Robin Thicke, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Katy Perry will all be on hand to celebrate the Grammy nominations, but one artist won’t be joining them. Drake has canceled his appearance at tonight’s nominations concert.
The OVO rapper, who won his first Grammy for Best Rap Album this year, was scheduled to perform during “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night,” but he has since bailed due to a scheduling conflict.
“Unfortunately, due to scheduling complications, Drake will no longer be performing,” his rep tells TMZ. “[He’s] currently in the middle of his nationwide ‘Would You Like a Tour?’ and sincerely apologizes to his fans that he can’t be there.”
According to his tour itinerary, Drake does not have a show scheduled for tonight. His tour resumes on December 7 in Kansas City.
While he won’t take the stage, his tourmate Miguel will perform “Ain’t No Sunshine” with Keith Urban. Other performers include Taylor Swift, Lorde, and Thicke, who will be joined by Earth, Wind & Fire and T.I., while LL Cool J serves as host.
The nominations for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards will be announced during the special, which airs live from Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE at 10 p.m. EST on CBS.