Only 11 of 84 Grammy Awards Went Solely to Women in 2018

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Only 11 of 84 Grammy Awards went to solely to women in 2018.
[6 more were shared with males, including Rihanna's collaboration with Kendrick Lamar for "Loyalty" and Alessia Cara's feature on Logic's "1-800-273-8255."]

If you're wondering "what the actual eff?!" -- same, tbh. 

Alessia Cara was the only woman to have her win actually featured on the broadcast.
She took home the award for Best New Artist, and used her speech to advocate for lesser known artists.

"There are some incredible artists out there who are making incredible music, who don't always get acknowledged because of popularity contests or numbers games... I just wanted to encourage everyone to support real music and real artists, because everyone deserves the same shot," she said. 

I'm also pretty irritated that Album of the Year nominee Lorde wasn't one of the night's performers. Apparently, she was the only one in her category that was not permitted to take the stage solo. [but WHY?!?!?!?!?]

If you look back on the last year, most of the hits did come from male artists. 
But the Grammy's aren't supposed to be a sales/popularity contest, which was exhibited by the fact that even world-wide smash Despacito left empty-handed last night.

So is this an indication that we need more female leaders in the music industry? 
Was the timing was off in regards to what would be eligible? Was the disparity in recognition purely coincidental? Or was the content released by women simply not up to par? 

What are your thoughts on the matter, fam?

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