Meghan Trainor could barely contain her emotions as she picked up the best new artist award at the Grammys.
Pop singer Meghan Trainor holds her trophy for Best New Artist in the press room during the 58th Annual Grammy Music Awards in Los Angeles. Pic/AFP
The All About That Bass singer sobbed her way through her acceptance speech, repeatedly saying: "I'm a mess!". Meghan, 22, started crying as soon as she stepped on stage after being handed the prize by previous winner Sam Smith.
"I have to thank L.A. Reid for looking at me like an artist instead of just a songwriter," she said, before a camera cut to her proud dad also wailing in the audience." And my mum and dad, for always believing in me," she continued.
"I'm a mess. I have to cry!" Her dad, Gary, was her date for the night and looked suitably proud of his girl's achievements.
Meghan beat off stiff competition from Sam Hunt, James Bay, Tori Kelly and Courtney Barnett in the category. She later wrote on Twitter: "Just balling my eyes out. "The Lips Are Movin' singer later explained why she was so emotional on stage.
Alongside a picture of her picking up the gong, she wrote on Instagram: "This is me forever..balling my eyes out. Can't believe what happened. My dad whispered "you made it" before I walked up and I lost it." I love my family so much. Without them I wouldn't be here today. Thank you to my team and everyone who got me here. Gonna cry happy tears all night. AHHHHHH! "
Meghan also joined stars including John Legend and Demi Lovato for a musical tribute to Lionel Richie as part of tonight's glittering celebrations.