About Your Privacy on this Site
Welcome! To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads. Those advertisers use tracking technologies to collect information about your activity on our sites and applications and across the Internet and your other apps and devices.
You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA’s Consumer Choice page, the NAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices. To avoid personalized advertising based on your mobile app activity, you can install the DAA’s AppChoices app here. You can find much more information about your privacy choices in our privacy policy. Even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our sites and applications. By clicking continue below and using our sites or applications, you agree that we and our third party advertisers can:
  • transfer your data to the United States or other countries; and
  • process and share your data so that we and third parties may serve you with personalized ads, subject to your choices as described above and in our privacy policy.
Entertainment Weekly


Lorde thanks fans for 'believing in female musicians' in heartwarming newspaper ad

Posted on

Following her loss at the male-dominated Grammy Awards on Sunday, Lorde has taken out a full-page ad in the New Zealand Herald to thank the fans of her home country.

“I just wanted to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for loving Melodrama the way you did,” scribbled Lorde, whose second album lost the Album of the Year trophy to Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic. “My nomination belongs to you.”

She also included hand-drawn tributes to the other nominated artists, like SZA and Stevie Nicks, as well as several other Kiwi talents. Of Nicks, from Fleetwood Mac, who she helped to honor at the MusiCares Gala on Friday evening, she wrote, “I met Stevie Nicks and almost cried!”

Nick Perry/AP/REX/Shutterstock

Lorde was the only female Album of the Year nominee on Sunday evening and her note seems to recognize that as it ends with, “Thank you, also, for believing in female musicians. You set a wonderful precedent.” Her category was rounded out by Kendrick Lamar, JAY-Z, Childish Gambino, and Mars. The “Green Light” singer was reportedly the only AOY contender who was not invited to perform solo, though her participation was noticeable throughout the lengthy broadcast.

The letter comes in the wake of Recording Academy president Neil Portnow’s unfortunate comment that female artists need to “step up” following the male artist-dominated show. The backlash came quickly, with artists like Pink speaking out against Portnow’s comments, and Portnow has since said that his comments were taken out of context. “I regret that I wasn’t as articulate as I should have been in conveying this thought,” Portnow said via a statement. “I remain committed to doing everything I can to make our music community a better, safer, and more representative place for everyone.”