Musicians Slam Grammys President Who Said Female Artists Need to 'Step up' to Win Awards | 22 Words

Musicians Slam Grammys President Who Said Female Artists Need to ‘Step up’ to Win Awards

here was a lot going on at this year's Grammys. There were puppies! Blue Ivy told her parents Beyoncé and Jay-Z to stop clapping! Kesha absolutely killed her solo performance!

But amid all the Grammys goings-on, people couldn't help but notice something particularly disturbing about this year's awards. Except for Alessia Cara's Grammy for Best New Artist, all the solo awards went to men. Lorde was the only woman nominated for Album of the Year and was also the only nominee not invited to give a solo performance. So...what gives?

Variety asked the Recording Academy president Neil Portnow why women artists were snubbed at this year's Grammys. His answer was anything but satisfactory.

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