The 2019 Grammy nominees have been unveiled, and there's no scarcity of queer ladies. In truth, out folks singer Brandi Carlile is the most-nominated lady on the 61st annual Grammy Awards with six noms (together with album of the 12 months for By the Way, I Forgive You and each tune of the 12 months and file of the 12 months for her monitor “The Joke”).
Carlile isn’t the one LGBTQ feminine to get nominations within the Big Four classes both. Lady Gaga trails Carlile with 5 nominations, with A Star Is Born standout “Shallow” receiving noms within the tune of the 12 months and file of the 12 months classes. Janelle Monáe joins Carlile within the album of the 12 months class with Dirty Computer. Bebe Rexha, who opened up about her sexuality earlier this 12 months, is nominated for finest new artist.
Carlile advised Billboard that the LGBTQ inclusion on this 12 months's nominees "means every part" and famous that she was grateful for trailblazers who got here earlier than her: "Those of us which can be just a bit bit youthful than [Linda Perry], and the Indigo Girls, Elton John, Freddie Mercury, Okay.D. Lang, George Michael -- and so forth and so forth -- our highway has been paved with parody and humility. And that’s one thing I’ll always remember. Those individuals have been parodied for being homosexual by means of the course of their profession in a manner that will by no means be acceptable now."
In the tune of the 12 months class, which honors a monitor’s songwriters, Sarah Aarons and Teddy Geiger additionally had been acknowledged. Aarons co-wrote the mega-hit “The Middle” by Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey, whereas Geiger co-wrote Shawn Mendes’ “In My Blood.”
Other queer ladies to select up nominations embody Sophie, Meshell Ndegeocello and St. Vincent, who acquired nominations in genre-specific classes. Perry was additionally nominated within the prestigious producer of the 12 months, non-classical subject.
GLAAD recommended the Grammys' inclusively: “Not solely are LGBTQ listeners a few of the most engaged followers, however we're additionally writing, producing, and performing a few of music’s greatest and most influential hits throughout all genres,” stated Zeke Stokes, GLAAD's vice chairman of applications. "This 12 months's intensive listing of LGBTQ Grammy nominees is a mirrored image of an rising actuality within the business and it’s lengthy overdue."