Lorde Only Grammys Album Of The Year Nominee Not Offered Solo Performance

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.

Lorde is joined in the Album of The Year category by Jay-Z ('4:44'), Kendrick Lamar ('DAMN'), Bruno Mars ('24K Magic') and Childish Gambino, ('"Awaken, My Love!"').

And now it's been claimed that singer Lorde also refused to do the red carpet at music's night of nights in NY on Sunday after growing frustrated with event organisers.

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Jay Z declined, but the other three artists are expected to perform solo at the ceremony on Monday afternoon (NZ time).

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.

  • Marlene Weaver