Tag Archives: neil portnow

  • Jennifer Hudson Receives Special Grammy at DC Event (Pics)

    Apr 18, 13 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment

    *Jennifer Hudson was honored with a special Grammy Award Wednesday night at the Recording Academy’s Grammys on the Hill ceremony in Washington. The group honored Hudson with a Recording Artist Coalition Award for her charity work. Hudson said this award stands apart from all of her others, including her Oscar. “It makes it the most […]

  • Donna Summer’s Funeral Private Service Brings Hundreds Together

    May 24, 12 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment

    *Hundreds of mourning friends and family members gathered in a Nashville, Tenn. church on Wednesday to celebrate the life of Disco Queen Donna Summer. The private service was held at Christ Presbyterian Church. Cameras were banned from inside the facility, but television crews scouted the scene from outside. RELATED: Donna Summer Album Sales up 3,277% […]

  • Chris Brown to Grammy Appearance Critics: ‘F**k Off’

    Feb 15, 12 by EURpublisher02 5 Comments

    *Chris Brown has some is lashing back at those who have criticized his return to the Grammy Awards on Sunday night. “F— off.” In a Twitter rant that has since been deleted, Brown went in on the people who took issue with his worthiness to be at the show three years after he assaulted his […]

  • Jesse Jackson Prepared to ‘Occupy’ Grammys

    Feb 1, 12 by Brittney M. Walker Leave a comment

    *Times have changed and sometimes you wonder if Rev. Jesse Jackson’s voice still matters, especially in areas like the Grammys. Well, whether it does or not, the always outspoken activist is speaking out against the restructuring of the Grammy Awards, after it announced the downsizing from 109 categories to 78. The Academy is considering condensing […]

  • It’s About Time: NARAS says Grammys to be Completely Restuctured

    Apr 6, 11 by EurPublisher 1 Comment

    *In Los Angeles this morning, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences announced a complete overhaul of the Grammy Awards, including the ways in which academy members vote for nominees, the process by which the academy categorizes nominees and the ways in which it adds and eliminates categories. The academy’s vice president of awards, […]

  • Steve Stoute Meets with Grammy Prez After Open Letter Dis

    Mar 4, 11 by EURPublisher01 2 Comments

    *Nearly two weeks after marketing and music executive Steve Stoute took out a full-page ad in the New York Times to blast the Grammy Awards as a “show [that] has become a series of hypocrisies and contradictions,” he and Neil Portnow, head of the Grammys’ parent organization NARAS, issued a statement Thursday saying that they […]