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Tragedy strikes in Manchester
Reports are coming in from the police and on social media that some form of explosion has happened at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, North England.
There are many contradictory reports at the moment, some concert goers are reporting the sound of two ‘explosions’ as well as ‘flashes of light’, while others are stating that there was 'one enormous bang'.
Ariana Grande is one of the people thought to be safe after the incident
Continue reading: Lives Lost At Ariana Grande Concert
A judge denied Kesha’s request for a preliminary injunction that would allow her to release music away from producer Dr Luke.
Artists including Lady GaGa, Iggy Azalea and Ariana Grande, are uniting in support for Kesha after the latest setback in her ongoing legal battle with producer Dr. Luke. On Friday Kesha was was denied her request for a preliminary injunction that would allow her to release music without producer Dr Luke, who she has previously accused of sexual assault and emotional abuse.
Celebrities have been offering support for Kesha following her latest legal setback.
Kesha first filled suit against Dr Luke in 2014, claiming the producer had sexually assaulted her and accusing him of sexual harassment, gender violence, civil harassment and intentional infliction of emotional distress. Kesha also claimed that on occasions Dr Luke had ‘drugged’ her.
Though Derek and Hansel have left the world of fashion modelling behind them, a part of both of them still has the wish to return to the stage and once again be crowned as the king of the runway. When some of the world's most famous celebrities are found murdered (all of whom have died pulling Derek's trademark Blue Steel pout) Interpol decide to recruit the two fashion veterans in a bid to infiltrate the current world of modelling - an industry that's evolved beyond the one they were originally accustom to.
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The song is the first single from upcoming album 'Moonlight'.
Ariana Grande has gone for the ethereal pastel goddess look with her stunningly vibrant latest video 'Focus'; the very first single from her upcoming third album 'Moonlight' released today (October 30th 2015) through Republic Records.
Ariana Grande wants you to 'Focus' on her
It's difficult to 'Focus' on anything else as Grande drops some provocative moves in a pair of super heels and a matching blue sparkly crop top and skirt - as well as a range of other scanty outfits. Her hair appears to go from lilac to pale blue and she's opted for the Kylie Jenner-esque over-lined lips for extra poutability. There's even been suggestions that she looks like a popstar version of 'Game Of Thrones' character Daenerys Targaryen.
It was a night filled with big name duets at the annual Global Citizen Fest.
Ed Sheeran must have felt like he was dreaming on Saturday night, when he got to join Beyonce onstage at the 2015 Global Citizen Festival for a duet of her hit song ‘Drunk in Love’. Sheeran frequently covers the track but this was the first time he had performed his stripped down acoustic version with Queen Bey herself.
Ed Sheeran joined Beyonce at this year’s Global Citizen Fest.
Beyonce brought out Sheeran mid-way through her set which had already included Destiny’s Child classics and a remix of ‘Crazy in Love’. But the New York crowd went wild for the Sheeran duet, which was a highlight of the already star studded festival.
The actress pays homage to her mother Janet Leigh’s iconic scene in the new Fox series.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the shower that infamous scene from Psycho is back to haunt you once again. But this time it’s Jamie Lee Curtis whose getting the fright, as she pays homage to mother Janet Leigh’s famous scene.
Nicki Minaj was not happy with her three MTV Video Music Award nominations and took to Twitter to let the world know.
Nicki Minaj is not happy with the MTV Video Music Award nominations. The 32-year-old singer took to Twitter to complain about two of her music videos not receiving enough recognition. Her collaboration with Beyoncé, ‘Feeling Myself’, was completely missed out from nominations and her ‘Anaconda’ video didn’t get a nomination in the Best Video or Choreography categories.
Nicki Minaj has a bone to pick with MTV.
Continue reading: Nicki Minaj Complains About Not Receiving Enough MTV VMA Nominations
Lea Michele remembered Cory Monteith, two years on from his death, in a touching post on social media on Monday (13th July).
Lea Michele paid a heartfelt tribute to her Glee star and former boyfriend, Cory Monteith, two years on from his tragic death at the age of 31. Michele took to social media on 13th July to share her thoughts with fans.
Lea Michele at San Diego's Comic-Con 2015.
Read More: At the End, Glee Goes Back to the Beginning.
Continue reading: Lea Michele Pays Tribute To Cory Monteith Two Years On From His Death
'Donut-gate' had seen Ariana facing the possibility of a criminal rap, but the owner of the store in question is reportedly not going to press charges.
After a pretty torrid week or so, Ariana Grande looks like she’s off the hook in terms of criminal charges over the now notorious ‘donut gate’ incident, with reports suggesting that the pop star will not be charged with criminal mischief.
TMZ reported on Monday afternoon (July 13th) that the 22 year old singer may be in the clear after the owner of Wolfee Donuts in Lake Elsinore, California does not want to press charges. It may have something to do with the store underperforming in a public health inspection in the wake of the scandal, which the same publication reported last week.
