Sorry to break your soul, but Beyoncé is not performing at Sunday’s Grammy Awards.
A representative for the superstar confirmed the news to The Hollywood Reporter after social media has been fueled with rumors that she is set to hit the stage to honor late icon Tina Turner.
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Last month, the Australian Today ahow tweeted that Beyoncé would pay tribute to Turner onstage, and since then the news has circulated on X (formerly known as Twitter), leaving many to believe it’s true. Turner died last May after a long illness in her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland.
At the 2008 Grammys, Beyoncé and Turner gave an explosive performance of “Proud Mary.” When Turned died, Beyoncé shared a photo of herself with the legend on her website and wrote: “My beloved queen. I love you endlessly. I’m so grateful for your inspiration, and all the ways you have paved the way. You are strength and resilience. You are the epitome of power and passion. We are all so fortunate to have witnessed your kindness and beautiful spirit that will forever remain. Thank you for all you have done.”
Acts who will actually perform at Sunday’s show include SZA, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, Joni Mitchell, U2, Billy Joel, Luke Combs, Burna Boy and Travis Scott. Presenters include Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey, Lionel Richie, Christina Aguilera, Lenny Kravitz, Maluma, Mark Ronson, Taylor Tomlinson and Samara Joy.
Trevor Noah will host the show, airing live on CBS from the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. SZA is the top contender with nine nominations; Victoria Monét and Phoebe Bridgers follow with seven nominations; and Taylor Swift, Eilish and Rodrigo earned six nominations apiece.
Female acts dominate this year and count for all of the nominees in the top three categories apart from Jon Batiste. Album of the year contenders are SZA’s SOS, Swift’s Midnights, Rodrigo’s Guts, Batiste’s World Music Radio, Miley Cyrus’ Endless Summer Vacation, boygenius’ the record, Lana Del Rey’s Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd and Janelle Monáe’s The Age of Pleasure.
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