"You absolutely have to be shitting me"
Mars was the true victor of the evening, where he won Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song, and Best R&B Album.
However, Grammy winning alumni Justin Vernon was less than pleased with the news.
“Absolutely NO offence to Mr Mars, but you absolutely have to be shitting me,” he wrote on Twitter. “While some awesome musicians do win, what is WINNING?”
He added:”To be factual, Mr Mars made a name in the INDUSTRY by making hits OUT of hits of yesteryear. SO… no real need to be mad, even, at the Grammies.
“I’d say move on from this shit show. Felt like a Democratic Party Party, not R’n’Roll.”
Responding to the lack of female winners, Portnow said: “It has to begin with… 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.”