Ariana Grande

Aug
29
Ariana Grande Brings Her ‘Everything’ to ‘Today’ Concert Series

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande capped off her release week with an appearance on the “Today” Summer Concert Series. Throngs of fans packed New York’s Rockefeller Plaza on Friday to watch the pint-sized diva perform songs off her album My Everything, which is set to debut at No. 1 next week.

She belted out “Problem,” “Break Free,” “Bang Bang,” and “Break Your Heart Right Back” during the mini-concert.

She also forecasted the weather with Al Roker, brought her grandmother Nonna on set, and sat down with Matt Lauer for an interview.

When asked how she remains grounded, she said, “I spend a lot of time with my family. … I just have to constantly remind myself how lucky I am to do what I love.”

She and Big Sean were recently seen holding hands at the VMAs, but she remained coy when asked about her romantic relationship. “Oh my goodness, y’all are putting me on the spot!” she said before declaring, “I’m happy.”

Watch the pop sensation take over the Plaza.

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Aug
28
Ariana Grande Performs ‘Break Free’ on ‘America’s Got Talent’

Ariana Grande

Fresh off her VMA performance, Ariana Grande landed her spaceship at Radio City Music Hall for “America’s Got Talent” on Wednesday.

Wearing cat ears and a little black dress, the 21-year-old diva gave an out-of-this-world performance of her Zedd-produced hit “Break Free” during the live results show, receiving a standing ovation from the judges including Howard Stern and Heidi Klum.

“Thanks for having me AGT! sweetest audience ever. love u & thank u,” tweeted Ariana.

Her new album My Everything, which features The Weekend, A$AP Ferg, Iggy Azalea, and Childish Gambino, is expected to sell 150-170,000 copies in its first week.

Watch her break free on live TV.

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Aug
25
Ariana Grande and Big Sean Show PDA at VMAs

Ariana Grande and Big Sean

Ariana Grande and Big Sean are going public with their relationship.

The unsuspecting couple was spotted holding hands backstage at Sunday’s VMAs following her win for Best Pop Video for “Problem.” The singer and rapper were all smiles as they made their way down the hall at L.A.’s Forum.

Before taking their relationship to the next level, the longtime friends collaborated on Ariana’s 2013 single “Right There” and “Best Mistake” off her latest album My Everything.

“Ariana Grande is somebody I’ve known for a minute now,” Sean told Rap-Up TV last year. “We were just homies, just cool. We’re from two different worlds. I’m like a rapper from Detroit and she’s from Florida.”

Sean called off his engagement to “Glee” star Naya Rivera in April and Ariana recently split with Jai Brooks of The Janoskians.

Watch backstage cameras capture their PDA.

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Aug
24
Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, & Jessie J Open 2014 VMAs

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj

Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj kicked off the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards with some major girl power. The ladies joined forces for a nearly seven-minute set at L.A.’s Forum on Sunday.

Ariana emerged from a spaceship to her single “Break Free,” followed by Nicki, who unleashed a jaw-dropping performance of “Anaconda” live on stage, with her booty on full display.

Jessie J capped things off with “Bang Bang” before being joined by Ari and Nicki for the big finale. Nicki held tight to her dress to avoid a wardrobe malfunction.

Watch their dazzling opening number below.

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Aug
24
Video: Jessie J, Ariana Grande, & Nicki Minaj – ‘Bang Bang’

Nicki Minaj, Jessie J, and Ariana Grande

Fresh off opening the VMAs, Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj light up the screen in the explosive video for “Bang Bang.” The divas come together for one big party in the Hannah Lux Davis-directed clip, which was shot on the Paramount lot in Hollywood.

“The concept of the video is really about girls coming together and partying it up,” said Davis.

Jessie J pulls up to a block party on a hot summer day in her pink whip. “She really brings everybody together and they kinda start this movement through the city,” she said.

Ariana gets dolled up in her pink loft, while Nicki arrives to the party in a helicopter.

The ladies meet up on a rooftop for the final scene of the night.

The top 10 hit can be found on Ariana’s sophomore album My Everything, out tomorrow, as well as Jessie J’s upcoming album Sweet Talker, due October 14.

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Aug
21
Behind the Video: Jessie J, Ariana Grande, & Nicki Minaj – ‘Bang Bang’

Nicki Minaj

Girl power. After giving us a sneak peek at the video in a commercial for Beats by Dre, Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj take us behind the scenes of their music video for “Bang Bang.” The divas come together for one big party in the Hannah Lux Davis-directed clip, which was shot on the Paramount lot in Hollywood.

“The concept of the video is really about girls coming together and partying it up,” said Davis.

Jessie J pulls up to a block party on a hot summer day in her pink whip. “She really brings everybody together and they kinda start this movement through the city,” she said.

Ariana shot her solo scenes in a loft, while a bikini-clad Nick arrives to the party in a helicopter.

The video ends with a rooftop performance of them raging through the night.

Tune in to the VMAs on Sunday to see the ladies open the show and world premiere the video.

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Aug
20
New Music: Ariana Grande f/ The Weeknd – ‘Love Me Harder’

Ariana Grande and The Weeknd

In advance of Tuesday’s release of her sophomore album My Everything, Ariana Grande has teamed with MTV to preview four new songs including “Be My Baby” featuring Cashmere Cat, the Harry Styles-penned “A Little Bit of Your Heart,” Benny Blanco and Ryan Tedder-produced “Why Try,” and her duet with The Weeknd, “Love Me Harder.”

The pop superstar and Canadian crooner ooze sex on the breathy Max Martin-co-produced midtempo.

“If you really need me, you gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, got to love me harder,” coos Ariana, while The Weeknd responds, “I’ll make it feel like the first time.”

In addition to performing alongside Nicki Minaj and Jessie J at the VMAs, Ariana will hit the stage for a solo performance of “Break Free.”

Preview a third of the album below.

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