The Reason Why Lorde Turned Down Her Grammy Performance

The Entire Winners List From The 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Lorde is only nominated for Album of the Year.

Lorde was a huge hit when she attended her first Grammys in 2014.

TMZ reports the two-time Grammy award victor, who's the only female nominated for Album of the Year, felt insulted after only being offered the option to perform as part of the late Tom Petty tribute.

For an artist who isn't performing at the Grammys, Lorde is certainly owning Grammy Week.

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Sources also claim that the other four nominees, all male, in her category have had offers to perform their own solo track, and while Jay-Z refused, Bruno Mars, Childish Gambino and Kendrick Lamar are all set to perform. The fact that she won't be performing feels like a glaring error, and a missed opportunity to celebrate one of the year's most successful records. Following its release, Melodrama became Lorde's first number one album on the Billboard 200.

In addition, the "Greenlight" singer also pulled the plug on the Grammy red carpet according to a new report from TMZ.

The 21-year-old did however sing elsewhere this weekend at the pre-Grammys annual event where she sang with the likes of Harry Styles and Miley Cyrus in honour of the 60s band Fleetwood Mac.

(She performed "Royals" during that ceremony.) Her last major awards show performance was at this summer's Video Music Awards, where a flu-stricken Lorde received mixed reviews for performing an interpretive dance to her song "Homemade Dynamite", which she was too ill to sing.

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