Ariana Grande to sing national anthem at NFL game

Today was announced that Ariana Grande will be performing at the first football game of the National Football League season! She is set to sing the National Anthem on September 4th at 7:30 EST at the Centurylink Field in Seattle, Washington. The game starts with the Green Bay Packers versus the Seattle Seahawks.

Who do you think would win, if you were a football fan? Who’s excited to hear Ariana hit those high notes?

Let’s not forget the amazing fetus Ariana performing the national anthem when she was 8 years old!

Ariana Grande’s ‘Problem’ is #VevoCertified

On the morning of Monday (28), after almost three months since its release, the video for Problem finally reached 100 million views on VEVO’s website, bringing Ariana Grande her second certificate Vevo, a premium that is gain when a video clip reaches the 100 million views on VEVO or Youtube.

The  first certificate of Ariana Grande was achieved with the music video for The Way, the 1st single from the album Yours Truly.

Problem” is a partnership with rapper Iggy Azalea and was the 1st single from the new album Ariana Grande,”My Everything“. The song remained in the top 3 of the Billboard Hot 100 for several weeks, held the #1 position on the United World Chart for four weeks in a row and was also a complete success on American radio and Canadians.

Ariana Grande interviewed on Seventeen Magazine

Ariana Grande Reveals How She Beat Insecurity & Found Huge Success

She’s one of the world’s biggest pop stars and has over 50 million followers on social media, but in Seventeen’s September issue, Ariana Grande shares an unfiltered look at her true self. Check out what she had to say about overcoming insecurity and finding success, and read the full story in the new issue on newsstands August 5th.

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On Overcoming Her Insecurities

“Everybody has certain things that make them feel insecure. Even when you overcome a huge battle in your life and you make a ton of progress as a person, there are still things that will upset you and break your heart. But I feel like I’m at a point in my life where love is the most important thing, and I won’t let anything come before it.”

The Social Media Superstar On Selfies

“Everybody makes up these ridiculous captions for their selfies that have nothing to do with the picture, like ‘Layin’ in bed on Saturday.’ It’s like, No, you are not! You just spent an hour getting ready for this picture! We all post a selfie for the same reason—because we feel better about ourselves than usual. So just be like, ‘Hey, I feel good about myself today, so here’s a picture!’”

On Doing Anything For Her Fans

“If my fans want something, I’ll always do my best to give it to them. A lot of my fans are in love with my old music, and they’re always asking me if they can have the songs that didn’t make it on the first album. I had to buy [“Boyfriend Material”], so I could just give it to them for free. I really wanted them to have it because they love it!”

On How Her Grandfather Influenced Her Growing Up

“He was like, ‘you’re a star, I know in my heart you’re going to make this family so proud. You’re a blessing.’ And I was like, oh my god, and started crying, and I trusted it.”

In the issue, out August 5th, Ariana talks a lot about her grandfather, who sadly passed after we went to press. She told us: “This interview took place before I lost my grandfather. Reading it back now is of course very hard, but I’m so grateful that I spoke briefly about some of the wisdom he shared with me in this interview. I hope Seventeen readers find it helpful and can relate.”

The Toughest Thing She Has Ever Had To Deal With

“Falling out of touch with my dad. It’s private, but it happened last year. It took me so long to be okay with it. The thing that got me there was embracing the fact that that I am made up of half my dad, and a lot of my traits come from him. So much of me comes from my father, and for so long, I didn’t like that about myself. I had to accept that it’s okay not to get along with somebody and still love them.”

On Putting Herself Out There And Being Totally Exposed

“It’s tough to spend some of the most important years of your life in front of so many strangers who want to pick you apart. Insecurity has been the hardest thing I’ve had to overcome. I think everyone my age struggles with that because everyone strives for approval and wants to feel loved.”

On Working With Iggy Azalea On “Problem”

“For me, a collaboration is taking a song that is great, and turning it into a fantastic song. When you hear IGGY [in “Problem”], it screams confidence and girl power, and all these wonderful things.”

