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No Beyoncé for 2021 Grammys

Beyoncé. Picture: Instagram

Beyoncé. Picture: Instagram

Published Mar 14, 2021


Beyoncé will not be among the performers at this year's Grammy Awards, Recording Academy interim chief executive Harvey Mason Jr has confirmed.

Although the 39-year-old star has been nominated for nine awards at the ceremony – which will take place in Los Angeles on Sunday, Beyoncé will not be among the performers, Recording Academy interim chief executive Harvey Mason Jr has confirmed.

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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 Beyoncé will not perform, producer Ben Winston said: “They might.”

Meanwhile, Ben also revealed that the In Memoriam segment will be extended to 12 minutes and feature a number of artists paying tribute to musicians including John Prine, who died last April from Covid-19.

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...”

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Zayn Malik also hit out at the Grammy Awards and accused them of being rigged in a fierce social media rant.

The former One Direction star - whose most recent album “Nobody Is Listening” was released in January and thus not eligible for this year's nominations - hit out at the Recording Academy in a strongly worded tweet.

He wrote: "F*** the grammys and everyone associated. Unless you shake hands and send gifts, there's no nomination considerations.

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"Next year I'll send you a basket of confectionary."

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