Longtime producer Tracy Young made history Sunday night (Jan. 26) by becoming the first woman to win a Grammy in the best remixed recording, non classical category for her edit of Madonna‘s empowerment anthem “I Rise.” 2020 marked the 19th year the Grammys included this category.
This was the first Grammy nomination for Young, a Miami-based producer who’s worked with Madonna as a remixer and DJ since the late ’90s. Young has also done official edits for a bevy of other pop royalty including Lady Gaga, Beyoncé and Britney Spears.
“I’ve seen more and more female engineers in the studio, and I think moving forward, we will continue to be recognized,” Young told Billboard Dance earlier this week. “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.”
While the Grammy for best remixed recording, non-classical was presented before this evening’s live telecast, Young’s win is a big moment for the Grammys nonetheless in a year when issues of gender inequality are swirling around the Academy and nearly every producer in the electornic music categories was male.
Hear Young’s edit of “I Rise” below.