||Kim Petras is first openly trans singer to win a Grammy
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On Feb. 5, Kim Petras made history, becoming the first transgender singer to win a Grammy.
The German-born singer won for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Unholy," her chart-topping collaboration with non-binary singer Sam Smith. (Smith may also be the first non-binary singer to win the award.)
According to USA Today, Petras also took a moment onstage to thank Smith as well as some of her musical heroes, including Madonna (who introduced her) and the late Sophie, a trans electronic DJ/producer who died in 2021.
Petras and Smith also performed their hit at the Grammys. According to Variety, Smith started the song in red leather, surround a fleet of dancers who evoked Samara from The Ring, before cutting to Petras dancing in a cage, flanked by dominatrices (including RuPaul's Drag Race alumnae Violet Chachki and Gottmik) wearing satanic headgear.
With "Unholy," Petras and Smith became the first openly transgender solo artist and non-binary solo artist, respectively, to top the Billboard Hot 100, a press release noted. The item also announced that Petras will be honored with the Chartbreaker Award this March before she heads to Australia to headline Sydney WorldPride.
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