Sunday 17 December 2017

Swift: I'm not singing at Grammys

Taylor Swift will attend the Grammy Awards, but she won't be performing
Taylor Swift will attend the Grammy Awards, but she won't be performing

Taylor Swift has revealed why she will not perform at the 2015 Grammy Awards.

The Blank Space singer, who is up for three Grammys, admitted she wants to concentrate on planning her upcoming 1989 world tour, although she will present the award for best new artist to either Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Bastille, Brandy Clark or Haim.

In a message on her Tumblr, she wrote: "Hey guys! A lot of you have been asking about the Grammys this week and I just wanted to give you an update.

"I'm really excited to be nominated for 3 Grammys this year and even more excited that I'll be there having a dance party/rage fest in the audience. I will also be presenting the award for Best New Artist."

She continued: "Since my whole life is wrapped up and entangled in the planning of The 1989 World Tour right now, I'm not going to be performing on the Grammys this year. I need this time to focus only on the tour.

"I hope I'll see you out there at one of the stadiums this summer having a rage fest of your own! Love you," she added, before signing off with her name.

Madonna, Ed Sheeran, Sia, Pharrell Williams, Sam Smith, AC/DC, Ariana Grande, Eric Church, Common, John Legend, Miranda Lambert and Usher will perform on the night, with duets from Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett and Jessie J and Sir Tom Jones.

Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney will perform their new track FourFiveSeconds together.

The Grammy Awards, now in its 57th year, will take place at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on February 8.

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