Lorde Only Grammys Album Of The Year Nominee Not Offered Solo Performance

Lorde Only Grammys Album Of The Year Nominee Not Offered Solo Performance

Lorde Only Grammys Album Of The Year Nominee Not Offered Solo Performance

Instead, Lorde was asked to be part of a Tom Petty tribute singing "American Girl", which probably felt unusual since she's not American (Not surprisingly, Lorde turned it down).

NZ pop star Lorde finds herself at the centre of an ugly sexism row ahead of today's Grammy awards, after she was reportedly denied the chance to perform solo at the ceremony.

All of the male Album of the Year contenders are scheduled to perform in their own designated solo slots, so absorb what you will from the reported declined invitation. According to their source, the Grammys approached Lorde about performing in a non-solo capacity (specifically a contribution to a Tom Petty tribute) and she turned it down.

And it's all because the offer she got from producers was a slap in the face.

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Last week Lorde's mother, Sonja Yelich, tweeted a photo of a section of a New York Times article with the caption "this says it all"; the section reads: "Of the 899 people to be nominated for Grammy awards in the past six years, only nine per cent were women".

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Lorde Only Grammys Album Of The Year Nominee Not Offered Solo Performance

Don't mess with mama bear!

New Zealand singer Lorde will compete against Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Childish Gambino, and Bruno Mars for Album Of The Year at the 2018 Grammys, but she was the only artist within that group not offered a solo performance, reports Variety.

The Grammys' refusal to give Lorde a solo performance is already being chalked up to gender inequality and is even being tied to the #MeToo movement.

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards are set to air on Sunday, January 28 (U.S. time).

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