Saturday, 16 February, 2019

Ariana Grande wins first Grammy ever - but is a no show

Ariana Grande CREDIT Mike Coppola Getty Images
Freda Brock | 11 February, 2019, 10:09

Grande has previously shown her love for the cosmos, expressing her love of Jupiter and Neptune on Twitter and wearing NASA's iconic meatball logo on clothing, and now she's back.

Grande accused Grammy telecast executive producer Ken Ehrlich of lying about discussions with the superstar singer about performing at Sunday's ceremony.

The pop sensation, who is riding high on the success of Thank U and Next, bagged her first Grammy Award after her album Sweetener won the Best Pop Vocal Album. "I will say this, and they don't want me to say it but I'm going to say it: The thing that probably bothered me more than whatever else she said about me is when she said I'm not collaborative". But she's most grateful to the voters "for being my main source of joy and inspiration always".

"Everyone that I am still in touch with has been very supportive of it", Grande said. Ehrlich told The Associated Press on Thursday that Grande had told producers that she didn't have adequate time to prepare. "It's like I'm the universe and you be N-A-S-A", Grande sings.

Dems Were 'Vicious And Totally Showed Their Cards' During Whitaker Hearing
He previously tried backing out of the testimony unless the committee's members promised they would not issue him a subpoena. An aide to a senior House Republican said of Whitaker's jab during a hearing recess: 'I've never seen that one before.

"I was also trying to be protective", she said. "It was when my creativity & self-expression was stifled by you, that I decided not to attend".

The exact nature of the dispute is still not clear, but Variety reports that Grande wanted to perform her latest single "7 Rings", which the Recording Academy rejected. She has also been nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album twice before (for My Everything in 2015 and Dangerous Woman in 2017) and Best Pop Solo Performance for "Dangerous Woman" in 2019.

Grande and her fourth studio album beat out Camila Cabello's "Camila", Kelly Clarkson's "Meaning of Life", Shawn Mendes' "Shawn Mendes", P!nk's "Beautiful Trauma" and Taylor Swift's "Reputation".

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