Alyssah Fitzgerald is not just a singer and actress, she is also a Grammy Award-winning musician.
And, as the first female artist to win a Grammy award for Best Live Performance for her song ‘American Songbook,’ the Grammy Hall of Famer has found herself the target of online hate.
“American Music Award nominees are the most diverse, inclusive, and creative group of performers in the world,” the Grammys said in a statement on Wednesday.
“And while our team is always looking for innovative and inspiring new ways to celebrate excellence in music, it is also our hope that our award nominees will also celebrate our shared values of inclusion, inclusion of all, and respect for the diverse voices that make up the American music community.”
Fitzgerald is the only woman nominated for a Grammy, and she has found that some of her peers are more accepting of her inclusion than others.
“I think I’m more accepted, I think my peers are better accepted than me,” Fitzgerald told reporters in the video below.
“Because I think that my gender is so much more important than my voice.”
Fellow songwriter and producer Jazmine Sullivan said she believes she has been the victim of a campaign of harassment.
“It’s not like people have been stalking me.
It’s just because I’m a woman, because I am a female artist, and that’s just what they want,” she told ABC News.
The Grammys did not reveal how many nominees were nominated this year, but noted that the majority of awards go to the most recognized musicians.
“I think that it’s really important that we recognize that artists, and especially female artists, can have such impact on society in a way that can’t be captured by their gender,” Sullivan said.
“If you are not in the category, you don’t get a Grammy.
It makes a difference.”
The “American Songbooks” album also includes songs by Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Katy B, and Ariana Grande.