Contrary to speculation, Taylor Swift will not be performing at the 2020 Grammy Awards.
According to multiple source reports from Variety, whatever surprise performance the “Lover” musician might have been planning for tomorrow’s annual awards ceremony is now a no-go. As the outlet indicates, Swift had been gossiped to be a “secret” (albeit unannounced) performer for the show but apparently pulled out of the commitment last-minute for reasons undisclosed.
Although Swift was never confirmed as a performer, it was believed she was the mystery “TBA” artist listed on the rehearsal schedule for the taping at Staples Center, where the Grammys will take place on January 26. What's more, it was said the 30-year-old artist would deliver her feminist record “The Man." No one knows what caused the performance to fall through, though Variety theorized the controversy surrounding the Recording Academy trustees and ousted CEO Deborah Dugan could have potentially been the reason Swift decided to bow out altogether.
Rumors of the songbird’s surprise showcase started swirling as she supported the premiere of her Netflix documentary, Miss Americana, at the Sundance Film Festival. Before the Dugan drama, it was assumed Swift was so quick to hop a plane back to Los Angeles on Thursday night because she was allegedly preparing to put something together for the music celebration.
As fans know, Swift is nominated in several categories at the Grammys this year including for Song of the Year for her smash hit “Lover,” Best Pop Vocal Album (Lover), and Best Solo Performance for “You Need to Calm Down.”
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