BREAKING NEWS Butte County Sheriff's Office arrests suspect in 1991 cold case murder Full Story
STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Why Ariana Grande won't be at the Grammys

Article Image

Pop star Ariana Grande announced she has pulled out as a performer at the 2019 Grammy Awards and won't be attending, even though she's up for multiple nominations. CNN's Chloe Melas reports.

Posted: Feb 6, 2019 6:30 PM
Updated: Feb 6, 2019 6:30 PM

Ariana Grande has said thank you, next to the Grammy Awards.

A source close to the singer tells CNN that Grande has decided not to perform at Sunday's event -- or attend -- after a dispute with the show's producers.

"The producers were dictating what songs she could sing," the source said.

CNN has reached out to the Recording Academy for comment.

Grande, whose album "Thank U, Next" drops Friday, is nominated for best pop vocal performance and best pop vocal album.

Grammy producers initially rejected Grande's choice to perform her new single "7 Rings," then later agreed on the condition they chose her second song, according to the source.

Grande had been included in promotions for the Grammy Awards on billboards and buses around Los Angeles in recent weeks.

Despite her absence, there will be a slew of artists taking the Grammys stage, including Camila Cabello, Cardi B, Janelle Monáe, Post Malone, Dan + Shay, Kacey Musgraves and Shawn Mendes.

Alicia Keys will host the show which airs February 10 at 8 p.m. EST on CBS.

Article Comments

Chico
Few Clouds
90° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 90°
Oroville
Clear
89° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 63°
Feels Like: 89°
Paradise
Few Clouds
90° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 90°
Chester
Clear
85° wxIcon
Hi: 86° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 85°
Red Bluff
Clear
91° wxIcon
Hi: 93° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 91°
Willows
Few Clouds
90° wxIcon
Hi: 90° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 90°
Heat will return soon
KHSL Severe
KHSL Radar
KHSL Temperatures

Community Events