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Ariana Grande and the Weeknd Connect for ‘off the table’ Live Performance

Ariana Grande and the Weeknd duets never disappoint. The “7 rings” singer, who recently married her quarantine boo Dalton Gomez, wore a floral slip dress with shimmery knee-high high-heeled boots, while the “Blinding Lights” crooner sported his usual black suit and overcoat with aviator sunglasses. The song peaked at No. The two delivered the official live performance of their Positions track “off the table” on a floral stage for Vevo Originals. Related

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Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande’s Hot New Collab Would Make the Devil Blush

met him last night.#DWTDTAOSO pic.twitter.com/qsza5lwDwt— vanessa ♥︎ (@nigxts) April 2, 2021

Satan in hell listening to Demi & Ariana singing about him pic.twitter.com/FV8RW11rGr— ✨ (@heyjaeee) April 2, 2021

When Ariana and Demi start harmonizing together on Met Him Las Night:#DWTDTAOSO #DancingWithTheDevil pic.twitter.com/05s7fvs1TY— Charlie 💉 (@AGBMedicineCA) April 2, 2021

MET HIM LAST NIGHT IS SO GOOD ARIANA & DEMI’S VOICES MESH SO WELL TOGETHER pic.twitter.com/kyHqUzegGL— sandy (@sandyspov) April 2, 2021

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Tags: Now, we at Vulture dot com don’t want to toot our own horn (the song ended up earning the notable Best Pop Duo/Group Performance award) but again, another prophecy arrives: Ariana Grande’s latest duo — this time, on Demi Lovato’s “Met Him Last Night” — should also be given a Grammy. It’s both emotional and horny, as Grande’s music tends to be, and, with the recent “Montero (Call Me by Your Name),” by Lil Nas X, has Satan himself gasping. Stream “Met Him Last Night” and watch the lyric video above now. A Pulitzer? No! Oh, and check out some dreamy Ariana/Demi memes, too:

demi lovato and ariana grande in the studio after recording their vocals for met him last night #DWTDTAOSO pic.twitter.com/TVWLbBuYKu— declan (@idkdeclan) April 2, 2021

they ate https://t.co/EMIdKlDbWZ— boo boo the fool 🖤 (@amandaoee_) April 2, 2021

demi and ariana leaving the studio after recording met him last night pic.twitter.com/Xhr3HW0j6S— kris🦋 (@dvonnespearls) April 2, 2021

easy. Lovato told Apple Music that Grande “started writing this song and immediately thought of me, so when she gave it to me, I was like, ‘We should just sing this together.’” The song of the summer is here! On March 12, 2021, we predicted that Ariana Grande’s long-awaited collaboration with Lady Gaga on “Rain on Me” would win a Grammy. An EGOT. Produced by Tommy Brown, a longtime musical partner of Grande’s, this ninth track off Lovato’s latest album Dancing With the Devil … the Art of Starting Over is a near-perfect vocal combo as Ari and Demi swap verses before joining together in golden harmony: “I’ve seen the devil, yeah, I met him last night / One conversation, now he’s spendin’ the night / I think I love him, though I know it ain’t right.” The first collaboration between these two lyrical geniuses, “Met Him Last Night” is hot and even a bit hellish.

A Brief History of Ariana Grande’s Obsession With Driving Metaphors

On “Bad Decisions,” Grande shouts-out car-horny icons Bonnie and Clyde; oddly, on “Side to Side,” Grande references every other type of transportation — tricycles, dick bicycles, walking — but suspiciously avoids cars, perhaps understanding on some level that she has made her point vis-à-vis cars and sex. This week, she released a new song, “test drive,” on the deluxe edition of her Positions album; after “34+35,” it marks her second song of the Positions era to explicitly reference operating an automobile, and it’s one of dozens of songs throughout her career in which she uses the activity as a metaphor for her second-favorite activity, sexual intercourse. But Grande is, as we have long established, an unusual person. “Pull up, pull up on me / Might just recline the seat when I want it / Give you a set of keys ’cause you own it.” Grande goes on to explain that she no longer feels the need to “test drive,” because she has finally found her future husband, a real-estate agent named Dalton Gomez: “No, I don’t feel the need to test drive nothin’ / Baby, I’m sold on you.” (I’m going to take this last line as both a car-dealership and real-estate reference.)

On “main thing,” Gomez is yet again operating the motor vehicle in question: “Always pull up when I call you, call you / Yeah, you never keep me waitin’, waitin.” While it would appear that, at this point in her life and career, Grande is ready to at least temporarily relinquish control of her beloved steering wheel, there’s relief to be found in the fact that she has not yet abandoned her penchant for having sex inside and around and on top of cars: “I drop the top on that body / That’s candy paint on my body” / I’m thinkin’ ’bout the way I feel on you / If you want, say ‘I do’ / I’ll floor it,” she sings on “test drive.” Grande seems to be doubling down on the notion that she herself has become a car (a Transformer?), which sort of explains why she no longer needs to drive one. Though the lyrics for the pro-capitalist anthem “7 rings” do not expressly reference any sort of vehicular activity, the implication is that Grande and her friends are in a car during their Champagne-fueled credit-card spree, or else where would they put everything? As on both earlier albums, the first song, “Moonlight,” directly references Grande’s old-school love of car-fucking: “He’s so bossy, he makes me dance / Tryna sit in the back of his whip and just cancel my plans.” The lyrics for “Everyday” — a song about doing it every day — reference cars only briefly, when Future raps, “I got your body and put it in drive, baby / Like I got keys in,” but the music video employs the automobile as a thematic centerpiece, featuring couples having sex on top of one while Grande watches, cheering them on. On her third album, 2016’s Dangerous Woman, Grande pushes the car imagery into, forgive me, overdrive. On “34+35,” Grande promotes both safe driving and possibly safe sex, advising her lover to put on a seat belt so that neither of them gets hurt: “Baby, you might need a seat belt when I ride it.” Grande takes things further on “six thirty,” expanding into Surrealism by implying that she herself is a car: “I know I be on some bullshit / Know I be driving you crazy / But I know you love how I whip it.” Confusingly, later in the song, she is back in a car — a car driving a car, if you will: “Down like six thirty / Down like my foot on the gas, skrt, skrt.”

But the most confusing moment occurs in “just like magic” when Grande sings about her daily routine: “12 o’clock, I got a team meeting, then a meditation at like 1:30 / Then I ride to the studio listening to some shit I wrote.” Does Grande mean “ride” in the traditional sense, i.e., as a passenger? Perhaps she is merely describing the experience of driving in Los Angeles. “Break Free,” famous for its lyrical opacity, sees Grande sharing that her lover’s “spell” is “like a deadly fever / on the highway to hell,” which I can’t make heads or tails of even six years later. Later, on “Cadillac Song,” Grande discards such murkiness to clearly state that she is “Riding round in my Cadillac / Thinking ’bout the day that I first saw you.” The song is free of metaphor and instead is meant to paint a distinct visual: Grande, sitting on four phone books, driving her Cadillac around and weeping. It’s all the more unusual for someone who has crashed their car on the way to Big Sean’s house. Related

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Tags: Grande’s need for vehicular speed began with her very first song on her very first album, 2013’s “Honeymoon Avenue,” which employs the art of driving as a song-length extended metaphor for a failing relationship. On the intro to her second album, My Everything, Grande gets straight to the point, asking her lover to drive with her into what I am choosing to interpret as the afterlife: “Love me and don’t look back / I want you with me on this road to the sky.” Grande, like many esteemed artists before her, understands that operating a very heavy machine is a double-edged sword, representing freedom but also the real possibility of death — an idea she visits again in the video for “One Last Time,” in which she is the passenger in a car headed straight for the apocalypse, with her boyfriend pleading, “Don’t get out of the car!” (She does and then the apocalypse happens.)

Meanwhile, “Bang Bang,” Grande’s three-way belt-down with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj, boasts more playful driving references: Jessie describes a woman as having a “booty like a Cadillac” that “can send you into overdrive”; Minaj’s verse references Ferraris, engines, and powder-blue four-doors; and all three women invite a lover to “bang bang” in the “back, back seat of my car” on the chorus, which is less of a metaphor than a literal description. On “imagine,” one of Grande’s most viscerally devastating songs, she imagines getting out of the car for a change — specifically, “like skrt.” Grande begs a friend to “walk me to my car / If I go alone, I’m not gonna make it very far” on “fake smile,” explaining that she is exhausted and “starving” and tired of putting on a happy face for strangers. I don’t know, but on “west side,” she asks her partner to “roll up” and “meet her on the west side,” implying that she also loves when other people drive. As on “Cadillac Song,” Grande’s car here represents an escape, a hideout of sorts where she can excuse herself from the omnipresent specter of public expectation. Perhaps this represents an evolution for Grande: She is willing to let someone else take the wheel as long as she can still mount him while he’s doing it. “I got your body and put it in drive, baby / Like I got keys in.”
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Underscoring this idea, there is nary a car reference to be found on Sweetener, save for Minaj playing loose with the image of a firearm out a car window: “Now we shooting the shot like drive-bys.” (During the Sweetener press tour, however, Grande did appear on “Carpool Karaoke,” likely in a subtle nod to her career-long car fetish.) But on thank u, next, Grande is yet again vrooming, albeit much more sadly. Is driving herself, instead of being driven by a trained professional, about retaining a level of autonomy and groundedness during what must be an increasingly surreal rendition of the human experience? Photo: Ariana Grande/YouTube

Ariana Grande simply loves to drive. Is it about the innate sense of solitude offered by driving, the respite from the incessant act of celebrity? The same applies to “thank u, next” — though Grande does not sing about cars, she spends much of the music video driving around in one, accompanied by a tiny Chihuahua. And it has left me with some burning questions: What is it exactly that draws Grande back, time and again, to engaging in and singing about the pleasures of the open road? Which brings us to “test drive,” Grande’s latest, which explicitly paints a picture of someone else driving her around, even going so far as to take her keys from her. Or is it actually just a sex thing? Off the bat, and rather jarringly, Grande evokes a fiery and fatal car wreck: “I’m ready to make that turn / Before we both crash and burn / ’Cause that could be the death of us, the death of us.” She also takes the opportunity to needle her soon-to-be ex about his subpar sense of direction: “Baby, you know how to drive in rain / And you decided not to make a change / Stuck in the same old lane / Goin’ the wrong way home.”

“Don’t get out of the car!”
Photo: Ariana Grande/YouTube

Two songs later, on “Right There,” Big Sean himself (of “driving to Big Sean’s house and getting in a car accident” fame) references Grande’s love for getting takeout from a drive-through window: “Five-course meals / Even though you don’t mind a drive-through.” It’s possible that Grande appreciates driving as a simple way to feed herself as a woman constantly on the go. As any artist worth their weight in raw asphalt would, Grande often uses her work to explore the themes of her personal life — namely, driving. Photo: Ariana Grande/YouTube

Photo: Ariana Grande/YouTube

On Positions, both the original and deluxe versions, Grande picks up speed, revealing with relish just how much of her life and lust revolve around the act of driving. This was most recently evidenced in her Netflix tour documentary, excuse me, i love you, in which she calmly drove herself to her own headlining concert at the Staples Center — an unusual sight for someone of her level of celebrity and also her height. The video and the accompanying tour imagery confirm this, centering on Grande & Co. Or is she so accommodated to the grueling act of driving that it has stopped being a conscious, active experience for her, and she merely experiences driving as the passage of time, a soothing journey in which she is both the driver and the passenger? Skrt, skrt. However, she does retain agency when it comes to the position of her seatback. A Los Angeles resident with deep Floridian roots who has not spent much time living in walkable cities, Grande has spent years of her life behind the wheel, blasting the AC beneath a broiling sun, sporting gigantic glasses, and likely atop some kind of booster seat. I suppose one could interpret this as Grande being as hot and upset as physically possible — spiking a fever while driving straight to hell. rolling around on top of a gigantic pink graffiti-ridden automobile, suggesting that for Grande, the idea of placing one’s body on the hood of a car is the apex of luxury.

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Ariana Grande’s Fiancé Is Selling the Biebers’ House

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Tags: They’re $8 million richer (with some on the side for Ari). The house has been on the market since October, as the Biebers are switchin’ the positions and upgrading to a whopping $26 million Beverly Hills mansion that’s “very private.” According to the Zillow listing, the Biebers’ old house (nicknamed “the Tropics”) offers “ultimate privacy with tall lush greenery,” while “the backyard showcases the epitome of California living with an infinity pool, water feature, BBQ and cabana with a fireplace.” Hopefully this Ari-JB collab won’t make Big Sean as mad as last time. Though this isn’t the first time one of Justin Bieber’s homes has made the news — Jake Paul and Team 10 filmed their cursed “It’s Everyday Bro” music video in 2017 outside one of Bieber’s futuristic rentals. Maybe the creepy stuffed animals will help the new owners acclimate? The couple took a loss of $545,000 despite selling it fully furnished (because who wouldn’t want these creepy glass-encased stuffed animals?). These homes have clearly seen some things. Ariana Grande’s fiancé, has sold Justin and Hailey Bieber’s first home for $7.955 million, People reported.

