Lorde Only Grammys Album Of The Year Nominee Not Offered Solo Performance

Jan 29, 2018, 02:37
Lorde Only Grammys Album Of The Year Nominee Not Offered Solo Performance

It is unclear if this means Lorde will skip the ceremony in its entirety or if she will simply bypass the customary red carpet entrance.

The other four nominees - all men, including Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, and JAY-Z - all got offers to perform their own tracks solo.

Variety reports that the reason behind Lorde's absence is because she declined a performance spot on the ceremony. Why?

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TMZ reports the two-time Grammy award victor, who's the only female nominated for Album of the Year, felt insulted after only being offered the option to perform as part of the late Tom Petty tribute.

Lorde, the recording artist nominated for Album of the Year, has refused to perform at this year's Grammy Awards. The fact that she won't be performing feels like a glaring error, and a missed opportunity to celebrate one of the year's most successful records.

The 2 sides couldn't come to an agreement, so Lorde pulled the plug on performing altogether and we're told she won't be on the Red Carpet either.

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While Lorde herself hasn't commented on the Grammys snub, her mother took to Twitter to highlight a New York Times article which found that only 9 percent of recent Grammy Awards nominees are women.

The singer-songwriter did perform at one of the Grammy weekend events, the MusiCares Gala.

The plot thickens in that four other singers were offered solo performances at the 60th annual Grammy Awards, all males.

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