Ariana Grande won the Grammy for pop vocal album with her fourth LP, “Sweetener.”
The win is Grande’s first Grammy over six nominations. The album – an upbeat collection widely seen as a hopeful response to the deadly bombing of her concert in Manchester, England, — yielded several hit singles, including “No Tears Left to Cry” and “God Is a Woman.”
Her “God Is a Woman” was nominated for pop solo performance but lost to Lady Gaga’s “Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?).”
The win caps an up-and-down week for Grande at the Grammys, where she pulled out of performing at the ceremony over a reported dispute with producers.
As rehearsals were underway for the 61st Grammy Awards, a controversy erupted after Grande told her 60 million-plus Twitter followers that show producers were stifling her creativity and therefore would not appear on Sunday’s show.