Olivia BeeEarly last year, Lorde prophetically tweeted, “Old men in power have a storm coming, the likes of which they cannot comprehend.”
Now, with the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements in full swing, Lorde tells Billboard she feels like a chasm has opened and there’s no going back.
“You don’t get to un-have this moment,” she says. “This is forever, and the way this trickles down to everyone’s lives is a permanent thing.”
She’s even excited to see the Grammys making progress when it comes to diversity this year. Her album Melodrama was nominated in the Album of the Year category, alongside Childish Gambino, JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Bruno Mars.
“It’s crazy I’m the only woman in my category, and I feel very proud of that,” she says. “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.”
Lorde says she’s particularly pumped that Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover, was nominated this year, but she thinks Cardi B was snubbed in the top categories.
The 2018 Grammys air January 28 on CBS.
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