Time isn’t up on the Grammys.
Just one girl gained an award throughout the principle occasion on the music celebration Sunday night time — Alessia Cara, who took dwelling the Greatest New Artist.
The remainder of the classes had been overwhelmingly dominated by males, significantly Bruno Mars, who swept track, document and album of the 12 months classes.
Even the most effective pop track class, which boasted 4 feminine nominees out of 5, went to Ed Sheeran for “Form of You.”
Lorde, who was nominated for Album of the 12 months, was the one nominee in that class to not carry out on the present. Her competitors — JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars and Infantile Gambino — all had solo performances of their very own music.
Rihanna additionally shared Lamar’s award for Greatest Rap/Sung Efficiency, making her solely the second girl to the touch a trophy on the fundamental present.
Recording Academy president Neil Portnow blamed girls for not making sufficient music to win awards.
“It has to start with…girls who’ve the creativity of their hearts and souls, who need to be musicians, who need to be engineers, producers, and need to be a part of the business on the chief degree,” he mentioned.
“(They want) to step up as a result of I believe they’d be welcome. I don’t have private expertise of these sorts of brick partitions that you simply face however I believe it’s upon us — us as an business — to make the welcome mat very apparent, breeding alternatives for all individuals who need to be artistic and paying it ahead and creating that subsequent technology of artists.”