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Grammys 2016: Newly auburn Meghan Trainor tears up over Best New Artist win

Three words from Meghan Trainor's father made her well with emotion on her way to accepting the Best New Artist honor at this year's Grammy Awards.

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As soon as her name was announced as the winner during Monday night's ceremony, the newly auburn-tressed singer wept with joy.

"I'm a mess," she told the audience as she cried and clutched the gilded gramophone. After thanking a list of industry representatives, she made a point to thank her "mom and dad, for always believing in me."

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Minutes later, she revealed to her 3.8 million Instagram followers the reason why she got so emotional from the moment she rose from her seat.

"This is me forever [bawling] my eyes out," her caption reads. "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."

Trainor, who broke big with the monster hit "All About That Bass," beat out Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Sam Hunt and Tori Kelly for the Best New Artist award.

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Earlier in the ceremony, Trainor joined John Legend, Demi Lovato and others in performing a spirited tribute to Lionel Richie.

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