&B/Soul Female Artist​

SZA

Soul Train Certified Award

Bell Biv Devoe

Ledisi

Video of the Year

​Bruno Mars - '24K Magic'

Best Gospel/ Inspirational Award

Lecrae ​

Album/ Mixtape of the Year

Bruno Mars - 24K Magic ​

Rhythm & Bars Award (Formerly Best Hip-Hop Song of the Year)

Cardi B - 'Bodak Yellow'

​Song of the Year

Bruno Mars - 'That's What I Like'

The Ashford & Simpson Songwriter's Award

'Cranes in the Sky' - Written by: Troy L. John, Solange Knowles, Raphael Saadiq (Solange)

Best Dance Performance

Bruno Mars '24K Magic'

Best Collaboration

DJ Khaled ft. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller - 'Wild Thoughts'

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