Ariana Grande is saying Thank U, Next to the Grammys. The pop-star, who was tipped as one of the key performers for the 61st Grammy awards will no longer mount the stage as a performer and might not attend the ceremony at all (despite two nominations this year).
According to sources, Grande was refused by the Grammys organizers to perform her hit song ‘7 Rings’, but that did not cause her to unplug her performance slot from the ceremony. In later discussions with producers came to the conclusion that they have to choose her second song for her to perform, a move Grande tagged as ‘insulting’, since such stipulations were not imposed on other performers booked for the show.
Grande’s popularity in the music front over the past year has been a major buzz for the countdown to the Grammy Awards ceremony, as her face appeared on billboards and bus promotions in Los Angeles for the ceremony. Though, not a performer nor attendee, she still remains a multiple nominee this year for Best Pop solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album for Sweetner.
The Grammys this year will have Lady Gaga performing for the fifth time in a row. Other performers include Cardi B, Shawn Mendes, Post Malone, Camila Cabello, Janelle Monae, Dan + Shay and Kacey Musgraves. The show will be hosted the multiple Grammy winner Alicia Keys, come February 10 and will air live on CBS.