The source added that such stipulations were not imposed on other performers at the show. While producers eventually compromised by allowing Ari's latest single to be part of a medley, the songstress ended up pulling out after producers insisted that they get to choose the second song.
Grande, who is up for two Grammys on the night, has had her face plastered over billboards around Los Angeles promoting the even, and has been heavily featured in television and radio advertising as well.
Considering "7 Rings" just broke Spotify's record for most streams in its first 24 hours, it's hard to argue this as a bad choice for her to perform on the live show.
Variety says they instead, 'offered her a spot during the show's Tom Petty tribute'. "I don't want to do what people tell me to do, I don't want to conform to the pop star agenda". Incidentally, Ariana was none too impressed, so she recanted on her side of the agreement, and pulled out of the gala immediate effect. But she has also played triumphant concerts, including the "One Love Manchester" benefit staged just two weeks after the tragedy, and released a triumphant No. 1 album and a string of recent blockbuster singles - with "Thank U, Next", arriving Friday, just a few months after the release of "Sweetener".
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