Samara Joy is a Grammy winner now! The American jazz singer recently won the award for Best New Artist at the 2023 Grammy Awards that were held on February 5, Sunday night in Los Angeles. Along with this, she also picked up the award for Best Jazz Vocal Album for her album Linger Awhile.
For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, a total of 10 artists were nominated in the category of Best New Artist including Anitta, Omar Apollo, Muni Long, and Latto. Read on to know more about Samara Joy and her personal life.
Samara Joy won the award for Best New Artist at the Grammys 2023
On Sunday night, the Grammy for Best New Artist was presented to Samara Joy by Olivia Rodrigo who won the award last year. The Drivers License hitmaker described it as “an award that has gone to heroes of mine, from The Beatles to Billie Eilish. … It will always be a shining moment in my life.”
After hearing her name as the winner, the two-time Grammy-nominated artist was pretty excited and her happiness was visible on her face. While accepting the award, she spoke about the talent in the room and thanked everyone for their contributions to the music industry, by saying “all of you are so inspiring to me.”
In her speech, Joy said, “I’ve been singing all my life. … Thank you so much for this honor, thank you to everyone who has listened to me and supported me.” She went on to say, “To be here because of who I am … to be here by just being myself, by just being who I was born as, I’m so thankful.”
Samara who is from a musical family also offered a token of thanks to her grandparents, and her father, as well as her paternal grandparents, Elder Goldwire and Ruth McLendon, the founders of the Philadelphia gospel group The Savettes.
For the Grammys 2023, Joy looked stunning in a red leather dress. When we talk about her hairstyle, she put her hair in a braided hairdo. She topped off her look with a pair of sleek earrings, a necklace, and a ring.
Is Samara Joy single or dating?
The full name of Samara is Samara Joy McLendon. In 2019, the 23-year-old jazz singer from the Bronx, New York, won the Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. Apart from this, she was also named best new artist by Jazz Times for 2021. She dropped her debut album Samara Joy in 2021, followed by her second album Linger Awhile in 2022.
When it comes to the love life of the Can’t Get Out of This Mood singer, it appears like she is single at the moment and paying all her attention to her music career which is a great thing.
We send our heartiest congrats to Samara Joy on hitting a milestone in her career. We can’t wait to see what she has in store for all her fans. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.