Ariana Grande was previously heavily associated with the marketing campaign of the highly anticipated Grammy Awards of 2019. Though, due to a sudden change of events the Sweetener singer will not attending the Grammys 2019. Sadly, that means we won’t be seeing her perform as well. This heartbreaking news happened occurred because of a disagreement Ariana Grande had with the Grammys show producers.
What was the Disagreement About
Ariana Grande had plans to sing her latest new song 7 rings on the Grammys 2019 which are taking place on 10th February. Though, the show’s producers did not allow her to do that solo performance for some inexplicable reason. Instead they said they will let the singer play 7 Rings as part of their own chosen medley.
Ariana Grande felt insulted at this decision by the producers because she stated that only she had to deal with this condition and not other performers.
Another Sexist Moment by the Grammys
Last year, the Album of the year nominee Lorde was not given a chance to do a solo performance in the 2018 Grammys. Lorde could only perform in the Grammys along with other artists, though the female singer refused to do it just like Ariana refused this time.
Moreover, last year’s Grammys were almost dominated with male nominees and only a small percentage of them were women. Apart from Lorde, all other Album of the Year nominees were male. And guess what? They were all offered a solo performance without any issues.
To add cherry on top of the cape, The Recording Academy President Neil Portnow gave out some really sexist comments regarding women in music. In response to the Grammys 2019 having too many males, he had the following to say:
“It has to begin with… women who have the creativity in their hearts and souls, who want to be musicians, who want to be engineers, producers, and want to be part of the industry on the executive level… [They need] to step up because I think they would be welcome.”
So, The Recording Academy President seemed to blame women themselves for not stepping up to take advantage of opportunities instead of owning up to the sexist practices in the music industry.
But fortunately the Grammys heard these complaints and took them seriously. It led to them change the show’s management.
However, Ariana Grande, the world’s biggest female pop stars is still facing blatant sexism like these. We have made a lot of strides for women in Hollywood but there is still a long way to go in the music industry.
Ariana Grande’s Nominations in the 61st Grammy Awards
Ariana Grande has had a tough year with her break-up with Pete Davidson and losing her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller to death. But she has manged to garner a lot of success in her musical career. Her singles thank u, next and 7 Rings gained much attention. The former was the self-loving anthem everyone needed. Grande paying ode to the famous romantic comedies of the past revived much nostalgia as well.
The iconic singer has received a nomination for a Best Solo Performance award for her song God is a Woman. Ariana is competing with notable musical artists such as Beck, Camila Cabello, Lady Gaga and Post Malone.
Along with this nomination, Grande has also received a nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album for her much awaited Sweetener album. Other musical albums that are competing for the Best Pop Vocal Album are Camila by Camila Cabello, Meaning of Life by Kelly Clarkson, Shawn Mendes by Shawn Mendes, Beautiful Trauma by P!nk and Reputation by Taylor Swift.
Let’s see if the much popular female singer wins awards!