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Ariana Grande - Ariana Grande has teamed up with Lipsy to launch a new clothing collection, available March 2. Grande follows in the footsteps of Fleur East, Michelle Keegan and Lucy Watson, who have also worked with the brand. - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 4th February 2016
Ariana Grande , Frankie Grande - Ariana Grande launches her debut fragrance, Ari by Ariana Grande and does a meet and greet at Boots. She was over an hour late and charged fans £103.00 to take part in the meet and greet. - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 4th November 2015
Big Sean and Ariana Grande - A variety of stars from the music industry all turned out in style to attend the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 9th February 2015
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
Ariana Grande - Ariana Grande getting a piggy back ride backstage at Jingle Ball Philadelphia. It was reported last week that Grande likes to be carried like a baby when she doesn't feel like walking at Wells Fargo Center - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States - Wednesday 10th December 2014
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.
Ariana Grande and Imaan Hammam - Shots from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014 runway which saw the Victoria's Secret Angels strut their stuff along with performances from Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande at Earl's Court in London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 2nd December 2014
Hozier, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande - Shots from the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2014 runway which saw the Victoria's Secret Angels strut their stuff along with performances from Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande at Earl's Court in London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 2nd December 2014
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
Ariana Grande - A variety of pop stars from the music industry were photographed as they performed live at the MTV European Music Awards 2014 which was held at the The Hydro arena in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Sunday 9th November 2014
Ariana Grande - A variety if A-Listers from the music industry were photographed as they arrived at the MTV European Music Awards 2014 which was held at the The Hydro arena in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom - Sunday 9th November 2014
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 - Ariana Grande makes the time to have her picture taken with around 100 fans outside the Radio 1 studios, including a girl in a wheelchair - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 9th October 2014
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.
Continue reading: Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj And Jessie J To Open VMAs
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.”
Continue reading: Six Of The Worst Grammatically Incorrect Song Lyrics
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?
Continue reading: The Year Of Ariana Grande
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.
Continue reading: Frankie Grande's "Big Brother" Confession - Heroic Or Cringe-Worthy?
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.
With the release of her new single, 'Break Free,' will Ariana Grande's follow-up single to 'Problem' hit number one, too?
Ariana Grande might have some “problems,” but none of them are music related. The 21 year old popstar dropped her single, ‘Problem,’ featuring Iggy Azalea back in April, and it was a surprise hit that shot to the top of the charts, and is currently sitting at number one on the Top 40. The release of ‘Problem’ was in preparation of promoting her upcoming album, announced as My Everything, which will be coming out on August 22. Less than a year since the release of her debut record, Yours Truly, does what we know about My Everything thus far lead us to believe that Grande’s got another success on her hands?
Ariana Grande performing in New York
Frankly, yes. What may even be more impressive than the success of ‘Problem’ was that Grande’s camp had an even bigger single on deck to act as the lead this entire time. Written by hitmakers Max Martin and Savan Kotecha, her most recent single, ‘Break Free,’ features production handled by Zedd and is Grande’s venture into the ever booming EDM genre. It’s infectiously upbeat backed by soaring vocals, and while currently number 27 on the Top 40, it’s only going to rise from here. For those not completely feeling her departure from her usual sound: no worries – the album’s track listing, guest features, and writing credits make it all appear very diverse, and there’s a lot to be excited about.
Continue reading: Does Ariana Grande Have Another Hit With Her New Single, 'Break Free'?
Former Nickelodeon actress Ariana Grande has landed her very first number one alongside Iggy Azalea with her collaborative new tune 'Problem'. And not only that, she's even made history by becoming the first chart topper to also succeed in having the most streams in accordance to the reformed Official Singles Chart. It presents high hopes for her forthcoming second album 'My Everything' due out later this summer - but goodness knows why.
