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All the Inspiring Women Who Have Won Grammy Record of the Year

At this year's Grammys, four of the five nominees for Record of the Year were fierce females: Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX for Fancy, Sia for Chandelier, Taylor Swift for Shake it Off, and Meghan Trainor for All About That Bass. Sam Smith is the lonely man in the mix for Stay With Me (Darkchild Version). T-Swift, Smith, and Meghan Trainor were all also nominated as songwriters for Song of the Year. For a little clarification on the semantics between the “record,” and “song” categorizations, check out Tech Times’ guide. Though Sam Smith took home both prizes, we still celebrated a set of exciting moments for women in music on Sunday.

The Grammys weren’t always so female friendly. Back when they were actually called the Gramophone Awards in the 1950s and early 60s, at most one woman was nominated for Record of the Year, and it wasn’t until the 9th annual awards that The 5th Dimension (a trippy pop group including women Florence LaRue and Marilyn McCoo) marked the first female winners. Since then, 18 other women and their producers have triumphed in the category. From Whitney Houston to Amy Winehouse, we gathered these powerful performers in one place. 

Follow @MAKERSwomen on Twitter to keep up with our top moments for women at the Grammys. 

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