“It’s incredible. I get to work with people that five years ago, were on my playlist. You know, I was jamming with them, and now I’m working with them.”
Afrobeats singer, Temilade “Tems” Openiyi, has expressed delight over winning her first Grammy.
The “Try Me” singer also revealed in a Rolling Stone interview that working with American singers Future and Drake was a “dream come true.”
Tems’ performance in Future and Drake’s hit song “Wait for U” earned her a Grammy in the “Best Melodic Rap Performance” category on Sunday night.
In the interview, the singer says winning the Grammy was ”just the beginning” for her.
“It’s incredible. I get to work with people that, five years ago, were on my playlist. You know, I was jamming with them, and now I’m working with them. It’s such a pleasure, and I feel like this is just the beginning,” she says.
The 27-year-old, who collaborated with Future, Rihanna, Drake, and Beyoncé last year, was nominated for a number of awards, including Album of the Year and Best Melodic Rap Performance, for her work with Future. She also made a guest appearance on Beyoncé’s Renaissance, which was featured on the Renaissance album.
“I’ve never been in the same place with so many artists in one space before,” Tems says, speaking to Vogue on Monday morning, from her hotel room.
“People coming together to celebrate work and art.”
Tems shares that the Grammys carried poignant significance throughout her childhood. “Back in the day, the Grammys were definitely an event,” she says. “So attending the ceremony was a full-circle moment.”
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