Kim Petras has made history as she became the first transgender woman ever to receive a Grammy in the Best Pop Duo/Group performance.
The singer/songwriter, who is originally from Germany, signed with Amigo and Republic Records in 2021 after years of working as an independent artist under her imprint known as BunHead Records.
On Sunday night, Petras appeared at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles and received a Grammy alongside Sam Smith, who use they/them pronouns, for their hit single Unholy.
As the singer revealed, Smith let her accept the Grammy due to the fact that she’s made history as the trophy’s first transgender recipient.
“I’m the first transgender woman to win this award. I want to thank all the incredible transgender legends before me who kicked these doors open,” Kim said in her acceptance speech.
She also paid a tribute to late songwriter and music producer SOPHIE while acknowledging Madonna’s role in the fight for LGBTQ rights.
“SOPHIE especially, my friend who passed away two years ago who told me this would happen and always believed in me. Thank you so much for your inspiration, SOPHIE. I adore you and your inspiration will always be in my music,” she added.
Last but not least, Petras paid a tribute to her own mother for her support throughout the years.
“I grew up next to a highway in nowhere Germany and my mother believed me that I was a girl and I wouldn’t be here without her and her support,” the singer concluded.
Petras and Smith won the Grammy after dealing with the tough competition including ABBA, Bam Bam, BTS, Coldplay, duo Camila Cabello and Ed Sheeran, and duo Post Malone and Doja Cat.
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