Taylor Swift might be the hottest name in the music world right now, but that doesn't mean she will take the stage at the 2015 Grammy Awards, which airs on Sunday, February 8. Hits Daily Double notes Taylor Swift's omission from the performer list.
"Taylor Swift will present the Best New Artist award at the Grammys -- and promises to have 'dance party/rage fest' in the audience -- but the multiple nominee of Three won't be performing that night, saying she needs to focus on her upcoming 1989 tour."
The "Shake It Off" singer confirmed the news on Tumblr.
"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. 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."
Swift, who gave a marvelous performance of "All Too Well" at the 2014 Grammy Awards, will certainly be missed. However, the 2015 Grammy Awards will still have a lot of high-profile performers such as Madonna, Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, and even AC/DC. According to the Detroit Free Press, duets will be a highlight of this year's Grammy Awards.
"Sunday's Grammy Awards will feature a number of collaborative performances, including Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett and Adam Levine with Gwen Stefani. The Recording Academy also announced last week that Annie Lennox will be paired with newcomer Hozier and Jessie J with Tom Jones."
Taylor Swift's 1989 World Tour is set to become one of the biggest grossing tours ever by a female artist. Rolling Stone reports that Swift will recruit the hot new sister act Haim on select dates of her upcoming world tour.
"Haim will join the 1989 trek for 17 shows across seven U.S. cities spread over three months. The cities where Haim will serve as special guest are East Rutherford, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Foxborough, Massachusetts, Nashville and St. Louis, plus a five-night stand at Haim's hometown of Los Angeles' Staples Center."
One thing is for sure: Swift is likely to attract more attention for just attending the Grammys than most acts will by performing. Are you upset Swift won't be performing?
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