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Ariana Grande has reportedly pulled out of her Grammy Awards performance after having a disagreement with the producers over which songs she would perform. 

Sources at Variety are claiming that she felt "insulted" after the producers refused to allow her to sing 7 Rings, her latest single from upcoming album Thank U Next.

The album is due out two days before the Grammys, and the 25-year-old singer has appeared on billboards across the USA promoting the show, which takes place this Sunday.


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Not only will she not be performing, she won't even be in attendance. YIKES…also devastating. We'd have loved to see her perform.

A compromise was apparently reached where 7 Rings could be sung as part of a medley, but she pulled out after the producers insisted that the second song choice was theirs to make.

The source also stated that such stipulations were not imposed on any other show performers, which is interesting. 

Grande has been absolutely KILLIN' IT this year, with Billboard number one album Sweetener and singles Thank U Next and 7 Rings.


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Who can forget the tunes God is a Woman and Breathin' too? She's been a gift. She's nominated in some of the Grammys biggest categories, including Best Pop Vocal Performance for God is a Woman and Best Pop Vocal Album.

The story is super similar to that of Lorde, who pulled out of the Grammys performance last year when producers told her she wasn't allowed to perform a song from her second album, Melodrama, which was nominated for Album of the Year.

Hmmm…suspicious. What's up with the producers?

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Last night, the music industry's brightest stars descended upon Madison Square Garden for the 60th annual Grammy Awards.

Once again, celebrities took the opportunity to show their support for the Time's Up movement, with many attendees sporting a white rose in solidarity with the campaign.

Rita Ora, Lady Gaga and Kelly Clarkson were just some of the big names to accessorise their gowns with the symbol, however, one artist decided that some things are better said with words.

Lorde, the only female singer to be nominated in the Album of the Year category, finished off her red-carpet look with an inspiring passage from Jenny Holzer's Inflammatory Essay.

Sewn into the back of her crimson dress, the excerpt reads: "Rejoice! Our times are intolerable. Take courage, for the worst is a harbinger of the best. Only dire circumstance can precipitate the overthrow of oppressors."

"The old and corrupt must be laid to waste before the just can triumph. Contradiction will be heightened. The reckoning will be hastened by the staging of seed disturbances. The apocalypse will blossom."

Meanwhile, Lorde's mother, Sonja Yelich, also staged her own subtle protest when she tweeted a photo highlighting a passage from a New York Times article.

The circled section reported how women have made up just 9 per cent of nominations in the last six Grammy Awards.

Despite being nominated to the top category, Lorde did not preform at the ceremony.

According to Variety, the singer was asked to sing as part of a collective tribute to the late Tom Petty, and not her nominated work.


Lorde's second album has just dropped, but unfortunately for the singer, the press and public are currently more interested in remarks she made about her friendship with Taylor Swift.

In a recent interview with The Guardian, the New Zealand-native attempted to explain the dynamic of her relationship with the Out of the Woods singer, but she didn't exactly choose her words carefully.

Referring to the fact that Taylor's high-profile status makes standard BFF activities a little difficult, Lorde made an ill-advised comparison to autoimmune conditions.

"It’s like having a friend with very specific allergies," she surmised in a particularly odd analogy.

"There are certain places you can’t go together. Certain things you can’t do," she continued. "There are these different sets of considerations within the friendship. It’s like having a friend with an autoimmune disease."

And Twitter is unsurprisingly far from impressed with the comparison.

Taking to social media to berate the singer for her 'insensitive' comments, members of the public wasted no time highlighting the incongruity of the singer's questionable comparison.



Following the backlash, Lorde took to Twitter to both apologise and clarify her remarks with Twitter users who demanded Lorde acknowledge the insensitivity of her comments.

"Didn't mention Taylor, but regardless, I f*cked up and that was really insensitive. I'm sorry," she wrote in response to one person's outrage.




Lorde celebrated her 20th birthday yesterday, and of course her BFF Taylor Swift had a few things to say about it.

The brunette beauty is part of Tay-Tay's squad and are often seen out and about together, whether it's hitting the hottest NYC party or just grabbing a cup of coffee together.

Well, T-Swift is about to get some major BFF brownie points because she wrote the sweetest tribute to Lorde, also known as Ella, on her special day.

"Thank you for the music you make, the advice you give, the thoughts you provoke, and the way you've made my life more beautiful since the first day we met up in New York and ate burgers on a park bench and got attacked by squirrels.


