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Kim Petras becomes the first transgender woman to win a Grammy Award

Kim Petras, a German singer based in the USA, became the first transgender woman to win the Grammy Award for best pop duo and group performance. She won best duet together with singer Sam Smith for the song, "Unholy."

Petras gave the acceptance speech, saying Sam let her speak for this milestone win. Petras thanked her mother.

"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," she said.

Petras also thanked Madonna in her speech "for fighting for LGBT rights."

"I don't think I could be here without Madonna," Petras said.

Petras and Smith won over the other nominees, namely Camila Cabello and Ed Sheeran (“Bam Bam”), Coldplay and BTS (“My Universe”), Post Malone and Doja Cat (“I Like You (A Happier Song)”), and  ABBA (“Don’t Shut Me Down”).

"Unholy" is a part of Smith's "Gloria" album.

Petras’ latest album, "Turn Off the Light," was released in 2019. — LA, GMA Integrated News