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

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On Wednesday night she performed with Jack Antonoff at his fourth annual Ally Coalition benefit, where they played four songs, including a sublime cover of Carly Rae Jepsen's "Run Away With Me", an amusing one of Roy Orbison's "You Got It", along with two songs from her "Melodrama" album, which happens to be nominated for Grammy Album of the Year.

The publication cited sources with knowledge of the show's plans, claiming the New Zealand songstress was asked to perform as part of a Tom Petty tribute, rather than a performance of her own material.

She circled a section which reads: "Of the 899 people nominated in the last six Grammy Awards, 9 percent were women".

Lorde was a huge hit when she attended her first Grammys in 2014. 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.


The 2 sides couldn't come to an agreement so Lorde pulled the plug on performing altogether and word is she won't be on the Red Carpet either.

Earlier this week, Lorde's mother posted a New York Times article up on Twitter about the lack of diversity in the show. Meanwhile fellow nominees Bruno Mars, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, and Jay-Z were given the offer to perform solo - though Jay-Z declined.

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).

Meanwhile, Lorde did however perform elsewhere in New York City this weekend.

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