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Madonna won't attend the Grammys

She tells EW Online why not, and gives a preview of her album in progress

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DON'T BE A 'STRANGER' Madonna will be busy in the studio when the Grammys are given (Mitch Jacobson/AP)

Even though she’s nabbed two Grammy nominations for her ”Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” song ”Beautiful Stranger,” Madonna won’t be attending the ceremony in Los Angeles on Feb. 23. She’ll be back in the home of her newfound accent – London – finishing her upcoming album. But will Madonna be thinking about winning her categories (Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Best Song Written for a Motion Picture) in absentia? ”I probably won’t, actually,” she admits. ”Well, I’ll think about it if I win one. If I lose one, I DEFINITELY won’t think about it.”

Madonna is currently taking a break from recording in England to do U.S. promotion for her upcoming movie, ”The Next Best Thing” (opening March 3), in which she plays a yoga instructor who has a baby with her gay best friend (Rupert Everett). But she’ll be returning soon to finish the three-quarters completed record, which she’s working on with her ”Ray of Light” producer William Orbit and a new name in recording, French producer Mirwais. And her musical style for 2000? ”People always ask me, and I don’t have a clue,” she says. ”But if you held a gun to my head and said describe it, it’s electronic. It’s very soulful, very melodic, and very minimalist. Does that help?”