Lorde will now not carry out on the 2021 MTV VMAs. The official Video Music Awards Twitter shared the information on Friday.
“Due to a change in production elements, Lorde can no longer perform at this year’s show,” the tweet learn. “We love Lorde and can’t wait for her to perform on the VMA stage in the future !.”
Lorde was beforehand marketed as a part of a lineup of artists together with Justin Bieber, Shawn Mendes, Doja Cat, Camila Cabello, Lil Nas X, Lorde, Machine Gun Kelly, Olivia Rodrigo and extra. She was imagined to carry out a track from her third album, Photo voltaic power, which was launched final month.
Lorde’s “Solar Power” and cinematographer Andrew Stroud are nonetheless nominated for finest images on the subsequent awards ceremony.
In the meantime, Bieber got here out on high as this yr’s most nominated artist. He obtained seven nominations – together with Artist of the 12 months and Finest Pop for “Peaches” – intently adopted by Megan Thee Stallion with six.
Different high contenders embody Billie Eilish, BTS, Doja Cat, Drake, Giveon, and Lil Nas X. Moreover, MTV artists PUSH Rodrigo, The Child LAROI, and 24kGoldn all obtained a number of first-time nominations.
The 2021 VMAs will air stay from Barclays Heart in New York on Sunday, September 12 at 8 p.m. ET / PT. See extra within the video beneath.