Women Dominated The 2019 Grammy Nominations

19:47 Dec/14/2018


The Grammy nominations always come with at least a few surprises, but in all the major categories, these 2019 nominations reflect an increased recognition of the extreme artistry and talent women brought to the music industry over the past year.

 

Ð?аÑ?Ñ?инки по запÑ?осÑ? Women Dominated The 2019 Grammy Nominations

The Grammy nominations always come with at least a few surprises, but in all the major categories, these 2019 nominations reflect an increased recognition of the extreme artistry and talent women brought to the music industry over the past year. They’ve always been contributing strong releases, no doubt, but the awarding-powers-that-be have been slow to take note. This year, women dominated the big categories—especially queer women, and women of color— to the point where the nominated men felt like more of an afterthought

Take, for example, Album of the Year. Janelle Monae’s Dirty Computer; H.E.R.’s self-titled release; my lesbian country queen Brandi Carlile’s By The Way, I Forgive You; Kacey Musgraves’s Golden Hour; and Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy are all clearly deserving and groundbreaking in their own unique ways, but their male counterparts?

Drake’s Scorpion and Kendrick Lamar’s Black Panther are definitely strong albums (albeit, Scorpion was underwhelming compared to the rapper’s previous releases). But Post Malone’s Beerbongs & Bentleys feels more like a nod to his strong, dedicated fanbase, rather than the actual music, which pales in comparison to the social commentary and sonic masterpiece that is Dirty Computer; and certainly does not stand up to the steady stream of bops that built up to be Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy.





As the Grammys grapple with identity, some of the most popular names in music have opted out of the show, whose viewership dropped 24 percent this year to a nine-year low. In 2017, Drake, who has 42 career nods, was nominated for eight awards and won two, but declined to appear at the ceremony, saying later that he felt “alienated” from the institution. The next year, the rapper declined to submit his “More Life” project for consideration, following in the footsteps of Frank Ocean, and once again did not attend.


The “Best New Artist” category, which was the only category won by a solo female artist last year, had six female nominees: Bebe Rexha, Jorja Smith, H.E.R., Dua Lipa, Margo Price, and Chloe X Halle.

The recording academy said it had received more than 21,000 submissions across 84 categories; recordings released from Oct. 1, 2017, to Sept. 30, 2018, were eligible











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