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Didn’t Get Enough Neil Portnow at the Grammys? Here’s Some More!

Recording Academy President Neil Portnow attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
Too much is never enough.
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The 61st Grammy Awards have come and gone, and there’s one thing the artists, the audience, record executives, and music-lovers the world over agree on: Not. Enough. Neil Portnow. To be fair, the producers have been getting better about this recently: They made time this year to bring the show to a screeching halt for a video tribute to the outgoing President and CEO of the Recording Academy, followed by a speech from Mr. Portnow himself, even though it meant they had to play off awards winners in the show’s main categories in the middle of their speeches. They’ve also gotten better at using Neil Portnow efficiently and sustainably: By scheduling the Portnow tribute a full three-and-a-half hours into the awards show, they made sure that every second of Neil Portnow-related content felt twice as long. The artists helped increase the show’s Portnow levels, too: Dua Lipa alluded to Portnow in her acceptance speech, saying she was happy there were so many female nominees in her category, because “I guess we really stepped up.”

But the tribute and speech only provided five minutes and twenty-five seconds of Neil-Portnow-related content; Lipa’s remarks only added a couple seconds more (and you had to know the backstory). That is nowhere near the Grammy-Awards-night recommended dosage of Neil Portnow. So once again, it falls on Slate to pick up the slack for the Recording Academy and save the Grammys from total disaster. We are proud to publish this year’s Grammys Portnowfolio, consisting of every Getty Images photograph of Neil Portnow attending this year’s Grammy Awards. All your favorite Neil Portnow pictures are here, as long as they were included in Slate’s Getty Images subscription. So buckle your seatbelts and put on your safety goggles, because Music’s Biggest Night is about to get a second helping … of Neil Portnow!

Recording Academy President Neil Portnow speaks onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
It’s Neil Portnow!
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President and CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow speaks during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
It’s Neil Portnow again!
Emma McIntyre/Getty Images
 Jimmy Jam (L) and President and CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow speak onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
This is not Neil Portnow, it’s Jimmy Jam. Oh, wait, that’s Neil Portnow on the right.
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President and CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow speaks onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
Neil Portnow in portrait mode.
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One of two white lion cubs hisses in their enclosure during their first outing at the zoo in Hodonin, southern Moravia, 60 km South of Brno, before their vaccination, on February 5, 2019. - The lion cubs were born at the end of 2018.
Can you find Neil Portnow in this picture? (A: No.)
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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10:  President and CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow speaks onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
Neil Portnow in landscape mode.
Kevin Winter/Getty Images
The Recording Academy President Neil Portnow speaks onstage during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Robyn BECK / AFP)        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
A square picture of a small Neil Portnow.
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The Recording Academy President Neil Portnow speaks onstage during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
A gigantic, rectangular picture of Neil Portnow.
Robyn Beck/Getty Images
President and CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow speaks onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
Hey, Neil Portnow, what are you doing over there on the right side of the page?
Kevin Winter/Getty Images
The Recording Academy President Neil Portnow arrives for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP)        (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Hey, Neil Portnow, what are you doing over there on the left side of the page?
Valerie Macon/Getty Images
Recording Academy President Neil Portnow speaks onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Neil Portnow, you are drunk with power. This picture is too big and you are too small.
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
Neil Portnow arrives for the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles.
Gimme a P!
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President and CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow and Jimmy Jam attend the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center.
Gimme an O!
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President and CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow and Jimmy Jam attend the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
Gimme an R!
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Jimmy Jam (L) and President and CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow speak onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
Gimme a T!
Kevin Winter/Getty Images
 President and CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
Gimme an N!
Neilson Barnard/Getty Images
President and CEO of The Recording Academy Neil Portnow attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)
Gimme an O!
Neilson Barnard/Getty Images
Recording Academy President Neil Portnow attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
Gimme a W!
Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images
The Recording Academy President Neil Portnow speaks onstage during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
What’s that spell?
Robyn Beck/Getty Images
The Recording Academy President Neil Portnow speaks onstage during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
What’s that spell?
Robyn Beck/Getty Images
The Recording Academy President Neil Portnow speaks onstage during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
What’s that spell?
Robyn Beck/Getty Images
The Recording Academy President Neil Portnow speaks onstage during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
WHAT’S THAT SPELL?
Robyn Beck/Getty Images

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