Lorde was at the center of some discussion surrounding the Grammys this year. Despite being the only woman nominated for Album of the Year, she wasn't offered a solo performance at the awards show, even though all the men nominated for the award were. Instead, the 21-year-old was offered a spot in the "American Girl" tribute to the late Tom Petty, but she declined.
Still, Lorde is thankful for her nomination, and she took a full page ad out in The New Zealand Herald to express her gratitude. In a handwritten letter that she wrote while in New York City for the Grammys, the New Zealand-born artist says: "I'm writing this from New York City. Angelo [Lorde's younger brother] & I sat in Madison Square Garden Last night & saw a lot of crazy & wonderful things. I just wanted to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for loving & embracing Melodrama the way you did. My nomination belongs to you. Thank you, also, for believing in female musicians. You set a beautiful precedent! All my love, Lorde.”
The letter comes with some doodles celebrating Kendrick Lamar and SZA, along with some personal Grammy highlights including meeting Jay Z and Stevie Nicks. See the full note below.