Why Lorde Is Boycotting the Grammys

The New Zealand singer is up for Album of the Year for "Melodrama" at the NY ceremony, and while the other nominees in the category - who are all male - were offered a solo spot (according to Variety), Lorde was only asked to take part in a collaborative tribute to Tom Petty.

While the singer's fellow Album of the Year nominees - all male - were given the opportunity to perform their own songs at the show, the same offer wasn't extended to Lorde, Variety reports.

Stream Lorde's Jack Antonoff-produced Melodrama album here.

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.

Lorde won't perform at the Grammys because she wasn't offered a solo spot, according to United States media reports. They would only let her perform as part of a planned Tom Petty tribute.

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The 2 sides couldn't come to an agreement, so Lorde pulled the plug on performing altogether and we're told she won't be on the Red Carpet either.

The 60th Annual Grammy Awards features a sizable showing for Lorde in the nominations, but don't count on seeing the "Green Light" singer-songwriter at tonight's shindig.

Earlier this week, Lorde's mother posted a New York Times article up on Twitter about the lack of diversity in the show.

The Grammys signify a time of recognizing the year's most creative and boundary-pushing acts, however, the awards ceremony hasn't quite hit the mark when it comes to placing an emphasis on gender equality during this year's event.

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