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Why Selena Gomez Skipped the 2024 Grammys Despite Being in Los Angeles

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Selena Gomez debuted blunt bangs while wearing a white corset top at the premiere of Lola in Los Angles last night. But despite being in town, the singer did not hop over to tonight’s Grammys ceremony. Gomez’s absence is unsurprising, though: The singer has no nominations herself, so there is no reason for her to be there.

Gomez might have good reason to attend next year’s ceremony, as she has been teasing a new album for some time now. She told Fast Company in October that her new music will be upbeat.

“I love sad-girl music, I’m really good at that,” she said. “However, I can’t really write that if I’m not sad. I’ve had to relearn what being me and being happy looked like. There is not one sad song on this whole album.”

“[Still], I’ve never promised anyone that I’ll never have a bad day again,” she continued. “I’ve always been honest with my fans. Even when I take breaks from social media, I’ll say I’m taking a break.”

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Last month, Gomez joined Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes, and Will Arnett on their SmartLess podcast and shared that she might stop making music after her next album and just focus on acting. Becoming a singer was never really her intention; she just fell into it while working on Disney Channel.

“I started having a lot of fun with music and then touring was really fun,” she said, via Deadline. “But I was doing my TV show at the same time [Wizards of Waverly Place], and I just found it really fun, so I just kept going, but the older I get, the more I’m kind of like, I would like to find something to just settle on.”

“I do feel like I have one more album in me, but I would probably choose acting [if asked to pick between it and music],” she noted.

Gomez spoke previously about retiring from music in her September 2021 interview with ELLE. She also addressed her Grammy aspirations there. (Gomez has received two nominations but has yet to win a Grammy.)

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“I don’t think I’ll ever quit making music,” she said then, adding that she still felt the need to prove herself as a musician. “I’m not saying I want a Grammy. I just feel like I’m doing the best I can, and it’s all about me. Sometimes, that can really get to me.”

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