FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2018 file photo, Ariana Grande attends the 13th annual Billboard Women in Music event in New York. Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich says the show had multiple conversations with Grande about performing at the awards show on Sunday but the singer “felt it was too late for her to pull something together.” (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
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Grammys producer on why Ariana Grande isn't performing

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By MESFIN FEKADU

Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich said the show had multiple conversations with Ariana Grande about possibly performing Sunday but the singer "felt it was too late for her to pull something together."

Ehrlich told The Associated Press on Thursday that she isn't performing at the Grammys, where is nominated for two awards. He said the Recording Academy wanted her to perform after having "conversations over the past month or so."

"As it turned out when we finally got the point where we thought maybe it would work, she felt it was too late for her to pull something together for sure," he said. "And it's too bad. She's a great artist. And I'd love to get her in the show this year."

Variety reported this week that Grande had a disagreement with Grammy producers on which songs she would perform, so she pulled out. A representative for the singer didn't immediately return an email seeking comment.

Grande has been featured on billboards promoting Sunday's show, airing live on CBS from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Her 2018 album, "Sweetener," is nominated for best pop vocal album, while her hit single "God Is a Woman" is up for best pop solo performance. Grande will release a new album, "Thank U, Next," on Friday.

Performers at the Grammys 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.


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As kids, we used to laugh at the Grammys since it only had banal pop clones and predictable monkeys singing and winning awards on it.

Heavy metal/Rock wasn't even a category until about '90 and rap wasn't until a few years later. Jesus.

Kids knew what was dope in music and it never showed up on this show that's for sure.

It's still a hollow affair, always late to the game, and never really relevant.

Arianna should give them the finger if they ask her to come on it again.

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Performers at the Grammys 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.

wasteland (n) - 1. a bleak or neglected area 2. a place, time, or situation that does not contain or produce anything positive

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Dolly Parton and Diana Ross are legends. Lady Gaga is talented. The Red Hot Chilli Peppers are a good band. I don’t know too much about the others but it doesn’t strike me as a wasteland.

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"As it turned out when we finally got the point where we thought maybe it would work, she felt it was too late for her to pull something together for sure,"

Grande has already responded to this and said it is BS that she said this. She said the idea that she coudn't pull together something on short notice is nonsense. Rather, it was about what the producers wanted her to do versus what she wanted to do.

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The Original - You should give Cardi B a listen - kind of grows on you.

RHCP - They've got at least 5 classic tunes that put them right up there with the rest of rock royalty.

And throwing shade on Dolly Parton? That woman is hilarious, and doesn't take herself too seriously, and gives LOTS to charity. What is your great contribution to humanity?

wasteland (n.) - The Original Wing's comment

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