The Biggest Lesson She’s Learned In The Past Few Years

“Being okay with not having the answers to everything. I feel like for the first time in my life, I’m really okay. I used to freak out about everything all the time. I used to be like, ‘Oh my God, somebody said this!’ Everything used to be such a big deal! But now, I feel I can handle everything that comes my way with a calm energy.”

Song Premiere: Bang Bang – Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj

Listen to the new single from Jessie J, with assistance from Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande, “Bang Bang.”

Jessie J, Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande have been teasing this big collaboration for a minute now, and now the full version of the single “Bang Bang” has been released. We previously heard part of Nicki’s verse on a Instagram video, but how’s her full verse stack up?

The radio-friendly production comes from Max Martin, Savan Kotecha and Ilya, and yes, you can expect to hear this all over the radio starting tomorrow.

The trio will be performing this song at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards on August 25, 2014! Get excited!

The song is a single off UK singer Jessie J’s forthcoming album & a bonus track on Ariana Grande’s album My Everything.

Whatchu think of these three ladies’ collaboration? Expect visuals to arrive in the near future.

CLICK HERE TO BUY BANG BANG ON ITUNES

 

Ariana Grande talks ‘Bang Bang’ with Attitude

Problem hit-maker Ariana Grande has shared a few teasers about her forthcoming collaboration with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj, saying it sounds like a song from Disney’s Hercules.

The collaboration, titled Bang Bang, will serve as the lead single from Jessie J’s upcoming third album and will also appear on the Deluxe Edition of Grande’s new album My Everything. It’s scheduled to premiere on July 29.

Recalling her time recording the track with producers Max Martin and Savan Kotecha, Grande told Attitude: “I said whoever sings the chorus needs to be like three soul divas. I wanted it to sound like Hercules – like the muses in Hercules.”

“Fierce gospel singing is what I wanted,” Grande continued. “I wanted it to sound like that, and it literally ended up sounding like it came out of a fierce music project written by [renowned Disney songs composer] Alan Menken.”

Describing the sound of the finished track, Grande said: “To me it sounds very theatrical and campy and I think it’s very sassy, fun and tongue-in-cheek.”

“And Jessie is wailing which is my favourite bit!” she added.

Ariana Grande on GMA + to perform at iHeartRadio Music Festival

The lineups for the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival were announced on July 23rd live on the morning show Good Morning America by Ryan Seacrest and Ariana Grande.

Ariana will be performing this year. Taylor Swift, Usher, Nicki Minaj, Ed Sheeran, Iggy Azalea, Calvin Harris, One Direction, Lord, Paramore and others will be performing there as well.

During the interview, Ryan and Ariana talk about the lineups of the iHeartRadio Music Festival, and the singer says she is excited for her performance. Her favorite song of hers new album, My Everything is “Best Mistake”, but says she also likes to “Break Free”, her new single in collaboration with DJ Zedd.

VIDEO: Ariana Grande on Japanese TV show ZIP!

Ariana Grande’s interview with Japanese TV show ‘ZIP!’ last year has recently aired in Japan.

The singer met the singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, and she talked about her music, “a person came up to me and said ‘you know, I really love your music and I think what you do is amazing,’ and I was like,’ Thank God, I’m finally here,’ but it was like a dream come true. “

“I do not like acting … I was 14 at the time [Victorious] and my manager said ‘I think this will work for you, I think you should build your own fan base, stabilize yourself,’ and I joined Victorious and it changed my life.”

The show’s host also wondered what Ariana’s dream was, ‘That’s it, that’s all I want to do, there is nothing more to ask “

“I walk around in my pajamas and I see my photos and I’m shameful on the internet that I even knew it had been taken and people say ‘that’s it, girl’, ‘Oh My God’, ‘Diva’, and it makes me feel so well accepted. “

Sam & Cat is officially cancelled

After being put on a “permanent hiatus” in April following some behind-the-scene drama, Nickelodeon hit comedy series Sam & Cat has been being officially cancelled, with promos for the last produced episode, No. 36, #GettingWiggy, calling it a series finale. “Nickelodeon will not be producing more episodes of Sam & Cat,” the network said in a statement. “We are very proud of the show and its very talented cast and we wish them all the best.”

