One day later Paramore took home two trophies at Sunday's 2024 Grammys, with the band taking to social media to comment on their historic win and shed light on their absence from the star-studded ceremony.
“First of all, a huge thank you to our fans, our team and the voting academy for making That is why such a moment for us, 20 years into our career,” wrote singer Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York and drummer Zac Farro in a statement shared on Instagram on Monday.
The trio revealed they enjoyed the night as they “sat together in Zac's living room, dressed in our usual clothes”, acknowledging that “yes, we saw the empty red carpet meme”.
They also acknowledged the importance of this moment for female artists in the industry, writing: “As it turns out, our win for Best Rock Album was a historic feat as we are the first female-led band to win a trophy in this category. Ridiculous but true! It’s an honor for Paramore to be a small but constant reminder to people to continue to push these rock and alternative spaces to be more inclusive.
The band also commented on their split from Atlantic Records. After their 20-year contract with the label ended in January, Paramore's website was shut down, alarming many fans worried about the group's future. The group later released their version of Talking Heads' hit single “Burning Down the House” as part of an upcoming album. Everyone Gets Involved: A Meaningful Tribute to Talking Heads' Quit tribute album, putting followers at ease.
“Some of you will know That is why was our last album for our contract with Atlantic Records. Completing something well is something to be proud of,” they continued in Monday’s statement. “Thank you to everyone who supported the philosophy of Paramore as much as the music.”
Last month, SZA confirmed that she was working on new music with Paramore. Williams spoke to rolling stone last year, and in a previously unreleased portion of the interview, they said they both wanted to work on an “alternative-leaning” song together.