Alessia Cara Responds to Backlash After Winning Best New Artist Grammy

She Opened Up On An Instagram Post About Winning And The Criticism She Received

The singer Alessia Cara responds after receiving a negative reaction when she won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist‬ at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.

Responding to criticism

As we all saw, Twitter had more to say, after 21 years old singer Alessia Cara defeated emerging artists such as Julia Michaels, Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert and SZA. She got serious backlash after the criticism towards her for not being a “new” singer

Despite the sudden feminine empowerment that we have seen around these past few months and the defense against the abuse of women started by the Time’s Up movement, it is a little contradictory that Alessia won this award. The winning of this award was marked by the controversy after the fans said that Alessia is not a “new artist”. Now we can see it declaring about these criticisms and controversies.

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Nothing better that clarifies everything on Instagram

Alessia born in Canada let us know everything she thought about it through a post on her personal Instagram account. Part of this she lets knows that she would not apologize for “winning something over which she had no control.”

“To address the apparent reaction against winning something over which I had no control. I did not log in to and I submitted myself, that’s not how it works. I did not ask for it to be sent to me because there are other artists who deserve the recognition. But I was nominated and won and I will not be upset about something I’ve wanted since I was a child, not to mention that I worked very hard,” announced Cara.

The singer says that she claims that she wants to use her popularity as a means to expose the problem of inequality that the music industry is experiencing today. However, the singer has also expressed that she would not let the hard work she goes through be diminished by those who had been offended by her achievements.

to address the apparent backlash regarding winning something I had no control over: I didn’t log onto and submit myself. that’s not how it works. I didn’t ask to be submitted either because there are other artists that deserve the acknowledgment. but I was nominated and won and I am not going to be upset about something I’ve wanted since I was a kid, not to mention have worked really hard for. I meant everything I said about everyone deserving the same shot. there is a big issue in the industry that perpetuates the idea that an artist’s talent and hard work should take a back seat to popularity and numbers. and I’m aware that my music wasn’t released yesterday, I’m aware that, yes, my music has become fairly popular in the last year. but I’m trying very hard to use the platform I’ve been given to talk about these things and bring light to issues that aren’t fair, all while trying to make the most of the weird, amazing success I’ve been lucky enough to have. I will not let everything I’ve worked for be diminished by people taking offence to my accomplishments and feeling the need to tell me how much I suck. here’s something fun! I’ve been thinking I suck since I was old enough to know what sucking meant. I’ve beat u to it. And that’s why this means a lot to me. despite my 183625 insecurities, I’ve been shown that what I’ve created is worth something and that people actually give a shit. all of the years feeling like I wasn’t good at anything or that I was naive for dreaming about something improbable have paid off in a way that I have yet to process. I know it sounds cheesy and dumb but it’s the honest truth. thanks to everyone who’s shown me kindness and support along the way. I’ll stop talking now.

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Beyond this, Alessia took the time to talk about her insecurities. Even though she knows what this means, she still thanked the people who showed her their support and kindness.

Alessia has undoubtedly demonstrated her talent with hits throughout the years. We are glad that she makes it clear and responds to criticism. Especially, in a way that expresses her opinion with respect. It’s not easy to deal with this kind of situations, she did it superbly. We are happy to see this emerging star defending itself.


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