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Jelly Roll Says Victoria Monét 'Deserved' to Win Best New Artist at 2024 Grammys: 'I'm Inspired'

The country star was nominated for The country star was nominated for best new artist alongside Monét, Noah Kahan, Ice Spice, Gracie Abrams, The War and Treaty, Coco Jones and Fred Again

<p>Lester Cohen/Getty</p> Victoria Monét and Jelly Roll

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Victoria Monét and Jelly Roll

Jelly Roll isn't sweating his Grammys loss.

After Victoria Monét won over the country star in the best new artist category at the 2024 Grammy Awards on Sunday, he took to X (formerly Twitter) the following day to express admiration for the "On My Mama" singer's music and career journey.

"Just so we are clear- Victoria Monèt deserved that award," wrote Jelly Roll, 39. "She is incredible. She has been writing hits for everyone else for a long time, and she deserves every bit of this award."

Related: Victoria Monét Gets Emotional After Being Named Best New Artist at the 2024 Grammys: 'This Award Was a 15-Year Pursuit'

The "Need a Savior" musician, who's experienced a massive rise to fame over the last couple years, knows this year wasn't his only chance to win a Grammy. "We come back next year stronger [with] more nominations," he added. "I’m inspired."

Also nominated in for best new artist were Noah Kahan, Ice Spice, Gracie Abrams, The War and Treaty, Fred again.. and Coco Jones. Upon accepting the award, Monét gave thanks to the champagne servers and voting members of the Recording Academy before getting emotional.

<p>Amy Sussman/Getty Images</p> Victoria Monét

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Victoria Monét

"This award was a 15-year pursuit. I moved to LA in 2009. And I like to liken myself to a plant who was planted and you can look at the music industry as soil and it can look to be looked at as dirty or can be looked at as a source of nutrients and water," said Monét, 34. "And my roots have been growing underneath ground unseen for so long. And I feel like today I'm sprouting finally above ground."

With her 2023 album Jaguar II, Monét took the Grammy Awards by storm, becoming the second-most nominated artist of the year with seven nominations.

She got her start writing for stars like Ariana GrandeKendrick LamarKanye West and Fifth Harmony, and recalled waiting for the right moment to "pounce" in her acceptance speech.

<p>Unique Nicole/Getty</p> Victoria Monét and Jelly Roll

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Victoria Monét and Jelly Roll

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"I correlated the music industry to the jungle," Monét said. "The jungle is a jaguar’s environment, but it’s not always the first thing you see. I felt that way about being behind the scenes in music. It took a lot of time, but I was happy to do it."

At the 2024 Grammys, Jelly Roll was also nominated in the best country duo/group performance category for his song "Save Me" with Lainey Wilson. The award ultimately went to "I Remember Everything" by Zach Bryan featuring Kacey Musgraves.

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