Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande performed a glitzy “7 Rings” at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday. The Thank U, Next single — cleverly interpolated with “My Favorite Things” from The Sound of Music — has spent the last 14 weeks on the charts. Similar to her performance last year at the BBMAs—in which Grande surfaced from […]

For the past three years, Lil Dicky has quietly been creating one of the biggest all-star charity records since “We Are The World” and he’s finally ready to share it. “Earth,” a song about the desperate need to save the environment before it’s too late, was produced by Benny Blanco and Cashmere and features the […]

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’” — […]

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