(Lady Gaga accepts the GRAMMY for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 53rd GRAMMY Awards on Feb. 13, 2011, in Los Angeles.)
Oh, sh**. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart to all my fans, all the monsters watching. Thank you to my father, my mother, my beautiful sister Natalie, I love you. To Vincent and Troy for standing by me, for being the best manager and the most amazing A&R and partner a girl could ever have. Thank you, Jimmy Iovine. Thank you so much to Doug Morris and Lucian. Thank you to the whole team at Interscope. I had this dream when I was really young that I could be whoever I wanted to be. And no matter what I visioned for myself, that I would do it no matter who didn't believe in me. Thank you so much. And thank you. I need to say thank you tonight to Whitney Houston. I wanted to thank Whitney because when I wrote "Born This Way," I imagined she was singing it, because I wasn't secure enough in myself to imagine I was a superstar. So Whitney, I imagined you were singing "Born This Way" when I wrote it. Thank you.