Nowadays it's hard to go anywhere without hearing from Ariana Grande. From her music videos to her relationships with her tattoos, she's always on the move in the news cycle. Therefore, it makes sense that the 201
Ariana Grande is the artist of the moment
. Grande is far from a new face to the scene, but this past year has been particularly prominent for her. The 25-year-old began her acting career in the Nickelodeon show Victorious which soon turned her into a music career. Since 2013 she produces continuously hits and albums.
In addition, her personal life is the focus. Grande is very open to sharing her life in social media, and that includes her relationship. In her hit single "Thank U, Next," the artist mentioned her four best known exes, including Saturday Night Live actor Pete Davidson, with whom she was briefly engaged, and MacMiller tragically died in 2018 after her break up.
Her second album for six months is here
Grandes long awaited album Sweetener was released in August 2018. The singles on the album "No Tears Left to Cry" and "God Is a Woman" were dropped in spring and summer, at a time when Grande was always in their relationship with Davidson.
This experience brought After her breakup, Grande told fans that she was working on a lot of new music. "Thank U, Next" and the related nostalgia-inducing video appeared in November 2018. Not long after, she announced that this would also be the title of their new album, which was released on February 8, 2019.
She is nominated for two Grammys
Due to the date of Thank U, Next s drop and her nominations for the best pop vocal performance for "God is a Woman" and the best pop vocal album for Sweetener as well as their upcoming Sweetener tour were an obvious choice for the Grammys . Did in fact, their image has been used for much of the marketing for the show, which has suffered its own PR issues in recent years. And until recently, she seemed to be a sure way to see the awards.
Why does not it occur
According to Variety, Grande will not perform at the Grammys. The initial discrepancy between Grande and the producers was about her latest single "7 Rings". The anonymous source told Variety that Grande insisted on playing the song, and the producers eventually agreed, but only if they could decide on the second song they would play. Obviously, Grande was not happy with that, as this was not something that other performers dealt with.
Indeed, Grande will not even attend the 2019 Grammys.
The situation goes even further than Grande's refusal to play. The same source told Variety that Grande will no longer attend Grammys. Chances are that the Grammys will lose a lot of viewers as Grande has a very relentless fanbase.
The song "7 Rings" has sparked controversy
There is no word why the producers leave "7 Rings" or the other song on the table. But you can bet, in contrast to "Thank U, Next", which brought numerous comments (all relatively drama-free), "7 Rings" and the subsequent music video
First, several people have discovered similarities between "7 Rings" and some other songs, including Princess Nokia's "Mine" and Soulja Boys's "Pretty Boy Swag." In addition, others have dealt with some of the songs The lyrics and images used in the video show that Grande appropriates culturally. Regardless of the reasons the Grammys producers used, Grande decided not to attend.