Ariana Grande will apparently not have charges brought against her by the owner of the shop behind 'donut-gate'
Ariana Grande has issued a second apology for her recent comments about Americans and America.
Ariana Grande has apologised for a second time for her recent remarks about America. Grande was caught on camera on Saturday (4th July) and overheard saying ‘I hate America’ and ‘I hate Americans’ whilst purchasing donuts at Wolfee’s Donuts in Lake Elsinore, California. Grande has apologised once before in a statement on Twitter posted earlier this week but shared a second lengthy public apology on a video posted on Thursday (9th July).
Ariana Grande has apologised again for her recent comments.
The shop where Ariana Grande was videoed licking donuts is being investigated by health officials.
Ariana Grande is not having a good week but neither is the owner of a donut shop where she was videoed licking donuts, intended for sale, on display in Lake Elsinore, California. The shop owner reportedly handed over surveillance footage to the police and now health officials are investigating the incident.
Ariana Grande's donut licking antics have landed a California shop in trouble with the authorities.
The Floridian pop star was caught licking a tray of doughnuts and saying "I hate America" at the weekend.
Ariana Grande has landed herself right in it this week, with security camera footage emerging yesterday of the singer licking a tray of doughnuts and saying “I hate America”. Bizarre, if you’re reading about this news for the first time, but true.
As a result, she has been quick to issue an unreserved apology, but has also cancelled her scheduled appearance at the MLB All-Star Concert in Cincinnati on Saturday claiming that she needs to have her wisdom teeth removed.
TMZ posted a video on Tuesday (July 7th) which quickly went viral, of herself and her back-up dancer Ricky Alvarez in the Wolfee Donuts store in Lake Elsinore during the Fourth of July weekend. It shows the 22 year old pop star surreptitiously licking two doughnuts on a display shelf, and saying “I hate America”.
Charisma Carpenter is joining the cast of ‘Scream Queens’.
Charisma Carpenter has been cast in Scream Queens. 44-year-old Carpenter will play the mother of Ariana Grande’s character. She is joining the series in a guest role which has the potential to become recurring. Carpenter is best known for her role as Cordelia Chase on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel but she has since appeared in such series as Veronica Mars, Greek and The Lying Game.
Charisma Carpenter has been cast in Scream Queens.
Continue reading: Charisma Carpenter Cast As Ariana Grande’s Mum In ‘Scream Queens’
Grande is fed up with questions about her personal life and she’s letting the world know.
Singer Ariana Grande won the internet this weekend, when she hit out against the media’s double standards by posting a lengthly feminist message on Instagram. The singer, who recently split from rapper Big Sean, has had to deal with being repeatedly asked about her love life in recent interviews, as well as rumours she’s now dating One Direction’s Niall Horan.
Ariana Grande has unleashed some serious truths on social media.
In a recent interview with The Sun newspaper the 21 year old had said, "A girl can be friends with someone with a d--- and not hop on it." Adding, “I'm tired of needing to be linked to a guy, I'm not Big Sean's ex, I'm not Niall's new possible girl. I'm Ariana Grande."
Continue reading: Ariana Grande Slams Double Standards With Epic Feminist Essay
Liam Payne has reassured fans that he and the boys are not going anywhere following Zayn Malik's exit.
"Let's go crazy, crazy, crazy..." because Liam Payne says One Direction are here to stay. Speaking backstage at Capital's Summertime Ball with Vodafone at London's Wembley Stadium yesterday (June 6), Liam addressed rumours of the phenomenally successful boy band's imminent split, saying, "We don't know where that came from because we've got loads of stuff going on."
Right direction: Liam says the band aren't going anywhere
"We have just started the process for recording the new album, we've got a whole new tour going on, there are some really good songs so I don't think we are going anywhere for a while."
Continue reading: One Direction Aren't Splitting, Says Liam
The singer announced her split from the rapper yesterday.
Ariana Grande looks to be doing just fine following her break-up from boyfriend of eight months, rapper Big Sean. The 21 year old seems to be throwing herself into her work post-split and is currently filming her scenes for the upcoming Fox series ‘Scream Queens’, which stars Lea Michele and Emma Roberts.
Ariana is single again after splitting from her boyfriend of eight months.
Writing on Twitter Grande thanked her co-stars tweeting, ‘fun 1st day on set! thank u queens for making me feel so welcome. y'all are everything @RobertsEmma @msleamichele @billielourd @yoabbaabba.’
Continue reading: Ariana Grande Focusing On 'Scream Queens' After Big Sean Split
Justin Bieber joined Ariana Grande on stage in Los Angeles on Wednesday 8th April. Bieber got a little too close to Grande during their performance and Grande's boyfriend, Big Sean, isn't too happy about it.
