2nd LD Writethru: Dua Lipa wins Best New Artist at 2019 Grammys

Tabitha Dunn
February 13, 2019

"I know i'm not there tonight (trust, i tried and still truly wished it had worked out tbh) and i know i said i try not to put too much weight into these things. but f**k. this is wild and handsome. thank you so much".

The 23-year-old was born in London to parents who emigrated from Kosovo; her father moonlighted as a rocker in the Kosovar band Oda, in which he was lead vocalist.

However, even in her overwhelmed state, she still managed to throw a bit of shade at Grammys boss Neil Portnow, after his comments about female artists, in the wake of last year's male-heavy show.

"I want to begin by saying how honored I am to be nominated alongside so many female artists this year". "You'll be hearing from me soon", she said. Dua Lipa's 2019 Grammys outfit exceeded all of my expectations.

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"Being in the new artist category and having so many female artists nominated is a big change, and it's the change that we hope to see for many years to come", Lipa said in a People report.

"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, you know?"

Following the translated dig by Lipa, Portnow took the Grammy stage later in the night to address diversity, inclusion and what the future holds as his tenure comes to a close.

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