#GAReads | The Obstacles for Women Who 'Step Up' in Music
Of the eight music awards presented during the main portion of the 60th Grammys, in only one category did a woman win as a primary artist. Lorde was reportedly the only nominee in the otherwise all-male Album of the Year class to not be offered a solo performance slot. Days earlier, a study by the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative looking at popular music from 2012 to now found that women make up only 22.4 percent of charting artists, 12.3 percent of songwriters, and 2 percent of producers. Only 9.3 percent of Grammy nominees in that time, the study learned, have been female.