translated from Spanish: Grammys 2019: when the Academy heard

women «women have a new perspective to the music and the life that is really necessary», said Kacey Musgraves «best album of the year» award in hand, the most awaited category of the Grammys.La night ceremony took place at the Staples Center de Los Ángeles and driving of Alicia Keys. This election was relevant, since it is the first woman to hold that role in the history of the awards, which are delivered from 1959.Empoderamiento on the stage when he began the event, Camila Cabello, J Balvin and Ricky Martin took to the stage; the author of «Havana» stole all the applause. For all the gala, the most impressive shows were by women. What were? Lady Gaga with «Shallow» – song from «Born a star»-, Jennifer López with their tribute to «Motown», Cardi B and a group of backing singers with «Money», the own Alicia Keys singing «Killing me softly with his song», Kacey Musgraves made theirs with «Rainbow», Janelle Monáe with «Make me feel». Dolly Parton was also presented with Katy Perry, Miley Cirus, Musgraves and Little Big Town, H.E.R with «Hard place», Diana Ross with «The best years of my life» and «Reach Out and Touch (Somebody´s Hand)». On the other hand, Brandi Carlile and Chloe by Halle also participated above the stage and Dupa Lipa and St. Vincent were responsible for the end, which also featured a tribute to Aretha Franklin at the hands of Yolanda Adams, fantasy and Andra Day. Why is it important to highlight all the shows? Surprisingly, there was a big difference in terms of the number of male performances: Travis Scott, Philip Baley, James Blake, Dan + Dhay, Red Hot Chilli Peppers with Post Malone and Shawn Mendes – who played «In my blood» next to Miley Cirus – were the only ones men who took to the stage. Major winners female empowerment above the stage became notorious, as at the time of granting the statuettes: among the main winners, they are Ariana Grande, Lady Gaga and Dua Lipa.A turn Michelle Obama, the former first lady, It also climbed to the stage of the Grammy Awards and said: «the music helps us to share what we are: our dignity, our sorrows, our hopes and joys.» It allows us to listen to each other. The music shows us what is what is important. Every story, every voice, every note in every song». Then, Keys asked: «Who rules the world?» and took the Ovation of all the female group present. This panorama was no accident: over the past years, progressively, the women’s music began to be visibilizada by the world and by the National Academy of Arts and Sciences recording. is it a historical Gala?

Photo: ABC World Twitter how was the participation and prizes in previous galas? Taking into account 20 main categories, including «album of the year» and «record of the year» and «song of the year», the numbers are striking: 2019: winning 6 Grammys (Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Kacey Musgraves, Cardi B, Claudia Brant).
2018: 3 winning Grammys (Shakira, Cecile McLorin save and Alessia face) Grammy winning 2017: 3 (Adele, Beyonce, Lala Hathaway).
Grammy winning 2016: 4 (Taylor Swift, Alabama Shakes, Natalia Lafourcade and Meghan Trainor) break the paradigms of the current President of the Academy, Neil Portnow, it had referred to the low female participation in awards, in dialogue with Variety magazine. «I think that everything has to do with women who have a great creativity in their hearts and souls, and who want to be artists, engineers, producers, and become a part of this industry at the Executive level. They must go the extra mile and bring your game»he said. His words generated a great controversy in the world of the music industry, as artists such as Pink, Sheryl Crow, Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX, among others, came out to deny his words. «The women of music don’t need to strive more, because we have worked hard a lot since the beginning of time», said the author of «Try». A before and an after apparently in 2019 – then deliver the prizes – aged 61, and thanks to the rise of the feminist movement, women begin to be heard, recognized for their work. However, represents a new call to attention: women were visible or reached the ‘impact’ that needed the industry and we talked about Portnow? is it a change that will be extended to all corners of the music, front and behind the microphone? Although we still don’t know, undoubtedly–and at last–the Academy listened to women. In this note: Grammy Awards 2019 feminism Kacey Musgraves

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