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A Timeline of Ariana Grande’s Expedited Relationship With Dalton Gomez

Congrats to Ariana Grande and even more congrats to Dalton Gomez. Ariana and Dalton confirm their relationship in the “Stuck With You” video with Justin Bieber. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande)

December 20: And they’re engaged! Now, Ariana Grande has her castle in the Hollywood Hills and her happily ever after. / Fuck me ‘til the daylight?”, you kind of have to head straight to the altar. Gone are the days of love-bombing our Instagram feeds — Grande subtly tucked it in between photos of herself and her dogs. YAY! At the end of the ode to lockdown with loved ones, she and Dalton kiss and do a little slow dance, beaming at one another. Ariana Grande confirms the rumor on Instagram, where family and fans celebrated her joy. “Ariana, I love you and Dalton so much!!!! Everyone was happy to tune into her latest album Positions and celebrate all the ways she’s been getting some in 2020, but now that we know it’s serious, it’s time to look back at her brief romance with the luxury real-estate agent. October 30: Ariana Grande drops her new album Positions a week after dropping its title track. (And if this somehow doesn’t end with happily ever after, well, the album will be so good she can afford a new mansion.) Here’s everything we know about Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez’s relationship ahead of their engagement. Here’s to happily ever after! “Forever n then some,” she captioned her Instagram post announcing the news and showing off the rocks on her pearl-and-diamond ring. February 11: Ariana Grande is spotted making out with a “rando” at Bar Louie in Northridge, California, the most normie place to take your new normie boo. August 7: Okay, she’ll make an exception for his birthday. xoxoxo.” Yeah, once your mom hears you sing “Can you stay up all night? Related

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Tags: “I am so excited to welcome Dalton Gomez into our family!” her mother, Joan Grande, wrote. “hbd to my baby my best friend my fav part of all the days 🙂 i love u,” she writes under a carousel of photos and videos, including a meme mashing their faces together to create monstrous-looking Grago babies. Photo: Ariana Grande/Instagram

When Ariana Grande said “thank u, next,” she meant it. “Ariana doesn’t want to do another public relationship so she is trying to keep this one quiet, but she seems very happy with Dalton.”

May 8: Grago can have a little publicity, as a treat. “One of the people she is with right now is Dalton — they have been hanging out for a couple of months,” a source tells People. The pop star is officially engaged to her quarantine boo, Dalton Gomez, two years after she ended her engagement to comedian Pete Davidson. Don’t know how we would even begin to emotionally prep for an Ariana Grande pregnancy, but at this rate we might have to consider it. (IYKYK.)

March 25: Ariana is reportedly sheltering in place with her boyfriend as the coronavirus spreads to the United States. June 25: The day before her 27th birthday, Grande posts a slideshow of pics on Instagram, including a selfie of her and Gomez. While the song let us know she’s down to “make a lotta love on a Monday,” it also clued us in to how serious the relationship was getting with lyrics like “Boy, I’m tryna meet your mama on a Sunday.” But mostly the album is horny as hell. We want what you have. The happy quar couple.

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All 52 of Ariana Grande’s Collaborations, Ranked

“Good As Hell” with LizzoLet’s call this remix what it is: an attempt by Lizzo to ride the success of “Truth Hurts” to the top of the charts once more, years after she first released “Good As Hell.” And it sounds like it, with Ariana Grande adding half a verse and some runs, but mainly just a name, on top of Lizzo’s three-year-old recording. 18. Grande’s surprise new album, positions, finds her returning to collabs in her own work after leaving them off thank u, next. “A Hand for Mrs. Past that, her verse is clumsy, especially against such a controlled singer as Grande. After collabs with T.I. Grande sang with conviction, but she let Minaj steal the show — and she doesn’t do that often. 1. 28. Boyz” with Victoria Justice

I know this list is about Ariana Grande, but let me go on the record: I also think we all sing. Then the song came out and washed away our worries. 21. A Quick Catch-up. Cheesy lines often drag down Sean’s features, but he tightens things up on this one as Ari shows off her range and some whistle tones, making for another early-Mariah-channeling moment. 25. 45. Here, all 52 of Ariana Grande’s collaborations, ranked. And they don’t get in her way here, unlike on “Everyday.” Instead, Grande sounds like a natural. It can’t touch Grande’s best Christmas songs, but both she and Idina Menzel sure do commit to the bit. Earlier this year, Grande checked off two more high-profile collaborations back-to-back— longtime friend Justin Bieber on “Stuck With U” and fellow Italian Lady Gaga on “Rain on Me” — inspiring us to revisit her near decade of collaborations (minus her theaterwork and remixes of her own songs). “The Way” with Mac Miller

Looking back, Ariana Grande considers “The Way” her first single, scrapping the 4 Non-Blondes–sampling “Put Your Hearts Up” from her discography altogether. “Beauty and the Beast” with John Legend

“Beauty and the Beast” isn’t supposed to have drums and Disney doesn’t need to keep commissioning pop covers for its movies. “Popular Song” with Mika

Ari, a noted theater girl, joined Mika on the single cut of this Wicked–interpolating anti-bullying anthem when she was still in her Nickelodeon days. Grande’s chorus is the breathy backdrop for Minaj’s quotables about thousand-dollar sheets and strawberry lingerie — until she loosens up at the end, giving just a taste of the big notes we’ve been expecting. “Rain on Me” with Lady Gaga

There was a time when it looked like neither diva would be able to pull off this titanic meetup. “Rule the World” with 2 Chainz

Grande’s low-key side brings out the best in both of these rappers: the first as part of Wayne’s run of great features in 2016, the second as part of 2 Chainz’s 2019 opus Rap or Go to the League. “Let Me Love You” with Lil Wayne13. It was working with Zedd on “Break Free,” one of Grande’s first true attempts at booming club music. “Faith” with Stevie Wonder

Throughout her catalogue, Grande has proved she knows how to work with an icon. And that’s that on that. Related

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Who Is Ariana Grande, Really? “Give It Up” continues to get bigger and better when you keep thinking it can’t — like last year, when Gillies joined Grande on a tour stop to kill the song one more time. That’s not the case on this The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Pt. Grande’s voice is stronger and more controlled, but the Weeknd sleepwalks through the track, one of the most anticipated of Grande’s quarantine album positions. 32. 46. 10. “Oh Santa!” remix with Mariah Carey and Jennifer Hudson

Ariana Grande’s long-awaited meetup with Mariah Carey (plus Jennifer Hudson, for an extra flex) isn’t trying to be a great song, just a vocal tour de force. The track was another move toward hip-hop from Grande, thanks in part to Pharrell’s heavy producer’s touch. “Dance to This” with Troye Sivan

There’s nothing serious about Troye Sivan’s low-stakes electropop song with Ariana Grande, and there doesn’t need to be. “Nobody” with Chaka KhanChaka Khan wasn’t confident in her Charlie’s Angels collab with Ariana Grande — and given the state of the rest of the soundtrack, she had no reason to be. Grande was ready to open up on her own for her fourth full-length — but a 20-second Missy appearance is still worth fitting in. “Heatstroke” with Calvin Harris, Young Thug, and PharrellGrande adds just a spritz of brightness to the bumping summer track that doubles as Young Thug’s best pop performance. Still, it’s a capable showing that hits some good harmonies between two singers who know what they’re doing. In that regard, she succeeds, helping Grande loosen up on one of positions’ more laid-back tracks. 23. But even before she ascended to the top, Grande has always been a generous, prolific, and in-demand collaborator. 37. “Break Your Heart Right Back” with Childish GambinoThere’s one too many voices on this song, which also features a prominent, slowed-down sample of Diana Ross’s “I’m Coming Out” in the chorus for no discernible reason. Grande clearly outshines her duet partner on this track from Victorious season three, but that doesn’t stop both of them from having fun on this cheesy, innocent song. Still, it’s a pleasantly surprising soulful pick-me-up. The song only works with the combination of Jessie’s powerful belt, Ari’s sultry runs, and Nicki’s sharp flow, and it’s become a high point of all three careers. “Bad to You” with Normani and Nicki MinajEvery song on the 2019 Charlie’s Angels soundtrack is synthetic in its own way, with both of these trying to re-create successful pairings with thank u, next co-writer–“Monopoly” singer Victoria Monét and serial collaborator Nicki Minaj. 36. You can hear Cashmere Cat’s good intentions with the whistling flute and tropical drop on “Quit,” but the song lands a little too left of Ari’s style. “off the table” with the WeekndSix years later, different singers have shown up to this “Love Me Harder” follow-up. The remix did work, with “Good As Hell” peaking atNo. 3. His verse oscillates between inspiration and sex (“I fight for the things I believe in / I got your body and put it in drive, baby”), like he doesn’t quite know his role on the song. His pitter-pattering drum track is the perfect complement to Grande’s voice, turning “Be My Baby” from another R&B song into a higher-stakes affair. Grande sounds almost anonymous on “Research,” Sean’s Dark Sky Paradise cheating track that he opens with the lines “The way you stressin’ got me blowin’ indo outdoor / Every time you intro, that’s my cue to outro.” His verse on My Everything’s “Best Mistake” isn’t much better — try following the lines “Ain’t no number twos / We both ones of ones, and we the oddest couple / Only humans, ‘cept you, you a goddess” — but that song at least shows promise when Ari sings. Even some of her earliest songs, recorded during her time on Nickelodeon’s Victorious, find her duetting with the show’s other stars. “Hands on Me” has all the makings of an all-time Ari performance … once you get past A$AP Ferg repeating, “It’s your birthday, every day with me / And I make her hand rocky, A-S-A-P.” “Put your hands on me” isn’t an invitation to smudge a near-polished bop. “Bed” with Nicki Minaj

Minaj has brought out the sensual side of her friend on multiple occasions, the latest of which was this Queen joint. Patti LaBelle has long sung her praises, and there’s a reason Ari was invited to perform at Aretha Franklin’s memorial service. They come off as empty and forced, so why not just listen to the real things instead? But Iggy Azalea is deadweight on the song, with her blaccent and school-assignment-level rhymes. 3 a month after its release, but a true team-up from two of pop’s biggest voices still feels necessary. “boyfriend” with Social House

This late-burning summer hit would’ve been forgettable without the boost from Grande’s rumored brief relationship with Social House member Mikey Foster. It had the potential to be lush and sexy, with a strings-and-drums arrangement not far from the Weeknd’s own “Earned It.” But instead of stepping up like he did on that track, the Weeknd drags the track down and Grande with him. “blazed” with PharrellThe two opening tracks to Grande’s sweetener transition you away from the larger-than-life club bangers of Dangerous Woman. 39. “L.A. 35. “Boys Like You” with Who Is Fancy and Meghan TrainorI wanted to hate this song — featuring one artist I’d never heard of and one I’m fairly cold on — more than I did. “Stuck With U” with Justin Bieber

The first collab from two longtime friends, in the name of coronavirus charity fundraising, had promise. This piano-driven R&B love song is a much better announcement of a 2010s answer to Mariah Carey — along with the introduction of one sharp independent Pittsburgh rapper to the pop landscape. Grande recorded the first demo but didn’t want to release it afterward, so Republic Records sent the song to Jessie J and Nicki Minaj; after Grande heard Jessie and Minaj on the track, she changed her mind and joined in. 1 cut, where Grande has to fight against the chaos of an obnoxious dancehall drop. “Bang Bang” with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj

When “Bang Bang” came out, people immediately wondered if this team-up was the 2010s answer to “Lady Marmalade.” If such a song were to exist, it’d definitely involve Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj — but Jessie J as ringleader? 1’s coming thanks to their songwriting partnership on “thank u, next” and “7 rings.” The friends let loose on “Monopoly,” the trappy first follow-up to thank u, next that devolves into them laughing about a Nutty Professor reference. 7. “borderline” with Missy ElliottMissy Elliott’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it “borderline” feature is the last of just three total on sweetener, Grande’s album with the fewest guests at the time. “Problem” with Iggy Azalea

Like most of the low-ranking songs here, this isn’t a bad Ariana Grande performance. It probably should rank lower, but I don’t have the heart to knock something so joyful. “Love Me Harder” was his most convincing effort at that point — it was no question whether he should’ve been duetting with Ariana Grande because he did it so convincingly. Hearing them build off each other in the bridge — Grande sings her lines with increasingly more runs while Minaj demands, “Before I let you walk, you gotta show me how to crawl” — it’s clear why they’re a true pop dream team. 30. “Hands on Me” with A$AP FergAnother “why?” moment. Grande followed the synths and drops to more success on songs like “Into You” and “breathin” once she realized her voice was strong enough for it. 47. 38. Tags: Photo: YouTube

