Biggest Music Stars Skip Out From Grammys 2019 And Here's Why

Nagini Shree |Feb 11, 2019

This year's snubs are causing some major shade.

Many top music stars were nowhere in sight at the most significant music award event - Grammys 2019. For some, they show no interest or logically, they lack award nominations. As to others, they got snubbed by the Recording Academy this year. But in short, the Grammys need these artists more than these artists need the Grammys.

Take a look at the most A-list nominees skipped the Grammys 2019 and what they did instead of.

1. Taylor Swift


Taylor Swift is a familiar nominee, who has been rewarded the Grammys some of the awards' most memorable moments over the past year including the Album of the Year in 2016 for 1989.  The 10-time Grammy winner was absent from 2018 Grammys, where she had two small categories nominations. But Swift was also primarily snubbed by the Recording Academy this year, her album Reputation was just nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album, which may deter her from attending.  She is rumored to join her boyfriend Joe Alwyn, who is in town for the BAFTA Awards; his film The Favourite has been nominated in several categories, including Best Film and Best British Film.

2. Ariana Grande

The Thank U, Next hitmaker confirmed she would not attend at the Grammys because of a dispute between producer Ken Ehrlich and her team.  The singer 'felt it was too late for her to pull something together', which she has now strongly refuted. Despite the drama, she won over Taylor Swift as receiving Best Pop Vocal Album for Sweetener. As the award ceremony kicked off, Grande posted multiple photos of herself sprawled on the floor completely dolled up in the Zac Posen gown and Borgioni and Butani jewels she was planning to wear to this year’s Grammys.

3. JAY-Z & Beyoncé

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z chose not to grace the Grammys - but it wasn't because they weren't in town or didn't win an award. The pair skipped the award event might be due to when their Grammy win was announced: The award they won was revealed during the Grammys pre-show. The two were in Los Angeles this weekend for Jay-Z's annual Roc Nation Brunch. In fact, the Carters won the Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary Album for Everything Is Love and nominated for Best Music Video category for their single Apeshit.

4. Kendrick Lamar

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The superstar rapper has picked up 12 Grammys over the years - but never managed to take home top honours, despite being nominated for Album of the Year three times now. He reportedly declined the invitation to perform extended by the show’s producers.

5. Selena Gomez

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The Grammys red carpet came and went, and Selena Gomez was among the stars not on it this year. But there was a good reason for Gomez to skip the 2019 ceremony: She had no nominations, nor was she slated to perform. From the post shared by Gomez's makeup artist Hung Vanngo, she is an ambassador of the brand.

6. Pink

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The 39-year-old singer did not attend the show and, but it seemed that she is fine though she lost Best Pop Vocal Album to Ariana Grande. She tweeted that she thought it was "rad" to lose the Grammy, and let her fans know that she was on her way to give her "sick baby" a bath.

7. John Legend & Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen trolled her husband, John Legend when he took a nap instead of attending the 2019 Grammy Awards. She shared a photo of a sleeping Legend and tweeted: “no Grammys for us today. john got an EGOT and egot lazy.” The pic showed the "All of Me" fast asleep on the couch cuddled up underneath a brown blanket.

John Legend wasn’t nominated this year so he and Teigen won’t be at the 2019 Grammy Awards. “I’m so proud of this,” Teigen added on Twitter of her EGOT wordplay.

8. Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper has nominated The Best Pop Duo/Group Performances with Lady Gaga for Shallow, remains stateside to attend the 61st GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles. Instead, the 44-year-old director and star of the film are representing A Star Is Born at the 72nd British Academy Film Awards, where the movie is nominated for seven awards.

9. Rihanna


Rihanna has marked memorable Grammy moments and won nearly a dozen times in her career so far. However, recently, she has been busy launching her Fenty Beauty and Savage x Fenty lines. It is three years since she released her last album - Anti. Rihanna did confirm that her next album will come out in 2019, so the singer can hopefully add to her nine Grammys at home at next year’s award show.

10. Kanye & Kim Kardashian West

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Kanye got one Grammy nomination this year for Producer of the Year (non-classical), it means that he is probably invited to the big event. However, that still isn't one of the major awards, and the presentation of that award isn't usually televised. Aside from the fact that he is not up for any major nomination, the producer has not attended the Grammys since 2015. That's reason enough for him to stay home, even if Kardashian was really hoping for a fancy red carpet date night.


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