Entertainment Music Anderson .Paak Takes Home Best Melodic Rap Performance at Grammys: 'If You Have a Voice, Use It' The musician took home a Grammy after performing on the show with his newly-formed group with Bruno Mars, Silk Sonic By Rachel DeSantis and Nicholas Rice Nicholas Rice Instagram Twitter Nicholas Rice is an Associate Editor for PEOPLE Magazine. He began working with the brand as an Editorial Intern in early 2020, before later transitioning to a freelance role, and then staff positions soon after. Nicholas writes and edits anywhere between 7 to 9 stories per day on average for PEOPLE, spanning across each vertical the brand covers. Nicholas has previous work experience with Billboard, POPSUGAR, Bustle and Elite Daily. When not working, Nicholas can be found playing with his 5 dogs, listening to pop music or eating mozzarella sticks. People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 14, 2021 10:22 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Anderson .Paak is adding some new hardware to his collection with a win for best melodic rap performance at the Grammys on Sunday evening. The musician, 35, took home the award for "Lockdown," which was also nominated this year for best music video. Other nominees in the category included "Rockstar" by DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch, "Laugh Now Cry Later" by Drake featuring Lil Durk, "The Box" by Roddy Ricch and "Highest in the Room" by Travis Scott. RELATED GALLERY: Grammys">2021: BTS, Harry Styles and More Stars Nominated for Their First Grammy This Year Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty "Wow. Thank you, thank you so much," Paak said as he accepted the honor. "I want to say thank you so much to my family, my beautiful wife and kids. I want to say thank you to the team that helped me put this record together. I want to say thank you to the Academy." "And lastly I want to say that this song, 'Lockdown,' is dedicated to every human being who actually has a voice," he added. "If you have a voice, don't be afraid to use it. 'Cause they watching, and this is proof. Thank you so much." Of the category's star-studded lineup, DaBaby and Roddy Ricch hit the stage to perform on Sunday, joining stars like Harry Styles, Taylor Swift, BTS, Megan Thee Stallion and more. Anderson .Paak also got his moment in the spotlight alongside Bruno Mars, with whom he recently released the single "Leave the Door Open" as the duo Silk Sonic. Check out PEOPLE's full Grammys coverage to get the latest news on music's biggest night. The Grammy Awards, hosted by Trevor Noah, will air Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS Television Network and Paramount+.