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

Celebrities wore white roses to the Grammy Awards for a very important reason

If this reasoning is true, and the Grammys only offered Lorde a joint performance slot, it raises a lot of questions.

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

On Wednesday night she performed with Jack Antonoff at his fourth annual Ally Coalition benefit, where they played four songs, including a sublime cover of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Run Away With Me", an amusing one of Roy Orbison's "You Got It", along with two songs from her "Melodrama" album, which happens to be nominated for Grammy Album of the Year.

A source told the publication that she turned down an offer to take part in a joint performance of the late singer's "American Girl". According to TMZ, she will also not be appearing on the red carpet.

Word is she won't even be on the red carpet before the show, because she didn't want to be too involved after a "heated back and forth" where she was only offered a chance to sing as part of that tribute to Petty.




But for the actual show, it's been reported that Lorde won't be hitting the stage to perform because she wasn't offered a solo spot, while the other four male nominees from her category-Childish Gambino, JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars-were all offered solo spots to perform songs from their nominated albums.

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

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".

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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