Prepare your tissues because, chances are, you might be crying together with Meghan Trainor.
The “All About That Bass” singer won “Best New Artiste” at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards with last year’s winner Sam Smith presenting the award. Trainor was in tears from the moment she took to the stage and remained emotional throughout the acceptance speech.
“I have to thank L.A. Reid for looking at me like an artiste instead of just a songwriter,” said the 22-year-old singer before giving a shoutout to her parents , adding, “And my mom and dad, for always believing in me.”
Her dad, Gary who was her date at the award show, was also crying profusely.
“I’m a mess, I have to go cry,” said Trainor before exiting the stage. Courtney Barnett, James Bay, Sam Hunt, and Tori Kelly were also up for “Best New Artiste” this year at the Grammys, but we’re glad that the prize went to the well-deserved singer. Past winners include Adele, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, and Mariah Carey.
You’re in good company, Trainor!
Trainor also took to Instagram to share her excitement saying, “This is me forever..balling my eyes out. 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.”
The pop singer previously shared with MTV that she cried the whole day after learning about her Grammy nomination saying, “(Winning) would mean more than anything I’ve ever done.I’ve always wanted to be an artist and I didn’t have everyone believe that, even I didn’t believe that … but to be recognised by the Grammys as an artist, and a best new artist, is the top of my whole list in life.”
Congrats girl, looks like your dream came true 🙂
Watch Meghan Trainor’s acceptance speech below:
The Massachusetts native also took the stage with Luke Bryan, John Legend, Demi Lovato, and Tyrese Gibson to perform a star-studded tribute in honour of the MusiCares’ Person of the Year, Lionel Ritchie. The medley of songs include “Easy Like Sunday Morning”, “Hello”, “Penny Lover”, “You Are the Sun, You Are the Rain”, and “All Night Long”.
The Grammy Awards will air live on Star World/ Star World HD (Astro Ch 711 / 722), on 16th February 2016 at 9am (with a same night primetime encore at 10pm).