Big Sean was not happy when Justin Bieber joined his girlfriend, Ariana Grande, on stage on Wednesday night (8th April). Bieber got a little bit too close to Grande whilst the two were performing at Grande's concert at the Forum in Los Angeles.
Justin Bieber got a little handsy with Ariana Grande whilst they were performing together in Los Angeles.
The Billboard Music Awards are being held on May 17th in Las Vegas.
Swift and Smith, whose respective albums 1989 and In The Lonely Hour are still in the Top 5 of the Billboard Albums Chart well over four months after their release, are both gunning for the Top Artist, Top 100 Songs, Top Billboard 200 Album, Top Billboard 200 Artist and Top Hot 100 Artists categories, while each is up for the Top Artist in their gender-specific prizes.
Taylor Swift scored the most BMA nominations with 14
Biebs joined the ‘Bang Bang’ singer on stage in Miami but apparently he didn’t do his homework first.
Justin Bieber gave Ariana Grande and her fans a huge surprise on Saturday evening, when he joined the singer on stage to perform a duet of ‘Love Me Harder’. Grande is currently taking the US by storm on her Honeymoon Tour, which had rolled into Miami’s American Airlines arena.
Bieber surprised Ariana Grande on stage in Miami
Bieber joined Grande for a rendition of the track, taking the parts originally performed by The Weeknd. But Justin wasn't quite as familiar with the single as he might have thought, and he ended up fluffing a few of the song's lyrics much to his embarrassment.
Bring out the glitter, the Honeymoon tour is underway.
Ariana Grande’s Madison Square Garden gig featured glitter, cat ears and a few tears – that’s kind of the definition of dramatic. So what was the gig all about? "Good music, good choreography and a great time -- I want to make sure that my fans have the best night of their lives," Ariana Grande says in a video clip that opens her Honeymoon Tour.
Ariana still rocks the cat ears occasionally, as an homage to her Nickelodeon character Cat Valentine.
That’s exactly what she delivered, with tight choreo and elaborate staging galore backing up the upbeat, poppy tracks from her back-to-back debut and sophomore efforts Yours Truly and My Everything. The Honeymoon tour is Grande’s first touring effort after she left behind Nickelodeon to focus on her hugely successful (so far) music career.
Ex-Wanted member, Nathan Sykes, just unleashed his first solo song.
The Wanted might be done for the time being, but one of the members are coming back in a big way. Singer/songwriter and former member of the UK boyband, Nathan Sykes, just dropped his debut solo track titled, ‘More Than You’ll Ever Know.’
Nathan Sykes' debut solo track is the jazzy 'More Than You'll Ever Know'
‘More Than You’ll Ever Know’ is available through Sykes’ Facebook page, and the song itself is definitely not what you’d expect given his previous track record. Soulful and jazzy, Sykes’ vocals clearly haven’t lost its edge over the past year or so since The Wanted’s end. In fact, it might just be the best thing we’ve heard from the 21-year-old yet.
Continue reading: Nathan Sykes Unveils First Track Off New Solo Album
Watch Emma Roberts pop demonic bubblegum in the teaser trailer for 'Scream Queens'.
Emma Roberts stars in a teaser trailer for Scream Queens, the upcoming comedy drama from Glee and American Horror Story creator, Ryan Murphy. The trailer stars Roberts as a sorority sister blowing bubblegum as a demonic face appears within it.
Emma Roberts stars in Scream Queens.
Continue reading: Emma Roberts Stars In 'Scream Queens' Teaser Trailer
The 22-year-old singer will be the latest pop star to release her own signature scent when the new product hits the store shelves this September.
Ariana Grande’s solo music career has gone from strength to strength since the release of last summer's huge hit 'Problems' (feat. Iggy Azalea), and 'Break Free' (feat. Zedd), and now the 22-year-old singer is setting her sights on the fragrance industry.
Grande will release her first fragrance in September
The former Nickelodeon star has recently signed a deal with Luxe Brand for the release of her first scent, which is expected to hit the store shelves this coming September, reports Women's Wear Daily. This will make Grande the latest high-profile celebrity to have her own signature perfume.
Continue reading: Ariana Grande Set To Release First Fragrance
'Dark Sky Paradise' set for February release, featuring some exciting guests.
Big Sean is on the way with his third album
The highly anticipated new release features some of the best artists in hip-hop including Kanye West, Chris Brown, Drake, Lil Wayne, Ty Dolla Sign and E-40, as well as recent Golden Globe winner John Legend and, in the deluxe edition's bonus tracks, pop songstress Ariana Grande and newcomer PARTYNEXTDOOR.
The trio will reportedly perform new single 'FourFiveSeconds' live at the 57th Grammy Awards next weekend.
The 57th Grammy Awards is due to feature a number of high profile collaborations, but the biggest announcement may be still to come. Rumour has it that Rihanna, Kanye West and Sir Paul McCartney will be performing a live rendition of RiRi’s new single ‘FourFiveSeconds’.
