Kylie Minogue now has two Grammys to her name! (Picture: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
The Aussie pop queen joined the likes of Billie Eilish in being announced among the first music stars to win prizes at the 2024 Grammy Awards during the pre-telecast ceremony.
The I Should Be So Lucky singer-songwriter was honoured with the inaugural best pop dance recording for hit Padam Padam, which went viral last summer, and marks her second Grammy.
Not only that, but it comes 20 years after her first win.
The 55-year-old wasn’t present in person to collect the gong, but the song’s British producer Peter Rycroft, known professionally as Lostboy, appeared on stage and in the winners’ room after the win.
He said: ‘This is such a unique process on this song, it started as an idea with a friend who I wrote it with originally and we built up a fairly rough demo and it got into the hands of Kylie.
‘She is such a powerhouse, she recorded her own vocals in her hotel room and sent me the project – she is very hands-on and very collaborative.’
Kylie shared a video to social media of the moment she found out about her win and, well, it’s about as precious as you can imagine.
Filmed backstage in her dressing room, wearing a robe, Kylie was informed by a member of her team that she was now a ‘2x Grammy winner’.
Immediately, she started screaming and jumping up and down in celebration.
‘Ahh where do I go? Yes!’, she squealed, running around the room and clapping.
In her caption, the star wrote: ‘Padam? Padam! @recordingacademy ❤️❤️ Thank you SOOO much 🥰😘 @inawroldsenofficial @areyoulostboy’.
Kylie’s fans and famous pals flocked to congratulate her, with Courtney Act commenting: ‘🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰 YASSSS!’
Instagram user munyrbechepeche wrote: ‘Congratulations queen!!! So deserved! I love youuuu ❤️❤️❤️❤️’
‘So well deserved after all these years’, commented andisinspreid.
The last Grammy Kylie won was in 2004, with her first trophy being for best dance recording for her song Come Into My World.
Elsewhere, US star Billie and her songwriting brother Finneas O’Connell appeared onstage to accept the best song written for visual media for their hit track What Was I Made For? from the Barbie album.
She said she is ‘just in awe’ and ‘grateful every second of my life’ for the recognition she has received over the years, adding ‘I am shocked’.
The 22-year-old also thanked Barbie director Greta Gerwig and producer-turned-star Margot Robbie for allowing her to make the song, which ‘saved me a little bit’.
Finneas also thanked their father who worked as a construction worker at Mattel Corporation ‘to keep food on the table’ for most of their childhood.
Billie added: ‘Mum, you are my idol, inspiration and I would not be anything without you.’
The Grammy pre-telecast ceremony also kicked off with a win for SZA and Phoebe Bridgers.
The US musicians won the Grammy for best pop duo for track Ghost In The Machine, while British star Fred Again was awarded best dance/electronic music album for Actual Life 3 (January 1 – September 9 2022).
Best music video was awarded to a project created for The Beatles song I’m Only Sleeping, which featured 1,300 oil paintings by British filmmaker and animator Em Cooper.
Em thanked the Fab Four as she accepted the prize at the premiere ceremony.
A documentary on the late David Bowie, titled Moonage Daydream then took home the best music film prize.
Filmmaker Brett Morgen hailed the Heroes singer as the ‘single greatest artist who has walked the face of this Earth’ as he accepted the gong.
Later in the winners’ room, he said: ‘Most of what I am right now in my career… has come from David Bowie.
‘David’s appreciation for life, the idea that every day, every moment is an opportunity for growth and to never waste a moment is something that has been deeply inspiring.’
US rapper Killer Mike also stormed the rap category at the 2024 Grammy awards, taking home two major awards for the genre.
His sixth studio album, Michael, picked up best rap album – while his track Scientists And Engineers featuring Andre 3000, Future And Eryn Allen Kane won best rap song.
On stage, he said: ‘This is for all the people who think you’re too old to rap…. we keep hip hop alive. Never ever stop doing what you do.’
He later added: ‘You cannot tell me dreams do not come true.’
The 66th annual ceremony is being held at the Crypto.com arena in Los Angeles, with the main ceremony presented by comedian Trevor Noah – marking his fourth consecutive year of hosting duties.
The 2024 Grammy Awards ceremony will air live on CBS and Paramount+.
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