The 66th Grammy Awards show has kicked off in Los Angeles, with an array of music artists being formally recognised for their hits singles and albums. Aussie Icon, Kylie Minogue, has just earned herself a Grammy for her much loved hit Padam Padam, two decades after her first win.
Minogue’s first Grammy Award was in 2004 for her song Come Into My World under the Best Dance Recording category. This year, she has claimed her title for Best Pop Dance Recording, beating global sensations Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Ellie Goulding, and Bebe Rexha.
Nominated under the same category as Minogue was fellow Aussie star and first time Grammy Nominee, Troye Sivan, for his pop single Rush. Sivan was also nominated with the same song for Best Music Video, which was awarded to The Beatles for their song I’m Only Sleeping. Despite not taking out the win, Sivan has expressed how his Grammy nominations have fulfilled a lifelong dream.
Both Padam Padam and Rush have been deeply embraced by the LGBTQ+ community and capture the essence of feeling electric.
“It’s hugely important to me and so touching,” stated Minogue.
“That community needed support and still needs support. I’m here. And they padamed for me.”
Sivan has stated that it was really important to him to be nominated alongside Minogue in celebration of the queer community.
“Dance music has been so unbelievably important to queer people, and so has pop. So this combination of the two, it’s really like it’s for us.”
Rising Australian DJ, Dom Dolla, also earned his first Grammy nomination this year for Best Remixed Recording. His nominated remix was of the Gorillaz song “New Gold” featuring Australia’s Tame Impala and Bootie Brown. Dom Dolla has described his nomination as a really special way of being respected and knowing that his peers genuinely enjoy his music.