Lorde Might Not Be Attending The Grammys, But She’s Still Honored To Be Nominated “With Four Incredible Artists Of Color”

January 19, 2018 By Jordan Miller

Lorde opens up about the 2018 Grammys to Billboard.

Lorde opens up about the 2018 Grammys to Billboard.

The singer is reportedly not attending the awards show this year. Hits Daily Double claims she and her team are upset that the Recording Academy did not ask the Melodrama singer to perform, despite being the only female nominated in the Album of the Year category, but her new interview with the music giant paints an entirely different picture. Judging from Lorde’s answers in her interview with Billboard, everything is fine and dandy (though she never confirms an appearance or not).

Here’s a copy + paste excerpt from her interview in Billboard about the Grammys:

Where were you when you found out about the Grammy nomination?

True to the DNA of the record, I was at a massive party [in Australia]. I was drinking, and I was kind of blitzed. It was the middle of the night, and I was aware that the nominations were coming out, and I’d done that thing where I’d convinced myself that [I wouldn’t be nominated]. I was getting over it in my mind, like, “You still made a great record.” And then a friend found me and told me, and we were the only people in this room who knew. It was such a special moment.

It’s crazy I’m the only woman in my category, and I feel very proud of that. I’m wearing that mantle for sure. But I’m also stoked that I’m in there with four incredible artists of color — it’s a big moment for the Grammys. It’s exciting when these institutions move in the right way. To me, that is a huge victory.

Were there any artists you were particularly over the moon to see nominated?

I’m really pumped about Childish Gambino [nominated in four categories, including album and record of the year]. I think everyone was pleasantly surprised by that. We share a musical director, and it’s nice when friends of friends are recognized.

Are there any artists you wish had been nominated but weren’t?

I can’t remember — I’m literally Googling “Grammy snubs” to see if I can think of something. Oh, ****! Cardi B should have gotten a nomination in one of those big categories. [“Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” is nominated for best rap song and best rap performance.] She kind of defined 2017. I wish Jack got nominated for producer of the year, but still he’s well represented, I feel. [Antonoff is nominated for best song written for visual media.]

It sounds like all is well. We’ll have to wait and see if she and her bestie Taylor Swift make an appearance or not. It’d be a real shame if she was a no-show.

Read Lorde’s full interview here.

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