Recording Academy President Neil Portnow Addresses The Grammys ‘Race Problem’

To yield a small context, a black artist hasn’t won Album of a Year given Herbie Hancock in 2008, and a final black lady to take home a endowment was Lauryn Hill in 1999. In a past 20 years, there have usually been 4 black Album of a Year winners, along with a series of performers who sang on a “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” soundtrack, that won a endowment in 2002. 

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