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Tyla Dreamt of Her Grammy-Winning Night

“It felt like I was getting pranked,” Tyla says of receiving her first Grammy nomination for her hit song “Water.” But, lo, the 22-year-old singer took home her first trophy last night for best African music performance. “[I’ve always dreamt of] bringing more attention back home to our culture, and our music, and our dancing, and everything that is South African.”

Tyla’s success, to her, feels almost prophetic. “I had a dream that the song was going to blow up,” she says from the hair and makeup chair, “and it ended up happening—so maybe I have super powers.”

The brief was organic and sultry. And indeed, the singer—who donned an Atelier Versace dress for her special night—looked something like a mermaid caught in a fisherman’s net. With creative direction from Thato “thegmni” Nzaminade and help from stylists Katie Qian and Lee Trigg, she wore a draped seafoam green number complete with cutouts, green studs, and a sheer Swarovski crystal-studded fishnet. To give the look a personal touch, Tyla added diamond grills to her smile. “I’m shining on that carpet,” she says, “Come on!”

And just like that, Tyla is ready for the 2024 Grammys. “Enjoy your day, because I’m gonna enjoy my night,” she says, bidding us adieu. 

Director: Nina Ljeti
Director Of Photography: Ruby Paiva
Editors: Daniel Poler, Louis Lalire
Producer: Gigi Chavarria
Associate Producer: Lea Donenberg
Assistant Camera: Hannah Lee
Audio: Gloria Marie
Production Assistant: Brock Spitaels
Production Coordinator: Ava Kashar
Production Manager: Natasha Soto-Albors
Line Producer: Romeeka Powell
Senior Director, Production Management: Jessica Schier
Digital Imaging Technician: Lauren Worona
Post-Production Coordinator: Ian Bryant
Supervising Editor: Erica DeLeo
Post-Production Supervisor: Alexa Deutsch
Associate Talent Manager, Video: Jenna Caldwell
Director, Content Production: Rahel Gebreyes
Senior Director, Programming: Linda Gittleson
VP, Digital Video English: Thespena Guatieri

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