The Grammy Awards are traditionally the must-attend event for music stars, and this year is no different. Bruno Mars, Adele, John Legend, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood and Metallica are all scheduled to perform so it’ll be an amazing night of music. But there are three huge stars who, despite their nominations, won’t be there. Sorry, everyone but it looks like Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Drake are skipping music’s biggest night, reports TMZ. And that makes us sad.
Bieber may have won his first Grammy last year, but his four nominations this year aren’t enough to get him to the ceremony. According to TMZ, he “doesn’t think the Grammys are relevant or representative, especially when it comes to young singers.” He may have a point, since Frank Ocean, who many believe had the best album of the year, didn’t even submit it for consideration because he called the Grammy system “dated” and it doesn’t represent “people who come from where I come from.”
Which leads us to Kanye. Before the nominations came out, he vowed to boycott the Grammys if Ocean’s album didn’t get any love. And since the singer didn’t submit either Blonde or his visual album Endless, West is making good on his promise — in spite of his eight nods.
Drake, on the other hand, is simply busy. He just kicked off his Boy Meets World European Tour and will be in Manchester, England the night of the Grammys. So unless he has a time machine or has somehow learned to teleport, the rapper won’t be there in person to find out if any of his eight nominations come to fruition.
So for all of you wanting to see a Bieber/Weeknd showdown, or a Drake/J.Lo red carpet canoodle, or even Kanye and Kim showing a united front for the first time in a long time, sadly, that’s not going to happen.
The Grammy Awards air on CTV and CBS on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m. ET.