The unlikely trio will reportedly take to the stage at the ceremony in Los Angeles next weekend. A source has told ‘The Sun’ newspaper: “Rihanna's seriously pleased to have bagged a big slot at The Grammys and two huge names to kick off her comeback. Paul McCartney's a Grammys regular and it will give Rihanna serious kudos to have a Beatle backing her on stage. It is going to be a huge Grammys moment.”
Rihanna will apparently launch her comeback at the Grammys alongside Kanye and the Beatles legend
Continue reading: Rihanna, Kanye And Macca Rumoured To Perform Together At Grammys
The former Jonas Brother joins an already star studded cast for the Fox series.
Nick Jonas is the latest addition to the cast of Fox’s ‘Scream Queens’, a new series which comes from the creators of ‘Glee ‘and ‘American Horror Story’, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Jonas joins an already impressive line up which includes Lea Michele, Emma Roberts and Abigail Breslin.
Nick Jonas has joined the 'Scream Queens' cast
Fox has announced the cast for their new upcoming series 'Scream Queens'.
Lea Michele is set to star in Fox's upcoming comedy-horror anthology, Scream Queens. The upcoming anthology, from Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy, will premiere in autumn 2015. The first season will consist of 15 hour long episodes with the plot centring on a series of murders on a college campus, according to Billboard.
Lea Michele will star in Scream Queens.
The first round of artists have been announced for the awards ceremony which will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The live line-up for this year’s Grammy Awards is beginning to take shape as Madonna, Ariana Grande, AC/DC, Ed Sheeran and Eric Church have all been announced as performing at the event on February 8th. The announcement was first made this morning (January 13th) by the award show’s official twitter account.
Coming back for more? Madonna at last year's Grammys
The Queen of Pop had been teasing a possible performance at this year’s awards, posting a pic on Instagram of an award mixed with her Rebel Heart artwork, along with the caption, "Rebel Hearts see you Feb 8th @TheGRAMMYs".
Zedd reveals that his perfectionism came out in full force during 2013 tour.
Grammy winning electronic artist Zedd went on a 'life-changing' US headline tour in 2013 which he aptly titled 'Moment Of Clarity'. However, as packed out as the venues were, it certainly wasn't always plan sailing for the then newcomer.
Zedd was a diva on his US tour
Zedd released his debut album 'Clarity' in October 2012 on which appeared his Platinum single of the same name featuring Foxes and was soon followed up by the Remixes EP. The album reached number two in the US Dance charts, bringing on his first major tour which he followed in a telling documentary.
Pop sensations settled down for interviews as they prepared for their Jingle Ball concert.
As usual, the Y100 Jingle Ball was a pop explosion with some of 2014's biggest chart sensations giving it their all on this year's stage in Miami, Florida. Among which we saw Ariana Grande, Pharrell and Iggy Azalea - but what did they get up to backstage?
Ariana Grande and Jessie J at Y100's Jingle Ball 2014 Credit: John Parra at Getty Images Entertainment
'Miami's #1 Hit Music Station' Y100 hosted the perfect pre-Christmas concert on December 21st 2014 at the BB&T Center with this year seeing ultra sultry performances from the likes of Ariana Grande and Jessie J - who looked like serious besties as they hung out backstage, ever since they collaborated with Nicki Minaj on J's number one 'Bang Bang' earlier this year.
Instagram's decision to purge its website of millions of fake accounts has left a number of celebrities a million or so short of 'friends'. Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian have been the worst hit, but which other celebrities have also been affected by the 'Instagram rapture'?
The photo sharing site Instagram has decided to remove millions of profiles which were believed to be posting spam. The website's action, dubbed the 'Instagram rapture', has left a number of legitimate users disgruntled at their seeming lack of online popularity and the purge has seriously affected celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber and Akon.
Kim Kardashian is now the second most followed Instagram user.
The video for Santa Tell Me has hit our screens
Ariana Grande definitely has the Christmas spirit with her latest single all about the big red man himself: Santa Tell Me. The video for the 21-year-old songstress’s newest tune hit the airways late last week and shows the American hitmaker in a playful Christmassy mood.
Ariana Grande is hoping Santa will bring her true love
In the song, Ariana asks Father Christmas to let her know if the boy she likes will be staying around so that she won’t get her heartbroken.
Continue reading: Ariana Grande Has A New Song, And It's Christmassy
Oh. My. God. Look at her... new album?
Ok, before you read this article, we have to agree on one thing: this is a no Nicki Minaj hate zone. That means that you have to read it with an open mind and hopefully appreciate the majesty that is Nicki Minaj’s hair, music, makeup... everything, really.
Minaj performed three songs in all: 'Bed Of Lies' with Skylar Grey and a medley of 'Only' and 'All Things Go'. Through the magic of the internet, you can now watch all of those online. Somewhere. Not here because, you know. Copyright is a thing. NME has clips of the whole thing, though. Don’t say we never did anything for you.
