While many celebrities donned white roses to support victims of sexual harassment and the viral #TimesUp movement, the 60th Annual Grammy Awards sadly fell short of expectations to effectively celebrate women’s contributions to music. With only two women nominated for larger category awards, fans of singer-songwriter SZA were quick to point out a major snub against the artist.
Having been put up for five awards, including Best New Artist, SZA was the highest nominated female artist of 2018. With expectations to bag at least one trophy, SZA left empty-handed, losing out to Def Jam signee Cara Alessia despite releasing her debut album Ctrl in 2017 to critical success.
While many fans were understandably outraged that SZA lost out big time, music listeners and critics alike have called for some transparency on behalf of the music academy to clear up the requirements needed to win an award.
Unfortunately, we probably won’t be getting more insight on the voting process anytime soon, so in the meantime, let’s sit back and enjoy the best reactions to SZA’s surprising losses below.
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