By Taylor FieldsMar 14, 2021
On top of already having an incredible year, Megan Thee Stallion‘s career has hit a new height. All of her hard work has paid off as the recording artist took home the Grammy award for Best New Artist during Music’s Biggest Night.
Last year’s Best New Artist winner, Lizzo, presented the award to Megan, and her reaction was priceless. After hearing her name announced, the 26-year-old sat in her seat, motionless and stunned. Then, she eventually made her way to the stage to accept the honor, and gave a heartfelt speech.
Pausing for a moment to collect herself, in her acceptance speech, Megan said “I don’t wanna cry, but … First of all, I wanna say everybody is amazing. Every artist that was nominated for this award is so amazing. So, shout out to all of y’all. Secondly, I really just wanna thank God, because thank you for putting life into my body for me to be able to even be here today. I wanna say thank you to T Farris for always being with me, being by my side. I wanna say thank you to everybody at 300 [Entertainment] for believing in me, sticking by me through my craziness. And, it’s been a hell of a year, but we made it. Thank you to everybody at Roc Nation, and I really wanna say thank you my mama. She’s not here with me today, but I know she’s here with me in spirit, and she always believed I could do it.”
Megan was up for Best New Artist, alongside artists including Doja Cat, Noah Cyrus, D Smoke, Ingrid Andress, Phoebe Bridgers, Chika and Kaytranada.
Megan looked stunning in a gorgeous strapless orange Dolce & Gabbana gown with a slit that ran all the way up to her hip.
The rapper received several other Grammy award nominations this year for her song “Savage” featuring Beyoncè, including Record of the Year, Best Rap Song, and Best Rap Performance — the latter of which she took home the award for.
This past year, Megan released her debut album Good News, which features her latest single “Cry Baby” featuring DaBaby, and other hits like “Body,” “Girls in the Hood,” and the “Savage” remix featuring Beyoncé. Megan also teamed up with Cardi B on their hit “WAP,” as well as Ariana Grande and Doja Cat on the “34+35” remix, among other collabs.
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