Ariana Grande reportedly skipping the Grammys due to disagreement with producers
According to Variety, Ariana Grande will not be performing or attending the Grammy Awards this year. HITS reported that she made this decision after a friction with the Grammy producers over creative control. She wanted to perform her new No. 1 Billboard charter, “7 Rings,” and the creatives at the Grammys were looking for something different. Variety also noted that these creative restrictions were not imposed on the other performers.
The drama is similar to that of Lorde’s last year, where she wasn’t allowed her to perform a single from her Album of the Year-nominated Melodrama.
Grande’s new album, thank u, next, will be released Friday, Feb. 8, and the Grammys are taking place on Sunday, Feb. 10, adding to competitive fire. The pop icon is nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance (“God Is a Woman”) and Best Pop Vocal Album (Sweetener), missing spots in the Album of the Year and Record of the Year categories.
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