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There's no doubt about it: Ariana Grande is absolutely smashing the music industry right now.

From releasing two number one albums within six months and winning a Grammy to breaking records set by none other than the Beatles; she's achieved a huge amount in a short space of time.

She recently surprised adorable tween Filipino boy band TNT on yesterday's Late Late Show With James Corden, and opened up about her personal life.

Ariana has just broken an incredible record; Grande is the first artist since the Beatles to hold the number one album slot and Billboard Hot 100 top-three single slots at once, with 7 Rings, Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored and Thank U, Next.

Corden rattled off the crazy statistics while Grande responded with humble graciousness and no less than 13 “sorrys,” “I’m sorrys,” and “I’m so sorrys.” It's the new "yuh".

Grande laughed along with the talk show host after the overwhelming achievements, and assured him, “I’ll take a break after this. I’ll go away for a little, I promise.”

Thank God, Corden spoke on behalf of us all when he responded with, “We don’t want you to,” but Grande was quick to reply, “I do! I’m tired of my voice.”

The 25-year-old star added that recently, “I usually don’t have anything to do …Personal life is still nonexistent,” and that she was planning on celebrating the Billboard records by going out to dinner with her mom or recording more in the studio.

The gal has an insane work ethic, and can do no wrong it would seem. 2019 is most definitely the Year of the Grande, and her tour starts in four weeks. We WISH we had tickets to see the queen perform in person.

Carry on slayin' the game Ari, we say "yuh" instead of "I'm sorry" because you should NEVER apologise for your hard-earned success. Get it, gurl.

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Lady Gaga has spoken out against the backlash regarding Cardi B's historic Grammy win for Best Rap Album.

The Joanne artist took to Twitter to express her pride in the Bodak Yellow rapper, who is the first solo woman to ever win the accolade.

Praising the rap star and social media personality, Gaga wrote;

"It is so hard to be a woman in this industry. What it takes, how hard we work through the disrespectful challenges, just to make art. I love you Cardi. You deserve your awards."

She concluded by telling her fans to "celebrate her fight. Lift her up & honoor her", calling Cardi "brave" for entering an industry which is notoriously difficult for women.

Cardi B was also pregnant with baby Kulture Kiara while recoding Invasion of Privacy, and worked tirelessly for months to finish it. The rapper has faced criticism over her Grammy win, with some claiming she is undeserving.

The duo became instant pals after meeting at the Grammy, after Cardi approached the A Star Is Born actress and legit fan-girled. 

In 2016, Cardi tweeted about the Mother Monster's huge impact on her life: "When I was a teenager lady Gaga changed my life," she wrote. "She inspired me to be myself & be different." Gaga replied "Love you girl."

Cardi beat Travis Scott, Pusha T, Nipsey Hussle and Mac Miller in her category for the Best Rap Album Grammy, with Ariana Grande tweeting her disappointment that her deceased ex-boyfriend Mac Miller didn't win posthumously.

The rapper thanked her fans on Sunday night, and then uploaded then deleted an expletive-laden clip defending her hard work on Invasion of Privacy

"You know what, it's not my style for people to put other people down to uplift somebody else. That's not my style and that's not what I'm with and I don't support that, however I've been taking a lot of sh*t today," Cardi told the camera.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She continued; "I'm seeing a lot of bullsh*t today and I saw a lot of sh*t last night and I'm sick of this sh*t. I work hard for my mother f*cking album."

She referred to last year's criticism, which was supportive of her in comparison to this year;

"Everybody was like, 'Cardi got snubbed! Cardi got snubbed!' Now this year's a f–king problem? My album went two times platinum my n*gga and every chart that there was my album was always top ten, number one album as well!"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Cardi's baby Kulture was born on July 10 last year, and fell pregnant while creating the winning album;

"I f–king worked my a– off, locked myself in the studio for three months my n—a and then went to sleep in my own bed sometimes for four days straight—pregnant!" she said about it.

"Some songs couldn't even get on the f–king album because my nose was so f–king stuffy from my pregnancy." Chance the Rapper was another artist who jumped to her defence, as well as J. Cole:

Chance the Rapper called her victory "overly deserved," with J. Cole writing: "I don't never wanna be propped up by tearing somebody else down. Seeing Cardi B win a Grammy make me feel like I won."

