Winning in a stiff category that included big competition in Anitta, Latto, Muni Long and Omar Apollo, Samara Joy nabbed Best New Artist at Sunday night’s 2023 Grammy Awards.

“Thank you so much for this honor, thank you to everyone who has listened to me or supported me,” she said in her acceptance speech All of you are so inspiring to me and so to be here, because of who I am, because of who you are… to be here just being who I was born to be, by being myself, I’m so thankful.”

She was presented the award by last year’s winner in the category, Olivia Rodrigo.