Beyonce Not Performing at Grammys Despite Leading Nominations
The Recording Academy confirms the ‘Formation’ hitmaker is not among the musical guests at the upcoming Grammy Awards, calling her absence ‘unfortunate.’
AceShowbiz -Beyonce will not perform at the 2021 Grammy Awards despite receiving nine nominations.
Although the 39-year-old star has been nominated for nine awards at the ceremony – which will take place in Los Angeles on Sunday (14Mar21), Beyonce will not be among the performers, Recording Academy interim chief executive Harvey Mason Jr has confirmed.
He told The Los Angeles Times, “It’s unfortunate, because she’s such a big part of the Recording Academy. We absolutely wish we had her onstage.”
Asked whether viewers might find it strange that Beyonce will not perform, producer Ben Winston admitted, “They might.”
Meanwhile, Ben also revealed that the In Memoriam segment will be extended to 12 minutes and feature several artists paying tribute to musicians including John Prine, who died last April from COVID-19.
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Meanwhile, The Weeknd recently revealed that he won’t have anything to do with The Grammys in the future, after previously calling the awards “corrupt.”
He said, “Because of the secret committees I will no longer allow my label to submit my music to the Grammys.”
And he previously said, “The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…”
The Grammy Awards this coming weekend is expected to be opened by Harry Styles.
The announcement came after former One Direction Bandmate Zayn Malik cursed out the Recording Academy. “F**k the grammys and everyone associated,” he vented his anger on Twitter in a surprise post. “Unless you shake hands and send gifts, there’s no nomination considerations. Next year I’ll send you a basket of confectionary.”
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