The Grammys is charged as the greatest night in music, but then, such a significant number of our most loved stars are observably missing. Where is Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Drake, or Justin Bieber? Bieber’s greatest music snapshot of 2017 was singing on the breakout hit “Despacito” but then when Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee played out the melody amid the honors appear, Bieber was mysteriously absent.
TMZ reports that Bieber won’t make any public appearances or attend any awards show this year until he finishes his next album. “Despacito” is nominated for three Grammys (Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance) and yet the Biebs doesn’t want to promote or perform anything until it’s his own music. That’s fair, however, the Biebs hasn’t released an album Purpose, in 2015. So who knows how long he remains MIA from the public eye. The Biebs also skipped the Grammys last year as well.
To be fair, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee didn’t need Bieber to slay their performance, but we would have welcomed an appearance from the recently under-the-radar star. Also, “Despacito” was a hit long before Bieber lent his vocals to the remix. The original song was released on January 12th, 2017, but the Bieber remix didn’t hit airwaves until April 17th, 2017.
Justin reportedly is still not going to show up at this year’s event, despite the fact that “Despacito” is nominated for a number of awards. He also won’t be performing the track alongside Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee. He’s passing on the performance because he doesn’t want to make any appearances before the album’s done. The music is still in the works. We can’t wait to hear it!