Why Isn't Lorde Performing at the Grammys? Sources Explain …

29 January, 2018, 02:36 | Author: Kristopher Anderson
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The singer was instead approached by the show's producers to take part in a group tribute to late rocker Tom Petty which she declined, the publication says.

If you had your heart set on seeing Lorde do a Grammy performance, there's a classic one nestled below for your convenience. Lorde wanted to perform one of her songs from her nominated album. And she's not on the performing line-up.

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.

Lorde was nominated for four Grammy Awards in 2014 and won two, Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for her song "Royals", which she performed - solo, with her band - on the show that year.

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Lorde's mother Sonja Yelich fanned the flames last week when she tweeted a photo of a New York Times article stating that of all the artists nominated for Grammys in the past six years, only nine ideal were women. Last week, her mother tweeted an excerpt from a New York Times article which pointed to the uneven ratio of men to women who have been nominated.

Reps for the Grammys and Lorde did not immediately respond to Variety's request for comment.

The Grammys signify a time of recognizing the year's most creative and boundary-pushing acts, however, the awards ceremony hasn't quite hit the mark when it comes to placing an emphasis on gender equality during this year's event.

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