If the overwhelming sea of black dresses and tuxedos during the Golden Globes red carpet caught you off guard, you might want to prepare yourself, because artists attending the Grammys will be doing something similar on Sunday. The fashion blackout at the Golden Globes was in support of the Time's Up movement, and musicians want their chance to give the same showing of support.
Don't expect to see black outfits everywhere, though. Instead of wearing uniform colors, some musicians at this year's Grammys will wear white flowers to demonstrate their belief in Time's Up.
They gathered a dozen women in music to talk about it and decided on wearing white roses as a nod to what suffragettes wore during protests.
"It is an important conversation politically in our country and it's also a conversation we need to have internally with our artists and our companies," said Harkins. "We need to say if anyone is feeling like they're being discriminated against and they don't feel safe in their workplace, they have people who will support them."
So which artists will be taking part?
According to Billboard, quite a few, including Halsey, Rapsody, Kelly Clarkson, Cyndi Lauper, Dua Lipa, Rita Ora, and Tom Morello, among others.
“For me, the white rose represents solidarity and a peaceful, beautiful show of support,” Ora told InStyle. “My hope is that the #whiterose movement is just the beginning."
Industry insiders are hopeful that the music world is getting onboard with the wave of activism set off by Hollywood earlier this month. "These are things that have gone under the radar for so long," musician and producer Linda Perry told us, referring to overlooked stories of abuse in the business, specifically Kesha's. "It’s hard to tell where this is going to go. All we can do is hope that a new bar has been set and that from here on out, women can feel stronger and know that they don’t have to hide."
Tune into the Grammys on Sunday, Jan. 28, on CBS.