Andra Day on Honoring Billie Holiday’s Legacy: Ones to Watch
It’s not every day (or ever!) that most of us receive a gift from Beyoncé, but for singer-turned-actress Andra Day, that moment has finally arrived.
The star, who just won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in the film The United States vs. Billie Holiday, took to Instagram on March 3 to share a photo of the sweet gift Queen Bey sent her: a bouquet of white flowers. The note attached to the bouquet read, “You make us all proud. A huge congratulations! Love, Beyoncé.”
Naturally, Andra’s response was wordless. She wrote in the caption “!!!!!!” along with many emojis that illustrated just how emotional the moment was for her. In the next slide, she shared Beyoncé saying “God is real.”
Fans took to the comments section to echo Beyoncé’s comment about Andra’s performance. One wrote, “I mean you did though!!! You WERE AMAZINGGG!!! Can’t wait to watch again!!” Another added, “when queens elevate queens! love this so much.” A third commented, “You deserve all the flowers Andra! Your ability to captivate Billie was truly paramount.”
The “Light Never Fails” artist is only the second Black woman ever to win a Golden Globe, with the first time being Whoopi Goldberg for The Color Purple in 1985.
Andra was emotional when she accepted her award at the Golden Globes virtually on Feb. 28.
“I would just want to say thank you so much to God, Christ, my faithful and true with no shame. Thank you so much for bringing me through and getting me through,” she said. “I’m in the presence of giants with Viola Davis, Frances McDormand, Vanessa Kirby and Carey Mulligan, you inspire me so much. And to the amazing transformative, dynamic, Billie Holliday, who just tr