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

Lorde won't be reprising her 2014 Grammys performance this year

Lorde, the recording artist nominated for Album of the Year, has refused to perform at this year's Grammy Awards.

Lorde's Melodrama is up against Bruno Mars (24K Magic), Kendrick Lamar (DAMN.), Jay Z (4:44), and Childish Gambino ("Awaken, My Love!") at tonight's ceremony.

Lorde won't perform at the Grammys because she wasn't offered a solo slot, according to reports in the USA.

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's mom, Sonja Yelich, hinted that sexism played a role in why the other nominees got solo-performance offers.

The 21-year-old singer will not sing on the show and is considering not even attending, even though she was in New York City on Grammy weekend, TMZ reported.

Variety reports that Lorde, one of this year's five nominated artists for Album of Year, was not offered an opportunity to perform solo at this year's ceremony.

She was nominated for four awards for her breakout hit, "Royals", and debut album, Pure Heroine, and won two: Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. The publication writes, "one source says it was part of a tribute to the late Tom Petty involving his song "American Girl" (which would have been an odd fit for the New Zealand-born singer)".

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