Yet another awards show has forgotten that women exist

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  • And it seems like a lot more than an oversight...

    The 60th Grammy Awards are officially in sight, taking place on January 28th – with the 2018 show set to be hosted by James Corden.

    The list of Grammys 2018 nominations landed yesterday, but they haven’t gone down so well, with a lot of surprises – and a lot of high profile names – women in particular – missing from the line-up.

    For Jay-Z, Coldplay, Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars, it’s been a pretty great year, but for the women in music, it’s another story with top musicians from Taylor Swift to Rihanna seemingly snubbed by the nominations.

    While Lorde got a nod in the Album of the Year category and both Lady Gaga and P!nk were both honoured with a Best Solo Pop Performance nomination, people were quick to point out that women on the whole were very underrepresented in the list of Grammys nominations.

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    In fact, the hero Grammy category, ‘Record of the Year’ features no female artists at all – come on Grammys – it seems like a bit more than an oversight.

    Lorde, Lady Gaga, P!nk, Taylor Swift, Alessia Cara, Kesha, Lana del Rey and Katy Perry are just some of the women who would have been expected to receive a ‘Record of the Year’ Grammys nod. Their absence however proves that music is still a male-dominated industry and that sexism is alive and well.

    Even more disappointingly, this ‘oversight’ seems to be trending with the American Music Awards earlier this month also forgetting that women exist, failing to nominate any for its Artist of the Year category.

    That’s right – while Drake, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar and The Chainsmokers all received a nod, there were no women in the category.

    Who run the world? If you ask the music industry, it’s apparently not girls.

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