Nominations for the 61st Grammy Awards were announced Friday and many of our favs received the honor. Janelle Monáe, whose project Dirty Computer received a nod for Album of the Year, had the best reaction to learning she’d made the cut for the prestigious award.
During an appearance on CBS This Morning, host Nora O’Donnell broke the news to Monáe, who was overcome with emotion as she believed she was only there to help announce other nominees.
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“Oh my God, really?” Monáe said when she first heard her album among the list of nominees. “This album is so much bigger than me. It’s about a community of dirty computers, of marginalized voices.”
"Being a young, black, queer woman in America, there was something I had to say .. a group of people I wanted to celebrate, and I’m happy to be representing them. I hope they feel seen, I hope they feel heard. I hope they feel loved. & I hope they feel celebrated" –@JanelleMonae pic.twitter.com/eXPZXyIgWe
— Norah O'Donnell🇺🇸 (@NorahODonnell) December 7, 2018
“Being a young, Black, queer woman in America, there was something I had to say and a group of people I wanted to celebrate,” Monáe continued. “I’m happy to be representing them. I hope they feel seen, I hope they feel heard. I hope they feel loved. And I hope they feel celebrated.”
Monáe wasn’t the only one to be overcome with emotion after hearing the Grammy nominations. Talented duo Chloe x Halle also broke down in tears shortly after the news broke that they’d earned two Grammy nominations, including one for Best New Artist.
we did it sis ❤️ 5:30am when we found out about the 2 grammy noms… unbelievable pic.twitter.com/yr0voC1M6U
— chloe x halle (@chloexhalle) December 7, 2018
“IS THIS REAL LIFE?!?!?!?!? we are in SHOCK,” the sisters also tweeted. “Can’t believe this. 2 GRAMMY NOMS. so grateful, wow God is amazing.”
R&B sensation H.E.R. also freaked out upon hearing she was up for five awards, including Best New Artist and Album of the year. The illusive songstress hit Twitter to express her shock and gratitude for the honor.
“THIS IS INSANE. I DONT KNOW WHAT TO SAY,” she wrote.
MOOOOODDD. 5 GRAMMY NOMINATIONS. I DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT TO SAY. BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH. GREATEST TEAM IN THE WORLD. IT’S BEEN A LOOONNNG TIME COMING! GOD IS GOOD. ❤️ https://t.co/zDuMsEDyry pic.twitter.com/JYGX3zoWov
— H.E.R. (@HERMusicx) December 7, 2018
“THANK YOU SO MUCH. GREATEST TEAM IN THE WORLD. IT’S BEEN A LOOONNNG TIME COMING! GOD IS GOOD,” she added in a follow-up tweet.
The Grammy Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.
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