The Grammys Wouldn't Let Lorde Perform Solo


After not being able to come to an agreement with the company, Lorde made a decision to pull out of the show altogether and has even said she won't appear on the red carpet.

Variety reports that after a heated back and forth, the singer refused to perform when producers wouldn't let her perform solo. We're told Lorde wanted to perform one of her songs from her nominated album, but she was only offered the option to sing as part of a Tom Petty tribute during the late rocker's tune, "American Girl".

Stream Lorde's Jack Antonoff-produced Melodrama album here. And she's not on the performing line-up.

TMZ reports she'll also be giving the Grammy's red carpet a miss this year, though she will attend the ceremony.

She also performed at the 2017 MTV VMAs without singing because she had the flu, but didn't want to cancel.

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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 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's mother Sonja Yelich fanned the flames last week when she tweeted a photo of a New York Times article stating that of all the artists nominated for Grammys in the past six years, only nine ideal were women.

The singer-songwriter did perform at one of the Grammy weekend events, the MusiCares Gala.