'Problem' opens with a quirky, celebratory trumpet and Iggy Azalea outlining her hip hop influence with her brief introduction. Ariana then breaks in with an impressively bland, generic pop verse, frequenting such unusually sung lines as 'baby' and 'I want you'. You have to hand it to her, her voice does reach some unbelievable heights throughout, but in a song so void of feeling and originality, it seems so wasted.
As the chorus approaches, you've got the attempt at sexiness with the whispered 'I got one less problem without ya' which just feels painfully cheesy. Iggy's entrance hardly feels like an improvement either, with her highly predictable spin on Jay-Z's '99 Problems': 'I got 99 problems but you won't be one' - seriously?! It's true Iggy can spit with epic speed, but she's hardly going to change hip hop.
Continue reading: Ariana Grande - Problem Single Review
Ariana Grande is the UK charts' first streaming champion.
As of this week, Ariana Grande can chalk up another achievement – her single Problem isthe first UK Number One in the Official Singles Chart based on sales as well as streaming data.
Ariana Grande's Problem is the first UK Number 1 that got there through streaming.
This is the very first week when streaming data was counted, with the idea of providing a more accurate picture of the actual popularity of a single. The streaming data is taken from services like Spotify, Napster, Deezer, O2 Tracks, Music Unlimited (Sony’s service) and Xbox music and added to the count, with 100 plays being equal to one physical or digital purchase.
Continue reading: UK Charts Now Count Streaming, Ariana Grande Wins On Own Turf
After Ariana Grande released a version of her single, 'Problem,' without Iggy Azalea, what are some other songs that are better off without their guests?
Features in music can often be like the dude who shows up to a party with his acoustic guitar. You’re thinking, like, “Why is he even here?” while awkwardly waiting for him to finish his mediocre Oasis cover, and you imagine an alternate universe where that person’s presence didn’t exist. It’s the same thing with bad features, especially in pop music. Now, don’t get me wrong - there are a ton of recent features that are incredible. There could not have been a better person chosen for Zedd’s ‘Stay The Night’ than Paramore’s Hayley Williams, and rapper Big Sean spitting on a verse on Fall Out Boy’s ‘The Mighty Fall’ made it unbelievably awesome.
Ariana Grande at the Billboard Music Awards [Photo: Getty Images, credit: Ethan Miller]
However, there are some collaborations that may sound good in theory, but just leave you scratching your head - the ones that never had a chance at turning into something respectable, but still for some reason happened anyway. Ariana Grande’s recent hit, ‘Problem,’ falls into the “should have been good” category with its cameo from newcomer Iggy Azalea. Though their sounds mesh well, something about Azalea’s verse is just really irritating. Grande can hold her own - she doesn’t need a guest on her song no matter who it is. Of course, that didn’t stop the track from being a massive success, but it does raise the question how it would have sounded without Iggy on it. Interestingly enough, a version without her feature surfaced this week, and to no surprise, it’s significantly better with just Grande by her lonesome. Believe it or not, the guest-less versions of singles exist more often than you’d think, and most of the time, they’re much better by themselves.
Ariana Grande is ready with a summery, pop anthem-filled record.
Yes, a new Arianna Grande album is coming and coming soon. The singer, who loves connecting with her fans through Twitter, aptly took to the social network for the grand announcement. And the album will be called… drumroll, please… My Everything. More importantly, fans will not have to wait long for the record. The release date has been set for August 25.
We definitely have no problem with this announcement.
Oh, but wait! Grande, social media queen that she is, shared a whole news broadcast worth of content, including an interview with Ryan Seacrest, wherein she talked about the process of creating My Everything. Fun tidbit for newer Ariana fans – the rising starlet almost didn’t include her biggest hit to date, Problem, on the album. The full release will feature some exciting collaborations with the likes of Big Sean and others.
Is it all over for Jennette McCurdy and Sam and Cat?