Um... excuse you?
Continue reading: Nicki Minaj Rocks SNL Ahead Of "The Pinkprint" Release
New Billboard rules that take account of streaming and digital sales in place for the first time.
After a one week interruption, Taylor Swift’s new album 1989 returned to the top spot in the US Billboard 200. Having been dethroned by British band One Direction’s Four last week, the 24 year old’s fifth record, whose sales now stand at over 2.5 million, reclaimed its position at Number One.
Taylor Swift returns to Number 1 for a fourth week after a One Direction-interrupted break
This week’s chart is notable since it’s the first time that Billboard has incorporated on-demand streaming and digital sales data. It is the most significant overhaul of their methodology since 1991, when Nielsen’s ‘point of sale’ data (called SoundScan) was brought in.
Continue reading: Taylor Swift Returns To Number 1 In Albums Chart
Not one but two Fantasy Bras were displayed at this year's London show.
The 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show finally hit London on Tuesday (December 2nd) at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre for it's UK debut which saw twice as much bedazzlement as last year and just as much exciting live music.
The Victoria's Secret girls arrive in London for the 2014 fashion show
Last year, only 40 models stole the runway when it took place at New York's Lexington Armory, but this week a further seven models joined the show for the biggest Victoria's Secret event yet. Not only that but the 19th Annual Fashion Show features a whopping 79 different looks, with this year's six categories including Angel Ball, Dream Girl, Exotic Traveler, Fairy Tale, Gilded Angels and University of Pink.
The singer lets it all out in a recent interview
Jessie J is a woman in demand - courting American singers Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj in her latest song, Bang Bang, showcasing her new man, Luke James, at the American Music Awards and, now, giving a little bit of information (and cheek) in a new interview with GLAMOUR magazine.
Jessie J told GLAMOUR how she feels about love, life and her ambitions
In the magazine chat, fans of the British hitmaker can find out what makes Jessie tick and where she feels she is in her relatively new relationship.
Continue reading: Jessie J Reveals Her Ambitions And Her Thoughts About Love
Jessie J has announced six dates for her January O2 tour.
Since Jessie J caused some serious buzz with her hit single 'Bang Bang' featuring US artists Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj earlier this year, it's only right that she pump up the hype in the UK with a six-date tour this Winter.
Jessie J tours the UK in January
The pop sensation landed her first ever US number one - and third UK number one - with the summer anthem 'Bang Bang'; a single which spectacularly propelled her back to the forefront of mainstream pop music and led the subsequent album 'Sweet Talker'. The record is her best-selling album in the US and marks her move to Republic Records, but the singer is still keen to maintain her UK fans and will entertain her native country with a week-long O2 tour in January 2015.
Continue reading: Jessie J Hits The Road For January 2015 UK Tour
Carson Daly hosted the charity concert to benefit Living Beyond Breast Cancer and the Young Survival Coalition.
“We are here to celebrate women tonight and their survival,” said Pharrell Williams as he took to the stage during the ‘We Can Survive’ concert to benefit breast cancer charities. The ‘Happy’ singer was joined by a host of other stars including Taylor Swift, Gwen Stefani and Ariana Grande to raise money for the Living Beyond Breast Cancer and Young Survival Coalition.
Pharrell Williams onstage during 'We Can Survive' benefit at the Hollywood Bowl
As well as performing renditions of hits such as ‘Get Lucky’, ‘Different’ and new song ‘Come Get It Bae’, Williams also joined friend and fellow 'The Voice' judge Gwen Stefani on her classic track ‘Hollaback Girl’.
Ariana Grande took some time out of her busy schedule to appear on the 'Ellen' show where she discussed her upcoming tour and hid in Ellen DeGeneres' bushes.
Ariana Grande at the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas in September.
The 'Anaconda' rapper will oversee proceedings in Glasgow, Scotland on November 9th.
Fresh off hitting the UK number one spot this past weekend, Nicki Minaj has been unveiled as the host for this year’s MTV Europe Music Awards. The ceremony, which will take place in Glasgow on November 9th, also marks the 20th anniversary of the awards.
Nicki Minaj will play host at this year's MTV EMA
The announcement was made by the rapper on Instagram, who posted a very regal image of herself sitting on a throne along with the caption, "So excited to announce that I will not only perform, but I have the honorable task of HOSTING this year's MTV European Music Awards!!!!!!! AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!! The show will shoot in GLASGOW, SCOTLAND for its 20th Anniversary ON NOVEMBER 9th!!!!” Previous hosts of the awards include Katy Perry, Heidi Klum and Selena Gomez.
The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ star won our hearts all over again as the host of SNL’s season premiere.
Chris Pratt played host last night (September 27th) for the premiere episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’s’ 40th season. Pratt was joined by singer of the moment Ariana Grande, who provided the music for the evening, performing her hits ‘Break Free’ and ‘Love Me Harder.’