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She finished off the post with, "I. Love. You. So. Much. Ella."

If that's not friendship goals, we don't know what is.



Apparently you're only as good as your last record, so when it comes to a second album, the pressure is always on.

And after three years and still no sign of Lorde's, it looks like the Kiwi singer might be feeling the stress.

But so, reportedly, are her fans.

Deprived of any new material, fans of the Royals singer decided to take aim at the star who is currently sunning herself on holiday.

After making the decision to share snaps of her vacation on Instagram, Lorde was, according to the New Zealand Herald, forced to acknowledge the fact that her fans may be starting to lose interest in the singer.

"Do you think we'll ever get another album or should we just give up on you as an artist," wrote one of her 4.1 million followers.


on vacation shooting love heart eyes at the locals

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And instead of ignoring the dig, Lorde decided to tackle it head-on, responding: "Give up on me if you want to!"

"I'm an artist, I write a record when I have enough special stories to tell, and it's all me, every melody every lyric, not some team who just start the machine up every eighteen months like clockwork."

With a parting shot at her critic, Lorde added: "The record is written, we're in the production stage now. I've worked like a dog for a year making this thing great for you guys."

Both comments have since been deleted, and we're sure Lore is having right ol' rant down the blower to Tay.


The BRITS were a big hit last night with Adele, Justin Bieber, One Direcrion and Coldplay all picking up an award.

And while Rihanna got down and dirty with Drake, it was Lorde's performance that stunned the audience.

The singer pair tribute to the late David Bowie, singing a fab rendition of Life On Mars.

As David said before, listening to Lorde sing was like listening to tomorrow, and by God, the girl did not disappoint.

Lorde sings Life On Mars in Bowie tribute at Brits

Lorde performs Life On Mars? in fitting tribute to David Bowie at the BRIT Awards after he called her the "future of music".Was it better than Lady Gaga's Bowie tribute at The GRAMMYs? Tell us what you think below:

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It's safe to say that the whole world loved it, with people taking to Twiiter to share ALL the love: 



If these pictures are anything to go by, Lorde has a steamy new man on her hands.

The singer was spotted on a beach in New Zealand last week with hunky Universal Music promoter Justin Warren, and it looked like the pair were having a lot of fun together.

But despite the frolicking snaps, Justin says there's absolutely nothing going on.

"Ella and I have worked together for years and we're good friends. Any rumours of us being 'a pair' are ridiculous," he told the New Zealand Herald

"Ella has a really busy year ahead of her and we'll be spending more time together as plans for the next Lorde record unfold."

Even though he said all this, we still have our suspicions. Firstly, usually promoters use the performers stage name instead of their real name, sparking rumours that the two are quite close.

And secondly, usual business meetings don't involve frolicking and playing around on a beach. Hmmm.

Lorde split from her former boyfriend James Lowe late last year, and while the singer hasn't confirmed it, many sources say they had an amicable split. 


Every star in Hollywood and beyond paid tribute to David Bowie over the last two days, and it's safe to say he touched many people with his songs, and indeed, his way of life. 

He never hid who he was, and his self-expression is what made everyone love him. But, for singer Lorde, meeting David was unlike anything she ever experienced in her life. 

In her Facebook post, the singer admitted that meeting her idols doesn't always turn out too great, but Mr Bowie lived up to his expectations. 

Here's the detailed account of when Lorde first met David Bowie, and believe us ladies, it will give you goosebumps: 



We rarely see Lorde without her signature curls, but we have to say, we're loving her new look.

The New Zealand singer stepped out in the red carpet this week with a VERY uncharacteristic style – straight shoulder-length locks, slicked back at the top.

After admitting she was exhausted and run down during New York Fashion Week back in September – she even proudly showed off her eye infection on social media – the singer has been quiet on the social front.

But her appearance at this week's CFDA Awards was all it took to cement Lorde as our style queen once again.

Aside from her drastically different hair, the 18-year-old rocked a flowing black silk and lace number, teaming a gothic-style dress with flared silk trousers.

And she seemed delighted with her new look, taking to Instagram to post some snaps of the evening.

The awards, also known as the Vogue Fashion Funds Awards, took place at New York's Spring Studios.


just me and a couple of bloody fashion legends

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But after rubbing noses with the likes of Karlie Kloss, Amanda Seyfried and Riccardo Tisci at the glam event, Lorde seemed happy to keep the rest of her night low key, heading for a drink with music producer Ron Perry.

