Ariana Grande just won the first Grammy Award of her career, and she wasn’t even there to receive it due to a falling out with the Academy.
The Academy revealed many winners several hours before the Grammy’s aired, including announcing that Grande had won for the Best Pop Vocal Album for Sweetener. The album is Grande’s fourth studio album.
Despite Grande’s win, she did not attend the award show because of a fallout she recently had with the Academy over her setlist.
After learning of her win, Grande tweeted out, “F**k. 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 f**k ……. this is wild and beautiful. Thank you so much.”
She added, “I love u @pharrell @scooterbraun @AllisonKaye every human being at @republicrecords @awsuki @ilya_music Max Martin @tbhits @victoriamonet @SocialHouseTC @recordingacademy & the voters. But mostly thank y’all for being my main source of joy and inspiration always. Call me @Pharrell.”
Grande also took full advantage of the opportunity to dress up and bank some awesome photos despite the fact that she ended up not even attending the show. She wrote on Instagram, “when @zacposen makes u a custom gown it doesn’t matter if you’re singing or not …. thank u.”
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Grande won against Camila Cabello, Kelly Clarkson, Shawn Mendes, Pink and Taylor Swift.