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Raye brings her grandmother on stage at BRITs

The singer says her grandmother prayed for her
Raye with grandmother Agatha Dawson-Amoah at Brit Awards 2024 (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Raye brought her grandmother up on stage to accept the Album of the Year Awards at the BRIT Awards 2024.

The singer had been nominated for seven awards at the annual ceremony. Her debut record My 21st Century Blue also scooped the coveted accolade and broke down in tears with her grandmother, Agatha Dawson, standing beside her.

“You just don’t understand what this means to me. I wanna thank Mike Sabbath, executive producer. I love you, my best friend. I want to thank my grandmother for her prayers. My grandma is awake until 3 a.m. praying for me and my beautiful sisters. My middle name is Agatha and this is Agatha Dawson, ladies and gentlemen.” Raye said live on stage at London’s O2 Arena on March 2.

The “Escapism” singer struggled to get through her speech because of her tears and even apologized for “ugly crying” on television as she held her grandmother close.

“I’m so sorry, I want to thank all of the writers … I … I’m ugly crying on national television. I love music. All I wanted to be was an artist, and now I’m an artist with an Album of the Year. Thank you so much — come on Grandma, let’s go,” Raye added.

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