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Backstage At The 63rd GRAMMYs: Doja Cat Looks Forward To The 2021 GRAMMY Awards Show, Backward To Her Beginnings
When Doja Cat is asked how the phrase "Best New Artist: Doja Cat" sounds in her estimation, memories of her unassuming beginnings as a cow-suited TikTok provocateur briefly flicker across her visage.
"It sounds crazy," finally allows the three-time nominee, who first garnered applause by penning the bovine viral hit "Mooo!" back in 2018. "Also, because I didn't like my name for a long time. I named myself when I was, like, 16." (The artist born Amala Ratna Zandile Diamini takes a simulated drag to illustrate the headspace behind her nom de plume.)
"But now, I feel like it makes sense," Doja Cat continues, constellating her early work with her full-fledged performance on CBS this Sunday. "It's all coming together. It's all full circle, and I'm very happy about that."
Watch Doja Cat's final expressions before her performance at the 2021 GRAMMY Awards show on Sunday, March 14, and be sure to tune in to see if she'll win Record Of The Year, Best Pop Solo Performance (for "Say So") and/or Best New Artist.