Published: Mon, January 29, 2018
Culture | By Henry Herrera

Why Isn¿t Lorde Performing at the Grammys? A Source Weighs In ¿ ¿ Variety

Why Isn¿t Lorde Performing at the Grammys? A Source Weighs In ¿ ¿ Variety

The other four nominees - all men, including Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, and JAY-Z - all got offers to perform their own tracks solo.

Yet, despite being nominated for the night's top prize, Lorde was not asked to give a solo performance during the ceremony. 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)".

(She performed "Royals" during that ceremony.) Her last major awards show performance was at this summer's Video Music Awards, where a flu-stricken Lorde received mixed reviews for performing an interpretive dance to her song "Homemade Dynamite", which she was too ill to sing.

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Earlier this week, Lorde's mother posted a New York Times article up on Twitter about the lack of diversity in the show.

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 Gen Y pop star won't be doing her cohort any favors to dispel the perception of entitled youth, only compounded by the fact that she's a multi-millionaire music star who is only 21 years old (all South Park conspiracy theories aside).

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