Columbus native Joel Sullivan won a Grammy Award Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles for best children’s album.

The 40-year-old performer, better known as Secret Agent 23 Skidoo to his pint-sized fans, earned the trophy for the hip-hop album “Infinity Plus One.” Accompanying him at the Grammys was his 15-year-old daughter Saki (known as MC Fireworks), who sometimes performs with him, and who inspired him to transition from a former career of adult hip hop.

He was nominated in the same category in 2014, but did not win.

In a rapid-fire acceptance speech, he dedicated the award to his daughter and wife Brooke (known by her performer name of Bootysattva), and his parents, Ed and Lynne Sullivan, who moved to North Carolina a few years ago.

For more on this story, see Tuesday’s Republic.

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Brian Blair is a reporter for The Republic. He can be reached at or 812-379-5672.