Andra Day is an award-winning actress.
The Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, who portrayed Billie Holiday in The United States vs. Billie Holiday, won the Golden Globe for Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture — Drama on Sunday night. She beat out Viola Davis (Ma Rainey), Vanessa Kirby (Martha Weiss), Frances McDormand (Fern), Carey Mulligan (Cassandra “Cassie” Thomas).
Day is now the second Black woman to win this coveted award, following Whoopi Goldberg’s triumphant 1985 win as Celie Johnson in The Color Purple.
Ahead of the film’s debut and her history-making win, Day spoke to Rated R&B about why taking home the Golden Globe award for Best Actress would be the most humbling. She mentioned that “It was a reminder that you don’t get to these places alone.”
Day also discussed the inspiration behind “Tigress & Tweed,” which was up for Best Original Song. She performed the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. It appears on the film’s official soundtrack.
Revisit Rated R&B’s full conversation with Day here.