Lorde will not perform at the Grammy Awards after organisers reportedly refused to let her sing one of the songs from her nominated album Melodrama.
The 21-year-old was originally invited to sing as part of a group tribute to Tom Petty, performing his song American Girl at the ceremony in New York on Sunday (28Jan18).
However, Lorde is said to have refused to take part after organisers reportedly wouldn't let her sing any of her songs from her nominated album. She was only offered the option to sing as part of the tribute, and after a heated dispute, she pulled out of performing altogether, according to TMZ.com.
The gossip website also claims that she will not appear on the red carpet either.
A source told Variety that Lorde was reportedly furious that the other four nominees up against her in the Album of the Year category were all offered the chance to perform their own tracks solo.
JAY-Z apparently declined, but Bruno Mars, Childish Gambino and Kendrick Lamar are all slated to perform on Sunday, the publication reports.
On Friday (26Jan18), Lorde's mother Sonja Yelich tweeted a photo of a section of a New York Times article, which reads: "Of the 899 people to be nominated for Grammy awards in the past six years, only nine per cent were women. (This year, Lorde is the only woman nominated for album of the year; she is not scheduled to perform.)”
"This says it all” Sonja captioned the article.
Lorde was nominated for four Grammy Awards in 2014 and won two – Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance – for her breakthrough song Royals, which she performed at the ceremony that year.