Ariana Grande had a lot to celebrate at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. She had five nominations including Artist of the Year and Video of the Year for her trippy sci-fi “No Tears Left to Cry” clip. Her fourth studio album “Sweetener” was just released on August 17. And of course she was recently engaged to “Saturday Night Live” cast member Pete Davidson. Though she wasn’t nominated for “God is a Woman,” that was the song she performed during the telecast, and she made it a family affair. When all was said and done she brought three generations of Grande women onto the stage with her. Watch her performance above, and check out the complete list of VMA winners right here.
Grande has been nominated for 18 Moonmen in the span of just five years. This year she only won one of her five bids, and it happened to be the same category she won back in 2014. She claimed Best Pop Video for “No Tears Left to Cry,” after receiving that prize for one of her earliest hits, “Problem” featuring Iggy Azalea. She ended up losing Video of the Year and Artist of the Year to surprise victor Camila Cabello.
“No Tears Left to Cry” has been one of Grande’s highest charting singles, peaking at number-three on the Billboard Hot 100. That was her ninth top-10 hit, but she has yet to reach the top spot, and “God is a Woman” hasn’t yet made it higher than number-11, though the release of “Sweetener” and this VMAs performance could give her a welcome boost on the charts next week.
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