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Women of Grammys strike back after controversy

NEW YORK: New Zealand pop prodigy Lorde has thanked her fans for supporting female musicians, as artists hit back amid controversy that the Grammy Awards neglected women -- a spat fueled by comments from the Recording Academy's president seen as disparaging. The 21-year-old's "Melodrama" was the only work by a woman nominated for the most prestigious prize of Album of the Year on the music industry's biggest night Sunday. She not only was bested by Bruno Mars' "24K Magic" but she was not given a spot to perform at the…