Grammys gave awards to more than 80 percent more women this year
In nearly all aspected, the 2019 Grammys were dominated by women.
In fact, the number of female winners increased by more than 80 percent this year than in 2018.
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Last year, only 17 of the 86 awards were won by women or female-led bands, and only one woman won an award in a major category.
There was huge backlash which launched the #GrammysSoMale movement. The president of the Recording Academy responded, telling women to “step up” which caused even more controversy.
However, this year, 31 women won awards out of the 84 given. Also, more women were nominated in major categories. Cardi B became the first solo female rapper to win best rap album. Kacey Musgraves won album of the year while Dua Lipa won best new artists.
Also, many of the performers were women, notably Lady Gaga, Cardi B, Janelle Monae and Kacey Musgraves. The full list of female performers, however, extends much further.
The entire night had a female empowerment vibe, especially when Michelle Obama joined Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Jada Pinkett Smith and Jennifer Lopez on stage to give an amazing speech.
We loved all of the girl power at the Grammys this year and hopefully it continues to future shows.
See what Twitter had to say about all the positive representation below.
The Grammys aired Sunday on CBS, live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles and were hosted by Alicia Keys.
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