Cardi re-tweeted the messages, saying; 

"I listen to my album and I cry because I know the hell I went through doing the album is always a bittersweet memory," she typed alongside Chance's screenshot.

"THANK YOU EVERYONE THAT SUPPORTED ME AND LISTEN. I'm thankful and grateful and again thank you to all the artist that gave me a feature."

Lady Gaga has been outspoken about how difficult the music world is for women, saying at the Golden Globes: "As a woman in music it is really hard to be taken seriously."

The 32-year-old wrote her award-winning song Shallow about communication and having your voice heard;

"This song is a conversation between men and women. Asking each other questions about life and a desire for more depth of the shallowness of a modern era."

We LOVE seeing women support other women, keep it up Gaga.

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Nicki Minaj has come out in support of Ariana Grande after her argument with Grammy producer led to her cancelling her performance and appearance at the awards.

Minaj has blasted producer Ken Ehrlich for "bullying her for seven years" just days after the Thank U, Next singer called him out for "lying" about her.

The Queen rapper's comments come after she pulled out of a BET Experience performance when the network made fun of her for losing out to Cardi B at the awards.

She wrote on Twitter; "I pissed off the same man Ariana just called out for lying. Grammy producer Ken. I was bullied into staying quiet for seven years out of fear, but I’ll tell my fans the real on the next episode of #QueenRadio, they deserve the truth."

The Good Form rapper has not won a Grammy in her 16-year music career, which is a big surprise considering how successful she's been as a female rapper in a typically male business.

Sex and relationship blogger, Oloni, questioned her lack of accolades, saying; "Nicki Minaj has been at the top of her game for way too long to not have had a Grammy. I don’t know what white man from the boards she pissed off."

Minaj responded by thanking her fans: "Whether I read it or not, I felt it. From the bottom of my heart. I love you so much. So so so so much. Stay tuned."

Ariana also put Ehrlich on blast last week after there was a disagreement over her song choice. On Thursday the star spoke out about the situation, calling out Ehrlich for "lying" about her to the Associated Press.

He said; “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. And it’s too bad. She’s a great artist. And I’d love to get her in the show this year.”

Ari wasn't too pleased:

She called bullsh*t on his statements, responding on Twitter;

"I offered three different songs. It’s about collaboration. It’s about feeling supported. It’s about art and honesty. Not politics. Mot doing favours or playing games. It’'s just a game."

"I’m sorry but that’s not what music is to me," she concluded, basically saying Thank U, Next. "Passed a Grammy’s bus with my face on it typing those." SASS KWEEN.

She later posted; "Hope that helps everyone understand my decision. ‘I am still grateful for the acknowledgement this year." She went on to win Best Pop Vocal Album for Sweetener.

Nicki is 100 percent team Ariana, that's for sure.

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Rap star and all-round hilarious legend Cardi B exploded at Instagram fans last night before disabling her profile altogether. We're DEVO.

The artist went on a rage-filled rant over the negative comments surrounding her Grammy Awards win; she was the first female solo artist to win Best Rap Album.

Apparently some felt she didn't deserve it, and she had some WORDS to say about the criticism, saying she "worked her ass off" to make Invasion of Privacy.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She reminded fans that she was pregnant while making the hit album, which helped her to make history at Sunday's ceremony; "I'm sick of this sh*t."

"I work hard for my motherf*cking album. I remember last year when everyone was saying Cardi got snubbed but now there’s a problem? My album went two-times platinum my n***** in every chart that there was, my album was always Top 10."

"Number one album as well. I worked my ass off, locked myself in the studio for three months then went to sleep in my bed for four days straight – pregnant," she said. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The star then deleted her entire Instagram profile, refusing to take any of the haters online. She made sure to thank her baby daughter Kulture in her Grammy acceptance speech, because her pregnancy gave her the motivation to finish the album.

"When I found out I was pregnant, my album wasn’t complete, I had three songs done. I had to shoot videos while I was still not showing. It was very long nights."

She posted a video thanking her fans and organisations for every single award she'd ever won, explaining that each is unique and special; "‘This sh*t is crazy," she said. "Every award is special to me, from Grammys, AMAs, Billboards, Nickelodeon, awards I get in another motherf*cking country, I don’t give a f*ck."

