The 61st annual Grammys celebration noticed its justifiable share of main girls cleansing up the competitors, and legacy singer Dionne Warwick thinks the acknowledgment ladies obtained this yr is lengthy overdue.

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“It’s about time. That’s what I can say about that,” Warwick informed Fox Information Sunday on the Grammys purple carpet in Los Angeles. “It’s fairly fascinating that the precise overlooking of girls for therefore a few years – anyone truly opened up each of their eyes and mentioned, ‘Uh oh. The ladies are right here, aren’t they? And so they’re doing unbelievable issues, aren’t they? It’s very thrilling, isn’t it? We higher open that door and let ‘em in, as a result of they’re gonna bust it down.’ And that’s what we did.”

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Warwick, 78, a five-time Grammy Award-winner herself, was offered with the Lifetime Achievement Award on music’s greatest evening, an accolade she mentioned was exceptionally particular to her. “It’s a really thrilling time anytime any Grammy is given to you, however this one particularly,” Warwick lamented. “It implies that I will need to have finished one thing proper.”

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One other Grammy honoree for this yr, producer and file govt Lou Adler echoed Warwick’s sentiments on the carpet, telling us that ladies within the music enterprise ought to have been acknowledged “a very long time in the past.”

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“Oh, that’s essential. It’s too lengthy – they need to have been acknowledged a very long time in the past,” mentioned Adler, 85. “There are some nice songwriters – I labored with one, Carole King. It’s about time, and I feel the doorways are beginning to open – and the great factor about it’s that they know what they’re doing. So, when the doorways are open, they’ll present what they’re.”

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Sunday’s ceremony noticed 31 ladies take house the coveted {hardware}, with Kacey Musgraves, Cardi B, Woman Gaga, H.E.R. and Brandi Carlile main the cost because the evening’s massive winners. Briefly, lady energy and inclusivity have been in full impact.

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The Recording Academy confronted backlash final yr when the variety of female-led winners totaled solely 17 of the 86 awards handed out. This yr, the tide has shifted as feminine artists have been honored in 38 completely different classes.

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