Just minutes after she wrapped her electrifying performance with St. Vincent, Dua Lipa returned to the stage at the 61st Grammys to accept the award for best new artist.
Before the ceremony on Sunday night (Feb. 10), Dua Lipa won her first Grammy in the best dance recording category for “Electricity,” her collaboration with Silk City, a.k.a. Diplo and Mark Ronson. She was beside herself and couldn’t contain her joy following that triumph, and the best new artist win was just as moving for the English pop star.
Dua Lipa began by praising her “incredible” fellow female nominees, which included Chloe x Halle, H.E.R., Margo Price, Bebe Rexha and Jorja Smith. “I guess this year we’ve really stepped up!” she declared, a direct throw to Recording Academy president Neil Portnow’s remarks following the 2017 Grammys regarding gender disparity and a lack of female representation in the music industry.