Lorde was the only female artist nominated for Album of the Year at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, held on Sunday, Jan. 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York. While she didn’t take home the coveted award for her album Melodrama--AOTY went to Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic--the singer wanted to make sure her fans knew how much she appreciated their support.
As Stereogum reported, The New Zealand native took out a full-page spot in The New Zealand Herald to thank her fans and share some of her favorite moments at the Grammys, which included shout-outs to her fellow nominees and her emotional meeting with Stevie Nicks. Lorde also thanked her fans for “believing in female musicians” and for setting “a beautiful precedent.” You can check out the handwritten note below.
While the #MeToo and #Time’sUp movements were certainly felt at the Grammys, many were still critical of that fact that only 11 out of the 84 awards handed out were given to women as well as Recording Academy president Neil Portnow’s controversial comments calling for women to "step up."
Lorde is stepping up to hit the road in 2018 for her Melodrama world tour. The North American leg of the tour--featuring support from Run the Jewels, Tove Stryke and Mitski--gets underway March 1 in Milwaukee. Click here to browse AXS for tickets to a Lorde show in a city near you.