Queer Women Dominate Grammy Awards

Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, Victoria Monét: The music celebration of the year last night was a true tribute to female queer artists. Three out of the four 'major' awards were won by non-heterosexual women. Other queer artists also took home prizes.
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Singer Miley Cyrus won her first Grammy last night for the song "Flowers". Cyrus, who personally pays little attention to labels and identifies herself as both bisexual and pansexual, spent a whopping eight weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2023. In her acceptance speech, Cyrus gave a shout out to her main gays, "because look how good I look!"

Billie Eilish, who recently came out as being "attracted to women," also took home a prize. She won the Grammy for "Song of the Year" with "What Was I Made For," a song she wrote with her brother Finneas for the film "Barbie."

"Best New Artist" went to Victoria Monét, who is openly bisexual. Monét released her highly acclaimed album "Jaguar II" last year, for which she also took home the Grammy for "Best R&B Album." Speaking to Variety recently about her coming out in 2018, she said, "I thought that conforming would make me go further. Being picturesque, straight… It almost felt like you didn’t want to add any more weights to your ankles trying to win a race. It’s like, you’re already a woman, you’re already Black — you’d better pick a struggle.”

Other queer artists also received awards. Phoebe Bridgers, openly bisexual, took home four trophies. Three of them she won as part of the group Boygenius, which includes Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus, both queer artists as well. Brandi Carlile, a lesbian, also won a Grammy in the Americana category.

Finally, an honourable mention goes to the gay summer hit of the year: "Padam Padam" by Kylie Minogue (sorry, Troye Sivan...). The Australian singer won her second Grammy for this song in the "Pop Dance" category.

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