Taylor Swift won't be a last-minute addition to the Grammys' roster of performers. "Since my whole life is wrapped up and entangled in the planning of The 1989 World Tour right now, I'm not going to be performing on the Grammys this year," Swift wrote on Tumblr. "I need this time to focus only on the tour."
Fortunately, Swift is still vital to the broadcast. In addition to being nominated for three Grammys herself, she'll present the award for Best New Artist (Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Bastille, Brandy Clark and Swift-fave HAIM are up for the honor). Swift also noted that she'll engage in her customary "dance party/rage fest" from the audience.
Scheduled performers set for Sunday's Grammy Awards include Madonna, Sia, Ed Sheeran, Adam Levine & Gwen Stefani, Eric Church, Pharrell, Usher, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, and many others.