LOS ANGELES — The Grammy’s are this Sunday. Unlike past years, female artists have secured a strong majority of the nominations for the top four categories for this year’s awards.

Music journalist Lyndsey Parker joined “Inside the Issues” host Amrit Singh to discuss this year’s Grammy Awards being seen as the year of the woman.

“We do have to say Jean Batiste, Grammy darling Jean Batiste, is the one man. He’s the token man. For once there is a token man, tokenism in reverse,” Parker said.

The top four categories of Album, Song, Record and Best New Artist. For both Album and Record, Jean Baptistie is the only man nominated, the rest are all female. 

Parker says she can’t help but think about former Recording Academy president Neil Portnow making disparaging comments about women needing to step up. Portnow stepped down from his position following the remarks.

“There might be people who see the glut of female nominees as a course correcting thing or tokenism, or some kind of performative thing,” Parker said. “... But the fact is, women had a really good year…This is not an empty gesture that they are dominating the nominations.”

Taylor Swift, Olivia Rodrigo, Billie Elish, SZA and Miley Cyrus are just some of the female artists to be nominated.

SZA received the most nominations of any artist with nine. Her song “Kill Bill” topped the charts and has won critical acclaim along with her album “SOS.”

The Grammys will be hosted by Trevor Noah at the Crypto.com Arena and will be at 5 p.m. on CBS.

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