Ariana Grande Wins Best Pop Vocal Album After Skipping 2019 Grammys: 'This Is Wild and Beautiful'
Ariana Grande will not attend or perform at the Grammys after a disagreement with producers left her feeling "stifled"
Ariana Grande is saying “thank u” to the Recording Academy.
Grande, 25, took home the award for best pop vocal album at the 2019 Grammy Awards on Sunday night.
“i know i’m not there tonight (trust, i tried and still truly wished it had worked out tbh) and i know i said i try not to put too much weight into these things …. but f—,” she tweeted about the honor. “This is wild and beautiful. thank you so much.”
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The win was announced on the red carpet before the ceremony — which Grande is skipping — even began.
“I am still grateful for the acknowledgment this year,” she tweeted Thursday before sharing a teaser promoting her new album Thank U, Next, which dropped Friday.
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She’s also up for best pop solo performance for “God Is a Woman.”
According to Variety, Grande wanted to perform “7 Rings,” her latest break-up anthem released in January, during the show, and producers allegedly refused, prompting her to feel “insulted,” according to Variety. Eventually, both parties reached a compromise that included “7 Rings” as part of a medley, and that Grande could pick whichever second song she wanted. But she still rejected the offer, the outlet reported.
Grande clapped back at producers via Twitter on Thursday afternoon. “i offered 3 different songs. it’s about collaboration. it’s about feeling supported. it’s about art and honesty. not politics. not doing favors or playing games. it’s just a game y’all.. and i’m sorry but that’s not what music is to me,” she wrote.
The 61st Annual Grammy Awards are broadcasting live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT on CBS.