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So the news is out about Sam & Cat. I felt it wasn’t my place to make any sort of announcement so I kept quiet until now. I want to thank Nickelodeon for making a childhood dream of mine come true, for being a family to me, for being so accommodating and supportive of my multitasking with my music career, and for of course introducing me to many of my fans however many years ago. I want to thank Dan Schneider (@DanWarp) for allowing me to play such a special, beautiful character who I hid behind for so long. What I mean by that is when I was younger, people loved Cat so much I used to pretend to be more like her. It took me a long time to be brave enough to separate myself and show people how different we actually are…. I think that’s honestly because I admire her so much. Her appreciation for life and everybody she encounters. Her passion and genuine excitement for the little things that most people dread like school projects and work. She always saw negative obstacles as opportunities to make things good.
I will always hold Cat near and dear to my heart and appreciate her help in my personal growth from teenager to adult. I know she seems like a simple, daft character (and she is) but she played such a huge part in my life I just wanted to express my appreciation for her and share some of the things I love most about her. I think a lot of people could take a page out of her book…… she wouldn’t judge anybody by their appearance…. she believed the best in people…. she wasn’t afraid of anything or anybody…. she never let people’s judgements hold her back from doing what she wanted, acting how she wanted, dressing how she wanted wanted, dying her hair however she wanted… she never held back her enthusiasm or joy for fear of appearing some sort of way or for fear of jinxing the good that is real (which is something I personally do all the time but I wish I could shake that and celebrate every little thing like she does).

One of my favorite things about Cat was that she never lost her sense of wonder. As we grow up we become more and more jaded and fearful of how we come across. We hold back a little more, protect ourselves a little more and although Cat goes through the same ridicule as anybody else does growing up, she never changed or lost her childlike wonder. To me that’s the bravest, most special thing about her. She actually reminds me a lot of Frankie in that way.
So I know a lot of people will think this is a lot for some ‘dumb’ kids show character…. but to me she is actually a lot smarter, stronger and braver than all the rest of us.

Hopefully we’ll find out one day if Cat & Robbie ever got married. If I had any say in the story from here on out I’d make sure they were happily married with sweet, eccentric, Jewish, artificially red headed babies. Cat would constantly find herself reminding Aunt Sam to leave the butter sock and other dangerous weapons out of the house. They’d live down the street from Jade and Beck, also happily married with purple and black haired, pale, grungy, beautiful, goth babies. 🙂

Thank you to the cast and crew who I spent almost every day with for a good 4 or 5 years. Thanks for lighting us beautifully, shooting us beautifully, making the most incredible props, yelling at us when we were running late to set, keeping us on track and most of all for making it such a positive work environment. The guys behind the scenes couldn’t have been more pleasant or hard working and I appreciate them for that so much. I can’t imagine that there is a more pleasant or professional crew in Hollywood.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to a true friend of mine, Dan Schneider. I will never take these memories or lessons learned for granted.

Lastly, thank you to my fans who have been with me since all of this started… you are the most loyal, dedicated and continuously loving supporters I could ever imagine. We’ve been through so much and you are still here… and we’ve got a long way to go. 🙂
Thank you for believing in me, accepting me and loving me. I love you forever.

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Sam & Cat had been a runaway success by any measure. The series, from proven hitmaker Dan Schneider, brought together two popular characters from two popular Nick series – iCarly’s Sam Puckett and Victorious‘ Cat Valentine — played by two of the network’s best-known stars and best friends, Jennette McCurdy and Ariana Grande, respectively. The series has been a ratings hit, quickly becoming Nickelodeon’s highest-rated series. Last July, only a month into Sam & Cat’s run, Nick doubled its freshman order from 20 to 40 episodes. Its hourlong Jan. 18 episode drew 4.8 million total viewers.

But as production went on for Sam & Cat‘s 40-episode first season, rumors started circulating about discord on the set, with emotions running high and McCurdy and Grande sometimes showing up late. The grueling, 40-episode shoot had been taxing on everyone. Additionally, McCurdy had been going through a difficult time in her personal life for the past six months and recently had to deal with the leak of racy photos, while Grande’s music career has taken off big time. Both have been at Nickelodeon for a long time, McCurdy for more than seven years and Grande for more than four. Both are entering adulthood, and word is both were feeling constrained at kids-focused Nickelodeon and are ready to move on.

