Ariana Grande: Grammy Awards boss 'lying' about performance

Ariana Grande at 2018 iHeartRadio in Los Angeles. More

Ehrlich had told the Associated Press that Grande was in talks to perform at the Grammys on Sunday, but ultimately "felt it was too late for her to pull something together". Despite having kept her iTunes fans waiting longer than her Spotify followers, the pop star's newest album took just five minutes to hit the top of the iTunes US chart.

Grande co-produced the album with frequent collaborators Max Martin ('Side To Side", "Break Free", "No Tears Left To Cry', for starters), Ilya Salmanzadeh ('Problem'), and Tommy Brown, who has worked with Grande since her 2013 debut album Yours Truly.

Another wrote: "me trying to find one bad song on #thankunext" with photos of Ariana squinting her eyes as if looking for something impossible to find. "I hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more".

It's widely speculated to be about Pete Davidson, who she started seeing and got engaged to shortly after her breakup with Mac Miller past year. Not politics. Not doing favors or playing games.

The 25-year-old, who has been nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance ("God Is a Woman") and Best Pop Vocal Album (Sweetener), was due to perform at the February 10 ceremony in Los Angeles.

"It's about collaboration. It's about feeling supported".

Ariana Grande weathered many difficulties past year.

"He just comes to visit me/ When I'm dreaming every now and then".

A similar thing happened with Lorde at last year's ceremony, with bosses reportedly refusing to let her perform a song from her Melodrama album.

Her new release includes title track Thank U, Next and 7 rings and Ariana surprised fans by throwing a new music video to Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored into the mix - dropping the video at the same time as her new album.



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