A Woman-Centered Grammy Salute

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).







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