Things came to a head in late March when McCurdy publicly accused Nickelodeon of unfair treatment. She also fueled speculation about a rift with her longtime best friend Grande by un-following Grande on social media and not joining her co-star at Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards. A few days later, production on the series was shut down with four episodes from Season 1 left to shoot. They will not be filmed, and there will not be a second season either. Meanwhile, Nick is in production on the new comedy series from Schneider, the 20-episode Henry Danger.

Ariana Grande collaborates with Nicki Minaj & Jessie J

In what is sure to be the musical event of the year, international superstars Jessie J +Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj have collaborated for the powerhouse anthem “Bang Bang” out July 29 via Republic Records. The track features production from the iconic Max MartinSavan Kotecha, and Ilya.

The historic song will serve as the first single from Jessie J‘s forthcoming LAVA/Republic Records album due out this fall. It will also be included on the deluxe edition of Grande‘s sophomore album, My Everything [Republic Records], available August 25th.

Jessie J‘s debut album, Who You Are [LAVA], marked the debut of a global icon when it reached #1 and was certified multi-platinum in over 15 countries. She has sold over 3 million albums and 20 million singles worldwide to date. The GRAMMY® Award-nominated artist was also the 2012 London Olympic Games Ambassador. Her smash “Price Tag” reached #1 in 18 major territories. Who You Are also yielded an astonishing six Top 10 singles including the hit “Domino”. Among other accolades, Jessie J was the recipient of the 2011 Critics Choice BRIT Award and the BBC’s Sound of 2011 honor.

Ariana Grande first landed at the top with her album, Yours Truly. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. The album featured the pop smash “The Way”, which went double-platinum and reached #1 on the iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart. 2014 has already been a historic year for Grande. The first single from her sophomore album, “Problem”, saw her become the “youngest woman to debut with over 400K sold first-week”. It ranked as the 4th ”highest digital song debut for a female artist”, and 8th highest which also went #1 on iTunes in over 65 countries.

GRAMMY ® nominated artist Nicki Minaj has the highest digital sales for any female hip-hop artist in history. With two number one albums, over 50 million in digital sales as a solo and featured artist, she and Adele are the only two artists to ever sell 1 million copies of five different songs in one year. In 2012, Minaj tied Mariah Carey for most hot 100 entries on Billboard’s HOT 100 Chart with a total of 44. Minaj has now surpassed that number with recent hits like Love More with Chris Brown and her latest critically acclaimed single, “Pills N Potions”, off of her forthcoming album to be released later this year, which is entitled The PinkPrint.

Watch the teaser of the song below!

Ariana Grande’s ‘Problem’ #1 in the UK Official Chart

Ariana Grande has made chart history as she is the first artist to reach No.1 on the UK Official Chart based on both sales and streaming figures.

The pop beauty reached the top spot with her new single, Problem featuring Iggy Azalea, at the weekend and was quick to update her fans with her exciting news.

She tweeted: “was too much to fit in one tweet! thank u so much UK, just heard the news today…. love u more than words.”

The stunning star has made history because as of this week, the Official Singles Chart now includes the amount of plays songs get on streaming services such as Spotify and Napster alongside physical and digital sales.

Problem had a combined chart sales figure of 113,000, which was made up of 106,000 sales and a streaming contribution of 6%, which came from 712,000 audio streams.

Martin Talbot, chief executive of the Official Charts Company, said: “Congratulations to Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea for claiming this landmark Number One. This is a big week for the Official Singles Chart – and we are delighted that it is such a big week for them too.”

Ariana’s manager, Scooter Braun, who manages Justin Bieber, said: “Landing her first Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart is an incredible achievement and another benchmark in the continued global success of Problem. Thanks to the loyal UK fans whose incredible support has made this possible. This is your Number 1 too.”

