Lorde isn’t being melodramatic, she’s simply grateful.
The singer, who was the one lady nominated the perfect album of the 12 months Grammy for “Melodrama” however wasn’t requested to carry out on the ceremony, took to the presses to reward her followers — and reward girls.
“I simply needed to say thanks, from the underside of my coronary heart, for loving & embracing Melodrama the way in which you probably did,” she wrote on the hand-written letter that was included within the paper.
“Thanks additionally for believing in feminine musicians. You set a ravishing precedent.”
The New Zealand native fired up the dialog about feminine illustration after she was the one finest album nominee, and solely feminine, to not be requested to carry out solo on the ceremony.
On the awards, she had a poem by feminist artist Jenny Holzer sewed into the again of her pink grown and known as it her white rose second.
Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich principally stated there simply wasn’t sufficient room for a Lorde efficiency.
“Now we have a field and it will get full. She had an important album. There’s no manner we will actually cope with everyone,” he stated in a press release.
Recording Academy President Neil Portnow confronted sharp criticism after saying girls must “step up” within the business.
“I feel 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, who need to be producers, who need to be a part of the business on the chief degree to step up,” he stated.
Portnow later backtracked on his feedback saying they didn’t precisely get throughout his message.
About 9% of all Grammy nominees between 2013 and 2018 have been girls, in keeping with a examine by the College of Southern California Annenberg’s journalism faculty.