Chris Pratt kicked off 'SNL's' 40th season
The Guardians of the Galaxy star opened with a monologue which saw him produce a guitar and tell the audience “I know I’m not half the singer that Ariana Grande is, but I am technically three times her body weight. So the math works out.” Addressing wife Anna Faris, Pratt also joked about the time the two “had sex and a baby popped out.”
Continue reading: Chris Pratt And Ariana Grande Help Kick Off ‘SNL’s’ 40th Season
The 21 year-old singer recalled writing a song aged 14 that was deemed "too sexual, too mature" by her mother.
Ariana Grande was first seen as a young star on Nickelodeon, but she is now dominating the music scene with huge hits like 'Problem' (feat. Iggy Azalea), and 'Break Free' (feat. Zedd), and it seems being a singer was her goal long before she became an actress.
Grande was already writing R&B songs aged 14
"I was 14 years old and ready to make an R&B album," the 21 year-old singer told Marie Claire's October Issue, which she feature son the front cover of. "I was like, 'Where is that Mary J. Blige collab? Where is that Natasha Bedingfield writing session? Where is my session with India.Arie? I'm ready. Let's go.'"
Chris Brown and Ariana Grande play lovers torn apart by an evil king in the music video for their collaboration 'Don't Be Gone Too Long'.
Chris Brown has released the music video for 'Don't Be Gone Too Long' and it's certainly "different". Brown's latest single features Ariana Grande and the pair play lovers torn apart by a medieval overlord.
Chris Brown at the 2014 MTV VMAs.
Ariana Grande is "happy" but will not discuss her rumoured relationship with Big Sean.
Ariana Grande has refused to discuss her rumoured relationship with 26-year-old rapper Big Sean. The 21-year-old actress and singer appeared on Ryan Seacrest's radio talk show On Air on Wednesday (27th August) but did not give anything away - on air at least!
Ariana Grande at the MTV VMAs 2014 on Sunday (24th August).
Read More: The Year Of Ariana Grande.
Continue reading: "Happy" Ariana Grande Refuses To Discuss Rumoured Romance With Big Sean
Did Nicki Minaj deliberately unzip her dress at the VMAs on Sunday (24th August)?
Reports are suggesting Nicki Minaj ensured her dress was unzipped at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday 24th August. But was her near miss a deliberate publicity stunt or simply an unfortunate incident?
Nicki Minaj's LBD was certainly revealing even before it unzipped.
Continue reading: Did Nicki Minaj Stage Her VMA Performance Wardrobe Malfunction?
Nicki Minaj was certainly unlucky with her wardrobe at the MTV VMAs on Sunday (24th August) but the majority of the other guests managed to keep their clothes on! See the pictures from both the red carpet and press room at the MTV Video Music Awards 2014.
The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards were held at The Forum in California last night (Sunday 24th August). The great and the good from music industry turned out en masse to receive awards and celebrate their achievements over the past year.
Nicki Minaj's dress caused some problems during her performance.
Continue reading: MTV Video Music Awards 2014 - Check Out The Red Carpet Pics! [Pictures]
The stage manager in charge of Nicki Minaj's performance at the MTV VMAs 2014 has explained how Minaj had less than two minutes to change between her appearances, accounting for the widely discussed near miss wardrobe malfunction.
Nicki Minaj narrowly missed flashing a nipple whilst performing at the MTV Video Music Awards last night (24th August). The 31-year-old was on stage performing with Ariana Grande and Jessie J when her dress became undone and she was forced to complete her appearance clutching the top of her dress.
Nicki Minaj had problems with her revealing dress whilst performing at the 2014 VMAs.
Last year, Miley twearked while Robin Thicke smirked, but what have we got to look forward to tonight?
It’s that time of the year again, yes the MTV Video Music Awards will soon be upon us! The annual event is always one of the most outlandish celebrity affairs of the year and once again we’re early anticipating some juicy headlines tomorrow morning. So who will walk off with a moonman tonight and more importantly, who be this year’s Miley Cyrus?
Ariana will ensure the show opens with a bang, alongside Jessie J and Nicki Minaj
Opening the show is teen sensation of the moment, Ariana Grande who will be assisted by Jessie J and Nicki Minaj as she performs her hit ‘Bang Bang’. As Ariana’s career is still blossoming we’re not expecting a Miley moment from her this year, however we will be keeping our eyes on Ms Minaj. The ‘Anaconda’ singer has already had a spot of drama, after one of her backing dancers was bitten by a snake during rehearsals.
Ariana and Iggy are the first to reach the record, since Adele in 2012.
Everything is coming up Ariana Grande these days, including a record that hasn’t been topped since 2012. Ariana currently has three songs in the Billboard Top 10 - Break Free at No.4, Problem at No.7 and Jessie J and Nicki Minaj collaboration Bang Bang at No.10 (Ariana is credited as a lead artist on that, so it still counts).