The world has witnessed Ariana Grande bloom into one of its biggest pop stars in the past two years, after she released her fourth album, sweetener, and its follow-up, thank u, next, in six months’ time. “Monopoly” with Victoria Monét

Victoria Monét was the secret ingredient Grande needed to finally hit No. 44. “Be My Baby” with Cashmere CatArianators likely either didn’t notice that this My Everything track had a feature or asked themselves who Cashmere Cat was, anyway. Jade and Grande’s Cat lost the rigged contest (judged by the father of one of their competitors), and the episode convinced us to be shocked because the song was just so damn good. “Leave Me Lonely” with Macy Gray19. Consider her part the few drops of grenadine in your tequila sunrise — you might not think it’s essential, but something would be missing if it weren’t there. They deserved a break. How generous of Grande to grace Who Is Fancy with her presence on his second of two singles. Her own albums include featured performers as varied as Lil Wayne, the Weeknd, and Zedd (all on 2014’s My Everything); she’s recorded multiple tracks with exes Mac Miller and Big Sean; she’s a mainstay on Nicki Minaj albums. 27. But the feature, recorded under wraps and formally uncredited, shows her loyalty to past collaborators. “It’s not gonna change the world, okay?” she told Variety on a red carpet. 49. After two more-serious efforts together, “Side to Side” showed Nicki and her friend getting more comfortable with each other as they loosened up a bit. 16. Grande could’ve taken the team-up an extra step and traded bars with Minaj, but instead she oversold it. 11. and Charli XCX, Azalea got her biggest pop co-sign yet from Ari, which kept her relevant for longer than we should’ve had to endure. “motive” with Doja CatI came into this song with a low bar for Doja Cat: Don’t get in Ari’s way. Unlike 21 Savage, Ink, and Kadhja Bonet on “12.38,” the album’s only other track with features, Grande doesn’t add anything Gambino can’t. 12. 40. 41. “the light is coming” with Nicki Minaj

Nicki and Ari are at their best when they can work off each other, which doesn’t happen in this sweetener cut, which relegates Minaj to 12 bars in the song’s first 40 seconds. It does, of course. “Right There” with Big Sean

Yes, Ariana Grande and Big Sean made their best song together before they dated. “Time” with Childish GambinoGrande only contributes about a minute or so of vocals to this pensive, sprawling cut from Childish Gambino’s recent mysterious album 3.15.20. It was nothing strange for Grande to sing over a trap beat on Dangerous Woman, but it’s more than a little strange to hear Future’s voice in an Ari chorus (especially after mishearing Ari’s line in the chorus as “that make me nut quick,” rather than “not quit”). 2. “Arturo Sandoval” with Arturo Sandoval and Pharrell20. 22. On “raindrops,” Grande promises that she can still hit the notes — then on “blazed,” Pharrell helps her strip away the blaring synths for a bouncier dance track. 34. “Over and Over Again” with Nathan SykesGrande’s second collaboration with the Wanted’s Sykes, a single from his debut Unfinished Business, is another piano ballad that runs much of the same course as “Almost Is Never Enough.” The second time around, though, they’re more confident and controlled, making this one of the better Ariana Grande team-ups that you’ve likely never heard. “Quit” with Cashmere CatThe Norwegian producer Cashmere Cat has been one of Grande’s more curious serial collaborators since My Everything and pushes her out of her musical comfort zone more than Zedd or Pharrell. “Break Free,” a bit of a lighter touch for Zedd, was the blueprint for how EDM production could accent the strong, delicate voice that fans want to hear. It does all the work it needs to — the pairing doesn’t sound bad, they raised some money, and the song topped the charts — and nothing more. “Don’t Call Me Angel (Charlie’s Angels)” with Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey

Each singer’s part on this pop hodgepodge for the 2019 Charlie’s Angels remake sounds like a separate song, especially the Zeitgeist-riding Lana Del Rey bridge. 4. His production on “Adore” is on a near-constant upward build, challenging Grande’s voice to go further and further. No, it’s not gonna save the world — or even live up to the Khan hit it name-checks, of course — but it might be the only moment of the Charlie’s Angels soundtrack that brings you joy. Minaj is audacious and assured as she bosses her man around in the bedroom, while Grande is singing the sensuous, ecstatic R&B she practiced on “Be My Baby” and “Love Me Harder” and masters here. Grande’s Bieber collab “Stuck With U” landed like a dud, and Gaga’s Chromatica rollout had been capital-M Messy. 1, with her first two No. “Side to Side” with Nicki Minaj

“Wrist icicle, ride dick bicycle” goes right into the Nicki Minaj lyric hall of fame. “Best Mistake” with Big SeanThe two collabs from Grande and Big Sean’s relationship get dragged down by Big Sean’s dispassionate showings. 15. And when she makes songs with legends, she consistently makes enough space to highlight the skills that would draw her to them in the first place: Arturo Sandoval’s culture-bridging trumpet playing, Macy Gray’s haunting smoky delivery, Stevie Wonder’s ability to inject a pop song with energy and heart more than 50 years on. They’re bringing what the other can’t, taking that, then bringing even more. The pre-choruses give Grande just a few seconds to go big, and she makes the most of them before coming back down to whisper the hook. “Got Her Own” with Victoria Monét43. Sure, that explosion of belts and whistles at the end is far from earned, but they gave us what we wanted to hear. “Adore” with Cashmere CatCashmere Cat’s second song with Grande showed just how well he understands the singer. As a Gay Man, I can’t focus on anything else, whether Ari’s singing over it or Childish Gambino is rapping over it. It’s a fine example of Grande’s lower-fi post–thank u, next work — not the best, but far from the worst. The song wouldn’t have been the same bold, sexy hit without him. 51. 29. Grande’s smooth voice fits into Gaga’s forceful, dance-floor-trained cry like a missing puzzle piece — and Gaga finally brings Grande back to the club. That’s Italian excellence. They’re not trying to compete with Eartha Kitt or Madonna, or even to respond to them — they’re using a too-sexy Christmas song as a reason to show off some breathy vocals. “Love Me Harder” with the Weeknd

In 2014, the Weeknd was still making the case that a dark-minded alt-R&B singer (remember that?) could be a pop star. 50. He produced better songs on sweetener, like “successful,” but “blazed” should get credit for being the building block. “Break Free” with Zedd

If a single collaboration changed Ariana Grande’s career, it didn’t involve Nicki Minaj, Mac Miller, or any of her Victorious castmates. 26. “Santa Baby” with Liz GilliesGrande and her Victorious BFF Liz Gillies are in on the joke for this performance, complete with kissing noises and a backup singer pretending to be a flugelhorn. Ty Dolla and Grande never quite make each other light up like they can with some of their other collaborators, and they sound a little disjointed at times. 31. 33. I can’t imagine, though, that they asked why the Norwegian producer was on the song. “Almost Is Never Enough” with Nathan Sykes

One of the better singers from One Direction competitors the Wanted, Ari’s ex Nathan Sykes joined her on this ballad for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, an under-the-radar showcase of their abilities to make more polished, stripped-down pop. 52. Grande leaves most of her big notes and runs at the door to make this relaxed joint one of the most fun moments on Sivan’s breakout album, Bloom. Miller and Grande, dating by the time the song came out, performed for an audience of only each other, showing the world why they worked so well together. 17. 5. You can’t not smile while listening to them sing to each other. 6. 9. “My Favorite Part” with Mac Miller

Listening to “My Favorite Part” feels like sitting in a room as two best friends talk, laugh, and vibe, unaware that you’re even there. Claus” with Idina MenzelTwo reigning queens of Christmas come together for a collaboration that’s just as corny as it sounds. “Give It Up” with Liz Gillies

Grande’s very first collaboration was this Christina Aguilera–size pop-R&B burner written for Victorious; Jade (played by Liz Gillies, one of Grande’s most evenly matched duet partners) picks the song for their response in a karaoke sing-off. Grande laps both singers in her verse, but it’s all in good fun. “Research” with Big Sean48. “safety net” with Ty Dolla $ignIt’s surprising this meeting of the collaborative minds didn’t happen sooner. 8. “Get on Your Knees” with Nicki Minaj

“Bang Bang” started Ari and Nicki’s collaborative friendship, but “Get on Your Knees,” off Nicki’s The Pinkprint, showed their true power together. “All My Love” with Major LazerGrande has had some of her best collaborations with producers, and that usually happens when their light touches can accent her big voice. (She didn’t want to be there anyway.) Grande gives the best performance only because she takes chorus duty and sets the pace because, after all, she made the soundtrack. 24. (We deserve an honest Ari–Normani collab.)

42. “Everyday” with Future

If I had to draw a Venn diagram of Ariana Grande and Future fans, there’d only be enough overlap to fit the A&R rep who suggested this collab. 14. But instead of using quarantine to experiment like Charli XCX, Grande and Bieber (and their manager turned co-writer on the song, Scooter Braun) made a song that it sounded like they’d both already made before, separately.

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Ariana Grande’s Run as Commander-in-Chief of the Charts Is Likely Safe

Ariana Grande might not be in contention for president, but her run on the charts this fall will be a fun respite from that nightmare. The reflexiveness of the lyric sheet is a reminder of how much thought can go into even the most unassuming pop tune. Photo: YouTube

Ariana Grande shocked fans last week following cryptic social-media dispatches hinting at new recordings with the announcement that her sixth album, the follow-up to the one-two punch of Sweetener and Thank U, Next, would be out by the end of the month. At once, it calls to mind the tuneful sparseness of Ariana Grande’s own “Knew Better” and “Best Mistake,” the (perhaps too) streamlined production of Justin Bieber’s Changes, and the way Mariah Carey managed to bend and combine hip-hop, pop, and R&B sounds in the late ’90s. The lead single, “Positions,” hit Thursday night on the heels of a contentious final presidential debate where two elderly male candidates split hairs over their dramatically divergent visions for the future of the country but came to a rare consensus on the importance of fracking. Nighttime shots of Grande gliding wistfully through bedrooms and kitchens ties the song’s video to its lyrics, which toast to new romance. The reflexiveness of the lyric sheet is a reminder of how much thought can go into even the most unassuming pop tune, and the video’s further exploration of the themes in the song’s hook shows how a smart concept in the visual can open up new avenues in a song. “Positions” swings like rap music but it’s also light, breezy, and short; that versatility should aid it on the charts. That one common ground put both at odds with younger voters worried about the long-term environmental effects of the practice, and raises the question of why the job of president always falls to middle-aged men — the perfect lead-in to the “Positions” video’s exploration of how the White House might work with women in charge. Musically, “Positions” is delightfully simple, all strings, trap drums, and the barely audible sound of crickets chirping. Related

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Tags: Throughout the clip, helmed by Dave Meyers (see: Ari’s “God Is a Woman” and “No Tears Left to Cry,” Drake’s “Laugh Now Cry Later,” and most of the classic Missy Elliott videos), Ari presides in Oval Offices and War Rooms serving Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis splendor alongside a cabinet and security detail full of familiar faces like collaborators Victoria Monet and Tayla Parx and her mother, Joan. The involvement of Young Thug collaborator London on da Track is set to draw in casual hip-hop listeners Grande seemed to court through collaborations with Pharrell and 2 Chainz in the last couple of years while preserving her pliable pop sound and coyly blessing her gay fans, who were already editing themselves into the single art after it was posted this week, with a nod in the chorus line (“switching the positions for you”).

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Get Into ‘Position’ for Ariana Grande’s New Single

Grande also posted a mysterious video of her very slowly typing out “positions” on a mechanical keyboard to Twitter and Instagram. Jordan for most effective celebrity voter-registration tweet. “Turning in these mixes and reminding u again to register to vote if u haven’t already / to vote early,” Grande tweeted earlier this month, thereby edging out Michael B. Photo: Patrick McMullan via Getty Image

While we’re all still reeling from Ariana Grande’s surprise album announcement, the queen of quarantine sneakily dropped a countdown clock to what is presumably her newest single, “Positions.” According to the cryptic announcement, the single will arrive next week on October 23, with the album dropping on October 30. pic.twitter.com/1zAXsDNqim— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 17, 2020

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Tags: Fresh off her VMAs performance and wins, Grande encouraged/gently bribed fans with the promise of new music in exchange for their voter registration in the upcoming election.

