Written By: Mary Lucas
Lady Gaga took home three awards at the Grammys including Best Song Written For Visual Media for “Shallow,” Best Pop Solo Performance for “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)” and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
Lady Gaga used her acceptance speech for the latter award to address the stigma surrounding mental health.
During the opening segment of the Grammys, Gaga acknowledged the power of music as a mode of self-expression alongside Michelle Obama, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jennifer Lopez. “They said I was weird, that my look, my choices, my sound, that it wouldn’t work,” she said. “But music told me not to listen to them. Music took my ears, took my hands, my voice and my soul, and it led me to all of you and to my Little Monsters who I love so much.”
Listen to Lady Gaga’s Speech below.