Trinidad James won a Record of the Year Grammy for having co-writing credit on Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars’ ‘Uptown Funk’. Trinidad James’ lyrics “Don’t Believe Me Just Watch” from his song ‘All Gold Everything’ were used in the hook in ‘Uptown Funk’ – which gave him his co-writing credit on the track. The song was primarily written by Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars, Jeff Bhasker and Philip Lawrence. After the song was released, The Gap Band was given additional writing credit due to the song’s similarities to their hit record ‘Oops! Upside Your Head’. Uptown Funk is currently the 4th most watched Youtube music video of all time, with 1.3 billion views.
Check out our interview with Trinidad James discussing Bruno Mars using his lyrics for the song.