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Grammys president Neil Portnow, who told female artists “to step up,” is stepping down

Grammys president Neil Portnow, who took serious flack after saying that female artists needed to "to step up" after the male-dominated winners at this year's awards, is stepping down. He announced today that he'll vacate the position he's held since 2002 after the 2019 awards.

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Grammys establishing a task force to investigate gender bias

Over 13,000 people have signed a petition asking Grammy president Neil Portow to step down following his "Step Up" comments. "I also now realize that it’s about more than just my words. Because those words, while not reflective of my beliefs, echo the real experience of too many women."

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Grammys president responds after “regrettably” saying women need to “step up”

"I was asked a question about the lack of female artist representation in certain categories of this year's Grammy Awards. Regrettably, I used two words, 'step up,' that, when taken out of context, do not convey my beliefs and the point I was trying to make." - Grammy president Neil Portnow.

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Eminem at Citi Sound Vault at Irving Plaza
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Eminem, Childish Gambino & more played Irving Plaza before the Grammys (pics, video)

In the leadup to the 2018 Grammys, the "Citi Sound Vault" series presented intimate shows with some very popular artists at NYC's Irving Plaza...

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The Roots Jam Sessions included Miley, RTJ, Dave Chappelle & MUCH more (videos, night 2 pics)

Run the Jewels, Gary Clark Jr, Portugal. The Man, Chuck D, Big K.R.I.T., Chronixx, Miley Cyrus, Kimbra, Jill Scott, Dave Chappelle, Talib Kweli, Common, Remy Ma, 6LACK, DRAM, Action Bronson, Freeway, Rapsody, Roxanne Shante, and Jimmy Jam were among the guests at The Roots' pre-Grammys Jam Sessions at Gramercy Theatre.

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U2 add 3rd MSG show to tour, after playing the Grammys

U2 have expanded their tour once again, adding a third and final show at NYC's Madison Square Garden...

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Grammys president said women need to “step up” after male-heavy awards

The 2018 Grammy winners were noticeably male-heavy, with all of the televised awards going to men except Best New Artist (which Alessia Cara won). Only 11 of the total 84 awards went to women. Grammys president Neil Portnow replied by saying ”women need to step up.”

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watch Chris Stapleton & Emmylou Harris cover Tom Petty at the Grammys

After taking home the awards for Best Country Album, Best Country Song, and Best Country Solo Performance, Chris Stapleton teamed with Emmylou Harris to pay tribute to the late Tom Petty at the 2018 Grammys...

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Janelle Monae introduced Kesha’s performance with a moving #TimesUp speech at Grammys (watch)

Kesha's performance featured Cyndi Lauper, Andra Day, Bebe Rexha, Camila Cabello, and Julia Michaels.

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Dave Chappelle shouted out A Tribe Called Quest (who were snubbed) at the Grammys

Dave Chappelle introduced the award for Best Rap Album and said, ”I have so much love and respect for all the nominees tonight. And I just want to take a moment, to acknowledge [A Tribe Called Quest].”

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