Skip to content

Tyla Dreamt of Her Grammy-Winning Night—Literally

“Maybe I have super powers.”

“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 GittlesonVP,
  • Digital Video English: Thespena Guatieri

The original article can be found on Vogue US.

Share this article: