January 29, 2018
Although it was not apparent from the 60th Grammy telecast on CBS , quite a few women won Grammy awards this year. We were highly visible as presenters and performers, with many standout performances, among them Pink, SZA, Kesha, Rihanna, and Patti LuPone . But only one woman was handed the golden gramophone during the television broadcast - Alessia Cara for Best New Artist.
So here are the others, who you might have seen during the streaming coverage earlier in the day:
Aida Cuevas - Best Regional Mexican Music Album: Arriero Somos Versiones Acusticas
Aimee Mann - Best Folk Album: Mental Illness
Anne Schwanewilms (soloist) - Best Opera Recording: Berg/Wozzeck
Barbara Hannigan - Best Classical Solo Vocal Album: Crazy Girl Crazy
Brittany Howard/Alabama Shakes - Best American Roots Performance: Killer Diller Blues
Carrie Fisher - Best Spoken Word Album: The Princess Diarist
Cece Winans - Best Gospel Performance/Song: Never Have to Be Alone AND Best Gospel Album: Let Them Fall in Love
Cecile McLorin Salvant - Best Jazz Vocal Album: Dreams and Daggers
Darcy Proper, Jane Ira Bloom and others - Best Surround Sound Album: Early Americans
Erika Ender and other writers - Song of the Year: Despacito
Jennifer Higdon - Best Contemporary Classical Composition: Viola Concerto
Karen Fairchild and Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town - Best Country Duo/Group Performance: Better Man
Lisa Loeb - Best Children's Album: Feel What You Feel
Lynell George - Best Album Notes: Otis Redding Live at the Whisky A Go Go
Patricia Kopatchinskaja with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra: Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance: Death and the Maiden
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage - Best Bluegrass Album (Tie): In Concert Vol. 1
Reba McEntire - Best Roots Gospel Album: Sing It Now
Sarah Anthony, Laura Lancaster, et al - Best Music Film: The Defiant Ones
Shakira - Best Latin Pop Album: El Dorado
In addition, Rhianna was featured on Kendrick Lamar's Best Rap/Sung Performance: Loyalty
Congratulations to these Grammy winners!!!
And to the nominees.
And to every woman who made a recording in 2017 (myself included).