The song itself was written by Gaga along with the help of Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, and Andrew Wyatt before producing duties was passed over to Gaga who worked with Benjamin Rice.
Gaga, Wyatt, Rossomando, and Ronson picked up the award after beating off competition from Kendrick Lamar and SZA, Gillian Welch and David Rawling, Diane Warren, Gillian Welch, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, and Diane Warren.
Gaga, clearly emotional after the victory, urged people to follow their dreams and to fight for their passion. Ronson, who followed Gaga, thanked the singer for her inspiring work ethic.
“To my sister, my soulmate, I love you. My family’s here, I love you, Mom and Dad. Bradley, there is not a single person on the planet that could’ve sang this song with me but you,” she said. “Thank you for believing in us. Thank you so much. And if you are at home, and you’re sitting on your couch and you’re watching this right now, all I have to say is that this is hard work.
“I’ve worked hard for a long time, and it’s not about, you know…it’s not about winning. But what it’s about is not giving up. If you have a dream, fight for it. There’s a discipline for passion. And it’s not about how many times you get rejected or you fall down or you’re beaten up. It’s about how many times you stand up and are brave and you keep on going. Thank you!”