Lorde wanted to perform one of her songs from her nominated album.
For an artist who isn't performing at the Grammys, Lorde is certainly owning Grammy Week. 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.
In an article recently published by Variety, it was revealed that Lorde was the only Album Of The Year nominee the Grammy's failed to offer a solo performance slot during the ceremony. The fact that she won't be performing feels like a glaring error, and a missed opportunity to celebrate one of the year's most successful records.