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Ariana Grande Was Invited to Perform at DNC, Declined Due to Scheduling Conflict

Ariana Grande performs in New York City
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Ariana Grande performs onstage at the 10th Annual Delete Blood Cancer DKMS Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on May 5, 2016 in New York City.

Ariana Grande was asked to perform at the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, but unfortunately had to turn down the opportunity due to a scheduling conflict. A representative for Grande tells Billboard the singer was given an offer to perform at the closing ceremony, where she would have duetted with a soul legend.

This year’s DNC takes place from Monday, July 25 to Thursday, July 28 at the Wells Fargo Center.

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Artists who are confirmed to perform during the Democratic National Convention include Lady Gaga, Lenny Kravitz and DJ Jazzy Jeff, who will appear at the Camden Rising concert at the BB&T Pavilion on July 28. Snoop Dogg and Los Lobos have a concert scheduled for July 28 as well. They are on the lineup for a “unity party” for Democratic donors at Philadelphia’s Electric Factory.

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Grande, meanwhile, is set to headline Billboard’s second annual Hot 100 Fest alongside Calvin Harris, J. Cole, Martin Garrix and Fetty Wap. The festival runs August 20-21 at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in Long Island, N.Y.

Grande also recently joined the cast of NBC’s Hairspray Live!, airing Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET, in the role of Penny Pingleton.

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