Beyoncé “opted not to perform” at Grammys 2021, despite leading nominations

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - NOVEMBER 16: Beyonce attends the Shawn Carter Foundation Gala at the Seminole Ballroom in the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on November 16, 2019 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Shawn Carter Foundation)

Beyoncé “opted to not carry out” on the Grammys 2021 regardless of main the nominations, in accordance with the present’s producer.

The annual music awards present will happen tomorrow (March 14), after being pushed back from its original end of January spot as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Grammys producer Ben Winston – who’s engaged on the present for the primary time – stated Beyoncé had chosen to not carry out as a part of the ceremony.

“It’s unlucky as a result of she’s such an enormous a part of the Recording Academy,” he stated. “We completely want we had her onstage.”

Requested whether or not viewers would possibly suppose it was unusual that the most-nominated artist on the awards wasn’t part of the present, Winston replied: “They may.”


Beyonce. CREDIT: Kevin Mazur/Getty Pictures for Metropolis of Hope.

The producer additionally revealed that one other unnamed star had turned down a proposal to carry out “as a result of she was like, ‘I obtained snubbed three years in the past, and I’m nonetheless irritated about it.’”

Winston stated he informed her: “Proper, however you understand that’s nothing to do with me? She stated, ‘I don’t know — it form of is, isn’t it?’”

Beyoncé leads the Grammys 2021 nominations with nine nods, together with Document Of The 12 months and Tune Of The 12 months for ‘Black Parade’, plus Document Of The 12 months for her ‘Savage Remix’ collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion. It was beforehand reported that she was in talks to carry out the latter observe on the ceremony.

Artists who will perform at the Grammys tomorrow embody BTS, Haim, Billie Eilish, Doja Cat, Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, Post Malone, Chris Martin, Cardi B and extra. Harry Styles will open the ceremony, which begins at 1am GMT, together with his efficiency.


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