Kim Petras Becomes First Out Trans Woman to Win Grammy in the Pop Group/Duo Performance

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Grammy Glory for Kim Petras and Sam Smith!

Kim Petras and Sam Smith made history at the Grammy Awards as they took home the Best Pop Group/Duo Performance award for their hit “Unholy” from Smith’s album “Gloria.”

Smith graciously allowed Petras to accept the award on their behalf, and in her speech, Petras expressed gratitude for Smith’s support and recognition of the trans women in music who paved the way for her. She specifically honored the late, legendary Grammy-nominated producer and electronic artist SOPHIE, who passed away in 2021.

Petras, who is the first out trans woman to win the award, began her speech by acknowledging Smith’s unwavering support and expressed that they wanted her to accept the award.

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Petras also expressed her appreciation for Madonna’s advocacy for LGBTQ+ rights, saying, “I don’t think I could be here without Madonna.”

Petras closed her heartfelt speech by giving credit to her mother, saying, “Growing up near a highway in rural Germany, my mother believed in me as a girl, and I wouldn’t be here without her support and everyone who believed in me up until this point.”

Smith was a multiple Grammy nominee in 2015, picking up four awards, including Best New Artist, Record, and Song of the Year.

Who Is Kim Petras?

Petras is a German pop singer and songwriter who first gained recognition for her pop music in the 2010s. She is known for her catchy dance-pop tracks and has released several critically acclaimed EPs and albums. Petras has collaborated with a number of high-profile musicians and producers and has built a dedicated fanbase.

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