Smooth and soulful crooner Bruno Mars won his first-ever American Music Award tonight, besting Justin Bieber and Pitbull in the Best Pop / Rock Male Artist category. That's a big accomplishment, considering that Mars was able to beat out the teen heartthrob known as The Biebs.

Mars and his big big ole' pompadour proudly marched up to the podium, joyously pumping a fist in the air. The 'It Will Rain' singer was excited over his win, and he went on to tell his fellow nominees that the award also belongs to them since they're all part of the same musical family when it comes down to it.

Congratulations to Bruno Mars! He definitely deserves this distinction after churning out hit after hit this year, including his massively popular hit 'Grenade' and the feel-good tune 'The Lazy Song.'