May 20, 2018

Lorde not performing at Grammys because she wasn't offered solo spot

29 January 2018, 07:28 | Erma Lawrence

Here's why Lorde turned down a Grammy performance

Left out A report in Variety this week claims that all the male artists in the Album of the Year category were offered solo performance slots while Lorde was only offered a spot in a tribute performance to the late Tom Petty

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

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

Unfortunately, for the fans of the pop-star, Lorde, she won't be performing at this year's Grammy Awards.

She reportedly is also refusing to appear on the Grammys' red carpet, as well. The essays were written to show the reader the "urgent necessity of social change, the possibility for manipulation of the public, and the conditions that attend revolution", according to a statement provided by her studio.

Lorde, whose real name is Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, 21, captioned a photo of the poem saying it was her version of the white rose. "The old & correct must be laid to waste", reads the excerpt. The reckoning will be hastened by the staging of seed disturbances. Our times are intolerable. Only dire circumstance can precipitate the overthrow of oppressors.

Lorde previously spoke about being the only female artist in the category, telling Billboard, "It's insane I'm the only woman in my category, and I feel very proud of that". "Of the 899 people nominated in the last six GRAMMY Awards, the report four, 9 percent were women", the article noted, with Yelich tweeting, "This says it all".

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