We hope the online community don't ruin her win for her, it's well-deserved and she's made HISTORY as a woman. Fair play, Cardi, you do you.

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Lady Gaga and her fiancé Christian Carino have been sighted at numerous high profile events together, looking VERY much in love.

However, fans are concerned after her recent Grammy appearance on Sunday that Gaga has called off her engagement, after being seen without her ring or Christian on her arm.

Fans have been keeping an eye on the A Star Is Born actress' left hand since her and Bradley Cooper sang Shallow together at her Vegas residency on January 26 without her ring. It was back on her finger on February 4 at the Oscars lunch.

It's safe to say they're a little… overwhelmed… at the thought of a single or heartbroken Gaga.

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To be fair to Gaga, that pink diamond ring is absolutely MAHOOSIVE, so you can forgive her for taking it off every now and again. Pink also doesn't match with everything. 

Gaga has nine Grammys, so maybe didn't feel the need to bring her man to the event. However, he does normally make an appearance inside them, but he was nowhere to be seen on Sunday.

She also didn't mention Christian in her speech, she spoke more about a film which tackles mental health issues.

That's totally fair, she's allowed to talk about whatever she wants, but we are a TAD surprised that he had zero presence.

One eagle-eyed fan noticed that she isn't following Christian on social media anymore, so that ain't good. Yet he 'grammed a photo of her only a week ago:

"Beneath the make-up and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world," he captioned it, using a Marilyn Monroe reference.

The rumours are becoming even more frantic… they seem so in love so why would they break all of our hearts?

We really hope they're still happy together; what do you think about the whole debacle? Is Gaga single again?

Her little monsters will be ready to catch her if she falls, those fans are DEDICATED to Mama Monster, that's for sure.

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This Grammys show, Mac Miller was posthumerously nominated for the Best Rap Album of the Year award. 

Those in charge of the guest list invited Mac's mother along to see her spn's work honoured with a nomination, following his death last September from an accidental drug overdose, aged 26. 

Mac's mum, Karen Meyers, attended the awards show with actress Cazzie David, who was once in a relationship with comedian Pete Davidson. 

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Cazzie took to Instagram to share a picture of Karen looking absolutely regal in a chic black pantsuit with split cuff blazer sleeves. 

While some may think that the ex-girlfriend of her son's ex-girlfriend's former fiance (that took us a minute to get our heads around too) is an unusual choice of date to the Grammys, apparently Cazzie and Karen have been acquainted for a while. 

Cazzie attend the celebration of life concert for Mac in 2018, following his passing. 

'It's still a relatively new friendship, and primarily limited to social media, but Cazzie and Karen think very highly of each other,'a source previously told E! News.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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'Cazzie reached out to Karen with her condolences after Mac died and since then she and Karen have been exchanging messages.'

Karen and Cazzie were together ahead of the Grammys, judging by her Instagram snap, but were not photographed together at the event. 

Ahead of the Grammys, Karen shared a quote from her son via Instagram. 

The quote reads: 'I'm gonna make music, and I'm gonna capture every aspect of being a human being. That's really all I'm trying to do.' 

Mac Miller's final album, Swimming, did not win the award in it's category. 

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A few months ago, Will Smith appeared on the cover of Entertainment Weekly alongside the stars of Disney's live-action remake of Aladdin, and people had something to SAY.

Basically, he wasn't blue, and this deeply offended the general public. Like, DEEPLY offended. Scuba diving in the Pacific deep.

He took to Instagram to defend himself, writing; "I’m gonna be BLUE! This is how the Genie is in human or disguise form. My character will be CGI most of the movie."

However, during the Grammy's ad-break last night, a new trailer for the movie was released and once again, fans ain't happy.

Disney managed to sneak in a minute-long trailer featuring Naomi Scott as Jasmine and Mena Massoud in the protagonist role. Will Smith's turn as the Genie has EVERYONE talking.

The 50-year-old actor is under a lot of pressure, taking over the reboot role from Robin Williams' iconic performance.

Sharing his own reaction to the trailer release, Will wrote on Instagram: "I told y’all I was gon’ be Blue!! Y’all need to trust me more often!" 

