There’s no doubt that women had a banner year at the Grammys. It’s hard to say if this is an anomaly or the new normal, and it’s too soon to herald a changing of the guard within the Recording Academy. However, the diversity of the female performers/honorees and winners — not only in terms of race, but also musical genre and generation (from legends like Dolly Parton and Diana Ross to newcomers like Camila Cabello, Dua Lipa, and H.E.R.) — is worth noting and applauding. Let’s hope it’s a sign of a more equitable future in the music industry.