15-year-old Paige Niemann had everyone doing a double take when she began posting on TikTok for one special reason: Her uncanny resemblance to Ariana Grande. In fact, many fans crowned the California high school student as Ari's doppelgänger, and she soon went viral for it. The story spread so far, even, that Ariana herself saw it and eventually, she even reached out to Paige with the sweetest message.
"She reached out to me," Paige told the outlet. "I was shocked. She's my idol so I was shaking a little bit…She said, 'Let me know if you're ever going to my Sweetener Tour, we can grab a hug'...She wanted to let me know that I am beautiful in my own way and I said 'Thank you and thank you for being so kind to me.' And she said, 'I'm proud of you.'"
Over the past year-plus, Grande has remained laser-focused on her career. She put out an album titled Thank U, Next, toured for both that album and 2018’s Sweetener, won a Grammy, topped the charts, put out a live album, and much, much more. She has not been in any public relationships.
Grande had been set to perform at the 2019 Grammy Awards — however, there was a creative disagreement of sorts, and she pulled out. It appears that they’ve managed to put aside their differences now, as the artist has announced she’ll be performing at the awards show on Jan. 26, 2020. She’s also nominated for five awards, including Album of the Year.
The 'Thank U, Next' singer made the announcement Saturday, saying she was officially booked to perform at the 2020 Grammy Awards later this month. She wrote on Instagram, "OFFICIAL: #ArianaGrande will perform at the #GRAMMYs Jan. 26!"
Attached was a promo shot of her with the Grammy logo in the corner, and the words "GRAMMY PERFORMER" emblazoned along her back. So yeah, it's definitely happening.
You never know who you're going to see at Grammy rehearsals. For instance, Ariana Grande just happened to run into BTS on Wednesday (Jan. 22), making for a superstar summit that we wish someone had caught on film.
Luckily, she did, writing, "look who I bumped into at reheasal," alongside a picture of her copping a squat in the midst of six of the seven K-Pop band's members (we're not sure where Suga was).
Grande is on the stacked roster of performers at Sunday night's (Jan. 26) 62nd annual Grammy Awards, which also includes Camila Cabello, Tyler, The Creator, the Jonas Brothers, H.E.R., Rosalía, Bonnie Raitt, Charlie Wilson, Run-DMC, who will duet with Aerosmith, as well as Billie Eilish, Demi Lovato, Lizzo, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani.
The singer was spotted out late Saturday night at a place called Bar Louie in Northridge, CA -- which is in the San Fernando Valley ... way on the outskirts of central L.A.
Ariana Grande walks into a bar is how you'd start a good joke, but this time it's real and ends with our girl locking lips with a mystery man who might not even be all that famous.
We're told she rolled into the gastropub around 1 AM with a crew of friends in tow, including this gent you see here right next to her in the booth. They popped in, sat down for a bit, and besides the water we're told AG wanted ... she was just all in on this guy's face.
As for who this fella might be -- it's unclear. We're told he wasn't instantly recognizable though ... which means he's not on Ariana's level (fame-wise, anyway).