Liniker Receives Standing Ovation After Becoming the First Trans Artist to Win a Latin Grammy

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 17: Liniker accepts the Best MBP Album award for

History was made on the 2022 Latin Grammys when Brazilian singer Liniker turned the primary trans artist to win an award. “Hello, I’m Liniker, a Brazilian singer-songwriter and actress, [and] at this time one thing historic is going on within the historical past of my nation,” she mentioned on stage whereas accepting the award for greatest MPB (música common brasileira) album. “It is the primary time {that a} transgender artist has gained a Grammy.” Liniker cried because the viewers gave her an enthusiastic standing ovation.

“Something historic is going on.”

Later within the night time, Liniker shared extra of her emotions with followers on social media. “What a large, necessary and important area the document of my desires reached,” Liniker wrote on Nov. 17 by way of Instagram. “This award is the results of plenty of dedication, work and a beautiful group that constructed all of this with me. Best Música Popular Brasileira album. I’m immensely completely happy!”

Liniker’s successful “Indigo Borboleta Anil” is her first-ever solo album, and it bears samba, soul, and reggae influences. The 27-year-old began making music lengthy earlier than her Grammy-winning album, nevertheless, main a band known as Liniker e os Caramelows. Since then, her music has advanced from a mere ardour into an act of empowerment, particularly in her dwelling nation of Brazil, the place the trans neighborhood faces a substantial amount of discrimination and bigotry below the present administration of President Jair Bolsonaro.

According to Univision, the United Nations elected Liniker as an Ambassador for Equality again in 2019 for her LGBTQ+ advocacy, and he or she continues to talk out concerning the significance of trans illustration. “We reside in a really troublesome nation,” Liniker mentioned in an interview with Gayles.TV in October 2019. “We started to acknowledge ourselves and need to go away as a result of we didn’t have illustration.”

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