Lorde is the Only Album of the Year Nominee Not Performing at the Grammys

Lorde is the Only Album of the Year Nominee Not Performing at the Grammys

Lorde's Melodrama was one of 2017's best works of music, something the Grammys acknowledged with a nomination for Album of the Year at tonight's 2018 Grammy Awards. Yet, despite being nominated for the night's top prize, Lorde was not asked to give a solo performance during the ceremony.

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Sources claim that the other Album of the Year nominees — who are all male — were asked to give solo performances at the ceremony. Lorde, the sources claim, was asked to take part in a tribute to the late Tom Petty, possibly singing his song “American Girl.” Lorde declined.

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 perfect were women.

 

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