“Oh my goodness, thank you so much,” Dua said. “I guess where I want to begin is by saying how honoured I am to be nominated alongside so many incredible female artists, I guess this year we’ve really stepped up.”
As you may recall, Neil Portnow faced a huge backlash last year, when he commented that if women wanted recognition at the Grammys, all they needed to do was “step up”.
He said: “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.”
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