Why Ariana Grande Isn't at the 2019 Kids' Choice Awards (Exclusive)

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Ariana Grande won't make it to this year's Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.

Fans hoped to see the "Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" singer on the orange carpet at the Galen Center in Los Angeles on Saturday. However, Grande, 25, -- whose claim to fame before pop stardom was playing Cat Valentine in the Nick shows Sam & Cat and Victorious -- couldn't make it, her brother, Frankie Grande, told ET. 

Grande is nominated for two awards this year, Favorite Female Artist and Favorite Song for "Thank U, Next."

"I'm here to celebrate in person with everyone in the arena tonight. She's nominated for two awards, I really hope she wins both of them!" Frankie said, telling ET's kid correspondent, Devin Trey Campbell, that he's representing for the family. "She's on tour, so I'll probably have to FaceTime her if she wins and tell her all about it. I'm so excited."

Frankie Grande Kids Choice Awards
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The last time Grande attended the KCAs was in 2014, where the then-20-year-old rocked an orange mini dress and had her hair down.

Ariana Grande 2014 Kids Choice Awards

On Monday, Grande kicked off her Sweetener Tour in Albany, New York. Fans took to Twitter to share that the concert started with a subtle tribute to her late ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller, who died in September from an overdose. The rapper's music was playing ahead of her taking the stage.

Grande has also been sharing photos from her show on her Instagram, and fans are loving it!

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