Is Ariana Grande on the fast track to lasting success?
The previous record holder was Adele, with three of her songs in the Top Ten of the Billboard Hot 100 back in 2012. The songs in question were Set Fire To The Rain at No. 2, Rolling In The Deep, which landed at No. 5 and Someone Like You at No. 7 – the trifecta of songs, which make up every great breakup playlist.
Following last year's interesting performance involving Miley Cyrus and Robin Thicke, the MTV Video Music Awards are going to be under the watchful eye of the Parent's Television Council.
The line-up for MTV's VMAs has been announced, and now it's time to take bets as to whether this year will serve as any less controversial than last year, following the infamous 'Miley-gate' incident. The performing artists include Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande Usher, 5 Seconds of Summer, Maroon 5, Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Sam Smith.
Nicky Minaj is to sing with Ariana Grande and Jessie J for the opeing act of the VMAs
Last year's MTV Video Music Awards sparked off some controversy due to Miley Cyrus' 'seductive' twerking on the then married Robin Thicke while wearing only her underwear and making provocative gestures with a giant foam finger. Then again, controversy is big money these days so if anything, the draw of this year's VMAs is seeing if they will top last year's antics.
Continue reading: The MTV Video Music Awards Line-Up Has Been Announced
British star will help perform the smash single 'Bang Bang' live for the first time.
Ariana Grande, the pop sensation of 2014, will be joined onstage by both Nicki Minaj and Jessie J on Sunday night at the VMAs. The British pop star will help Minaj and Grande perform their collaboration single ‘Bang Bang’ live for the first time.
2014 has been quite a year for Ariana Grande, and now she's set to open the VMAs
The trio will open the Video Music Awards on Sunday night (24th August). It’s been quite a year for Ariana Grande – performing for the President and the First Lady, being awarded Breakthrough Artist of the Year by the Music Business Association, her single with Iggy Azalea ‘Problem’ reaching Number 1 throughout the world – and this performance will underline her star status one more time.
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Let's take a look at some of the worst grammar-offenders in music.
Everybody loves a good pop song, but sometimes you can’t help but cringe when the lyrics are just bad beyond comprehension. Pop obviously isn't exactly known for its strengths in the lyric department, but it’s hard to ignore when lyrics aren’t just bad - they’re grammatically incorrect, too.
Ariana Grande and Max Martin fought over grammatically incorrect lyrics in 'Break Free'
Believe it or not, the actual artists behind the songs may feel the same way, too. Ariana Grande recently spoke about the arguments in the studio that she had with producer Max Martin while recording her new album, My Everything. The issue? Some of the lyrics to her recent single, ‘Break Free,’ made no sense at all. “I fought him on it the whole time,” Grande said to Time. “‘I am not going to sing a grammatically incorrect lyric, help me, God!’ Max was like, ‘It’s funny — just do it!’” Grande eventually gave in to Martin’s demands, singing lines like “Now that I’ve become who I really are,” and “I only wanna die alive.”
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Music's newest sweetheart just can't stop producing brilliant tunes
At just 21-years-old, Ariana Grande is currently taking the music world by storm and doing so with style. Described as the ‘new Mariah Carey’ by some critics, this pint-sized popstar has cemented herself as music’s newest sweetheart through several popular tunes, a breakout artist award and an audience with The White House.
Ariana Grande has taken the music world by storm
So is Ariana the new Grand mistress of pop?
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The two recording artists became very close after collaborating on Grande's hit track 'Problem.'
In the midst of Ariana Grande's music career going from strength to strength with this summer's huge hit 'Problems' (feat. Iggy Azalea), and 'Break Free' (feat. Zedd), her personal life is also on the up, as she is reportedly dating rapper Big Sean.
Grande has worked with Big Sean on several songs in the past
It was common knowledge that the two recording artists were good friends, but in a surprising twist they are now embarking on a romance together after becoming "very close" with each other, according to E!News.
Continue reading: Ariana Grande And Big Sean Reportedly Dating After "Getting Very Close"
Did you know that Frankie Grande is Ariana Grande's brother? Don't worry, he spilled all about it on Big Brother.
On the outside, we’ve known that Frankie from Big Brother US is, in fact, Ariana Grande’s own big brother. But the way he made his confession is just so awkward, you can’t look away from this trainwreck. One tip for Frankie – if you have to tell everyone how famous you are, you probably aren’t that famous.
Frankie is the one in the middle, by the way.
“I have been lying to all of you,” Frankie begins his super dramatic, mega awkward confession in front of a gathering of the house.
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We've heard 'Bang Bang,' but what are some of the other best pop songs with three artists?
The only thing better than one pop star on a song is three, right? How about a combination of Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj - ALL on one track? It's what we got with the newly released 'Bang Bang' single, and it's proving that songs like these need to be happen more often.
