The #TimesUp and #MeToo movements have been slow to hit the music industry with reports surfacing that Album of the Year nominee and ultimate Kiwi-cool-girl, Lorde will not be performing at today's Grammy Awards despite solo performances been offered to all male nominees in the same category.

Lorde is one of the five musicians to receive a coveted Album of the Year nomination for her Melodrama record, alongside fellow talented artists; Childish Gambino, Bruno Mars, Jay-Z, and Kendrick Lamar. According to a source close to Variety, the male Album of the Year contenders were offered solo performances at today's Grammys and Lorde, being the only female nominee, was not. The source claims that Lorde was approached with an offer to perform alongside other artists as part of a tribute to the late Tom Petty; however the Kiwi singer declined the offer.  

The reports follow a tweet made last week by Lorde's mother, Sonja Yelich that highlights the gender imbalance at the Grammy Awards. Yelich posted an excerpt of a New York Times article with the caption "this says it all"; the section reads: "Of the 899 people to be nominated for Grammy awards in the past six years, only nine per cent were women."

Stars including Lady Gaga, Halsey, Camila Cabello, Kesha and Kelly Clarkson will be wearing white roses to today's Grammy Awards in solidarity of the movement against sexual assault and harassment. It will be telling to see if the Awards address the gender movement in any other way beyond this. 

The sexist reason why Lorde won't be performing at the Grammys