Lorde has been snubbed by the Grammy Awards organisers, and has not been invited to perform at the ceremony despite she’s the only female artist nominated for Album of the Year
She’s the only female artist nominated for Album of the Year at this year’s Grammy awards. But Lorde has been snubbed as a performer at the upcoming ceremony – despite reports that all the male nominees were offered performance spots.
That source added that the other Album of the Year contenders — all of whom are male — were offered solo spots performing songs from their respective nominated albums.
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.”
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 on the show that year (solo, with her band). She was 17 years old at the time.
— Sonja Yelich (@sonjayelich1) January 26, 2018
Reps for the Grammys and Lorde did not immediately respond to Variety’s request for comment.
This paragraph was circled “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 to be nominated for album of the year: she is not scheduled to perform.)”
While big names such as JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars all earned a notable amount of nominations, pop stars Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift, Harry Styles, Alicia Keys, Katy Perry Miley Cyrus and Kesha all appeared to be snubbed.
Sheeran’s album, ÷ (Divide), was one of the biggest albums of the year, with his song, “Shape of You,” becoming the most streamed song of all time on Spotify. However, the 26-year-old singer-songwriter only received two GRAMMY nominations and not in the top categories.