Sorry, BeyHive. Beyoncé is officially not performing at the 2024 Grammys, despite rumors to the contrary.
A representative for the 42-year-old superstar confirmed the news to The Hollywood Reporter on Friday (Feb. 2), just two days ahead of this year’s awards ceremony. The news squanders any hopes of Bey paying tribute to the late Tina Turner at the show, which Australian program The Today Show had previously reported was set to take place.
Another big name who was rumored to perform was Taylor Swift, although recent reports have also ruled that out. Artists who are actually confirmed to take the stage on Sunday at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles include SZA, Billie Eilish, Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo, Joni Mitchell, U2, Billy Joel, Luke Combs, Burna Boy and Travis Scott.
Viewers can also expect to see everyone from Meryl Streep to Oprah Winfrey, Lionel Richie, Christina Aguilera, Lenny Kravitz, Maluma, Mark Ronson, Taylor Tomlinson and Samara Joy serving as presenters during the broadcast. Plus, Trevor Noah will return to host the show.
Beyoncé is not nominated for any awards this year, but last year’s show saw the Houston singer make history. In taking home four of the night’s prizes — best dance/electronic recording for “Break My Soul,” best traditional R&B performance for “Plastic Off the Sofa,” best R&B song for “Cuff It” and best dance/electronic album for Renaissance — she set a new record for the most wins in Grammy history, with 32 total.
“I’m trying not to be too emotional,” Bey said of the feat in a tearful acceptance speech at the 2023 ceremony. “I’d like to thank my parents, my father, my mother, for loving me and pushing me. My beautiful husband and beautiful three children. Thank you to the queer community for your love and for inventing this genre, thank you so much to the Grammys.”