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Kim Petras Accepted The Grammy Award For "Unholy" On Behalf Of Her And Sam Smith, And The Reasoning Behind It Was Lovely

"Sam graciously wanted me to accept this award because I'm the first transgender woman to win this award."

Kim Petras made history as the first openly transgender woman to win a Grammy award at tonight's ceremony.

Kim Petras accepting her Grammy with Sam Smith

Kim picked up the award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance alongside Sam Smith for their hit "Unholy," which also made them the first trans and nonbinary artists respectively to reach number one on the Billboard chart.

Kim Petras

"Sam, I love you so much, and this song has been such an incredible, incredible journey for me, and Sam has been a supporter of mine for so long. Sam graciously wanted me to accept this award because I'm the first transgender woman to win this award," she began.

Kim Petras and Sam Smith accepting their Grammy

"I just want to thank all the incredible transgender legends before me, who kicked these doors open for me so I could be here tonight."

Kim Petras and Sam Smith accepting their Grammy

Kim then thanked SOPHIE, who herself made Grammy history with her 2018 Best Dance/Electronic Album nomination. Kim continued, "SOPHIE, especially, my friend who passed away two years ago who told me this would happen and always believed in me. Thank you so much for your inspiration, SOPHIE. I adore you, and your inspiration will forever be in my music."

SOPHIE onstage

Kim then thanked Madonna "for fighting for LGBTQ rights" before drawing her attention to 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 and her support," she said.

Kim Petras accepting her Grammy

"This is a huge moment for me. Sam, thank you, you're a true angel and hero in my life," she concluded, hugging Sam.

Kim Petras and Sam Smith hugging onstage

Congrats, Kim and Sam!