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

Ariana Grande and Mac Miller

Ariana Grande via Instagram

She won best pop vocal album for "Sweetener", beating Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello in the category. After word came out that she was considering not performing at the February 2019 ceremony, fans wondered what would happen if she won any of the two awards she was up for.

Ariana Grande had great success in the last 12 months, with Billboard naming her its 2018 Woman of the Year.

The 26-year-old rapper received a total of five Grammy nominations this year: Album of the Year, Song of the Year ("I Like It"), Best Rap Performance ("Be Careful"), and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for "Girls Like You" with Maroon 5. "Trust, I tried and still truly wished it had worked". In her own version of an acceptance speech, Grande went on to thank fellow producers Pharrell Williams, Scooter Braun, Tommy Brown, and several others, as well as Republic Records and the Recording Academy itself.

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Pete has since been spotted holding hands with Kate Beckinsale in Los Angeles while Ariana released an album seemingly dedicated to her life without Davidson titled, Thank U, Next.

Buzz Aldrin, Armstrong's colleague from the mission, also shared NASA's tweet and wondered when he would be featured in one of her songs. But she's most grateful to the voters "for being my main source of joy and inspiration always". Producer Ken Ehrlich in an interview said "Ariana felt it was too late for her to pull something together" for the show. She alleged her "creativity" and "self-expression" was "stifled", adding, "I hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more".

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.

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