When he accepted the role, the actor said: "Whenever you’re doing things that are iconic, it’s always terrifying. The question is always: Where was there meat left on the bone? Robin didn’t leave a lot of meat on the bone with the character."

The 1992 animation starred Robin Williams, and became especially iconic for his role in the voice acting and music.

The memes have already begun flowing in, and we are entertained to say the least.

Even Judge Judy was dragged into the hilarity:

The reactions are pure gas:

Paul Giamatti from the iconic Frankie Munez flick Big Fat Liar was even used:

Viewers weren't READY:

The poor man is getting dragged, by his own Shark Tale character:

We feel a bit sorry for him…

Do you think he deserves all this slagging? We don't think so, but by GOD are we enjoying the memes. Keep 'em coming, people.

Aladdin is set for release on 24 May, so we'll see what the reaction is to the full flick in due course.

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Former First Lady and current leader of the entire world Michelle Obama delighted her fans and celebrities alike by making a surprise appearance at the Grammys.

Obama showed up and stole the show by appearing alongside fellow female legends Lady Gaga, host Alicia Keys, Jada Pinkett Smith and J-Lo to emphasise how much music means to them.

When she first showed her dazzling face onstage, many in the audience didn't immediately register who she was, Once she began speaking however, the crowd LOST IT.

She had only declared the words, "From the Motown records I wore out on the South Side …", when she was interrupted by hysterical cheering. I mean, we'd all lose our chill if she turned up in Dublin airport.

"All right — we got a show to do," she said as she tried to dissipate the clapping, to no avail.

She referenced Beyoncé, naturally, and Motown as her influences. Could she BE more inspiring?

"From the Motown records I wore out on the South Side to the Who Run the World songs that fuelled me through this last decade, music has always helped me tell my story, and I know that's true for everybody here."

"Whether we like country or rap or rock, music helps us share ourselves, our dignity and sorrows, our hopes and joys. It allows us to hear one another, to invite each other in. Music shows us that all of it matters."

"Every story within every voice, every note within every song. Is that right, ladies?" THAT'S SO RIGHT, MICHELLE.

She later tweeted that she was "thrilled" to be present, celebrating the power of music. Never stop making surprise appearances, gal, we need you.

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2018 saw the tragic passing of rapper Mac Miller.

The musician died following what is understood to be an accidental drug overdose.

Tributes poured out for the artist after his passing, with many honouring his music as some of the best and most innovative of our time. His album Swimming, released before her passed away, was nominated for a Grammy this year in the Best Rap Album category.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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However, his album lost out to Cardi B, who took home the award on the night for her album Invasion of Privacy – the first ever woman to win the award in that category in Grammy history.

Ariana Grande was not in attendance on the night, after a disagreement she had with the shows' producers – however like all of us, she was watching the action and giving her feedback on Twitter.

The break up with your girlfriend, im bored singer lashed out via the social media app when Swimming did not take home the golden Gramophone.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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According to Refinery29 and People, her first tweet after Cardi was announced as the winner in the Rap Album category was 'fuck,' followed by, 'trash,' and 'literal bullshit.'

Her tweets were quickly deleted, but not before fans let her know that they didn’t feel it was fair of her to hate on Cardi for her win.

Ari replied that it wasn’t Cardi she was upset with: ‘nothing to do w her. good for her. i promise. i’m sorry. She’s not [trash] at all and that’s not what i meant and u know that.'

She clarified that she was upset that Mac Miller’s parents were invited to the Grammys only to see their deceased son’s work lose.

Ariana Grande won her first Grammy Award on the night, for best pop vocal album for Sweetener.

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It seems like every celebrity has been getting themselves into a spot of bother lately, even heartthrob singer-songwriter Shawn Mendes.

The 20-year-old Canadian artist has let his guitar-strumming fingers 'accidentally' like a transphobic tweet, and Twitter went OFF.

The tweet is hella offensive for trans people, so bear in mind it could be triggering to see. In essence, it makes a joke about testicular cancer for trans women, and Shawn liked it either by mistake or on purpose.

His fans were quick to point it out to him, telling him to unlike the tweet immediately and apologise for any unintentional harm caused. His fans definitely have some good sense..

