CBS News Miami. She also became the go-to DJ for Madonna, at the time the world’s biggest pop star was also a Miami resident.

Eventually, Young started remixing for the superstar, work that has continued through the decades. In fact, through Madonna, Young scored her a Grammy win for Best Remixed Recording of the pop star’s 2019 single “I Rise.” Young became the first female producer ever even nominated in the category.Last year, Young garnered a Grammy nomination for her “Fashionably Late” remix of k.d.

lang’s biggest hit “Constant Craving.” “Being nominated is just as much a win,” Young says.Young’s life took a sad turn recently, when her mother, Patricia Ann Ray, died in February due to complications from COVID.“My mom was my muse,” she says. “We shared the love of music.