The Grammy Awards are lower than two weeks away. This coming Sunday is the Tremendous Bowl (I’m going to attempt to lastly go see Hidden Figures this weekend!) after which the Sunday after that’s for the Grammys and the BAFTAs. Was it final yr’s Grammys – I feel? – that have been so lengthy and miserable that I ended up going to mattress a full hour earlier than they have been finished? I feel so. The factor is that I like music, I care about music, however the Grammys are at all times my least favourite awards present. I simply don’t assume they matter and I feel producers are persistently terrible with how they construction the present. This yr’s Grammys will hopefully be good, just because we’ve acquired a battle of the divas: Beyonce vs. Adele, Lemonade vs. 25. Everybody’s hoping that Bey and Adele are each going to present killer performances (and I’m hoping that these performances come within the first hour of the present). However what if we solely actually have Bey and Adele? As a result of it appears like only a few big-name individuals are popping out:
The Grammy Awards are down three stars! Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Drake are skipping the 2017 Grammys subsequent month regardless of every being nominated in main classes, a number of sources affirm to Us Weekly. TMZ was first to report that the ultra-popular performers aren’t planning to attend music’s largest evening on February 12.
The “Sorry” singer, 22, is ditching the 59th annual Grammys as a result of he “doesn’t assume the Grammys are related or consultant, particularly on the subject of younger singers,” in accordance with TMZ. Bieber gained his first Grammy final yr — Finest Dance Recording for “The place Are Ü Now” — and likewise carried out two tracks on the ceremony. This yr, the pop star is up for 4 Grammys, together with Album of the 12 months for Function and Track of the 12 months for “Love Your self.”
“Well-known” rapper West, 39, who debuted The Lifetime of Pablo in 2016 and obtained eight nods, beforehand vowed to boycott the Grammy Awards if Frank Ocean’s album Blonde wasn’t nominated. Neither Blonde nor Ocean’s visible album Limitless have been submitted for consideration by the singer’s labels, administration or representatives earlier than the September deadline (TMZ stories that Ocean thinks the Grammys don’t “characterize younger, black artists”), so it’s potential West is making good on his promise. A supply additionally tells Us that West desires time to himself after a number of hectic months together with his hospitalization and his spouse Kim Kardashian’s Paris theft. “He’s taking some private time on the prime of this yr to simply chill and decompress,” the insider mentioned.
As for Drake, 30, it appears he will probably be on tour in Europe on Grammys evening. The “One Dance” rapper, who obtained eight nominations, together with a number of for his album Views, which featured smash hit “Hotline Bling,” has a present scheduled in Manchester, England, on February 12.
Regardless of the three high-profile no reveals, the Grammys will nonetheless characteristic a star-studded lineup. Adele, Bruno Mars, John Legend, Carrie Underwood, Keith City and Metallica are all slated to carry out, whereas James Corden will emcee the night.
Absolutely Rihanna’s gotta carry out too? Her album got here out final yr. Perhaps she’s skipping as effectively. My guess is that Ed Sheeran will flip up as a result of he’s acquired a brand new album to advertise too. However nonetheless – this yr’s Grammys doesn’t seem to be a super-deep subject of performers. Which goes to be such a ache within the ass when the present drags on for 5 hours, ? As for Kanye skipping due to Frank Ocean… extra like Yeezy is skipping to make Kim joyful, as a result of she doesn’t need Kanye to behave like an a–gap at one more awards present. However Justin Bieber refusing to go… that’s so humorous. My guess is that he’s nonetheless pissy that he didn’t get extra Grammy nominations.
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