TEASER: Ariana Grande – Best Mistake (feat. Big Sean)

Ariana Grande has just released a teaser for her duet with Big Sean called ‘Best Mistake’. She posted a video on Instagram filming the sky with the song in the background. This song will be the 3rd single off of Ariana Grande’s sophomore album ‘My Everything’. Watch and listen to the teaser below!

PREMIERE: Ariana Grande – Break Free (feat. Zedd)

After dropping teasers for her fans throughout the week, we finally get a listen to the full studio version of Ariana Grande’s new single ‘Break Free’ featuring production by Russian-German producer/DJ Zedd. The electronic-influenced track is the follow up to her ‘Problem’ single and serves as the second release from her forthcoming sophomore LP ‘My Everything’ dropping this Summer.

‘Break Free’ was first debuted live by Ariana on her own rendition of MTV’s old ‘TRL’ program called ‘Total Ariana Live’

LISTEN TO BREAK FREE!

Ariana Grande to perform at the 2014 MTV VMAs

You prayed for it, you tweeted it, you basically manifested it. And now it’s happening: Ariana Grande will return to the VMAs with a live performance of her brand-new single, “Break Free.”

If you watched Ariana’s “Total Ariana Live” “TRL” 2.0 special like the good fan that you are, then you were amongst the first Arianators in the world to hear her new single, “Break Free.” It’s just a taste of what’s to come when she performs the single live for the first time ever at the 2014 VMAs, August 24 at The Forum in Los Angeles.

Ariana’s been teasing the Zedd collaboration on Twitter for almost two weeks, so a full dose of summer anthem has been a long time coming for her fans.

And in case you missed this crucial piece of Ariana news because you’re too busy memorizing “Break Free,” Ariana also announced that her sophomore album, My Everything, which was slated for release on August 25th, will actually be available for purchase immediately following the VMAs on August 24th -— a whole day early.

Although Ariana sang a pre-performance medley last year, this will be her first time gracing the VMA mainstage. But given her ability to flawlessly belt out Mariah-worthy whistle tones, it seems unlikely that the VMAs will be a problem for Ariana.

Ariana Grande on MTV’s ‘Total Ariana Live’

Ariana Grande was at the MTV studios to attend the MTV show “Total Ariana Live” in Times Square , the world’s most famous avenue, reliving the unforgettable “Total Request Live”. During the special, she made an important announcement and disclose, for the first time on TV, her new single ” Break Free” with Zedd! This is the promote her new album, My Everything, which is inspired by life, love, and everything she was going through.

Ariana, who released her latest album My Everything for pre-order this morning, will made a striking presentation and shared more news. Besides that, she made an acoustic performance of her hit “Problem”, played some games under “Hip Hop Mix Up”  and had some Q&A sessions from fans using the hashtag #TotalArianaLive on Instagram video.

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Announcing the MTV VMAs performance

Playing Hip Hop Mix Up

Performing Problem (Acoustic)

WORLD PREMIERE OF BREAK FREE

 

 

Ariana Grande performs at Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks

Ariana Grande looked like a stunning All-american beauty as she hit the stage for her Macy’s 4th of July Spectacular performance on Monday, June 30th. The concert, obviously not live on July 4th, had her singing 2 of her big hits in front of an ecstatic crowd, who waved american flag batons all around while she sang and danced across the stage. With the beautiful backdrop of the Statue of Liberty and the Freedom tower, Ariana pleased the crowd with a great show.

She pre taped her singing performance at the Brooklyn Bridge Pier on Monday evening, wearing a cute crop top, and American flag skirt as she struck poses mid performance.

Check out the videos and photos during the event!

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Ariana Grande performs at the 2014 KTUphoria

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Ariana Grande shows off her love for the 1960s with knee high go-go boots during her performance at the 2014 103.5 KTUphoria held at Izod Center on Sunday night (June 29) in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

The 21-year-old singer hit the stage just after announcing her upcoming album,  My Everything, during the iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party the night before.

“Jersey, that was so much fun… thank u KTU. <3 even tho I have a cold, that was the most fun performance in a while. thank u for that ily,” Ariana tweeted after her set.

Check out the UHQ photos + videos of the concert!

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