It looks like the Recording Academy is saying ‘thank u, next’ to Pop darlings Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift as both chart-toppers were serially snubbed at this year’s Grammy Awards despite entering the ceremony with multiple nominations.
Ariana Grande dominated 2019 with hits from her blockbuster ‘thank u, next’ album. Reigning atop the Hot 100 with its tunes ‘7 Rings,’ ‘Break Up with Your Girlfriend,’ ‘thank u, next’ (the song), and more, it came as no surprise when it was announced the 26-year-old had scored five nods at the 2020 Grammy ceremony including RECORD OF THE YEAR (“7 rings”) and ALBUM OF THE YEAR (“thank u, next”).
Rocking the night’s stage with a medley of the LP’s favorites (as seen above), it later became apparent the appearance would be the only time she graced the platform as she – much like gal pal Taylor Swift (who earned three nods including mention in the SONG OF THE YEAR category for work found aboard her ‘Lover’ album) – left the event empty-handed.
Needless to say, the absence of acceptance speeches saw their fan bases – affectionately called #Arianators and #Swifties respectively – outraged. See highlights of their responses to the tragedies below:
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— Abe (@ibrooart) January 27, 2020