Is Beyonce performing at the Grammys 2021?

Is Beyonce performing at the Grammys 2021?

March 14, 2021

SUPER star Beyonce has earned the most nominations in the 2021 Grammys.

The singer is up for nine awards, including record of the year and best music film.

Is Beyonce performing at the Grammys 2021?

Beyonce will not be performing at the 63rd annual Grammys this year.

In a new interview with the Los Angeles Times, interim Recording Academy CEO and president Harvey Mason Jr. mentioned that Beyoncé declined an invitation to appear onstage.

Mason Jr said: "It’s unfortunate, because she’s such a big part of the Recording Academy. We absolutely wish we had her onstage."

It is unclear why Beyonce declined to perform.

Similarly, her husband Jay Z had previously boycotted the awards show for six years prior to breaking the streak and attending in 2018.

Who is performing at the Grammys?

The Grammys has a star-studded line up prepared for March 14.

Harry Styles is set to open the show with his performance, followed by 22 acts for the night.

Grammy 2021 performers

  • Bad Bunny
  • Black Pumas
  • Cardi B
  • BTS
  • Brandi Carlile
  • DaBaby
  • Doja Cat
  • Billie Eilish
  • Mickey Guyton
  • HAIM
  • Brittany Howard
  • Miranda Lambert
  • Lil Baby
  • Dua Lipa
  • Chris Martin
  • John Mayer
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Maren Morris
  • Post Malone
  • Roddy Ricch
  • Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak)
  • Harry Styles
  • Taylor Swift

The Academy also announced that there will be special pairings among certain artists that will perform together.

What other celebrity slammed the Grammys?

The Weeknd, along with Zayn Malik, criticized the Academy for not nominating his album, After Hours for an award. 

The singer tweeted back in November 2020: "The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…"

But after the Blinding Lights singer's rant, Mason Jr denied there was a conspiracy to keep him from being nominated.

After stating it's hard to predict the voters’ decisions, Mason Jr told the Associated Press: “You know, there’s so many nominations and there’s only so many slots, it’s really tough to predict what the voters are going to vote for in any given year. I try not to be too surprised.”

He also released a statement after the musician slammed the academy, explaining some that “unfortunately, every year, there are fewer nominations than the number of deserving artists.”

He continued: “We understand that The Weeknd is disappointed at not being nominated. I was surprised and can empathize with what he’s feeling."

When are the Grammys?

The Grammys will air live on Sunday, March 14 at 8pm ET on CBS.

There will be a Grammys pre-show as well starting at 3pm ET.

It will be available online on CBS, Paramount+ and with a digital provider.

Viewers can also stream CBS with free trials on fuboTV and Sling TV.

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