The Stitches singer replied pretty promptly, explaining that he had accidentally liked the tweet while scrolling through his feed (hmm).

"Must of accidentally liked it scrolling down a feed, you know me and I'd never. Sorry," he tweeted to his 20 million followers.

He tweeted a simple, 'Love you' afterwards, most likely thanking his devoted fans for spotting a mistake which could have landed him in even more trouble had he not explained and apologised.

Why did a transphobic tweet pop up in his feed, though? He does follow over 50,000 accounts so it is probably difficult to keep track of all the comments coming his way.

He has also been very supportive of the LGBT+ community in the past. 

When producer Teddy Geiger transitioned last year, Shawn urged others to "just open your eyes and open your mind, because, for me, going through one of my closest friends going through a very big transition period in her life, was incredible to watch."

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Ariana Grande has reportedly pulled out of her Grammy Awards performance after having a disagreement with the producers over which songs she would perform. 

Sources at Variety are claiming that she felt "insulted" after the producers refused to allow her to sing 7 Rings, her latest single from upcoming album Thank U Next.

The album is due out two days before the Grammys, and the 25-year-old singer has appeared on billboards across the USA promoting the show, which takes place this Sunday.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Not only will she not be performing, she won't even be in attendance. YIKES…also devastating. We'd have loved to see her perform.

A compromise was apparently reached where 7 Rings could be sung as part of a medley, but she pulled out after the producers insisted that the second song choice was theirs to make.

The source also stated that such stipulations were not imposed on any other show performers, which is interesting. 

Grande has been absolutely KILLIN' IT this year, with Billboard number one album Sweetener and singles Thank U Next and 7 Rings.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Who can forget the tunes God is a Woman and Breathin' too? She's been a gift. She's nominated in some of the Grammys biggest categories, including Best Pop Vocal Performance for God is a Woman and Best Pop Vocal Album.

The story is super similar to that of Lorde, who pulled out of the Grammys performance last year when producers told her she wasn't allowed to perform a song from her second album, Melodrama, which was nominated for Album of the Year.

Hmmm…suspicious. What's up with the producers?

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Well, it looks like Offset 'That Dick' and Cardi B are officially back together. That dick is the devil, but it won her heart back in the end. How romantic…

The hip-hop couple have officially called off their divorce for now and have reunited as a couple, TMZ is reporting.

Sources close to the pair told the outlet that Cardi B returned to their Atlanta home with their baby Kulture; "This is the first time she's been back to stay there with Offset and Kulture since December."

Only a few days ago, the Money hitmaker posted an Instagram image captioned; "I wanna go home" written over a photo of Offset kissing Kulture.

The talented duo split up following cheating allegations, with Offset rumoured to have slept with numerous groupies. Cardi announced their breakup after one year of marriage last month;

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Sources told the outlet that Offset has changed his phone number in an effort to show that "he's serious about being honest and faithful," per TMZ.

"Our sources say the new digits are strictly for Cardi and business calls," TMZ claimed, given Offset's history of philandering with other women behind Cardi's back. Offset is also sticking to a 'no groupies' rule to try and make their marriage work.

Cardi spoke about how accusations of Offset cheating had changed their relationship during an October interview with W.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“Every single day there’s rumours about me and my dude. And it almost drives me crazy, because I start to believe them. I don’t have no proof. I don’t have receipts. But I just got to know my man. We practically on the phone 24 hours a day."

"If I can’t find him, I’m going to find his friend. Somebody going to answer the phone. But I cannot be feeling insecure, to a point that I would drive my dude away, because these people want that to happen," she continued.

“So everybody been bugging me and everything, and you know I’ve been trying to work things out with my baby father for a hot minute now," Cardi claimed, emotionally.

"And we’re really good friends and you know, we’re really good business partners—you know he’s always somebody that I went to to talk to, and we got a lot of love for each other but things just haven’t been working out between us for a long time," she said.

“And it’s nobody fault," she continued. "It’s just like, I guess we just grew out of love, but we’re not together anymore. I don’t know it might take time to get a divorce, and I’m going to always have a lot of love for him because he is my daughter’s father and yeah."

We hope he can stick to his 'New Rule', maybe Cardi should listen to more Dua Lipa?

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