Why Lorde Is Boycotting the Grammys

"(This year, Lorde is the only woman nominated for album of the year; she is not scheduled to perform.)" Her caption was, "This says it all". Lorde wanted to perform one of her songs from her nominated album.

A recent report in Variety claims that all the male artists in the Album of the Year category -Childish Gambino, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, and Bruno Mars - were offered solo performance slots. Instead, Lorde was asked to be part of a Tom Petty tribute singing "American Girl", which probably felt odd since she's not American (Not surprisingly, Lorde turned it down).

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

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


The 2 sides couldn't come to an agreement, so Lorde pulled the plug on performing altogether and we're told 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.

Reps for the Grammys and Lorde did not immediately respond to Variety's request for comment.

The 21-year-old did however sing elsewhere this weekend at the pre-Grammys annual event where she sang with the likes of Harry Styles and Miley Cyrus in honour of the 60s band Fleetwood Mac.


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