Pop queen Ariana Grande released her highly anticipated album on Thursday at midnight (Feb 8). The album includes 12-track collection including the title track and “7 Rings” both of which previously debuted at Number One on the Hot 100.
The chart-topper released her fifth album – Thank U, Next – before lashing out at Ken Ehrlich after the Grammys boss told US media the woman of the moment “felt it was too late for her to pull something together.”
i’ve kept my mouth shut but now you’re lying about me. i can pull together a performance over night and you know that, Ken. it was when my creativity & self expression was stifled by you, that i decided not to attend. i hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more. 🖤
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) February 7, 2019
“I’ve kept my mouth shut but now you’re lying about me,” tweeted Grande with a screenshot of an Associated Press article. ” I can pull together a performance overnight and you know that, Ken. it was when my creativity & self-expression was stifled by you, that I decided not to attend.”
“I hope the show is exactly what you want it to be and more. 3”
Grande, 26, then said she “offered 3 different songs” before axing the performance.
“it’s about collaboration. it’s about feeling supported. it’s about art and honesty. not politics. not doing favors or playing games,” she continued. “it’s just a game Y’all.. and I’m sorry but that’s not what music is to me.”
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Grande’s smash hit “thank u, next” – the lead singles off her just-released album – came out after this year’s nomination deadline.
She did receive two nominations in the pop categories, however: Grande’s album Sweetener is up for the best pop vocal album, while the sultry jam God Is A Woman is nominated for best pop solo performance. The tracks combined to reach more than 145 million listeners on the pop airwaves last week, according to Nielsen BDS.
The pop princess’ fifth album sees the star sharpen her brand of bubblegum pop with a biting personal edge.