Published: Wed, February 13, 2019
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Dua Lipa very subtly calls out Grammy President in her acceptance speech

Dua Lipa very subtly calls out Grammy President in her acceptance speech

Dua Lipa took home the trophy for Best New Artist at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday.

The British singer said: 'Where I want to being is by saying how honoured I am to be nominated alongside so many incredible female artists this year.

However, even in her overwhelmed state, she still managed to throw a bit of shade at Grammys boss Neil Portnow, after his comments about female artists, in the wake of last year's male-heavy show.

"No matter where you are from, or your background, or what you believe in, never let that get in the way of you and your dreams, because you deserve it", she said on stage. "I want to say a big thank you to my fans who have allowed me to be the best version of myself".

Asked about 21's situation backstage at the Grammys 2019, Dua said she finds it "upsetting, given that he hasn't actually done anything".

The synth-pop star beat out fellow Londoner Jorja Smith along with rising pop singer-songwriter Bebe Rexha and the enigmatic R&B performer H.E.R.

Her sixth single "New Rules", which came off her self-titled debut studio album, was her first number one in Britain - and the first by a female solo artist to top the United Kingdom charts since 2015's "Hello" by Adele.

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