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Female acts, rap songs win big at the Grammy Awards


Added 02-11-19 06:02:01am EST - “Women and rap triumphed at the Grammys as female acts took home top prizes including album of the year and best new artist.” - Cnbc.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Cnbc.com: “Female acts, rap songs win big at the Grammy Awards”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Women and rap triumphed at the Grammys on Sunday as female acts took home top prizes including album of the year and best new artist, and Childish Gambino made history when his hit "This Is America" became the first rap-based track to win record and song of the year.

Kacey Musgraves' country-pop release "Golden Hour" won album of the year, and British singer Dua Lipa won best new artist — a year after female voices were somewhat muted at the 2018 ceremony and the Grammys were criticized for the low number of female nominees.

Six women were nominated for best new artist, and five of the eight album-of-the-year nominees were women, including Brandi Carlile, who described herself as "a kid from the '90s from Lilith Fair."

"Those women were just dominating those platforms. They were dominating those arena and amphitheater stages. They were getting record deals. They were becoming record executives themselves," Carilie said. But watching those gains "backslide for the last 20 years has been heartbreaking."

"Tonight gives me hope as a mother of two young daughters," said Carilie, who won three honors in the Americana category and was the most nominated women with six.

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