Lorde Talks Grammys and How Cardi B 'Kind of Defined 2017'

Lorde's second studio album 'Melodrama' is nominated for Album of the Year.


SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 28: Lorde presents Peking Duck with the ARIA for Song of The Year during the 31st Annual ARIA Awards 2017 at The Star on November 28, 2017 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Zak Kaczmarek/Getty Images for ARIA)


Whether your a vocal Cardi B groupie, or a closeted "Bodak Yellow" fan, who only sings, “These, expensive, these is red bottoms. These is bloody shoes,” alone in the shower, it seems like everyone has boarded the Cardi B train to extra town. Yes, I said extra town. But it’s not just us laypeople vibing out to the likes of "MotorSport," Lorde is also a fan… as in “Royals” Lorde.

When Billboard asked the singer if there were any artists who she wished were nominated for a Grammy, Lorde responded, “I can’t remember -- I’m literally Googling 'Grammy snubs' to see if I can think of something. Oh, fuck! Cardi B should have gotten a nomination in one of those big categories. [“Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” is nominated for best rap song and best rap performance.] She kind of defined 2017.”

That’s quite the compliment. From what we know about Cardi, we don’t think she’d disagree. Homegirl definitely knows her worth, and she’s been taking it the bank and the charts.

Lorde also told Billboard that she was “pumped” about Childish Gambino, who has been nominated in four categories, including album of the year. “I think everyone was pleasantly surprised by that. We share a musical director, and it’s nice when friends of friends are recognized,” she said. It’s important to know that Lorde’s Melodrama is also up for album of the year. She said of the nomination, “It’s crazy I’m the only woman in my category, and I feel very proud of that. I’m wearing that mantle for sure. But I’m also stoked that I’m in there with four incredible artists of color -- it’s a big moment for the Grammys. It’s exciting when these institutions move in the right way. To me, that is a huge victory.”

Head over to Billboard to read the full interview. 

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