Grammy Awards 2019: Ariana Grande to skip event following disagreement with producers, Lady Gaga to perform
Grammy Awards 2019 will be hosted by Alicia Keys on 10 February.
Ariana Grande has pulled out of performing at the upcoming 2019 Grammy Awards due to a disagreement with the awards ceremony producers.Variety reports, the singer will not even be attending the event as she felt "insulted" after producers did not allow her to perform her newest single '7 Rings' from her upcoming album thank u, next.
Variety further writes that following a compromise, '7 Rings' was going to be part of a medley, but Grande withdrew when producers insisted that the second song in her set be of their choosing.
Deadline states that Lady Gaga will sing at the Grammys, where she is nominated for five awards, including Song of the Year and Record of the Year for her hit song 'Shallow' from A Star Is Born. She also received a Best Pop Solo Performance nomination for 'Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?)'
Katy Perry will be a part with a Dolly Parton tribute segment along with Little Big Town Maren Morris and Kacey Musgraves. According to Grammys' official website, Parton will make a comeback on the show's stage after 2001. She will also perform new music from Netflix's Dumplin', starring Jennifer Aniston.
.@DollyParton returns to the #GRAMMYs stage to perform new music from her hit album 'Dumplin' (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)' + a Dolly special tribute segment will feature @LittleBigTown, @MarenMorris, @KaceyMusgraves, and @KatyPerry. https://t.co/EYmV63MLZ8
— Recording Academy / GRAMMYs (@RecordingAcad) February 5, 2019
The women nominees this year are Gaga, Grande, Cardi B, and Camila Cabello. Kendrick Lamar and Drake are the top Grammy contenders, earning eight and seven nominations respectively while Brandi Carlile is up for six awards. Childish Gambino has scored five nominations.
Album of the year nominees Cardi B, Kacey Musgraves, Janelle Monae and Post Malone will also perform at the ceremony, along with Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello and Dan + Shay.
R&B star Alicia Keys has been roped in to host the 2019 Grammys, which is all set to broadcast live on CBS from Staples Center in Los Angeles on 10 February.
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