Ariana Grande's Sweetener Tour Doc 'Multi-Million Dollar Bidding War' Won By Netflix

10 December 2020, 17:05

Streaming services in bidding war for Ariana Grande's Sweetener tour doc
Streaming services in bidding war for Ariana Grande's Sweetener tour doc. Picture: Getty Images/Netflix/Youtube

Netflix won in a bidding war between them and YouTube for Ariana Grande's 'Sweetener Tour' documentary following the star behind the scenes at her giant 2019 world tour!

Ariana Grande had streaming services falling over themselves to try and secure exclusive rights to her Sweetener Tour documentary with the reported starting bid being a whopping £4 million, according to this tabloid.

Now, she's revealed Netflix won the bidding war and the documentary is coming sooner than we thought...

Ariana Grande Announces 'Sweetener' Tour Movie Is Coming To Netflix

Posting some sultry black and white photos from the tour, with the iconic moon set in the background, Ari simply tagged the streaming site, indicating the doc is finally on the way and sent fans into a meltdown.

Ariana Grande performs ‘Successful’ on her Sweetener World Tour

The tabloid has reported earlier this year Netflix and YouTube are two of the streaming services in the running with Netflix putting forward a starting bid of £4 million.


The documentary follows the singer on her mammoth 97 date world tour in 2019, both on stage and behind the scenes and no doubt some seriously emotional moments, which fans are desperate to see.

The tour, which saw Ari perform tracks from her double album release, Sweetener and Thank U, Next, as well as a ton of her other enormous hits, wrapped up over 9 months ago and fans are desperate to re-live it and get some of the juicy behind-the-scenes action.

Ariana Grande "Sweetener World Tour" - London
Ariana Grande "Sweetener World Tour" - London. Picture: Getty

It was YouTube who secured the rights to her last tour doc, Ariana Grande: Dangerous Woman Diaries, and have other enormous pop star documentaries under their belt including multiple BTS series and Justin Bieber: Seasons.

However, Netflix also have an impressive catalogue of pop star docs including Lady Gaga's Five Foot Two and more recently Taylor Swift's Miss Americana and Shawn Mendes's Wonder.

Ariana Grande teases a fan about the Sweetener tour documentary on Twitter
Ariana Grande teases a fan about the Sweetener tour documentary on Twitter. Picture: Twitter @arianagrande

Ari recently teased the upcoming documentary replying to a fan on Twitter, refusing to give any information away but hinting plans were underway.

The fan asked, "hmmm tell us about the swt movie?" with Ariana simply replying, "no" with a coy sunglass emoji, and if anyone knows the singer, that's her way of letting them it could be coming soon!

So, we finally know her footage will be shown by Netflix- now all we need is a release date!

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