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."]
ELEVEN!!!! OUT OF 84 AWARDS WENT SOLELY TO WOMEN I AM OUTRAGED!!!! #GRAMMYs— Haley 🍰 (@haleyolsen11) January 29, 2018
Ot of all of the 80ish categories at the Grammys only 11 solo women won awards and 6 women won in duo/groups and only Alessia Cara & Rihanna (shared award) won during the live show. #Grammys— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) January 29, 2018
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?!?!?!?!?]
#Lorde isn't performing at the #Grammys because she wasn't allowed to perform solo, while other nominees for Album of the Year, all of who are male, were offered solo spots. https://t.co/8xlrwHeW71 pic.twitter.com/P2KL5SsZn0— Consequence of Sound (@consequence) January 28, 2018
So we have a performance from Sting -- doing a 31 year old song. And yet Lorde did not get a solo slot to perform. So many iconic women in music right now, but we get ... this?? I have zero problem with Sting existing, but I really do not understand the priorities of the #grammys— Mo Ryan (@moryan) January 29, 2018
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?
BUT WHY DIDN'T YOU GIVE THESE AMAZING POWERFUL WOMEN THEIR DESERVING GRAMMYs?!?! https://t.co/bynVqkYyED— Ali 🐛 (@maximus5473) January 29, 2018
i'm gonna start stanning lana, SZA, kesha, and gaga because they are four empowering women who got completely robbed at the grammys this year pic.twitter.com/QspzGdc6EO— audry (@BLUEFADEDHEART) January 29, 2018
Women need to make some dope af albums. Get nominated for all the 2019 Grammys and then boycott em pic.twitter.com/0KDcuGjy9T— Chãd (@BornThisGlitter) January 29, 2018