Lorde thanked New Zealand for supporting female musicians by taking out a full-page ad

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Lorde may have lost Album of the Year at the Grammys, but she’s not letting it stop her from giving a thank you speech. 

Tuesday, the singer took out a full-page ad in The New Zealand Herald to thank the country for believing in female musicians. It also was a response to the Recording Academy President Neil Portnow’s unfortunate remarks about why so few women were represented in the awards. 

He told Variety that if women want award consideration, they need to “step up.” This was not received well. And Lorde took action.

Her handwritten note that ran in the paper praised her home country for its support and dedication to her work.   Read more…

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