"And as soon as the party finished I combed my fingers through my hair, threw on my boiler suit and yeezys and met the world's greatest publisher for a drink," she wrote next to a selfie of herself in a decidedly more relaxed outfit.


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A boiler suit and Yeezys. Could we love this girl any more?


Both Drake and Lorde were in New York to enjoy one of the most fashionable events of the year. While many people were concerned about Lorde’s eye which was looking quite red and swollen and generally painful, other eagle-eyes fans noticed something far more exciting.

When she and Drake posed for a photo at Kanye’s show, music fans around the world got very excited.

Then they realised what Drake had captioned the image:

“Wifey (Low Key,” and some fabulous diamond ring emoji’s were enough to send fans into overdrive.

The fact that Lorde already has a song called Tennis Court, which we know is a place where Drake spends a lot of time, only got people more excited because clearly this means they have some common interests.


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She then of course responded to the excitement of Drake’s caption with a cute little tweet of her own. She seemed pretty pleased about Drake’s affection for her, although we don’t know who wouldn’t be.

Serena Williams more than likely. Serena and Drake have been spotted looking mighty cosy out and about of late. The Canadian rapper has also been on hand to show Serena support at her last few tennis tournaments. The pair did cause quite a stir at Wimbledon.


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We just hope Drake doesn’t caption the next post with a lady friend “bae” because apparently Serena didn’t appreciate his term of endearment for Anna Wintour. The comment has since been deleted but it made the rounds earlier this week:


New York Fashion Week has taken its toll on New Zealand singer Lorde, who took to Instagram yesterday to show off a rather nasty beauty disaster.

The Royals hitmaker posted two selfies showing off her "screaming and weeping" right eye free of make-up, though she was still working the winged liner on her other eye.


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Rather than answer the same questions over and over again for journalists at Kanye West's Yeezy show that day, Lorde chose to address the issue on Instagram instead.

"One question: what happened to your eye?" she captioned the first selfie, taken in the middle of her hair and make-up session.


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And after returning to her hotel following Kanye's show, the Kiwi singer gave some further insight, saying she would rather be out and about than holed up in her bedroom.

"The skin is peeling off my lips and hands these days I very rarely see the sun," she wrote.

"My eye is weeping and screaming and it's fashion week and everyone already thinks i'm strange and it's a kanye show where the freaks are beautiful so why not say fuck it and let's dance with the melodrama?"

We like her attitude.

Eye infection or not, Lorde took pride of place in the front row at the Yeezy catwalk presentation, sitting between Kourtney Kardashian and Givenchy creative director Ricardo Tisci.

So important was Lorde's presence that poor Kendall was renegated to the second row behind all of her sisters – awks.

Even with pink eye, she's still killing it in the style stakes… total win. 



So far on her 1989 World Tour, Taylor Swift has been joined by a whole host of celeb BBFs on stage, including Gigi Hadid (twice), Karlie Kloss (twice), Kendall Jenner, Serena Williams, Lena Dunham and Selena Gomez to name just a few.

One of her pals was notably absent from the on-stage reunions… until now. Last night fans in Washington DC got a huge treat when T-Swift was joined on stage by none other than Lorde.


When your friend flies across the world to surprise your crowd with 'Royals' because she's a wondrous angel. @lordemusic

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The Kiwi singer flew for almost a full day and night to get to the US in time to duet with Taylor on stage, and she didn't disappoint, joinging Tay for an epic rendition of Royals.

Earlier in the evening, Taylor promised concertgoers a "really good surprise" if they "maintained their awesomeness," adding, "Hint number one: this artist flew 19 hours from her hometown to be here with you."

Lorde herself tweeted just now to gush about how wonderful the show was, posting a picture of the pair on stage and calling Taylor "the leader of a great and beautiful galaxy that I'd live in forever":

Shortly after Lorde's appearance, poor Taylor got herself in a bit of a bind when part of her set malfunctioned, leaving her stranded on an extendable balcony hundreds of feet off the ground.

"They just told me in my ear that I might be stuck up here forever," she told the crowd. "This thing is broken… We're just gonna have to rechoreograph the entire show. It's fine. Whatever. It's gonna be a unique show D.C.!"


That moment when Taylor Swift's set breaks down

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Never one to be fazed, Taylor barreled on with her set list while she waited for the balcony to be fixed, segueing into her next song without a hitch. Nice.

Sounds like it was an absolutely epic show all in all.