Alessia Cara, The Only Woman to Win the Major Grammy Award For Best New Artist BackLashed By Fans Over Her Win: She Responses With A Powerful Message To All The Critics: More Details Here!

  • The 21-year-old singer, Alessia Cara bagged her first nomination alongside Khalid, Lil Uzi Vert, Julia Michaels and SZA for Best New Artist on the 60th Annual Grammys.
  • Cara won the Best New Artist Award making her the only woman to win the award in the entire event.
  • Fans of other artists claimed she didn't deserve to win and severely criticised her on social media.
  • Cara took the criticism to her Instagram and addressed all the haters with a powerful message.

Alessia Cara rose as a leading artist through her 2016 hit song, "Here" which even peaked No.5 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song resulted her to win the first Grammy for Best New Artist Of The Year.

Following the win, many critics slammed her victory, calling it a scam, even claiming she didn't deserve to win, questioning the rules of eligibility for the award.

Alessia Cara Won Best Artist Of The Year
 
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The young artist addressed the backlashes and cleared out all the misunderstanding through her Instagram post. She wrote a heartfelt message to everyone stating,

"To address the apparent backlash regarding winning something I had no control over: I didn’t log onto grammy.com and submit myself. That’s not how it works. I didn’t ask to be submitted either because there are other artists that deserve the acknowledgment. but I was nominated and won and I am not going to be upset about something I’ve wanted since I was a kid, not to mention have worked really hard for."

She posted the long message on Monday with a picture of herself in black and white sitting in her room, full of balloons.

 

 

to address the apparent backlash regarding winning something I had no control over: I didn’t log onto grammy.com and submit myself. that’s not how it works. I didn’t ask to be submitted either because there are other artists that deserve the acknowledgment. but I was nominated and won and I am not going to be upset about something I’ve wanted since I was a kid, not to mention have worked really hard for. I meant everything I said about everyone deserving the same shot. there is a big issue in the industry that perpetuates the idea that an artist’s talent and hard work should take a back seat to popularity and numbers. and I’m aware that my music wasn’t released yesterday, I’m aware that, yes, my music has become fairly popular in the last year. but I’m trying very hard to use the platform I’ve been given to talk about these things and bring light to issues that aren’t fair, all while trying to make the most of the weird, amazing success I’ve been lucky enough to have. I will not let everything I’ve worked for be diminished by people taking offence to my accomplishments and feeling the need to tell me how much I suck. here’s something fun! I’ve been thinking I suck since I was old enough to know what sucking meant. I’ve beat u to it. And that’s why this means a lot to me. despite my 183625 insecurities, I’ve been shown that what I’ve created is worth something and that people actually give a shit. all of the years feeling like I wasn’t good at anything or that I was naive for dreaming about something improbable have paid off in a way that I have yet to process. I know it sounds cheesy and dumb but it’s the honest truth. thanks to everyone who’s shown me kindness and support along the way. I’ll stop talking now.

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She continued to write,

"I’m aware that my music wasn’t released yesterday, I’m aware that, yes, my music has become fairly popular in the last year. But I’m trying very hard to use the platform I’ve been given to talk about these things and bring light to issues that aren’t fair, all while trying to make the most of the weird, amazing success I’ve been lucky enough to have. I will not let everything I’ve worked for be diminished by people taking offense to my accomplishments and feeling the need to tell me how much I suck.”

Before the grand award event, some people doubted Cara's eligibility to be nominated as Best Artist of The Year with her debut album, "Know-It-All" and she even beat other artists including Khalid, Julia Michaels, Lil Uzi Vert and SZA.

Beautiful Cara further pointed out her experience in the music industry claiming the insecurities she faced. She wrote,

"All of the years feeling like I wasn’t good at anything or that I was naive for dreaming about something improbable have paid off in a way that I have yet to process. I know it sounds cheesy and dumb but it’s the honest truth. Thanks to everyone who’s shown me kindness and support along the way.”

Alessia Cara addressed all her critics through Instagram post
 
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Truth to be told, Cara didn't have to give any explanation regarding her win as she's as deserving as any other artists on that event who took away the prestigious award. But as the backlash grew, she decided to take the step and let all of the fans and critics know what was going on with her. Like Cara, her fellow nominees Khalid,  SZA, Lil Uzi Vert too have assembled huge success in the years 2016 and 2017.