December 1, 2018 at 12:02 pm #1202686773
If anything she’s starting to portray herself more and more like the shallow pop stars the Grammy’s dislike, like Britney Spears, Madonna etc…
I mean, she isn’t supposed to make music for the Grammy’s.
She is making the music she likes and wants to, and it’s clear her label is giving her more control this year than ever before.
It really makes me upset (not you, by the way, but the idea) that people want her to make more “Grammy” like music. She got shit for not doing a sad or “mature” album about tragedy, but I really don’t see why she should. Girl’s 25, living her best life, and happy. I really don’t want her to pivot to melodramatic ballads or adult-contemporary music just to get Grammy’s.
She’s happy, the critics are happy, and her audience and fans are happy, and it’s clear that locals are liking the songs as well. If she’s making what she wants, then that’s what matters.December 1, 2018 at 12:34 pm #1202686800
“thank u, next” surpassed 50M views on Youtube in 24 hours. YouTube official numbers coming later to confirm real views.December 1, 2018 at 5:28 pm #1202686968
We have official confirmation from YouTube that @ArianaGrande’s “thank u, next” set the 24-hour record with “over 50 million views”
via Headline Planet (@headlineplanet)
Thank U, Next – achievements
Most watched music video in 24 hours (50.2M views)
Most liked music video in 24 hours (4.6M likes)
Fastest video to reach 10M views
Fastest video to reach 1M likes
#1 Trending on 100+ countries
Biggest streaming week for a female single on Spotify
Biggest streaming day for a female single (5 days in a row)
Fastest song to reach 100M streams
Fastest song to reach 200M streams
#1 on Monthly Spotify charts (48+M)
#1 Billboard Hot 100
#1 Canadian Billboard
#1 UK Singles Chart
#1 Australian Charts
+ #1 in 10 other countries
#1 in Spotify US
#1 in Spotify UK
#1 in Spotify WW
#1 iTunes US
#1 iTunes UK
#1 iTunes WW
#1 Apple Music US
#1 Apple Music UK
#1 Apple Music WW
#1 Youtube US
#1 Youtube UK
#1 Youtube WW
#1 Tidal US
+60 #1s on iTunes
+20 #1s on Spotify
Top 20 on Pop Radio
4th fastest female song to go platinum
Most weeks at #1 for a female artist this year
First woman to reach more than 50 million monthly listeners on SpotifyDecember 4, 2018 at 11:43 am #1202689127
Ariana on the Year-End
Hot 100 –
#20 No Tears Left to Cry
#62 God Is A Woman
Billboard 200 (#30 on Billboard 200 Artists)
#162 Dangerous Woman
#14 Ariana Grande (#4 on Female Artists)
Radio Songs (#10 on Radio Songs Artists)
#16 No Tears Left to Cry
#48 God Is A Woman
Digital Song Sales(#11 on Digital Songs Artists)
#20 No Tears Left to Cry
Streaming Songs (#16 on Streaming Songs Artists)
#36 No Tears Left to Cry
Top Digital Albums
Pop Songs (#4 on Pop Songs Artists)
#14 No Tears Left to Cry
#27 God Is A Woman
Dance Club Songs
#23 No Tears Left to Cry
#40 God Is A Woman
#10 No Tears Left to CryDecember 5, 2018 at 6:58 pm #1202690395
It’s great to see Ariana have her first legitimate #1 hit. It was only a matter of time.
Now they gotta work on Selena Gomez getting hers….December 6, 2018 at 9:51 pm #1202692121
Sweetener is #3 on Entertainment Weekly’s best albums of 2018, and “God is a woman” is #8 on their best songs list.
“Ariana Grande was looking for a new challenge. She found it in Sweetener, her most complex project to date. Sidestepping the straight-ahead popscape of previous efforts, the LP combines Grande’s inimitable voice with the hiccupy drums and cross-genre beats of Pharrell Williams (he’s credited on almost half the songs here) and the clean riffs of Max Martin (he handled production on the operatic “God Is a Woman,” among others). The result: a beautiful and minimalistic world that would bring any bitter taste to a halt. —AS”
“When all is said and done, you’ll believe Ariana Grande is an artist to reckon with — and one who’s gotten far less credit than she’s deserved in her still-budding career. Exuding a cool maturity, Grande came into her own this summer, in part thanks to the definitive anthem off Sweetener. This slow jam infused feminine empowerment and raw sexuality into the perfect button-pushing pop ballad for 2018, at times feeling like a sweltering stiletto piercing your chest as it drives its message home. Long after its release, it lingers. —Marc Snetiker, Digital Editor”December 7, 2018 at 3:21 pm #1202693660
Ariana is going to win a Grammy this year.
Sweetener wasn’t my favorite but people seem to like it or whatever.
“Thank u, next” is already a Pop Solo contender for 2019. She better drop another album.December 7, 2018 at 3:25 pm #1202693667
Yeah, Ariana is going to win the SOTY Grammy for ‘No Tears Left to Cry.” Hahahaha!!!
2019 Grammy Award nominee:
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance - "Fall In Line"
Best Rap/Sung Performance - "Like I Do"December 7, 2018 at 5:57 pm #1202693799
Sweetener for Pop Vocal. Yass.December 9, 2018 at 8:26 am #1202695133
“As the year comes to a close, there’s a certain 25-year-old that has defined the last 12 months like no other. Whether it has been through agenda-setting, record-breaking music, the highs and lows of a ponytail, there’s no denying that 2018 has been Ariana Grande’s year” — VogueDecember 10, 2018 at 10:55 am #1202696792
thank u, next breaks the record for the biggest streaming week by a female artist in the United States, with over 93.8M streams in the US.December 11, 2018 at 2:18 pm #1202698162
Ariana Grande’s “Imagine” will be released this friday December 14th
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