• Tracy Young accepts Best Remixed Recording for "I Rise (Tracy Young's Pride Intro Radio Remix)" onstage during the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards. (Getty Images North America)Source: Getty Images North America
"I’ve seen more and more female engineers in the studio, and I think moving forward, we will continue to be recognised."
By
Samuel Leighton-Dore

28 Jan 2020 - 2:36 PM  UPDATED 28 Jan 2020 - 2:36 PM

American DJ and music producer Tracy Young made history yesterday, becoming the first woman to win a Grammy in the remixed recording, non classical category.

Young clenched the Best Remixed Recording award for her edit of Madonna's LGBTIQ+ anthem 'I Rise (Tracy Young's Pride Intro Radio Remix)'.

"We made history, ladies," Young said in her acceptance speech, delivered prior to the Grammys TV broadcast. "I proudly accept this on behalf of all female producers who have been overlooked."

In a message shared to her social media accounts following the ceremony, Young wrote: “Firstly, I want to thank God for all the blessings in my life. Secondly, I want to thank my parents for encouraging me to feel the fear do it anyway, follow my dreams, & my passions."

She also thanked Madonna, writing that she was "overwhelmed with gratitude" to the pop icon.

"I want to thank my LGBTIQ+ family, friends, club-goers, music lovers, who have supported my career from the start."

She added: "We have shattered the glass ceiling together, in a male dominated industry."

Speaking to Billboard Dance before her win, Young said she was noticing a shift in the number of women working in music production.

"I’ve seen more and more female engineers in the studio, and I think moving forward, we will continue to be recognised," Young said.

"This field was and still is mostly dominated by men. But it is changing. I’ve definitely seen more women DJs, and hopefully, more women will come forward and start producing. I have hope."

You can take Young's winning track below:

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