Despite her absence from tonight's Grammy Awards ceremony, and her disagreements with one of the show's producers Ken Ehrlich, Ariana Grande won big time tonight. As hard as it is to believe, this is the very first time the singer has ever won a Grammy. Sweetener is 2019's best pop vocal album — a much deserved win.
Ari's been nominated many times before. In 2015, she was nominated for best pop duo/ group for her collab with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj for "Bang Bang," and best pop vocal album for My Everything. In 2017, she was also nominated twice for best pop solo performance for "Dangerous Woman," and best pop vocal album for Dangerous Woman. This time around, she also got nominated for two awards.
Aside from winning best pop vocal album, she was also nominated for best pop solo performance. But Ari lost the solo performance title to Lady Gaga and her single, "Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?)."
While Ari wasn't physically present at the awards show, she made an appearance during the commercial break thanks to Apple Music.
.@ArianaGrande + Memoji— Apple Music (@AppleMusic) February 11, 2019
Listen now. 💍💍💍💍💍💍💍https://t.co/PWqTvRIbaL pic.twitter.com/M96opYTDTO
always supporting my girl. good job with this ♥️ pic.twitter.com/7Sv5qlBUAw— 𝐡𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫 🥀 (@sweetenermattel) February 11, 2019
YESS @AppleMusic SLIDING @ArianaGrande into the Grammys with 7 Rings. We people who support our shister ❤️❤️ #ArianaGrande #GRAMMYs #Grammys2019 #applemusic pic.twitter.com/TxlAZWMDJT— Danny (@danxblaze) February 11, 2019
Donald Glover, also known as his artist alter ego Childish Gambino, also appeared in an ad for Google Pixel despite his award show boycott.
You can now let Childish Gambino dance into your photos and videos—and even have him react to your facial expressions in real time. This is ... Playground on Pixel → https://t.co/rYWEm9x96R pic.twitter.com/FFazzpEcdA— Google (@Google) February 8, 2019
Have to say that Childish Gambino commercial for the #Pixel was pretty well done. https://t.co/wGksgljxnp— Jason Searle (@jdsearle) February 11, 2019
I don't want this half-naked Childish Gambino in my house. Hey, @madebygoogle please make him go away.— Ershad Kaleebullah (@r3dash) February 8, 2019
Yup, the Childish Gambino playmoji is finally here on the Pixel 3. pic.twitter.com/CRnGcFmhGa
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