Lorde confirmed to perform at Grammys

Lorde is set to perform at the Grammys.
Lorde is set to perform at the Grammys.

Lorde isn't making any old appearance at the Grammys this month - the Kiwi pop star and nominee will also be performing at the American music industry awards ceremony.

The news was confirmed earlier today by the official Grammys Twitter account:


Lorde was forced to pull out of a headlining appearance at the Laneway music festival in Auckland on January 27 after getting four Grammy nominations. The performance clashed with the Grammys on January 26, but she's putting on a show on January 29 to make up for it.

Last year's Grammy audience topped 28 million in America alone, and it's likely Lorde will perform Royals, her hit single which spent nine weeks at No. 1 in the US.

The 17-year-old Kiwi schoolgirl is in the running for song of the year, record of the year, best pop solo performance and best pop vocal album for Pure Heroine.

Her Grammys performance will be on a line-up that includes Daft Punk, Stevie Wonder, Pink, Kendrick Lamar, Imagine Dragons.

A special 50th anniversary tribute to the Beatles, The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute, will include a performance by reunited Eurythmics duo Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox and will be recorded the day after the Grammys.

Lorde missed out on a showing in the best new artist category, which featured James Blake, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Kacey Musgraves and Ed Sheeran.

Lorde's competition for song of the year comes from Bruno Mars's Locked out of Heaven, Pink's Just Give Me a Reason, Katy Perry's Roar and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' Same Love.

In the record of the year category she's up against Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams for Get Lucky, Imagine Dragons for Radioactive, Bruno Mars for Locked out of Heaven and Robin Thicke Featuring TI & Pharrell for Blurred Lines.

- nzherald.co.nz

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