Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande delivered an intimate, pre-recorded rendition of her new song “Needy” at the iHeartRadio Music Awards Thursday. The simple stage set-up found Grande delivering the track from a stool, while a small string section accentuated the track’s spare beat of snaps and synth plunks. “I admit that I’m a little messed up,” Grande sang, […]

Ariana Grande is the face of Starbuck’s “Cloud Macchiato.” It’s synergy made in marketing heaven: Grande loves cloud emojis, is one of the biggest pop stars on the planet and has millions of young fans who presumably love sugar and caffeine in equal measure. Starbucks is a multi-billion dollar company in need of young consumers […]

The Academy Awards spotlight and a late sales surge helped A Star Is Born‘s soundtrack reclaim Number One on the Billboard 200, ending Ariana Grande’s two-week reign. Following its Best Original Song win for “Shallow” and Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s Oscars performance, A Star Is Born sold 128,000 total copies – up over 150 […]

On this week’s Billboard 200, Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next claimed Number One for the second straight week, while a decade-old Drake mixtape debuted in the Top Five. Grande’s latest LP sold 151,000 total albums in its second week at Number One, with the bulk of that total, 124,000 copies, from streaming equivalent albums (SEAs). […]

Savan Kotecha has built an exceptional career as a songwriter. But despite a résumé containing hits for Justin Bieber and Maroon 5, Kotecha was feeling glum when he first sat down with Ariana Grande to discuss songs that would later appear on 2014’s My Everything. Kotecha had played a key role in One Direction’s breakthrough, […]

Ariana Grande easily captured Number One, her second trip atop the Billboard 200 in six months, as the singer’s Thank U, Next opened with 360,000 total copies, the best sales of Grande’s career. Of the 360,000 haul, 116,000 came from traditional album sales, with 228,000 courtesy of streaming equivalent albums (SEAs); Billboard reports that Thank […]

Ariana Grande continues to dominate streaming: The singer released Thank U, Next on Friday, and she currently has eight of the top 11 songs on Spotify’s global chart, and nine of the top 10 on its U.S. chart on Tuesday. Her singles lead the way. The top three tracks in both charts are “7 Rings,” […]

Two weeks ago, the singer-songwriter Victoria Monét made a trip to Disneyland with her friend and longtime collaborator Ariana Grande. “We go often, and there are always fans,” Monét says. “But this particular time, she was [like] Michael Jackson. Security was like, ‘no pictures please, thank you,’ and a fan said, ‘thank u, next’” — […]

Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next album is all but guaranteed to debut at Number One. When it does, it will be another in a long string of commercial slam-dunks for Grande. More surprising, the album’s success also represents a return to the charts for ‘NSync and Wendy Rene. That’s because “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m […]

Ariana Grande released Thank U, Next, her fifth studio album, on Thursday at midnight. The 12-track collection includes the title track and “7 Rings,” both of which previously debuted at Number One on the Hot 100. While working on Thank U, Next, Grande returned to the studio with a number of longtime collaborators, including Tommy “TB Hits” […]

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