Ariana Grande is officially a Grammy-award winning artist!
The "thank u, next" singer won her first Grammy on Sunday (February 10), even before the 2019 Grammy Awards kicked off, announcing her win for "Best Pop Vocal Album" on social media. "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 fuck ....... 🥺 this is wild and beautiful. thank you so much. i love u @pharrell @scooterbraun @allisonjamiekayeevery human being at @republicrecords @awsuki @ilya_musicMax Martin @tbhits @victoriamonet @socialhouse @recordingacademy & the voters 🖤," she wrote on Instagram.
As fans know, Ariana chose not to attend the award show this year after having creating differences, in regards to her Grammy performance, with the show's producer Ken Ehrlich. The "imagine" singer addressed the situation last week, tweeting a statement after Ken claimed that Ariana chose not to perform because she felt it was too late for her to pull something together. "I’ve kept my mouth shut but now you’re lying about me. i can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken," she wrote. "It was when my creativity & self expression was stifled by you, that i decided not to attend. i hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more."
Ariana continued: "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 [...] Hope that helps everyone understand my decision. i am still grateful for the acknowledgement this year."
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