Lorde will not be returning to the MTV Video Music Awards stage this year.
The award show announced Friday on its official Twitter that the pop star can no longer perform at this year’s ceremony. The Australian singer, born Ella Yelich-O’Connor, was expected to make her return to the VMAs with a world-premiere performance of select songs from third album, Solar Power.
“Due to a change in production elements, Lorde can no longer perform at this year’s show. We love Lorde and cannot wait for her to perform on the VMA stage in the future!” the tweet reads.
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The news comes just over a week before the ceremony. Top artists including Olivia Rodrgio, Lil Nas X, Kacey Musgraves, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Machine Gun Kelly, Twenty One Pilots, Chloe Bailey (Chloe x Halle), and Justin Bieber are still scheduled to perform. Rapper Doja Cat will host the show.
Lorde last appeared at the VMAs in 2017, when she performed a unique interpretive dance to her song “Homemade Dynamite” off her second studio album Melodrama.
The 24-year-old “Royals” singer returned earlier this summer after a four-year hiatus, with the release of her single “Solar Power,” and an accompanying music video. For fans eager to see a live Lorde performance, the singer has confirmed that she will embark on a world tour in 2022.
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Ahead of Solar Power‘s release last month, the pop star released a statement announcing that she would not have the album pressed into CDs. She explained that since the project was inspired by the importance of taking care of the environment, she would be releasing more eco-friendly “music boxes” instead, which included handwritten notes and exclusive photographs.
“I decided early on in the process of making this album that I also wanted to create an environmentally kind, forward-thinking alternative to the CD. I wanted this Music Box product to be similar in size, shape and price to a CD, to live alongside it in a retail environment, but be something which stands apart and that’s committed to the evolving nature of a modern album,” she said.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.