Megan Thee Stallion emerged as the biggest winner at this year’s Grammy Awards, taking home three trophies, including Best New Artist.
The Houston hottie beat fellow nominees Ingrid Andress, Phoebe Bridgers, Chika, Noah Cyrus, D Smoke, Doja Cat and Kaytranada for the award. It made her the first female rapper to earn the title since Lauryn Hill in 1999, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Megan also snagged the awards for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song for her “Savage” remix featuring Beyoncé. Their collaboration marked the first time a pair of women have won in the former category. “Music really helped a lot of us get through the pandemic,” Meg said during her Best Rap Performance speech.
“I definitely want to say thank you to Beyoncé,” she also said. “If you know me, you have to know that ever since I was a little I was like, ‘You know what? One day, I’mma grow up and be like the rap Beyoncé.’ That was definitely my goal.”
However, the “Savage” remix lost out to Billie Eilish’s “Everything I Wanted” for Record of the Year. In her speech, Eilish dedicated the award to Megan, saying the rapper “deserved it.” “This goes to her,” the pop star said. “Can we just cheers for Megan Thee Stallion, please?”
The Best Rap Album was awarded to Nas’ King’s Disease, making it the first Grammy win for the New York rapper. Meanwhile Anderson .Paak nabbed Best Melodic Rap Performance for his protest anthem “Lockdown.” Kanye West also won his first Gospel award for his album Jesus is King.
Other rap winners included SAINt JHN for Best Remixed Recording and Bad Bunny’s YHLQMDLG for Best Latin Pop or Urban Album.
Watch Megan accept the award for Best Rap Song here: