Despite earning critical and commercial acclaim for the five studio albums to her credit (by the time of the 2019 Grammy nominations’ unveiling), Ariana Grande‘s claim to fame at that point with the Recording Academy had only been boasting the title ‘nominee.’
That changed tonight (February 10) when the 25-year-old took home honors for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 61st Grammy Awards for work found aboard her fourth LP, 2018’s ‘Sweetener.’
Sweet news inside:
Beating out albums by Camila Cabello (Camila), Kelly Clarkson (Meaning of Life), Shawn Mendes (Shawn Mendes), P!nk (Beautiful Trauma), and Taylor Swift (reputation), the ‘thank u next’ singer – thanks to ongoing beef with the ceremony’s producer (as we reported here) – was not in attendance to accept the award.
However, she did offer thanks via a series of tweets (as seen below):