Regina Spektor Is "Super Pregnant," Skipping Grammys
Regina Spektor's Grammys debut will have to wait. The Orange Is the New Black theme-song singer-songwriter announced on Facebook Thursday, Jan. 23 that she will be unable to attend the 2014 Grammys on Sunday, Jan. 26 because she is pregnant.
"Hi there friends! I was so happy to be nominated for my first Grammy!" she wrote. "I would have definitely gone to L.A. for all the fun, in a party dress and with bells on, if I wasn't so super pregnant at the moment. (!!!!!!!!!!). Jack and I are very excited to be expecting a brand new human together!!!"
This will be the first child for the 33-year-old "You've Got Time" singer with singer-songwriter husband Jack Dishel, whom she wed in 2011. The Moscow-born, New York-based told her fans that she will be watching the award show from the comfort of her home.
"I've been spending most of my time writing songs, dreaming up the new record, cooking soup, eating soup, and being very grateful for the people in my life- family, friends, and you . . ." she wrote. "So I'm glad to share the news, and I wish everyone who is going to the Grammys an amazing night! Thank you to the Grammy peeps for nominating 'You've Got Time!' I'll see you from the couch."
Spektor scored her first Grammy nominee for Best Song Written for Visual Media for "You've Got Time," the theme-song of Netflix's original series Orange Is the New Black. She wrote the song exclusively for the show's creator, Jenji Kohan.
"I started to get some ideas and then as they were shooting, [Kohan] would send me some rough, unfinished episodes," Spektor told Rolling Stone back in August of her writing process. "So I got to really experience the world of the show and got to see what the characters were really like and it kind of helped me finish the song."