The 2016 Grammy nominations are officially in. Music’s biggest night is usually pretty predictable—Taylor Swift wins every award, looks totally surprised—but this year, other strong and powerful women are winning too.
Tori Kelly and Meghan Trainor—two singers who are doing pop music their way--- are both nominated in the highly coveted Best New Artist category. Past winners include Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera so winning this one is a big deal. While you might expect a catfight between the budding divas, it’s all love. “Crying all day an honor it is to be next to such incredible artists like @torikelly,” shared Meghan on Twitter.
Lady Gaga is nominated for one of her most powerful songs, “’Til It Happens You You.” The song about empowering women that are victims of sexual assault was recorded for the 2015 documentary film, The Hunting Ground, which deals with campus rape in America. “Thank you fans and The Grammys for nominating my song "Til It Happens You You" for a Grammy! Me and My co-writer Diane Warren are so honored and proud to be a part a movement that empowers rape victims into survivors,” shared Gaga. The superstar is no stranger to awards but being nominated for this song is clearly meaningful.
You may not now the name Brittany Howard but you should. Brittany and her group, Alabama Shakes, are nominated for four awards, including Album of the Year. Brittany has powerful pipes—she can SANG—and she’s the front woman for a rock band. How badass is that?