Ariana Grande wasn’t in attendance at the Grammy Awards on Sunday where she won her first-ever Grammy Award.
She won the best pop vocal album trophy for “Sweetener,” where she bested the likes of Taylor Swift, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Shawn Mendes, and Camila Cabello. Although she skipped the pre-telecast ceremony, she wrote on Twitter that her win was “wild and beautiful.”
“I know I’m not there tonight. Trust, I tried and still truly wished it had worked,” she said on Twitter.
i know i’m not there tonight (trust, i tried and still truly wished it had worked out tbh) and i know i said i try not to put too much weight into these things …. but fuck ……. 🥺 this is wild and beautiful. thank you so much.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) February 10, 2019
Grande has been featured on billboards promoting the show, airing live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Her song “God Is a Woman” was nominated for best pop solo performance, but she lost to Lady Gaga, who won for “Joanne (Where Do You Think You’re Goin’?)”
Without Grande, performers at the Grammys will include Cardi B, Dolly Parton, Lady Gaga, Travis Scott, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Diana Ross, J Balvin, Camila Cabello, Brandi Carlile, Dan + Shay, H.E.R., Little Big Town, Post Malone, Chloe x Halle and Dua Lipa.
Ariana released her new album, “Thank U, Next” on Friday.