Lipa continued, "For anyone who hasn't realized how special they are to have a different story or background, just know that no matter where you're from, never let that get in the way of your dreams".
Last year's Best New Artist victor was Alessia Cara, who presented Lipa with her award tonight. She said that she was "honoured.to be nominated alongside so many incredible female artists this year".
"I can't believe I'm standing here right now".
Cardi B disappears from Instagram after Grammys win
After being named the Grammy victor at the 61st annual ceremony, Cardi accepted the trophy alongside her Migos rapper husband, 27. We can't even begin to fathom the scope of how overwhelming this experience must've been for Cardi B .
While Ariana, 25, wasn't at the Grammy Awards - which were hosted by Alicia Keys at LA's Staples Centre - she scooped the Best Pop Vocal Album for her record "Sweetener" and used Twitter to admit she was still delighted to have won.
Speaking in the winners' room after accepting her award, Lipa said it was "upsetting" that Grammy-nominated artist 21 Savage had been detained "given that he hasn't actually done anything".
Speaking on the red carpet earlier in the night, Lipa said her previous year in music felt like being "strapped to a rocket". "It's a change we hope to see for many years to come", Lipa said.