Published: Mon, January 29, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Darrell Mcdonald

Why Isn¿t Lorde Performing at the Grammys? A Source Weighs In ¿ ¿ Variety

Why Isn¿t Lorde Performing at the Grammys? A Source Weighs In ¿ ¿ Variety

Lorde is a Grammys veteran, winning two of the awards in 2014 after the release of her debut album.

She's the only Album of the Year nominee to be left out, and the only woman on the list.

Citing "sources close to Lorde", TMZ reports the singer was only offered the option to sing as part of a tribute to the late Tom Petty - a version of events backed by a Variety story.

Lorde won't be performing at Sunday night's 60th annual Grammy Awards, according to a report from Variety.

Sources also claim that the other four nominees, all male, in her category have had offers to perform their own solo track, and while Jay-Z refused, Bruno Mars, Childish Gambino and Kendrick Lamar are all set to perform.

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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. Following its release, Melodrama became Lorde's first number one album on the Billboard 200.

She had circled the paragraph: "Of the 899 people to be nominated for Grammy awards in the past six years, only nine per cent were women".

Lorde isn't performing at the Grammys as she wasn't offered a solo spot unlike the other nominees in her category - and was instead asked to perform with other artistes.

The Gen Y pop star won't be doing her cohort any favors to dispel the perception of entitled youth, only compounded by the fact that she's a multi-millionaire music star who is only 21 years old (all South Park conspiracy theories aside).

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