Ella Mai On Grammy Win: I’ve Dreamed Of This Moment Since I Was A Little Girl’
Mai and Mustard, who took home the Best R&B song prize for their track, found out about the win ahead of the show when they were on their way to the red carpet. Mai confesses that she went crazy when she heard the news, while DJ Mustard started crying.
“I feel like I’ve dreamed of this moment since I was a little girl,” Mai tells Billboard, “And to do it with Mustard, as well, is incredible.”
Asked what’s next for her following her big win, Mai replies, “Honestly, I’m trying to get through tonight, and then I’ll figure out what’s next. I think there’s just such a whirlwind of emotions going on right now, I just want to really live in this moment, and we’ll think about tomorrow tomorrow.”
As for how the win feels for DJ Mustard, he states, “This means that I knew what I was talking about, and I’m happy that everybody sees what I’ve been seeing in her since I met her.”
You can check out the full video interview with Ella Mai and DJ Mustard above
Ella Mai Snags Her First Grammy Award And Debuts A New Look On The Red Carpet
2018 was quite the year for breakout R&B songbird Ella Mai and 2019 is keeping the momentum going.
The 24-year-old London native has kicked off the year with one of her biggest accomplishments to date, snagging her very first Grammy Award for 2018’s chart-topping single “Boo’d Up.” She also debuted a new look on the red carpet, posing for the cameras in a gorgeous royal blue dress and switching things up from her signature long & curly tresses to a short, straight bob.
While the win wasn’t among those televised, it was revealed earlier in the day that “Boo’d Up” took home the Grammy gold for Best R&B Song.
The songstress took to Twitter to celebrate with the perfect reaction shortly after learning of the win.
The song’s producer, DJ Mustard, also shared his reaction via Twitter.
Other nominees in the category included Miguel feat. J.Cole – Come Through and Chill, H.E.R. – Focus, Childish Gambino – Feels Like Summer and Toni Braxton – Long As I Live