Grande was not in attendance at the pre-telecast ceremony, but she wrote on Twitter that her win was "wild and lovely".
She also acknowledged Offset, who stood by as she gave her speech. You can ask Melissa Etheridge, who finished her cancer treatment and I put her out on stage, bald, doing Janis Joplin. Grande was nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance along with fellow singers Jessie J and Nicki Minaj for "Bang Bang" in 2015.
Grande won Sunday for best pop vocal album for her song "Sweetener". Her win was announced prior to the ceremony.
On social media, Ariana posted a photo of herself in the strapless white Zac Posen gown she had planned to wear, completing the look with blinged-out jewels and her signature ponytail. Her first reaction was to retweet the announcement, followed by swearing and an emoji.
"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 (.) this is wild and handsome". She added "T$3 his is wild and lovely".
Pete has since been spotted holding hands with Kate Beckinsale in Los Angeles while Ariana released an album seemingly dedicated to her life without Davidson titled, Thank U, Next. Grande seemed speechless, from the liberal use of ellipses, in her response. After proposing other songs to perform, the Academy was reportedly willing to allow her to perform "7 Rings" as part of a medley but insisted on choosing the second song. She thanked record execs and collaborators by name, then shouted out her daughter while explaining the challenge of completing the album while pregnant.