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Tracy Young Becomes the First Woman to Win a Grammy for Best Remixed Recording for 'I Rise'

Longtime producer Tracy Young made history Sunday night 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."

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.

From Billboard.com

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nativejms


Tracy Young 's "I Rise" (instrumental version) knocked it out of the park!👍
She did a great job on the rest of this album too.

AnnaF

Well done, Tracy! I always loved your remix of "Hung Up"!

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