New Zealand singer-songwriter Brooke Fraser, has won her first Grammy Award.
She picked up the award at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards being held in New York for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song.
She won the award for her work on the song What a Beautiful Name which she wrote for the Hillsong Church.
Fraser is originally from Lower Hutt and has had a career spanning 14 years.
Her father – the former All Black Bernie Fraser – is working in the desert in Western Australia and says he found out about his daughter’s success by text.
He said she was incredibly talented and he couldn’t be more proud.
WHAT IS A GRAMMY?
A Grammy Award is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry. It is similar to the other performance awards such as the Academy Awards (film), the Emmy Awards (television), and the Tony Awards (theater).
The first Grammy Awards ceremony was held on May 4, 1959.