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Ariana Grande, Inventor of Staying at Home, Is Dropping Her Album This Month

“I can’t wait to give u my album this month,” she wrote on October 14, assuring us we’d have bops on bops to soundtrack our journey to the polls in November (or earlier! Grande’s new, as-yet-unspecified project follows 2019’s thank u, next, which she put out just under six months after her previous masterpiece, 2018’s Sweetener. Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Looks like enough of you registered to vote. And how fitting that we would get an album this year from the woman who invented staying at home? i can’t wait to give u my album this month— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) October 14, 2020

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Tags: Last week, she tweeted, “Turning in these mixes and reminding u again to register to vote if u haven’t already / to vote early,” implying that she had been spending her quiet time working on new music. But even with thank u, next, we got a bit of warning — this time, she’s put us all on surprise-album watch for the next two and a half weeks. Just vote!). Her appearance in Gaga’s fantastic VMAs performance would’ve been enough to hold us over for the rest of the year, but Grande’s always been one to outdo herself. Consider it our thank you for that next installment of Ariana Grande music. Ariana Grande tweeted a hint that she’ll be releasing new music before the end of October (if, that is, October ever ends). Grande was active in the beginning of quarantine, dropping duets with Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga that both rocketed to the top of the charts.

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Ariana Grande, Halsey, and More Celebrities Spent Their Weekends Protesting

Ahhm here’s the audio pic.twitter.com/tfaOoVCw5v”— John Cusack (@johncusack) May 31, 2020

Protest happening now at #BarclaysCenter #BlackLivesMatter #NYCPROTEST pic.twitter.com/qP4UYYdnzu— Ellen Page (@EllenPage) May 31, 2020

Fiona Apple and her bolt cutters (the forearm-tattoo version) marched alongside fellow protesters in Santa Monica, as did Timothée Chalamet. pic.twitter.com/mSGEPwB1Pb— now why i thought this was jorja (@0v0Mani) May 30, 2020

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Outside of California, John Cusack shared a video of Chicago police coming at him “with batons” while he was protesting on his bicycle. “Fired rubber bullets at us. ✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/2shwVRp7dq— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) May 31, 2020

.@Halsey attends the #BlackLivesMatter protest in LA where policemen were shooting rubber bullets at protesters. The frontline was calm + did not provokeBUT MANY ARE NOT SAFE + MANY ARE IN CUSTODYDONATE TO BAIL ORGS!!!I AM CURRENTLY— h (@halsey) May 31, 2020

Joining the Saturday protests elsewhere in Los Angeles was model Emily Ratajkowski, who said that the police were “militarized and civilians had no weapons.” She added, “these are not violent protests but they become violent when an actual Army is deployed.” Tinashe and Insecure actor Kendrick Sampson were also present in L.A., with Sampson documenting on Instagram Live how the police hit him with rubber bullets and a baton. We dont have enough medics on the ground on our side. #fairfax #JusticeForGeorgeFlyod #defundthepolice pic.twitter.com/IWhXdweAZ2— Emily Ratajkowski (@emrata) May 30, 2020

Show up pic.twitter.com/jl9fkEh4eU— TINASHE (@Tinashe) May 30, 2020

Michael B. Im safe. pic.twitter.com/FMF2YLnyjv— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) May 31, 2020

I WAS NOT ARRESTED. So before you say, from the comfort of your home, that we’re exaggerating, please consider the injuries some have suffered— h (@halsey) June 1, 2020

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On May 29, 30, and 31, protests were held in nearly every major city across America to demonstrate against the death of George Floyd, with the National Guard now activated in at least 15 states. And they gassed and fired.”

.@ArianaGrande joins the LA protest for the #BlackLivesMatter Movement today. While some protests took a violent turn with lots of looting and arrests, others remained peaceful, with several celebrities choosing to march on the streets in solidarity with others to demand further justice for Floyd’s death. “I dont know how to articulate the horrors of today,” she tweeted on Sunday. I had to bandage a man who looked like his entire face had exploded today. We did not breach the line,” the musician wrote. Myself + many of my peers were shot, gassed + antagonized. So much blood spilled. Hitting my bike. We dont have enough medics on the ground on our side.”

I dont know how to articulate the horrors of today. If you have med training pls go + standby outskirts.— h (@halsey) June 1, 2020

do not underplay these rubber bullets bc you have been told they are “not lethal”. Unmoving. Jordan out here protesting! “NG + officers firing rounds into kneeling crowds. Jamie Foxx and Nick Cannon, meanwhile, were on the front lines in Minneapolis, and Ellen Page documented what was going down in Brooklyn. I was treating injuries I am not qualified to. Respect existence or expect resistance,” Kehlani wrote. There were ppl I had to get to safety as many of them have VISAs. NG + officers firing rounds into kneeling crowds. Fifth Harmony member Lauren Jauregui also recounted how protests in Miami were “peaceful as fuck” until police “in full gear” and with tear gas arrived. As documented on her Instagram Stories, Ariana Grande joined a Los Angeles protest on Saturday afternoon, where she wore a mask and a sign that read “Black Lives Matter.” Marching in a different Los Angeles protest was Halsey; however, she recorded on social media how police officers were fighting back against the crowds. Cops didn’t like me filming the burning car so they came at me with batons. EXACTLY @RealChalamet pic.twitter.com/0y7sdZqwTy— d 🦋 ᵇˡᵐ (@sunflwrchalamet) May 31, 2020

Halsey returned for a harrowing second day of protesting. Michael B. Jordan and Kehlani also protested in Los Angeles. “No justice, no peace.

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That’s Italian excellence. 24. Grande laps both singers in her verse, but it’s all in good fun. “Bed” with Nicki Minaj

Minaj has brought out the sensual side of her friend on multiple occasions, the latest of which was this Queen joint. Grande’s smooth voice fits into Gaga’s forceful, dance floor–trained cry like a missing puzzle piece — and Gaga finally brings Grande back to the club. His production on “Adore” is on a near-constant upward build, challenging Grande’s voice to go further and further. “Rain on Me” with Lady Gaga

There was a time when it looked like neither diva would be able to pull off this titanic meetup. 22. It probably should rank lower, but I don’t have the heart to knock something so joyful. 9. With Grande checking off two more high-profile collaborations back to back this month — longtime friend Justin Bieber on “Stuck With U” and fellow Italian Lady Gaga on “Rain on Me” — we revisited her near-decade of collaborations (minus her theater work and remixes of her own songs). 1s coming thanks to their songwriting partnership on “thank u, next” and “7 rings.” The friends let loose on “Monopoly,” the trappy first follow-up to thank u, next that devolves into them laughing about a Nutty Professor reference. “Nobody” with Chaka KhanChaka Khan wasn’t confident in her Charlie’s Angels collab with Ariana Grande — and given the state of the rest of the soundtrack, she had no reason to be. And when she makes songs with legends, she consistently makes enough space to highlight the skills that would draw her to them in the first place: Arturo Sandoval’s culture-bridging trumpet playing, Macy Gray’s haunting smoky delivery, Stevie Wonder’s ability to inject a pop song with energy and heart more than 50 years on. After collabs with T.I. “Time” with Childish GambinoGrande only contributes about a minute or so of vocals to this pensive, sprawling cut from Childish Gambino’s recent mysterious album 3.15.20. 27. And that’s that on that. “Good As Hell” with LizzoLet’s call this remix what it is: an attempt for Lizzo to ride the success of “Truth Hurts” to the top of the charts once more, years after she first released “Good As Hell.” And it sounds like it, with Ariana Grande adding half a verse and some runs, but mainly just a name, on top of Lizzo’s three-year-old recording. “Leave Me Lonely” with Macy Gray19. 42. 17. 45. 46. You can hear Cashmere Cat’s good intentions with the whistling flute and tropical drop on “Quit,” but the song lands a little too left of Ari’s style. “boyfriend” with Social House

This late-burning summer hit would’ve been forgettable without the boost from Grande’s rumored brief relationship with Social House member Mikey Foster. Her own albums include features as varied as Lil Wayne, the Weeknd, and Zedd (all on 2014’s My Everything); she’s recorded multiple tracks with exes Mac Miller and Big Sean; she’s a mainstay on Nicki Minaj albums. No, it’s not gonna save the world — or even live up to the Khan hit it name-checks, of course — but it might be the only moment of the Charlie’s Angels soundtrack that brings you joy. “Stuck With U” with Justin Bieber

The first collab from two longtime friends, in the name of coronavirus charity fundraising, had promise. Grande recorded the first demo but didn’t want to release it afterward, so Republic Records sent the song to Jessie J and Nicki Minaj; after Grande heard Jessie and Minaj on the track, she changed her mind and joined in. 1. “Break Free,” a bit of a lighter touch for Zedd, was the blueprint for how EDM production could accent the strong, delicate voice that fans want to hear. It can’t touch Grande’s best Christmas songs, but both she and Idina Menzel sure do commit to the bit. On “raindrops,” Grande promises that she can still hit the notes — then on “blazed,” Pharrell helps her strip away the blaring synths for a bouncier dance track. Minaj is audacious and assured as she bosses her man around in the bedroom, while Grande is singing the sensuous, ecstatic R&B she practiced on “Be My Baby” and “Love Me Harder” and masters here. 18. Grande could’ve taken the team-up an extra step and traded bars with Minaj, but instead, she oversold it. 25. A Quick Catch-up. But Iggy Azalea is dead weight on the song, with her blaccent and school assignment-level rhymes. 1, with her first two No. “A Hand for Mrs. Jade and Grande’s Cat lost the rigged contest (judged by the father of one of their competitors), and the episode convinced us to be shocked because the song was just so damn good. Tags: Grande sang with conviction, but she let Minaj steal the show — and she doesn’t do that often. And they don’t get in her way here, unlike on “Everyday.” Instead, Grande sounds like a natural. It was working with Zedd on “Break Free,” one of Grande’s first true attempts at booming club music. “Beauty and the Beast” with John Legend

“Beauty and the Beast” isn’t supposed to have drums and Disney doesn’t need to keep commissioning pop covers for its movies. “Got Her Own” with Victoria Monét39. Unlike 21 Savage, Ink, and Kadhja Bonet on “12.38,” the album’s only other track with features, Grande doesn’t add anything Gambino can’t. “Bang Bang” with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj

When “Bang Bang” came out, people immediately wondered if this team-up was the 2010s answer to “Lady Marmalade.” If such a song were to exist, it’d definitely involve Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj — but Jessie J as ringleader? “All My Love” with Major LazerGrande has had some of her best collaborations with producers, and that usually happens when their light touches can accent her big voice. His verse oscillates between inspiration and sex (“I fight for the things I believe in / I got your body and put it in drive, baby”), like he doesn’t quite know his role on the song. “Quit” with Cashmere CatThe Norwegian producer Cashmere Cat has been one of Grande’s more curious serial collaborators since My Everything, and pushes her out of her musical comfort zone more than Zedd or Pharrell. Miller and Grande, dating by the time the song came out, performed for an audience of only each other, showing the world why they worked so well together. 12. 1 cut, where Grande has to fight against the chaos of an obnoxious dancehall drop. Still, it’s a pleasantly surprising soulful pick-me-up. “Love Me Harder” with the Weeknd

In 2014, the Weeknd was still making the case that a dark-minded alt-R&B singer (remember that?) could be a pop star. The track was another move toward hip-hop from Grande, thanks in part to Pharrell’s heavy producer’s touch. 3. “Hands on Me” has all the makings of an all-time Ari performance … once you get past A$AP Ferg repeating, “It’s your birthday, every day with me / And I make her hand rocky, A-S-A-P.” “Put your hands on me” isn’t an invitation to smudge a near-polished bop. As a Gay Man, I can’t focus on anything else, whether Ari’s singing over it or Childish Gambino is rapping over it. 16. It was nothing strange for Grande to sing over a trap beat on Dangerous Woman, but it’s more than a little strange to hear Future’s voice in an Ari chorus (especially after mishearing Ari’s line in the chorus as “that make me nut quick,” rather than “not quit”). 8. Grande followed the synths and drops to more success on songs like “Into You” and “breathin” once she realized her voice was strong enough for it. “Side to Side” with Nicki Minaj

“Wrist icicle, ride dick bicycle” goes right into the Nicki Minaj lyric hall of fame. 10. “Rule the World” with 2 Chainz

Grande’s low-key side brings out the best in both of these rappers: the first as part of Wayne’s run of great features in 2016, the second as part of 2 Chainz’s 2019 opus Rap or Go to the League. “My Favorite Part” with Mac Miller

Listening to “My Favorite Part” feels like sitting in a room as two best friends talk, laugh, and vibe, unaware that you’re even there. “Almost Is Never Enough” with Nathan Sykes

One of the better singers from One Direction competitors The Wanted, Ari’s ex Nathan Sykes joined her on this ballad for The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, an under-the-radar showcase of their abilities to make more polished, stripped-down pop. Patti LaBelle has long sung her praises, and there’s a reason Ari was invited to perform at Aretha Franklin’s memorial service. It does all the work it needs to — the pairing doesn’t sound bad, they raised some money and the song topped the charts — and nothing more. “Break Your Heart Right Back” with Childish GambinoThere’s one too many voices on this song, which also features a prominent, slowed-down sample of Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out” in the chorus for no discernible reason. 36. “Adore” with Cashmere CatCashmere Cat’s second song with Grande showed just how well he understands the singer. The song only works with the combination of Jessie’s powerful belt, Ari’s sultry runs, and Nicki’s sharp flow, and it’s become a high point of all three careers. “the light is coming” with Nicki Minaj

