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Grammys president tells women to “step up” as male artists sweep awards
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The head of the Grammys has been criticised after he told women to “step up” following a ceremony that saw all but one award being dished out to women.

“It has to begin with… women who have the creativity in their hearts and souls, who want to be musicians, who want to be engineers, producers, and want to be part of the industry on the executive level… [They need] to step up because I think they would be welcome”, Recording Academy President Neil Portnow told Variety.

But his comments have proved particularly divisive on a night that saw Alessia Cara becoming the only female winner for Best New Artist – despite a strong concentration of female nominees.

“Neil Portnow you are tone-deaf AF. Ladies, I say step DOWN and don’t show up next year. See how the show runs without us”, US radio host Kat Corbett wrote on Twitter.

Neil Portnow you are tone-deaf AF.

Ladies, I say step DOWN and don't show up next year. See how the show runs without us. https://t.co/MCx7BjKsgO

— Kat Corbett (@KatCorbett) January 29, 2018

#NeilPortnow, the best records of the past year were by women…Phoebe Bridgers, Bedouine, Molly Burch, Aldous Harding. Perhaps if your org didn't only listen to records by the same handful of artists, more women could be nominated. YOU need to step up…& stop saying dumb stuff. https://t.co/81q3rkK6Lm

— Ms. Peel (@MrsPeel67) January 29, 2018

“Neil Portnow, the best records of the past year were by women…Phoebe Bridgers, Bedouine, Molly Burch, Aldous Harding. Perhaps if your org didn’t only listen to records by the same handful of artists, more women could be nominated. YOU need to step up…& stop saying dumb stuff”, another said.

Portnow is yet to respond to the latest criticism.

The Grammys took place in New York last night, and were largely dominated by Bruno Mars who scooped six prizes including Best Album, Best Song, Record Of The Year and Best R&B song.

29/01/2018 17:20:52
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