The 18-year-old singer – who is nominated for Best Dance Recording at the 2017 Grammys this weekend for her work on the song – is revealing that her mom didn’t want her to record it at first because of The Chainsmokers‘ “hard-partying reputation!” (via ABC Radio)
When her mom found out about the Grammy nomination, Daya revealed, “She was laughing. ‘Cause she was against it, for a very small amount of time in the beginning. But I told her I wanted to do it, and she was okay with it, and she met [The Chainsmokers], and now she loves them and they’re like family to her!”
“I think it’s the biggest honor to get a Grammy or even to be nominated for a Grammy, because it’s so music-focused,” she added. “And it’s [voted for] by real, true, talented musicians and respectable people in the industry. So… it’s an honor to be a part of that.”
Pictured: Daya attending the Delta Air Lines official 2017 Grammys event at Beauty & Essex on Thursday (February 9) in Los Angeles. Also in attendance were Serayah, Gabby Douglas, Elle King, Halsey, Kirstin Maldonado, and Serinda Swan.
Click inside to see which Grammy awards the other ladies are nominated for…
Halsey is nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for her work on “Closer” with The Chainsmokers. Elle is up for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for her performance on “Different for Girls” with Dierks Bentley.