What would the Grammys be with out some good old style melodrama?
Lorde won’t carry out at Sunday evening’s award present after not being provided a solo slot, in line with Selection.
Regardless of being nominated for Album of the 12 months — the night’s prime prize — the 21-year-old New Zealander was requested to carry out “American Lady,” as a part of a ensemble honoring the late Tom Petty.
All 4 of her male counterparts in that class — JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Bruno Mars and Infantile Gambino — had been reportedly invited to carry out their very own music.
Lorde’s mom Sonja Yelich tweeted a photograph of a bit of a New York Occasions article final week outlining the Grammys’ latest lack of feminine nominees.
“Of the 899 folks to be nominated for Grammy awards up to now six years, solely 9 per cent had been girls,” the part reads.
Lorde was nominated for 4 Grammy Awards in 2014 and received two — Track of the 12 months and Finest Pop Solo Efficiency — for “Royals,” which she carried out on the present that yr.
Lorde’s snub comes amidst hypothesis about how the Grammys will deal with its personal “#MeToo” second.
Kelly Clarkson, Halsey, Cyndi Lauper and Rita Ora are among the many stars anticipated to proceed the protest in opposition to sexual misconduct Sunday evening by attaching white roses to their outfits out of help for the Time’s Up initiative.