Celebrating International Women’s Day! (With Music)

2019 has already proved to be the year of powerful women! From an empowering Grammy’s ceremony to new chart records being broken and reached. Here are some of the most noteworthy things to happen for women in music this year (so far).

Cardi B became the first woman to win the Grammy for Best Rap Album as a solo artist.

-As The Hollywood Reporter points out, 31 women won awards during the 61st annual ceremony, an increase of over 82% from 2018.

-Ariana Grande won her first Grammy for Best Pop Vocal performance for Sweetener

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-Emily Lazar became the first woman to win a Grammy for Best Engineered Album for her work on Beck’s, Colors.

Ariana Grande had the top three spots on the Hot 100 singles chart, which hasn’t happened since The Beatles in 1964.

-Country singer, Kacey Musgraves won four Grammy’s this year. She took home Album of the Year, Country Album, Country Song, and Country Solo Performance. On being a woman and being recognized by the Academy, the Texas native says, “I think that women have a really necessary perspective to art, to music and it’s really nice to see that getting a chance to be included… it takes two to tango and I think it takes women having the balls to put out art that might not always be liked by everyone, but it also takes people on the other side of that to reach out and give those things a chance to be heard or seen.”

61st Annual Grammy Awards, Press Room, Los Angeles, USA - 10 Feb 2019
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Camila Cabello‘s single “Havana” is now the most streamed female song of all-time.

-R&B singer Kehlani‘s recent mixtape While We Wait is her first mixtape to hit top 10 on Billboard.

-Nicki Minaj has over 100 million followers on Instagram. She’s the only rapper on the platform to achieve this milestone.

I can only imagine what the rest of the year has in store for us. Follow Blondie and the Beat to stay up to date on the latest and greatest in music!