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Alessia Cara Fights Back Against Haters              

Alessia Cara has no time for haters. Apparently there are a lot of people who aren’t too happy that she walked away with the Best New Artist GRAMMY Sunday night, and took to Twitter to voice their opinion.

Well, Alessia is having none of it, and took to Instagram to fight back against all the negative feedback.

“To address the apparent backlash regarding winning something I had no control over: I didn’t log onto 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,” she shares. “but I was nominated and won and I am not going to be upset about something I’ve wanted since I was kid, not to mention have worked really hard for.”

She adds, “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,” admitting that she’s always been insecure and has thought she sucked as well.

Finally she writes, “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 sh*t. 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.” 

Kelly Clarkson’s Still Waiting For Her GRAMMY Puppy              

During Sunday night’s GRAMMYs, host James Corden joked that all of those who didn’t win would be getting a consolation prize of an adorable puppy. And while it may have been just a bit, Kelly Clarkson is taking it somewhat seriously, and she’s still waiting for her gift.

Since she lost out on a GRAMMY to Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You,” she tweeted, “I mean, what the hell @JKCorden and @RecordingAcad I didn’t get my puppy consolation prize?!,” adding, “I’m calling bullsh*t. Y’all owe me a puppy.” So far there’s been no word from the Recording Academy.

GRAMMY Ratings The Lowest In History              

While there were a lot of great performances and talked about moments at Sunday’s GRAMMY Awards, it doesn’t look as though many people actually caught them. According to Nielsen numbers, only 19.8 million viewers in total watched this year’s telecast, the lowest in history, and a 24% decrease from last year.

Preliminary numbers show that only 12.7% of folks with TV sets tuned into music’s biggest night, which is a drop from 16% last year.

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