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Women Finally Getting the Recognition they Deserve; Leading in 2021 Grammy Nominations

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As the 63rd annual Grammy Award nominations were announced on Tuesday, we see that women are finally getting the recognition they deserve.

The 21-time Grammy winner Beyonce has topped many categories in this years nomination, becoming the most nominated artists for the 2021 Grammy Awards. Singers Taylor Swift and Dua Lipa both come in second for most nominations this year, with six nominations respectively: Swift for her album "Folklore" and Lipa for her pop album “Future Nostalgia."

"The four general categories are led by women," wrote the Los Angeles Times, referring to Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best New Artist. Among the nominated, aside from Beyonce, Swift and Lipa, the female artists Doja Cat, Billie Eilish and Megan Thee Stallion, Ingrid Andress, Phoebe Bridgers, Chika, Noah Cyrus, Jhené Aiko, and Haim. 

Women Country singers haven't always been in the top, but this year four female artists, and a coed band, have been nominated for Best Country Album, including Ingrid Andress, Brandy Clark, Miranda Lambert, Ashley McBryde and Little Big Town. This is the first time in the history of the category that no solo male or men's groups were nominated. 

Women also lead in the categories of Best Country Song and every nomination for Best Rock Performance is a woman, including “Not,” by Big Thief; “Shameika,” by Fiona Apple; “Kyoto,” by Phoebe Bridgers; “The Steps,” by Haim; “Stay High,” by Brittany Howard; and “Daylight,” by Grace Potter, and some of the listed are nominated for the Best Rock Song category as well. 

Source: LA Times