Ts Madison is one step closer to EGOT status after this news

After becoming the first Black trans woman to star in and produce her own reality series and winning an Emmy, Ts Madison can now add Grammy-winning songwriter to her credentials. The actress and viral video queen has been honored with her first Grammy certificate for songwriting on Beyoncé’s Renaissance.

Madison celebrated the news on social media. “Thank you Beyoncé for letting me be [a part] of your masterpiece Renaissance‼️” she wrote. “I’m so honored to be a piece in a legacy of meaning. Thank you [Recording Academy] for my Grammy certificate, this was another unexpected gift today. 

“I’m framing this and puttin it on my wall in the work room! Babeeeee it’s called credits‼️” She went on to thank her publishing company and lawyers for ensuring she received those credits.

Beyoncé sampled Madison’s vocals from the viral video “Bitch, I’m Black” in the Renaissance song “Cozy”—the same one that describes the colors of the Progress Pride flag. Renaissance later won the Best Dance/Electronic Music Album award at the Grammys, and Madison’s songwriting credit ensured that the Academy recognized her contribution.

Earlier this year, Madison won an Emmy for her appearance as a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race. All that’s left is an Oscar and a Tony, and she’ll be a certified EGOT.

Before becoming a multiple award winner, star of The Ts Madison Experience, a memoir author, and an actor in Zola and Bros, Madison overcame many unnecessary obstacles to get there. She has previously discussed how she turned to sex work after getting fired from multiple jobs for being trans and eventually fought her way to stardom.

“I’ve never come in through the front door,” she said. “Never. It’s always been either a side door, either somebody let me in on the side, either somebody crack the window, which is God. I’ve always had to find the back entrance. …Because there’s somebody else behind me somewhere, my existence will be used as an example and then they’ll be able to come in through the front door.”

It’s safe to say Madison has had a renaissance of her very own, and we couldn’t be happier for her!

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