Time isn’t up at the Grammys.
Only one woman won an award during the main event at the music celebration Sunday night — Alessia Cara, who took home the Best New Artist.
The rest of the categories were overwhelmingly dominated by men, particularly Bruno Mars, who swept song, record and album of the year categories.
Even the best pop song category, which boasted four female nominees out of five, went to Ed Sheeran for “Shape of You.”
Alessia Cara, who was named best new artist, was the only woman to win her own award at the Grammys main show Sunday night.
Lorde, who was nominated for Album of the Year, was the only nominee in that category not to perform at the show. Her competition — JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars and Childish Gambino — all had solo performances of their own music.
Rihanna also shared Lamar’s award for Best Rap/Sung Performance, making her only the second woman to touch a trophy at the main show.
Recording Academy president Neil Portnow blamed women for not making enough music to win awards.
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“I think it has to begin with women who have the creativity in their hearts and souls, who want to be musicians, who want to be engineers, who want to be producers, who want to be part of the industry on the executive level to step up,” he said.
“Because I think they would be welcome. I don’t have personal experience of those kinds of brick walls that you face but I think it’s really a combination. Us as an industry making the welcome mat very obvious, creating mentorships, creating opportunities not only for women but all people who want to be creative and really paying it forward and creating that next generation of artists who feel like they can do anything, they can say anything.”
With PETER SBLENDORIO