'Bang Bang' was released on July 29
Released this week, the single featuring Jessie, Nicki, and Ari is an easy frontrunner for "Song of the Summer," and hell, maybe even pop song of the year. It'll be included on Jessie J's upcoming album this fall, as well as in the deluxe edition of Grande's new record, My Everything, so 'Bang Bang' isn't going away anytime soon. But what makes it so great? A mix of all the unique qualities in the girls - Jessie's explosive vocals, Grande's sassy croon, and Minaj's signature fierce rap verse makes for a track that only gets better with every listen. Coupled with the glossy production of mastermind producer Max Martin, 'Bang Bang' simply can't not be a hit. It's even being touted as 'Lady Marmalade 2.0' - the juggernaut number one smash in 2004 that featured Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, and Pink. Arguably, 'Bang Bang' outshines that track in every way possible, and having three vs. four is just easier to listen to. With that said, which songs are the best triple threats in pop music over the past couple of years?
Continue reading: After 'Bang Bang,' What Are Some Of The Best Triple Threat Pop Songs?
Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj release their joint single 'Bang, Bang,' and it's fantastic.
What happens when three of the biggest names in pop music all have albums coming out soon? You put them together to make a collaborative single, of course. Jessie J, Nicki Minaj, and Ariana Grande linked up to create their brand new single, 'Bang Bang,' and it sounds better than you'd ever expect.
'Bang Bang' will be included on Jessie J's upcoming album
'Bang Bang' is proof that just because it's almost August doesn't mean the title for "Song of the Summer" still isn't up for grabs. Produced by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, and Ilya Salmanzadeh - the crew behind Ariana Grande's 'Problem' - the track is an absolute smash that shows the best qualities of Jessie J, Grande, and Minaj. The song is going to serve as an album track off Jessie J's upcoming album set for release later this fall. After the disappointing sales numbers for her last record, Alive, Jessie J was in the studio hard at work earlier this year for album number three. Alive never even saw a U.S. release, so the fact that this may be her record's lead single could bode well for the record's chart potential in the future.
Continue reading: Jessie J, Ariana Grande, And Nicki Minaj Link Up For 'Bang Bang' Single
The 21 year-old singer spoke candidly with September Magazine about her tumultuous relationship with her father.
It is hard to believe, but not everything about Ariana Grande is perfect. The endearing 21 year-old's solo music career has gone from strength to strength with this summer's huge hit 'Problems' (feat. Iggy Azalea), and 'Break Free' (feat. Zedd), but behind this success, her personal life has gone through some tough times.
Grande recalls "falling out of touch" with her father last year
Firstly, after several reports that claimed herself and Jennette McCurdy were in the midst of a falling out, Nickelodeon decided to pull the plug on their hit show 'Sam & Cat' earlier this month, several other behind-the-scenes issues also contributed to the cancellation.
Can Grande and Jessie J's new single match the success of "Problem"?
Ariana Grande is checking off rap babes to collaborate with one by one. Grande is on Jessie J’s new single Bang Bang, along with Nicki Minaj. The single premiered on Monday, a day before it became available for purchase. The catchy summer tune is part of Jessie’s upcoming album – yet to receive a cover and a name – and will also be featured as a bonus track on the deluxe editions of Ariana's own upcoming record My Everything. So get ready to hear this song everywhere this summer. Not that anyone minds, of course.
Pop's new dream team?
Teasing the new album, Grande posted a short snippet on Instagram yesterday. For her own teaser, Nicki Minaj took a slightly different route. The rap queen posted a caricature of the three divas in leather gear, brandishing guns like a trio of kick-ass futuristic space warriors… or something. It looked cool, anyway.
Continue reading: Jessie J's New Single "Bang Bang" Is A Summer Playlist Staple
Nickelodeon's hit sitcom, 'Sam & Cat,' is officially canceled. What's the reasoning behind it, and where do the stars go from here?
Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy's ‘Sam & Cat’ is officially over. The popular Nickelodeon sitcom, which was the network’s spinoff of its two hit shows, ‘Victorious’ and ‘iCarly,’ has been canceled after a little over a year and only 35 episodes. "Nickelodeon will not be producing more episodes of 'Sam & Cat,' the statement said. “We are very proud of the show and its very talented cast and we wish them all the best." Apparently they weren’t proud enough to give a statement that wasn’t the blandest in TV cancellation history.
'Sam & Cat' was canceled this past weekend
‘Sam & Cat’ had all the ingredients for success - rising stars in Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy, and not to mention a continuation of the extremely popular Nick shows that their characters came from. So, what exactly went wrong to make the network pull the plug so early? Rumors of drama behind the scenes surfaced when racy pictures of McCurdy leaked online back in March, which led to a hiatus in production that was obviously never lifted. Later on that month, during Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards, McCurdy was set to make an appearance but skipped the event, citing personal issues that suggested a fall out with Nickelodeon.
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