Nicki and Ari are at their best when they can work off each other, which doesn’t happen in this sweetener cut, which relegates Minaj to 12 bars in the song’s first 40 seconds. But instead of using quarantine to experiment like Charli XCX, Grande and Bieber (and their manager turned co-writer on the song, Scooter Braun) made a song that it sounded like they’d both already made before, separately. 30. “Santa Baby” with Liz GilliesGrande and her Victorious BFF Liz Gillies are in on the joke for this performance, complete with kissing noises and a backup singer pretending to be a flugelhorn. “Break Free” with Zedd

If a single collaboration changed Ariana Grande’s career, it didn’t involve Nicki Minaj, Mac Miller, or any of her Victorious castmates. 33. 31. 11. The song wouldn’t have been the same bold, sexy hit without him. 14. His pitter-pattering drum track is the perfect complement to Grande’s voice, turning “Be My Baby” from another R&B song into a higher-stakes affair. Boyz” with Victoria Justice

I know this list is about Ariana Grande, but let me go on the record: I also think we all sing. You can’t not smile while listening to them sing to each other. “L.A. “Best Mistake” with Big SeanThe two collabs from Grande and Big Sean’s relationship get dragged down by Big Sean’s dispassionate showings. “It’s not gonna change the world, okay?” she told Variety on a red carpet. Cheesy lines often drag down Sean’s features, but he tightens things up on this one as Ari shows off her range and some whistle tones, making for another early Mariah–channeling moment. 4. 34. “Monopoly” with Victoria Monét

Victoria Monét was the secret ingredient Grande needed to finally hit No. “Give It Up” continues to get bigger and better when you keep thinking it can’t — like last year, when Gillies joined Grande on a tour stop to kill the song one more time. “Arturo Sandoval” with Arturo Sandoval and Pharrell20. Grande’s Bieber collab “Stuck With U” landed like a dud, and Gaga’s Chromatica rollout had been capital-M Messy. It does, of course. Related

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Who Is Ariana Grande, Really? Claus” with Idina MenzelTwo reigning queens of Christmas come together for a collaboration that’s just as corny as it sounds. He produced better songs on sweetener, like “successful,” but “blazed” should get credit for being the building block. “Don’t Call Me Angel (Charlie’s Angels)” with Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey

Each singer’s part on this pop hodgepodge for the 2019 Charlie’s Angels remake sounds like a separate song, especially the zeitgeist-riding Lana Del Rey bridge. “Right There” with Big Sean

Yes, Ariana Grande and Big Sean made their best song together before they dated. “Be My Baby” with Cashmere CatArianators likely either didn’t notice that this My Everything track had a feature or asked themselves who Cashmere Cat was, anyway. 43. Photo: YouTube

The world has witnessed Ariana Grande bloom into one of its biggest pop stars in the past two years, after she released her fourth album sweetener and its follow-up thank u, next in six months’ time. 41. “Research” with Big Sean44. 3 a month after its release, but a true team-up from two of pop’s biggest voices still feels necessary. Even some of her earliest songs, recorded during her time on Nickelodeon’s Victorious, find her dueting with the show’s other stars. 2. They’re bringing what the other can’t, taking that, then bringing even more. “Boys Like You” with Who Is Fancy and Meghan TrainorI wanted to hate this song — featuring one artist I’d never heard of and one I’m fairly cold on — more than I did. Grande sounds almost anonymous on “Research,” Sean’s Dark Sky Paradise cheating track that he opens with the lines, “The way you stressin’ got me blowin’ indo outdoor / Every time you intro, that’s my cue to outro.” His verse on My Everything’s “Best Mistake” isn’t much better — try following the lines, “Ain’t no number twos / We both ones of ones, and we the oddest couple / Only humans, ‘cept you, you a goddess” — but that song at least shows promise when Ari sings. (She didn’t want to be there anyway.) Grande gives the best performance only because she takes chorus duty and sets the pace because, after all, she made the soundtrack. The pre-choruses give Grande just a few seconds to go big, and she makes the most of them before coming back down to whisper the hook. 6. (We deserve an honest Ari–Normani collab.)

38. “Love Me Harder” was his most convincing effort at that point — it was no question whether he should’ve been dueting with Ariana Grande because he did it so convincingly. “Give It Up” with Liz Gillies

Grande’s very first collaboration was this Christina Aguilera–sized pop-R&B burner written for Victorious; Jade (played by Liz Gillies, one of Grande’s most evenly-matched duet partners) picks the song for their response in a karaoke sing-off. 26. 5. “Popular Song” with Mika

Ari, a noted theater girl, joined Mika on the single cut of this Wicked–interpolating anti-bullying anthem when she was still in her Nickelodeon days. “Let Me Love You” with Lil Wayne13. “Everyday” with Future

If I had to draw a Venn diagram of Ariana Grande and Future fans, there’d only be enough overlap to fit the A&R rep who suggested this collab. It’s a fine example of Grande’s lower-fi post–thank u, next work — not the best, but far from the worst. “Over and Over Again” with Nathan SykesGrande’s second collaboration with The Wanted’s Sykes, a single from his debut Unfinished Business, is another piano ballad that runs much of the same course as “Almost Is Never Enough.” The second time around, though, they’re more confident and controlled, making this one of the better Ariana Grande team-ups that you’ve likely never heard. “The Way” with Mac Miller

Looking back, Ariana Grande considers “The Way” her first single, scrapping the 4 Non-Blondes–sampling “Put Your Hearts Up” from her discography altogether. 15. They deserved a break. This piano-driven R&B love song is a much better announcement of a 2010s answer to Mariah Carey — along with the introduction of one sharp independent Pittsburgh rapper to the pop landscape. “Heatstroke” with Calvin Harris, Young Thug, and PharrellGrande adds just a spritz of brightness to the bumping summer track that doubles as Young Thug’s best pop performance. 29. “Get on Your Knees” with Nicki Minaj

“Bang Bang” started Ari and Nicki’s collaborative friendship, but “Get on Your Knees,” off Nicki’s The Pinkprint, showed their true power together. Consider her part the few drops of grenadine in your tequila sunrise — you might not think it’s essential, but something would be missing if it weren’t there. and Charli XCX, Azalea got her biggest pop co-sign yet from Ari, which kept her relevant for longer than we should’ve had to endure. Grande leaves most of her big notes and runs at the door to make this relaxed joint one of the most fun moments on Sivan’s breakout album Bloom. “blazed” with PharrellThe two opening tracks to Grande’s sweetener transition you away from the larger-than-life club bangers of Dangerous Woman. “Dance to This” with Troye Sivan

There’s nothing serious about Troye Sivan’s low-stakes electropop song with Ariana Grande, and there doesn’t need to be. Grande’s chorus is the breathy backdrop for Minaj’s quotables about thousand-dollar sheets and strawberry lingerie — until she loosens up at the end, giving just a taste of the big notes we’ve been expecting. 7. That’s not the case on this The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Pt. The remix did work, with “Good As Hell” peaking at No. But even before she ascended to the top, Grande has always been a generous, prolific, and in-demand collaborator. 37. Then the song came out and washed away our worries. 21. Grande was ready to open up on her own for her fourth full-length — but a 20-second Missy appearance is still worth fitting in. “Bad to You” with Normani and Nicki MinajEvery song on the 2019 Charlie’s Angels soundtrack is synthetic in its own way, with both of these trying to re-create successful pairings with thank u, next co-writer/“Monopoly” singer Victoria Monét and serial collaborator Nicki Minaj. I can’t imagine, though, that they asked why the Norwegian producer was on the song. Here are all 48 of Ariana Grande’s collaborations, ranked. “Faith” with Stevie Wonder

Throughout her catalogue, Grande has proven she knows how to work with an icon. “Hands on Me” with A$AP FergAnother why moment. 28. After two more-serious efforts together, “Side to Side” showed Nicki and her friend getting more comfortable with each other as they loosened up a bit. 32. 40. They come off as empty and forced, so why not just listen to the real things instead? But the feature, recorded under wraps and formally uncredited, shows her loyalty to past collaborators. “borderline” with Missy ElliottMissy Elliott’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it “borderline” feature is the last of just three total on sweetener, Grande’s album with the fewest guests at the time. How generous of Grande to grace Who Is Fancy with her presence on his second of two singles. Hearing them build off each other in the bridge — Grande sings her lines with increasingly more runs while Minaj demands, “Before I let you walk, you gotta show me how to crawl” — it’s clear why they’re a true pop dream team. “Problem” with Iggy Azalea

Like most of the low-ranking songs here, this isn’t a bad Ariana Grande performance. 47. 48. 23. Grande clearly outshines her duet partner on this track from Victorious season three, but that doesn’t stop both of them from having fun on this cheesy, innocent song. 35. They’re not trying to compete with Eartha Kitt or Madonna, or even to respond to them — they’re using a too-sexy Christmas song as a reason to show off some breathy vocals.

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Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s ‘Rain on Me’ Is a Win for Everyone

If you’re going through something right now — and aren’t we all? It occupies whatever role the situation requires. Related

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Last night online I tried to think of a bad song about rain, and I couldn’t come up with one, and no one else who tried to come up with one in the Twitter thread could do it either. You can roll it out as melodramatic mise-en-scène during a dark story song (Garth Brooks’s “The Thunder Rolls,” Brooke Benton’s “Rainy Night in Georgia”) or you can employ it as a heavy-handed metaphor for depression (The Temptations’ “I Wish It Would Rain,” the Carpenters’ “Rainy Days and Mondays”), or you can use it to sing about sex (SWV’s “Rain,” Madonna’s “Rain,” I think), or you can pretend that the weather is quietly acknowledging your need for spiritual reckoning or outward change or whatever (Bruce Hornsby’s “Mandolin Rain,” Led Zeppelin’s “The Rain Song” and “Fool in the Rain”). And there’s major Tifa and Aerith saving Midgar in Final Fantasy VII Remake energy in all the industrial backdrops and cyberpunk outfits in the official video. Set your house in order. I think the new Chromatica single “Rain on Me,” the first-ever team-up between Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande, is trying to cover all these points at the same time, and miraculously, it works. “Rain on Me” is versatile. That’s because rain is a rich topic for songwriters. “Rain on Me” is a song you can receive on whatever level suits you. That’s what makes it such a colossal win. — you might bust a tear duct at Gaga singing “I didn’t ask for the rainfall” in the first verse or at the chorus’ euphoric “ … at least I’m alive.” If you’ve had a quiet spring, you might just chuckle at “It’s coming down on me / I’m ready, rain on me.” Maybe you latch onto Ari’s verse about trying to be honest and true to yourself no matter the cost. Honestly, it’s a win for those alone. This is that, literally and figuratively. When I spoke to Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker this month, he said he likes to write songs that evoke a “crying on the dance floor” feel. This song will be huge not just because it’s Gaga in peak dance-pop form with chart assassin Ariana Grande in tow, the two of them singing it down, and because the beat by BloodPop and BURNS bangs like the bathroom at a circuit party in the freewheeling aughts, but because it has that nebulous quality memorable pop hits have where the lyric seems distinctly about one thing but also not about anything in particular. Chromatica arrives in seven days, kids. (A while back, I tried to figure out why Hilary Duff called upon a heavy rain to wash her sanity away in “Come Clean,” but all I got was the song stuck in my head for two months.) It’s a little vague but also kinda universal.

Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s Billboard No. 1 Sparks Tekashi 6ix9ine Feud

to anybody that is displeased with their placement on the chart this week or who is spending their time racking their brain thinking of as many ways as they can to discredit hardworking women (and only the women for some reason…..), i ask u to take a moment to humble yourself. and thank u to everybody who helped us raise a lot of money for a very important cause this week. love u all a lot. i’ve had a lot of “almost number ones” in my career and i never said a goddamn thing because I FEEL GRATEFUL TO EVEN BE HERE. grateful to have people who want to listen. And, somehow, it’s Scooter Braun’s first No. Last week’s No. so with this celebration today, i would like to address a few things which i don’t usually do (i don’t give my energy to drama or strange accusations normally but this has gone a little too far)…my fans bought the song. 🤍 however, i would like to say a few things. Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage,” now featuring Queen Bey herself, fell to No. Their song also kept Tekashi 6ix9ine’s postprison return, “GOOBA,” from debuting at No. 1 debut with “Toosie Slide” just last month). i promise i couldn’t ask for another fucking thing. i’m grateful to sing. 1 total, but Bieber’s sixth. it’s a blessed position to be in. 1 to Braun. It’s also Grande’s third No. OUR fans bought this song (never more than four copies each, AS THE RULES STATE).” She added, “To anybody that is displeased with their placement on the chart this week or who is spending their time racking their brain thinking of as many ways as they can to discredit hardworking women (and only the women for some reason …), i ask u to take a moment to humble yourself.” In conclusion, she wrote, “Congratulations to all my talented ass peers in the top ten this week. OUR fans bought this song (never more than four copies each, AS THE RULES STATE). u can not discredit this as hard as u try. Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber’s good deeds don’t end at donating single proceeds to the First Responders Children’s Foundation and throwing a No. grateful to even be here at all. they are ride or die motherfuckers and i thank god every day that i have them in my life. sales count for more than streams. anyone who knows me or has followed me for a while knows that numbers aren’t the driving force in anything i do. congratulations to all my talented ass peers in the top ten this week. Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber, friends who conveniently share a manager, hit No. i didn’t have a number one for the first five years of my career and it didn’t upset me at all because from the bottom of my heart, music is everything to me. 1, “Say So” — the first for both Doja Cat and remix guest Nicki Minaj — falls to No. JUSTIN’S fans bought the song. 1, Grande replied, “My fans bought the song. And most of this year’s past No. 🤍 there’s so much to celebrate today. 1s are also all still in the top ten: the Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights,” Drake’s “Toosie Slide,” and Roddy Ricch’s “The Box.” Some things never change. 3.”
Photo-Illustration: Vulture and YouTube

Two friends working together can do two times the good. JUSTIN’S fans bought the song. we love uuuuu so much. 5. 1 debut for Grande and Bieber, tying them with Mariah Carey and Drake (who netted his third No. that people want to listen to u at all. my fans are everything to me. A post shared by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on May 18, 2020 at 12:40pm PDT

If you can believe it, there were more than two songs on this week’s Hot 100. 2 this week (we hope Mrs. and you should feel that way too. It’s tied for 6ix9ine’s highest-charting single with his own Minaj-featured song, “FEFE.”

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Tags: 🥰 and thank u to @billboard for this honor. be grateful you’re even here. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with their coronavirus charity single, “Stuck With U.” It’s the third No. “YOU GOT CAUGHT CHEATING AND THE WORLD WILL KNOW.” In another post, he alluded to “6 credit cards used to buy 60,000 copies in the last hour,” presumably referring to “Stuck With U.” In her own post celebrating the No. Petty enjoyed her week at the top). TO WANT TO BE HEARD AT ALL …. not just when they fight for us to win (even when i ask them not to as i did this week) but because they’re some of the greatest people i know. 1 as a writer — although he’ll have to get five more to pass Taylor Swift. “YOU’RE A LIE AND CORRUPT,” he wrote to Billboard on Instagram. even number 3. 1, keeping that song at No. even number 3.”

View this post on Instagram thank u to everybody who supported this song, this cause and made this happen. “Congratulations to all my talented ass peers in the top ten this week, even No. 3.

It Took the Coronavirus to Get Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande on the Same Song

I’m releasing a new song #StuckwithU with my friend @ArianaGrande next Friday on May 8th https://t.co/pJCba90Cwf pic.twitter.com/UlSnPxnPT1— Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) May 1, 2020

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Tags: Here is the announcement. The song comes a year after Grande brought out her friend at her Coachella (RIP) headlining set to break his hiatus and perform “Sorry.” Maybe when this is all over, Ariana can come save her friend’s tour. “Stuck With U,” their first collaboration, is out May 8, with proceeds going to the First Responders Children’s Foundation. They may not be able to hug right now, but they can make music! Photo: Getty Images

The coronavirus works hard, but Scooter Braun works harder. Very excited because we have finally done it. SB Projects, the company run by Taylor Swift’s mortal enemy, will bring together two of its biggest clients, Justin Bieber and Janet Jackson — er, Ariana Grande — to kick off its series of COVID-19 benefit singles. “We have finally done it,” Bieber tweeted, promising “it’s really good.” After years of waiting for a Biebs-Ariana collab, it should be! And it’s really good. Point for Scooter Braun.

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Ariana Grande, BTS, LeBron James Team Up for Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards

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Tags: Ariana Grande, BTS, Kristen Bell, Dwayne Johnson, Camila Cabello, Millie Bobby Brown, BTS, Lil Nas X, Dove Cameron, David Dobrik, and Tom Holland count among the stars and musicians streaming by the Kids Choice Awards 2020: Celebrate Together next weekend, while LeBron James is set to receive the network’s 2020 Generation Change award. To coincide with the show, Nickelodeon will be donating $1 million to No Kid Hungry to support families affected by COVID-19. Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Like all of us, Nickelodeon had to cancel all of their plans last month, including the 2020 Kids Choice Awards, set for March 22 in Los Angeles. The intervening month has given the network time to reschedule, rearrange, and reboot, and now they’re back with a virtual ceremony, remotely hosted by former Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice, of Zoey 101 and Victorious fame, on Saturday, May 2 at 8 p.m. And if your kids want to whip up a few buckets of slime, honestly, it’ll basically be like they’re there.

Ariana Grande – 7 rings (Remix) Lyrics

Rather be tied up with calls and not strings
Write my own checks like I write what I sing, yeah (Yeah)
[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
My wrist, stop watchin’, my neck is flossy
Make big deposits, my gloss is poppin’
You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it
I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it (I see, yep) [Verse 1: Ariana Grande]
Yeah, breakfast at Tiffany’s and bottles of bubbles
Girls with tattoos who like getting in trouble
Lashes and diamonds, ATM machines
Buy myself all of my favorite things (Yeah)
Been through some bad shit, I should be a sad bitch
Who woulda thought it’d turn me to a savage? Gee, thanks, just bought it (Oh yeah)
I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it (Yep)
[Verse 3: Ariana Grande]
Yeah, my receipts be lookin’ like phone numbers
If it ain’t money, then wrong number
Black card is my business card
The way it be settin’ the tone for me
I don’t mean to brag, but I be like, “Put it in the bag,” yeah
When you see them racks, they stacked up like my ass, yeah
Shoot, go from the store to the booth
Make it all back in one loop, gimme the loot
Never mind, I got a juice
Nothing but net when we shoot
Look at my neck, look at my jet
Ain’t got enough money to pay me respect
Ain’t no budget when I’m on the set
If I like it, then that’s what I get, yeah
[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
I want it, I got it, I want it, I got it (Oh yeah)
I want it, I got it, I want it, I got it (Oh yeah, yeah)
You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it
I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it (Yeah)
[Chorus: Ariana Grande & 2 Chainz]
I want it, I got it, I want it, I got it
I want it, I got it, I want it, I got it (Yeah)
You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it (So that boy know)
I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it (2 Chainz, yep)
[Verse 2: 2 Chainz]
My ideas are priceless, I know I’m the nicest
I knew you would like this, I must be psychic
I’m from the streets, baby, I’m nothing like them (Tru)
She’s sweet in the day, but freaky when night come (Tell ’em)
It’s mine, invested (Uh); I spend it on necklace (Uh)
I got the cash if I don’t get credit (Uh)
And I’m well respected so she feel protected
So scratch all the exes (Ex), it’s next like contestants (Woo)
It’s blessings, no stressing, I’m flexing
Got one car parked right in the entrance
Got one car parked right at the exit
See, you didn’t expect this, you think like a robot
I put bands in yo face like Botox
[Chorus: Ariana Grande & 2 Chainz]
(Yeah) I want it (Yeah), I got it, I want it, I got it (Uh)
I want it, I got it (Uh), I want it, I got it (Baby)
You like my hair?

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Kanye West Didn’t Appreciate Ariana Grande’s ‘Foolish’ Twitter Commentary About Him

Ye gotta host— ye (@kanyewest) December 15, 2018

Typo Lauren Michaels is the goat The world needs that Ye SNL 👽👽👽— ye (@kanyewest) December 15, 2018

What say ye, Lauren? “People will no longer take mental health for a joke … all of this foolishness weighed on my mental health so @ArianaGrande you know I got love for you but until you’re ready to really make sure everyone’s ok don’t use me or this moment to promote a song.” He added, about his own experiences with mental health: “No one would ever choose to end up in a mental hospital and diagnosed with a mental disorder but god chose me to publicly go through this journey and it is beautiful.”

I know Ariana said this to be cool and didn’t mean no harm but I don’t like even slightest level of slight commentary from someone I know loves and respects me pic.twitter.com/T9VXaIj9MX— ye (@kanyewest) December 15, 2018

In the same round of tweets, West also expressed interest in one day hosting SNL as opposed to being relegated to a musical guest. “I know Ariana said this to be cool and didn’t mean no harm but I don’t like even slightest level of slight commentary from someone I know loves and respects me,” West wrote, screenshotting Grande’s tweet that implores fans to ignore the “grown men arguing” in favor of listening to her and Miley Cyrus’ new songs. “Lauren [is] the goat. Ye gotta host,” he wrote. In a series of tweets published Saturday morning — or, as he’d like us to refer to them from now on, “therapy testimonials” — Kanye West expressed annoyance at how Ariana Grande responded to his beef reignition with Drake earlier this week. Lauren Michaels is the goat.”

Still waiting to host SNL🤔Lauren in the goat. Despite this, he spelled Lorne Michaels’ name wrong … twice. “Typo. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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Ariana Grande Is Hyping Up Her Next Album, Thank U, Next

EST, exactly half an hour before SNL. you’ll see https://t.co/h6NwfP8dkt— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 3, 2018

Update, 9:15 p.m.: TMZ is reporting that Grande will release her single, “Thank U, Next” at 11:00 p.m. Because in a Saturday morning Twitter-palooza, Ariana Grande confirmed the name of her next album will be none other than Thank U, Next, a phrase that had previous life as one of her recent social media disses against Davidson. To this we say … uh, thank you. Ariana Grande. Related

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Sweetener, just like her engagement to Pete Davidson, is so last month, folks. it’s funny because ty,n is kinda the exact opposite of knew better but …..

Ariana Grande – sweetener Lyrics

[Chorus]
When life deals us cards
Make everything taste like it is salt
Then you come through like the sweetener you are
To bring the bitter taste to a halt
[Post-Chorus]
And then you get it, get it, get it, get it (ayy)
Hit it, hit it, hit it, hit it (ayy)
Flip it, flip it, flip it
You make me say oh, oh (sheesh, sheesh)
Twist it, twist it, twist it, twist it
Mix it and mix it and mix it and mix it
Kiss it, kiss it, kiss it
You make me say oh, oh (sheesh, sheesh)
[Verse 1]
I like the way you lick the bowl (sheesh)
Somehow your method touches my soul (sheesh, yeah)
It lifts me up to heights unknown (ayy)
So when they ask, “How’s life?” I go (sheesh, sheesh)
[Chorus]
When life deals us cards
Make everything taste like it is salt
Then you come through like the sweetener you are
To bring the bitter taste to a halt
[Post-Chorus]
And then you get it, get it, get it, get it (ayy)
Hit it, hit it, hit it, hit it (ayy)
Flip it, flip it, flip it
You make me say oh, oh (sheesh, sheesh)
Twist it, twist it, twist it, twist it
Mix it and mix it and mix it and mix it
Kiss it, kiss it, kiss it
You make me say oh, oh (sheesh, sheesh)
[Verse 2]
Your mama sent us horoscopes (sheesh)
Had so much fun watching them unfold (sheesh, yeah)
You said she like me, I smiled, I know (ayy)
So when they ask, “How’s life?” I go (sheesh, sheesh)
[Chorus]
When life deals us cards
Make everything taste like it is salt
Then you come through like the sweetener you are
To bring the bitter taste to a halt
[Post-Chorus]
And then you get it, get it, get it, get it
Hit it, hit it, hit it, hit it
Flip it, flip it, flip it
You make me say oh, oh (sheesh, sheesh)
Twist it, twist it, twist it, twist it
Mix it and mix it and mix it and mix it
Kiss it, kiss it, kiss it
You make me say oh, oh (sheesh, sheesh)
[Bridge]
And then we lay it back, talk the rest of the night
Things that we can light make me say oh, oh (sheesh, sheesh)
Talking about what you wanna do, whether it’s wrong or right
I am followin’ you ’cause you make me say oh, oh (sheesh, sheesh)
Say, I don’t know what I’d do without you in my life, it’d be so sour
I’m hoping that everybody can experience what we have in ours
[Chorus]
When life deals us cards
Make everything taste like it is salt (sheesh, sheesh)
Then you come through like the sweetener you are
To bring the bitter taste to a halt (sheesh, sheesh)
[Post-Chorus]
And then you get it, get it, get it, get it
Hit it, hit it, hit it, hit it
Flip it, flip it, flip it
You make me say oh, oh (sheesh, sheesh)
Twist it, twist it, twist it, twist it
Mix it and mix it and mix it and mix it
Kiss it, kiss it, kiss it
You make me say oh, oh (sheesh, sheesh)
You make me say oh, babe

