Grammy's President tells women to "step-up" as men sweep awards

Faced with a year full of great music - much of which was actually, somewhat miraculously, nominated for major awards - the Grammy voters and producers somehow turned this year's narrative into "this show rewards men who make frothy, surface-level pop music". Lorde was the only woman up for Album of the Year this year.

The night's big prize, meanwhile, went to Bruno Mars. He has a career total of 12 Grammys. "And just as we have the power to shake culture, we also have the power to undo the culture that does not serve us well". Dressed in white, they won over the audience and hugged at the song's end as some audience members cried, including Hailee Steinfeld. "Hopefully we'll see her next year".

Presenter at the Grammy Awards 2018, Janelle Monae delivered a strong and powerful poignant speech before she introduced Kesha's "Praying" segment.

"We come in peace but we mean business". We say time's up for pay inequality. Maren Morris, Eric Church and Brothers Osborne, who were performers at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas where a gunman opened fire on fans, killing 58 and injuring hundreds more, will honor victims killed at live music events this past year onstage. The names of victims were displayed behind them as they performed.

The night also will feature some serious moments.

A source told the publication that she turned down an offer to join other musicians for a performance of the late singer's hit "American Girl".

"It's not for me to talk about", Erlich responded.

Alessia Cara was the only female nominee to win on-camera, taking home the Grammy for Best New Artist. This tweet really says it all... One person who made a statement on the night was New Zealand singer Lorde, who stitched a poem by feminist artist Jenny Holzer onto the back of her dress.

Rita Ora, Lady Gaga and Kelly Clarkson were just some of the big names to accessorise their gowns with the symbol, however, on artist decided that some things are better said with words. Emmy and Golden Globe victor Childish Gambino picked up best traditional R&B performance.

  • Jacqueline Ellis