Lorde Apparently Wasn't Offered Solo Grammys Performance

Why Isn't Lorde Performing at the Grammys? Sources Explain …
Lorde refuses to perform at Grammys after snub - report
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29 January, 2018

Lorde reportedly turned down the collaborative performance, and therefore will not perform at all at Sunday's Grammy ceremony. Variety reports that unlike her male fellow nominees, Lorde wasn't offered a solo performance spot at the awards show, with the Grammys instead proposing that she sing "American Girl" in a group Tom Petty tribute-probably not an especially enticing offer for the New Zealander pop star. 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.

She's not going to be there, even with her Album of the Year nomination in play.

She has performed in the Big Apple over the past week, including a cover of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Run Away With Me" at New York's Town Hall on Wednesday.

In addition, the "Greenlight" singer also pulled the plug on the Grammy red carpet according to a new report from TMZ. If this is the case, she would have also been the only AOTY candidate not performing her own music.

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Earlier this week, Lorde's mother Sonja Yelich drew attention to the snub on Twitter, posting a section from a New York Times article about the awards' lack of diversity.

The 21-year-old did however sing elsewhere this weekend at the pre-Grammys annual event where she sang with the likes of Harry Styles and Miley Cyrus in honour of the 60s band Fleetwood Mac.

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.


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