Grammy winners applaud big night for women in music
admin • February 11, 2019 • 1467
Grammy award winners Dua Lipa, Kasey Musgraves and Brandi Carlile applauded on Sunday (February 11) the number of women winners, performers and nominees at this year’s awards.
British pop singer Dua Lip, who was named best new artist said she was honored so many women were nominated in her category.
“It’s a change we hope to see for many years to come. It’s a big difference from the previous years,” she told reporters backstage after the show.
Country artist Kacey Musgraves won album of the year for “Golden Hour.” She said both women artists and music industry executives should take responsibility for making women’s voices heard.
“It takes women having the balls to put out art that might not always be liked by everyone, but it also takes people on the other side of that to reach out and give those things a chance to be heard or seen,” she said.
Brandi Carlile, who won three awards in the Americana and Roots categories, said the past two decades had seen a ‘backslide’ from the female representation of the music industry in the 1990s.
“To watch that backslide for the last 20 years has been heartbreaking. And tonight gives me hope as a mother of two young daughters,” she said.
This year’s Grammy nominees were dominated by women and the awards show, hosted by Alicia Keys, reflected that with rousing performances by Lady Gaga, Cardi B, Jennifer Lopez, Diana Ross, Dolly Parton, Miley Cyrus, Janelle Monae, Katy Perry and Musgraves. — Reuters
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It was in March this year when Wish 107.5 reached 5 million subscribers. A few months after, 6 million subscribers was reached and it continued to rise to 7 million.
Wish FM has never stopped to live up to its name as the ‘Gateway to the World’ for local artist as they showcase talents from all around the country through the Wish Bus. This proves that Original Filipino Music (OPM) continues to flourish.
Wish is also known as the ‘Music Station with a Heart’ for their various forms of advocacy, from recognizing talented local artists to providing assistance to their chosen charity.—AAC
OPM continues to thrive as the 32nd Awit Awards gives recognition to Filipino artists as well as the people behind making world-class Filipino music.
The Philippine Association of the Record Industry (PARI) in partnership with Breakthrough & Milestones Productions Inc. (BMPI) will present the longest-running music awards on October 10 at 7:00 p.m. at the New Frontier Theater.
It will feature live performances of Juan Karlos, IV of Spades, Ice Seguerra, This Band, TNT Boys, Autotelic, Unique, Moira, Elmo Magalona and The Hardware Syndrome, Jayda, Janine Teñoso, Inigo Pascual, and Gary Valenciano.
Some of the 32nd Awit Awards Finalists include:
Best Performance by a Female Recording Artist
Isabela Vinzon – Right Now (MCA Music)
Jaya – Hanggang Dito Na Lang (Star Music)
Sarah Geronimo – Isa Pang Araw (Viva Records)
Janine Teñoso – Di Na Muli (Viva Records)
Marion Aunor – Akala (Viva Records)
Kiana Valenciano – Caught U (Warner Music)
Best Performance by a Male Recording Artist
Juan Karlos – Buwan (MCA Music)
Darren Espanto – Poison (MCA Music)
Gary Valenciano – Ililigtas Ka Niya (Star Music)
James Reid – Right There (Viva Records/Careless Music)
Mark Carpio – Ako Na Lang Sana (Warner Music)
Mikee Misalucha & Joe Ramos – For The World (GMA Music)
Erik Santos & Regine Velasquez-Alcasid – Pagbigyang Muli (Star Music)
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