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Ariana Grande – successful Lyrics

(What else is there to say, boy?)
Say, bae, you should play with me, babe
[Chorus]
Yeah, it feels so good to be so young
And have this fun and be successful, mmm (I, I, I)
I’m so successful
And, girl, you too, you are so young, mm, oh, woah
And beautiful and so successful, woah yeah
I’m so successful, yeah, yeah
[Bridge]
Let me put my hands over your eyes, mmm, yeah, mmm, yeah
(Issa surprise, surprise, Issa surprise, surprise)
Boy, are you ready for your surprise? Oh, woah (What else is there to say, boy?)
Say, bae, you should play with me, babe
[Chorus]
Yeah, it feels so good to be so young
And have this fun and be successful
I’m so successful, yeah
And, girl, you too, you are so young
And beautiful and so successful, yeah
I’m so successful, yeah, yeah Yeah (Does it make you feel?)
[Pre-Chorus]
Oh, oh, oh, woah
Tonight, I’m a baller, babe, mmm, oh (Tonight, I’m a baller, baby)
Even way beneath it, oh, woah (Even way beneath me)
What else is there to say, boy? You’ll have to wait (Issa surprise, surprise)
[Pre-Chorus]
Tonight, I’m a baller, babe (Tonight, I’m a baller, baby)
Even way beneath it, yeah (Even way beneath me)
What else is there to say, boy? [Intro]
Yeah, yeah, mmm, oh, yeah
Yeah, ooh, ooh, yeah
[Verse 1]
I just got some real good news from work, boy (Issa surprise, surprise)
You can’t imagine what I’m ’bout to say (Issa surprise, surprise)
It’s so hard to hold back, baby (Issa surprise, surprise)
I’m so excited, I can hardly wait (Issa surprise, surprise)
Listen, bae
[Pre-Chorus]
Tonight, I’m a baller, babe (Tonight, I’m a baller, baby)
Even way beneath it, yeah, oh, woah (Even way beneath me)
What else is there to say, boy? (Do you like it, babe?)
Does it give you chills? (Issa surprise, surprise, Issa surprise, surprise)
Mmm ah, oh, I’ma give it to ya (Mhm)
Mmm ah, oh, I’ma give it to ya (Oh, yeah)
Do you like it, babe? (Does it give you chills?)
Does it make you feel cold? (What else is there to say, boy?)
Say, bae, you should play with me, babe
[Chorus]
Yeah, it feels so good to be so young
And have this fun and be successful, yeah
I’m so successful, yeah
And, girl, you too, you are so young
And beautiful and so successful, oh, woah, yeah
I’m so successful
[Verse 2]
This ain’t nothing ordinary for me (Issa surprise, surprise)
We ain’t goin’ to your favorite place (Issa surprise, surprise, yeah, yeah)
You keep asking, “What is so special?” (Issa surprise, surprise)
You really wanna know?

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Ariana Grande – breathin Lyrics

Mmm
Time goes by and I can’t control my mind
Don’t know what else to try, but you tell me every time
[Chorus]
Just keep breathin’ and breathin’ and breathin’ and breathin’
And oh, I gotta keep, keep on breathin’
Just keep breathin’ and breathin’ and breathin’ and breathin’
And oh, I gotta keep, keep on breathin’
[Verse 2]
Sometimes it’s hard to find, find my way up into the clouds
Tune it out, they can be so loud
You remind me of a time when things weren’t so complicated
All I need is to see your face
[Pre-Chorus]
Feel my blood runnin’, swear the sky’s fallin’
How do I know if this shit’s fabricated, oh? Time goes by and I can’t control my mind
Don’t know what else to try, but you tell me every time
[Chorus]
Just keep breathin’ and breathin’ and breathin’ and breathin’
And oh, I gotta keep, I keep on breathin’
Just keep breathin’ and breathin’ and breathin’ and breathin’
And oh, I gotta keep, I keep on breathin’, mmm, yeah
[Bridge]
My, my air
My, my air
My, my air, my air
My, my air
My, my air
My, my air, yeah
[Chorus]
Just keep breathin’ and breathin’ and breathin’ and breathin’
And oh, I gotta keep, I keep on breathin’
Just keep breathin’ and breathin’ and breathin’ and breathin’
And oh, I gotta keep, I keep on breathin’, mmm, yeah
[Outro]
Feel my blood runnin’, swear the sky’s fallin’
I keep on breathin’
Time goes by and I can’t control my mind
I keep on breathin’, mmm, yeah [Verse 1]
Some days, things just take way too much of my energy
I look up and the whole room’s spinning
You take my cares away
I can so overcomplicate, people tell me to medicate
[Pre-Chorus]
Feel my blood runnin’, swear the sky’s fallin’
How do I know if this shit’s fabricated?

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Ariana Grande and KJ Apa Crashed Coachella Because All The Cool Stuff Happens When You’re Not There

A post shared by KJ Apa (@kjapa) on Apr 21, 2018 at 10:54am PDT

first time performing No Tears tonight at Coachella 💧 thank you @kygomusic for having me! Crazy. Photo: Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella

As if your Coachella FOMO needed a boost, last night Ariana Grande herself showed up for a surprise performance of her new single “No Tears Left to Cry.” Grande rocked her new platinum blonde look while debuting the first ever live performance of the first single from her upcoming still-to-be-named album. Coachella is truly a magical place that only exists to remind me that I’m not living my best life. It turns out he can actually play guitar. Kygo then closed out his set by playing Avicii’s “Without You” as a tribute to the late artist whom he called “my biggest musical inspiration.” But I’m sure you made plenty of equally cool memories this weekend at like brunch or whatever. The singer joined EDM artist Kygo on stage during his set and also performed his remix of Marvin Gaye’s “Sexual Healing.” The DJ’s performance also included an appearance from Riverdale’s KJ Apa, who you might recognize as Archie from the hit CW show. 📹: @alfredoflores A post shared by Ariana Grande (@arianagrande) on Apr 20, 2018 at 11:56pm PDT

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American Idol Premiere Recap: Another Moment Like This

Six years ago, she botched the National Anthem so badly at a local soccer game that Robin Roberts commented on it during a Good Morning America segment, which means Robin Roberts must’ve been feeling bored (or was it savage?) that day. Oh, I can’t believe it’s happening to me: Some people wait a lifetime for a reboot that’s remotely tolerable. Though she’s been a hit-maker for a decade, Katy Perry has always opted for goofiness over Madonna-type stage command. Stepping into the room with Lionel, Katy, and Luke, Catie wields a guitar and bursts into a self-written song called “21st Century Machine.” Quaint but urgent, she trills, “People on the airwaves always preach who I should be” and ends with, “Someone tell if me this is all an illusion or if I’m just a cog in the 21st-century machine.” Man, I miss high-school English. Before I can insist there’s no way these S.S. It’s only when a season is over — or in this case, the 23 months since the season 15 finale — that the pleasures of Idol come back to me: Melinda Doolittle reinvigorating “My Funny Valentine”; Katharine McPhee bopping on her knees for no reason during “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree”; Adam Lambert and Allison Iraheta power-hugging after their triumphant “Slow Ride” duet (surely clinking grommets on each other’s “rocker” attire); the hurt of Fantasia Barrino; the terror of Sanjaya Malakar; Neil Sedaka pained with admiration after being introduced to the impossible, unknowable concept of Clay Aiken; and, of course, our introduction to Kelly Clarkson, that singular belter who manages to be relatable without pandering, cool without aloofness, and true to herself even when Clive Davis or Dr. Catie’s voice is quavery but assured; Lionel, Katy, and Luke rightfully eat it up. It’s not right, so it’s a no for me.” Firm and quippy! That’s all you really need to know about Noah and me. There’s an accessibility to her Crayola Washables spectacle and that’s the kind of judge Idol needs. For a juggernaut that dates back to the halcyon days of Nellyville, American Idol has always been an effort to endure. Sunday night’s premiere episode opens with a montage of hopeful youngsters brandishing guitars and gazing into the camera like hunks from Singled Out. He’s trailed by the S-T-A-R of the episode, a red-faced Arkansas kid named Noah Davis who swears the first thing he would buy as an American Idol winner would be an alpaca. Jennifer Warnes owned your ass, Kermit, and she did it with a fine song about small-town people just getting by. So it’s a no for me.” He wriggles out of there like a short, fat, hairy one and promptly eats himself. This is going to be a pretty cordial Disney affair after all. Ron serves up “Let It Go” by James Bay, and he is very into paining up every syllable.  

Tags: “I think Katy is going to bring a lot of fun to the table,” intones Lionel like he deduced Kierkegaard. Luke or 19 Entertainment said that wasn’t in the contract. video, are exhausting. (I did enjoy that Ariana and her huge ponytail looked like a talking Chicken McNugget from an ‘80s McDonald’s commercial for a few years, though.)

Sardor Milano, our most gel-slicked contestant of the evening, won Russia’s version of The X Factor, yet in front of Lionel, Katy, and Luke, he sings like Marv getting electrocuted in Home Alone. The contestant backstories, reiterated hundreds of times through a season like peer-pressure warnings in a D.A.R.E. “I’m so honored to be sitting next to Lionel Richie,” says Luke Bryan in full Don Trump Jr.–on-tree-stump drag. Aren’t we done with, like, The Glee Project? Lionel says something about how she’s going through the fire now and it’s like, we get it, dude, you know Chaka. And then, out of nowhere, a thrill to survive. Maybe Lionel will even say, “She has empathetic vibes”! “Luke is definitely warm-hearted,” says Katy, earnestly. I’m glad this song lost the 1979 Best Original Song Oscar to “It Goes Like It Goes” from Norma Rae. Two things: (1) I too was a red-faced rosacea teen, so I’m paralyzed with empathy, and (2) we must be related, because my favorite animal is fellow South American camelid, the vicuña. Redemption is a recurring Idol motif and Harper Grace — yes, we’re in an era where people named “Harper Grace” are old enough to ululate for money — has a hurdle to overcome. I have high hopes for her empathetic vibes. Never mind. Noah’s piano-accompanied take on Rihanna’s “Stay” didn’t improve on the original, but his guilelessness makes him feel like a contender. It’s just for us.” Legitimately cool and sweet. Mind you, no Russian version of The X Factor is serious unless t.A.T.u. “That’s my Luke.” I have to tell you: I could sense from this sound-bite alone that Katy was suited for this gig. Had to have been sad. Catie continues by writhing on some stairs in her pink jumper, sniffing her armpit on camera, and then squealing, “Don’t show me sniffing my armpit!” You get it. Then come the judges, a slot-machine-selected trio comprising an Oscar-winning veteran (Lionel Richie), a pop diva (Katy Perry), and a tallish country man with two first names (Luke Bryan). Her voice is fabulous and she cuts the figure of a young Shawn Colvin, but man, Rivers Cuomo’s version was precious enough for me in 2011. Lionel adds that she’s more Broadway than pop, and Luke says she’d be doing herself a disservice by pursuing pop instead of being “the next Kristin Chenoweth.” She leaves and shatters into a pile of snakes, but I’m too busy admiring our triumvirate’s tact and cleverness to care. I’m hyperventilating now remembering every configuration of judges — even Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson — and their endless attempts to telegraph “chemistry” for our viewing pleasure. Minnow travelers will get along, they sing each other’s praises. Layla’s version of “Who’s Lovin’ You” is neither fiery nor special, but she is a fetal Keri Russell and Hollywood can work with that. It’s one of those sacred moments you collect when watching Idol: It’s that Bo Bice “In a Dream” moment or even a Didi Benami “Rhiannon” coo, when performers sidestep contrivance and give us a moment that needs no host or judge to trumpet it. red carpet anymore, but Idol viewers still must endure his voice-overs and contestant introductions as we barrel through the audition episodes. Makes me want to read Howl and convince myself I’m in in love with Jessica Simpson again (“Irresistible” era). For a TV show that honestly doesn’t have to exist anymore, a performer who can lighten up a room is deeply therapeutic. So much for new beginnings as we pray the specter of The Voice, the odd hit that keeps delivering quirky gurglers and their garbled versions of “Fast Car” (or whatever), doesn’t render this whole thing moot. I’m now thinking about martian landings where Lionel Richie asked to view the martian and was denied. Speaking of Walt: Maggie Poppe, our next singer, gives a rendition of “The Rainbow Connection” so twee that Kermit the Frog punts his banjo into traffic. This should excite you: Our next performer Koby looks half like Taylor Swift in her “Teardrops on My Guitar” stage and half like the legendary Bridgette Wilson-Sampras. That’s too bad. Alpacas are fuzzy and jovial; vicuñas are glamorously lean and kind of look like Prince. Accept it. When Koby defaults to claiming Katy is her Scorpio sister, Katy replies, “Well, Scorpios also do not lie: You are not a pop star. It’s a disaster, and so we get a quick tutorial in how our judges handle catastrophes. But wait: After we return from commercial, Lionel and Luke reconsider their positions and — in an unprecedented TV gesture that would have Edward R. We’re even past Idol’s subsequent awkward years where judge Kara DioGuardi, Simon Cowell’s second Mrs. But we’re well past the Idol golden era. Our first episode commences with a 17-year-old auditionee named Catie Tuner who wears giant Hello, My Name Is Doris glasses, giggles for days at a time, and calls herself “awkward.” Forgive me: I am sad that it’s 2018 and teens are still calling themselves awkward. Ariana Grande, like Ron from earlier, always sounds like she’s imitating a past diva to me. “Every once in awhile a martian lands, and sometimes we get to see the martian,” reasons Lionel. Ron Bultongez is up next, he’s from the Congo (yes, the actual place, not the wonderful Laura Linney movie), and he has a terribly sad story that involves an abusive upbringing, moving to America when he was 10, and being cut off from his own family. Hollywood, meanwhile, is not so hip to electronics-store cashier Benjamin Glaze’s strumming (even if he did win a peck on the lips from Katy) or punk rocker Nico Bones, sort of a drag Charlotte Gainsbourg who performs the upcoming smash “Worms.” Quoted: “Nobody likes me / Everybody hates me / Just because I eat worms / Short, fat, hairy ones / Long, tall, skinny ones / See how the little ones squirm.” I can’t help but feel this is journalistic truth and should be respected for the gritty reportage it is. Can we move on from that era? Maybe he’ll even bring wigs to Hollywood, which is the kind of update this show is craving. Lionel seconds this idea and oh my God, they reject him. Maybe Giuliana Rancic doesn’t have to stand near Seacrest on the E! She has the talent to pull it off, but I demand authority and self-possession from my divas, not play-acting the look and feel of authority. Katy jams along to the crude anthem and unleashes the bon mot of the episode: “Listen, Nico: You win at life. Finally, a pretty vocal: Disney superfan Alyssa Raghunandan takes on Ariana Grande’s “Almost is Never Enough,” and I have to say, I like it better than the original. For now, dawg, I’m in. It’s a fresh, Disney-fied start — unless, of course, you consider the recent sexual-assault allegations from Ryan Seacrest’s former stylist Suzie Hardy, who claims that the Idol host subjected her to years of abuse. I’m not sure it’s American Idol, though. Take that, people on the airwaves. And that is why I am passionate about education. Photo: Eddy Chen/ABC

