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

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

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)".

All of the other best-album nominees - Bruno Mars, Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar and Jay-Z - got offers to perform songs from their new records, according to the celebrity news site.

Lorde is a Grammys veteran, winning two of the awards in 2014 after the release of her debut album.

Lorde won't be performing at Sunday night's 60th annual Grammy Awards, according to a report from Variety.

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She has performed in the Big Apple over the past week, including a cover of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Run Away With Me" at New York's Town Hall on Wednesday.

She reportedly is also refusing to appear on the Grammys' red carpet, as well.

Earlier this week, Lorde's mother Sonja Yelich drew attention to the snub on Twitter, posting a section from a New York Times article about the awards' lack of diversity.

All of the male Album of the Year contenders are scheduled to perform in their own designated solo slots, so absorb what you will from the reported declined invitation.

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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