Here’s Why Taylor Swift, Beyonce and Lady Gaga Were MIA at the 2020 Grammy Awards

Taylor Swift, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and more were noticeably absent from the 2020 Grammys. Find out why they couldn't make it here.

By emily belfiore Jan 27, 2020 12:31 PMTags
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On Sunday, the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards brought the biggest names in music together under one roof for a night of epic celebrations. Featuring some history-making moments from first-time nominee Billie Eilish and tons of head-turning red carpet moments, this year's Grammys were easily one for the books.  

And, of course, it's not the Grammys without some memorable performances. Nominees Lizzo, Ariana Grande, Tyler the Creator, Jonas Brothers, Camila Cabello and more each took the stage to deliver high-energy renditions of their hit songs, leaving us speechless and glued to our screens.

It was also a night of moving movements. Starting the night off with an emotional tribute to Kobe Bryant, Usher and FKA Twigs joined forces for an electrifying Prince medley to honor the late singer. Nipsey Hussle was also celebrated with a star-studded tribute led by John Legend and DJ Khaled.  For her return to the Grammys stage, Demi Lovato held back tears as she delivered a powerful performance of her new song "Anyone," which was written days before her near-fatal overdose in 2018.

But alas, not everyone could make it to last night's show. From last-minute schedule changes and rigid travel plans, here are some of the A-listers that were noticeably missing from all the Grammys action and excitement. 

Find out why they couldn't make it below: 

Taylor Swift

The "Lover" singer, who was nominated for three awards, was set to make a surprise performance at the Grammys but confirmed that she was not attending days before the big show. 

Beyonce & Jay-Z

The power couple was not in attendance at the 2020 Grammys, even though Queen Bey was nominated for four awards, but were on hand for the Roc Nation's pre-Grammy brunch and Clive Davis pre-Grammy Gala that took place earlier in the weekend.

Jay-Z did, however, attend an after party in West Hollywood solo. 

Lady Gaga

Despite A Star is Born being up for three awards, the "Shallow" singer decided to sit this year's Grammy Awards out. Ahead of the Grammys, Gaga was celebrating her latest Haus Labs campaign with fans. 

Nicole Kidman

The Big Little Lies star was unable to attend the 2020 Grammys because she was home with the flu. Husband Keith Urban was on hand to celebrate, but left quickly after the show to be by her side. 

Ed Sheeran

The "Shape Of You" singer didn't attend the 2020 Grammys despite being nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album. He and wife Cherry Seaborn recently jet-setted together for a couple's getaway shortly after he announced he'd be taking a break from social media. 

Selena Gomez

Like her bestie Taylor, the "Lose You To Love Me" singer wasn't in attendance at this year's Grammy Awards. Watching the night onfold from home, she gave her Barney and Friends pal Demi Lovato a shout-out on Instagram.

"I wish there were words to describe how beautiful, inspirational and DESERVED this moment was," she wrote on her Stories. "I'm so happy for you. Thank you for your courage and bravery."

Chance The Rapper

The "Hot Shower" rapper, who was nominated for Best Rap Song, was also missing from the Grammy Awards festivities. Earlier that day, Chance attended Kanye West's Sunday Service and spent the night decorating gingerbread houses with his family in Chicago.

Back in 2019, he announced that he would be stepping back from the limelight after the birth of his second daughter. 

Post Malone

The "Circles" singer, who was up for two awards, was noticeably absent from the Grammy celebrations. We would have loved to see him bust a move in the audience. He's set to perform in Miami, Florida later this week as part of his Runaway tour. 

Miley Cyrus

The "Slide Away" singer didn't join mom Tish Cyrus and younger sister Noah Cyrus to cheer on dad Billy Ray Cyrus as he performed his Grammy-winning song "Old Town Road" with Lil Nas X. She has been laying low since undergoing vocal chord surgery in November 2019.