American Idol

101 (Auditions)
Season 16

Episode 1

Editor’s Rating

3 stars

Complete Series Coverage

American Idol, like anything else I’ve ever loved, is exhausting. is involved, so it was probably a joke. She’s followed by a Kentuckian named Layla Spring, who is approximately 11 years old and brings her tinier sister Dixie with her. She is a Broadway hopeful with some giddy evil in her eyes and we’re thrilled to see her take that hoofer energy and channel it into … easily the loudest and most songless bellowing I’ll hear this year. I am not making up these names and neither is Vivid Entertainment. That won’t be true in Hollywood Week, but it’s a lovely sentiment for now. de Winter, did her job wrong by being smart and thoughtful, or when Ellen DeGeneres was bewildered to learn that she couldn’t jitterbug out of every contestant critique, or when Mariah Carey threw glitter at the magnificent season 12 winner Candice Glover just to have something to do. The rendition sounds something like this legendary performance of “Ain’t Gonna Pee Pee My Bed Tonight” with its vomit-tinged growls and general charisma. Also, does Harper Grace know her name is two different Debra Messing characters? And I’ll tell you what? Ryan Seacrest’s distinctly Pat Sajak–ian blend of hospitality and palpable contempt is exhausting. He also gets a good moment of bonding in with Katy when he mutters, “Wig” under his breath (as in “I’m wigging out”) and Katy, like the monkey noticing a dot on its head in the mirror, also says, “Wig!” Lionel and Luke are confused and heterosexual, and Katy stops them from asking questions: “It’s not your language. While that can make her enjoyable as a radio entity (hell, I’d argue we care about the concept of “Song of the Summer” because Katy Perry exhumed it with “California Gurls” in 2010), her kooky confectionary vibe has always felt slight and anodyne when compared to a schlock goddess like Lady Gaga or a Duracell-operated X-Men character like Beyoncé. With three yeses, Catie wins our first ticket to Hollywood Week. I bet not. It’s a restrained and grownup dismissal on Idol! In 2018, we find Idol on ABC without even a whiff of Keith Urban’s Peppermint Patty bob to remind us of the past. A new era is upon us! Meanwhile, Zach D’Onofrio, who is a friend of Nehru jackets, skates on by to Hollywood with a robo-debonair take on “The Way You Look Tonight.” Stilted, but almost intentionally so — think Taco’s “Puttin’ on the Ritz.”

Our final contender Dennis Lorenzo is soft-spoken, but he handles Allen Stone’s “Unaware” with a fluttery, whimsical quality that — at the very least — feels unforced. But that hasn’t daunted her: Even through her miserably long-winded feud with Taylor “Glenn Close on Damages” Swift, Katy has done her best to be transparent, unpretentious, and pretty funny. Now, Harper is a well-adjusted 16-year-old who can purr an acoustic version of Khalid’s “Young Dumb & Broke” and a Dolly Parton–esque original song in the vein of “Bargain Store.” It is awfully rare that an Idol performer would be a better songwriter than singer, but it’s possible Harper Grace could be the exception, even if 16 is still a zany-young age to be on a show like this. The week-by-week eliminations are exhausting. It’s a solid whine, a solid bleat, but Katy is on to something when she says he’s good at imitating and questions whether he has his own thing yet. Carrie Underwood narrates the package and that makes sense since she’s the ideal Idol winner: a wild mix of conventional talent and conventional good looks. Murrow and Walter Cronkite gagging — Ron is welcomed back to the big room where he’s given a ticket to Hollywood. Mickey is waving the “Sorcerer’s Apprentice” wand all around Lionel’s thin scarf. Anyway, Maggie is going to Hollywood, maybe she’ll serve up more Paul Williams–penned joy in the future. Who’d have thunk? It’s not comfortable and I’m not sure it ever will be. Cunning sociopath.

Beauty and the beast – Ariana Grande lyrics

Lyrics Ariana Grande – Beauty and the beast

Tale as old as time
True as it can be
Barely even friends
Then somebody bends
Unexpectedly.(beauty and the beast)

Just a little change
Small to say the least
Both a little scared
Neither one prepared.

Beauty and the beast.

Ever just the same
Ever a surprise
Ever as before and ever just as sure as the sun will rise.

Ever just the same
Ever a surprise
Ever as before
And ever just as sure
As the sun will rise.

Tale as old as time
Tune as old as song
Bitter sweet and strange
Finding you can change
Learning you were wrong
Certain as the sun
Certain as the sun
Rising in the east
Tale as old as time
Song as old as rhyme
Beauty and the beaaast.

Tale as old as time
Song as old as rhyme
Beauty beasttt.
Ariana Grande lyrics
Video beast

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Pink Guy – Nickelodeon Girls (Pink Season Album)

[Intro]
(Hello, Nickelodeon headquarters)
Hi, sorry to disturb you this late in the night
I have a serious inquiry directed toward Nickelodeon
My question is WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING?
You know y’all used to have some fire bitches
When I turn on the TV I’m trying to see my favorite bitches
Zoey101? Jennette McCurdy? Oh my God
And now all you got is these preteens
Bruh, I’m not a pedo
I’m not trying to look at these little kids and get aroused
Now I can’t watch Nickelodeon with my dick in my hand anymore
Now I’m fucking upset
This is some fucking bullshit

[Verse]
Dan Schneider
Bring all my bitches back
I need all my bitches, I need all my bitches
The new shit you put out is wack
Dan Schneider
I’m just trying to get an erection
But now that these kids looking 13 and under
My penis will suffer

Dan fucking Schneider (Schneider)
This ain’t a fucking game, bitch
I wanna watch a sitcom
With my hand on my dick
I wanna see a titty (titty)
Not fucking kid shit
Return all the hot chicks
Or you gon get it bitch

ICarly, iCarly
I don’t care if you look like Michael Jackson
As long as you giving me action
And Freddy gon’ film the reaction
Sam gonna join in
And suck me a fat one
Nickelodeon girls
Can’t live without ’em (whew)

Ariana Grande
I know I drive a Hyundai
I can put you in a coma
Have brunch on a Sunday (fancy)
My dick put you in a coffin
All night screaming and tossing
Victoria Justice
I know you tryna touch this

Lizzie McGuire is tight
But I bet Zoey’s tighter
You can find me in her bed
Digging through that vaginer
Amanda Bynes, you a little bit crazy
But you can still have my babies (whew)
Go down like a dog with the rabies
Y’all can’t save me

Uh, a little bit of weed, hard liquor for the ladies
Got me feeling like a young Dan Schneider from the 80’s
With a Jewish law firm and an all black Mercedes
She playing with the balls like Brady (ay)
Fuck off with the shitty little kids with their stupid shit
I only wanna see the ones with a body fit
And I don’t want to be the one to be a little bitch about it
But I’m just saying what everybody is thinking (hahahahaha)
Where the titties at?
Dan Schneider why you ruining your business?
You realize I’d probably buy cable if you keep all the girls
And the ratings all stable
Cuz I ain’t tryin to see a young baby in the cradle
Cuz I’m not a pedophile
I’m not trying to see that shit (c’mon man)

The girls I have sexualized are all in their 20’s and 30’s
(Disclaimer!)
I’m not saying you should change all the bitches
But at least something after 10:30 (30!)

Dan Schneider
Bring all my bitches back
I need all my bitches, I need all my bitches
I need all my bitches back

I love you Dan Schneider, just please bring them back

Pink Guy – Nickelodeon Girls Lyrics

[Intro]
(Hello, Nickelodeon headquarters)
Hi, sorry to disturb you this late in the night
I have a serious inquiry directed toward Nickelodeon
My question is WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU DOING?
You know y’all used to have some fire bitches
When I turn on the TV I’m trying to see my favorite bitches
Zoey101? Jennette McCurdy? Oh my God
And now all you got is these preteens
Bruh, I’m not a pedo
I’m not trying to look at these little kids and get aroused
Now I can’t watch Nickelodeon with my dick in my hand anymore
Now I’m fucking upset
This is some fucking bullshit

[Verse]
Dan Schneider
Bring all my bitches back
I need all my bitches, I need all my bitches
The new shit you put out is wack
Dan Schneider
I’m just trying to get an erection
But now that these kids looking 13 and under
My penis will suffer

Dan fucking Schneider (Schneider)
This ain’t a fucking game, bitch
I wanna watch a sitcom
With my hand on my dick
I wanna see a titty (titty)
Not fucking kid shit
Return all the hot chicks
Or you gon get it bitch

ICarly, iCarly
I don’t care if you look like Michael Jackson
As long as you giving me action
And Freddy gon’ film the reaction
Sam gonna join in
And suck me a fat one
Nickelodeon girls
Can’t live without ’em (whew)

Ariana Grande
I know I drive a Hyundai
I can put you in a coma
Have brunch on a Sunday (fancy)
My dick put you in a coffin
All night screaming and tossing
Victoria Justice
I know you tryna touch this

Lizzie McGuire is tight
But I bet Zoey’s tighter
You can find me in her bed
Digging through that vaginer
Amanda Bynes, you a little bit crazy
But you can still have my babies (whew)
Go down like a dog with the rabies
Y’all can’t save me

Uh, a little bit of weed, hard liquor for the ladies
Got me feeling like a young Dan Schneider from the 80’s
With a Jewish law firm and an all black Mercedes
She playing with the balls like Brady (ay)
Fuck off with the shitty little kids with their stupid shit
I only wanna see the ones with a body fit
And I don’t want to be the one to be a little bitch about it
But I’m just saying what everybody is thinking (hahahahaha)
Where the titties at?
Dan Schneider why you ruining your business?
You realize I’d probably buy cable if you keep all the girls
And the ratings all stable
Cuz I ain’t tryin to see a young baby in the cradle
Cuz I’m not a pedophile
I’m not trying to see that shit (c’mon man)

The girls I have sexualized are all in their 20’s and 30’s
(Disclaimer!)
I’m not saying you should change all the bitches
But at least something after 10:30 (30!)

Dan Schneider
Bring all my bitches back
I need all my bitches, I need all my bitches
I need all my bitches back

I love you Dan Schneider, just please bring them back