Jason Mraz: My GRAMMY Moment

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Jason Mraz arrives to the 51st Annual GRAMMY Awards at the Staples Center on February 8, 2009 in Los Angeles, CA

Before a new crop of GRAMMYs are handed out, hear from past winners about what it's like to receive the coveted honor.

Jason Mraz won best male pop vocal performance(for 2008's "Make It Mine") and best pop vocal collaboration with vocals (for 2008's "Lucky" with Colbie Calliat).

JASON MRAZ: “Like many people who win GRAMMYs, mine was one of those that were announced in the pretelecast. I was on the red carpet with my dad, between interviews. It was almost uneventful. Someone coming up and whispering in my ear, 'You won them both.' That was it. I was like, 'Really? That's it? I won them both?' The GRAMMYs hadn't even started.
A few days after the GRAMMYs, I was in Austin in the studio with Willie Nelson. I was taking control of this track because you only get a little bit of time with Willie... I did so knowing, 'Hey, man, you just got these two GRAMMYs. You can do this.' And it was awesome. Willie ended up giving me, like, 17 takes -- more than two hours of his time. It was the GRAMMY victory, only a few days prior, that gave me the confidence.”


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