Jennette McCurdy’s ‘sexy selfies’ scandal casting a wave of doubt over the future of her successful Nickelodeon show Sam and Cat, which has not yet been renewed for a second series. The leaked photo scandal, however, is just one part of what seems to be a much bigger issue between the star and the network. Who knew there was so much drama off the screen on Nickelodeon?
Sam and Cat star Jennette McCurdy
From 2007 to 2012, Jennette McCurdy starred in iCarly as Sam Puckett, one of the best friends of Miranda Cosgrave’s titular character. When the show ended Nickelodeon were had the bright idea of a spin off show, which would continue McCurdy’s character as well as serve as a spin off to another successful show, Victorious. Victorious, which ran from 2010, until 2013 and starred Victoria Justice as singer Tori Vega with Ariana Grande played her friend Cat Valentine. Grande’s character Cat was the one who got the spin off and she joined McCurdy’s Sam for the new show, Sam and Cat, where the two character set up a babysitting service together.
Continue reading: Jennette McCurdy: From Sexy Selfies To Co-Star Feud: What Is Going On?
'Sam & Cat' may have been voted Favourite TV Show at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards last weekend (29th March) but the future of the series could be in jeopardy following a selfie scandal surrounding one of its lead stars.
Sam & Cat may be cancelled following Jeannette McCurdy's leaked selfie scandal last month. McCurdy's scantily clad selfie was leaked online in March in which the actress posed in a thong and bra. Now rumors suggest the popular show may be cancelled and production has allegedly already ground to a halt.
Jeanette McCurdy at the 2013 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.
The selfie scandal may not be the only reason for the shows cancellation as McCurdy appears displeased with the network. She boycotted the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards and tweeted to her fans apologising but blaming the network for her absence. The 21-year-old claimed her absence had nothing to do with the leaked pictures but was because "I was put in an uncomfortable, compromising, unfair situation (many of you have guessed what it is) and I had to look out for me." Many of her fans assumed McCurdy was referring to the leaked images and the iCarly star later clarified "It has to do with how Nickelodeon treated me." There has also been some suggestion, in reports by The NY Daily News, McCurdy has been quarrelling with her co-star Ariana Grande.
Continue reading: 'Sam & Cat' Facing Cancellation After Jeannette McCurdy Selfie Scandal?
The Nickelodeon TV star didn't expect her sexy photos to go viral.
The fate of Nickelodeon show Sam & Cat is currently hanging by a thread thanks to the kids' comedy star Jennette McCurdy, whose nearly nude pictures leaked online and soon went viral last month. Production on the highly rated TV show has now ground to a halt and the comedy has not been renewed for a second season despite the success of its first, according to NY Daily News.
Jennette McCurdy Had Not Expected Her Nearly Nude Selfies To Leak Online.
Sources also say that the 21 year-old actress has also been feuding with her co-star, the pop singer Ariana Grande, after a collection of sexy selfies depicting McCurdy posing in a thong were spread online in early March. The feuding came to a head last Saturday when Jennette boycotted Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards and blamed her decision on her interaction with the children's network.
Continue reading: Will Jennette McCurdy's Sexy Selfies See 'Sam And Cat' Cancelled?
Jennifer Lawrence won big at the Kids' Choice Awards - but it was David Blaine, Mark Wahlberg and others who got slimed.
Jennifer Lawrence and pop group One Direction were among the big winners at the 27th annual Kids' Choice Awards at the Galen Center at USC in Los Angeles. Selena Gomez, Robert Downey Jr and Ariana Grande were also honored at Nickelodeon's annual awards show, at which 'unslimable' host Mark Wahlberg met his match.
Jennifer Lawrence Won Big At The Kids' Choice Awards
Lawrence scooped two of the major awards - for Favorite Movie Actress and Favorite Female Buttkicker, while The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was named Favorite Movie.
Continue reading: The Kids' Choice Awards 2014: So, Who Got Slimed?
The Nickelodeon star appeared to be having a go at Gomez for lip-syncing, but insists she meant no hard feelings
During the KIIS FM Jingle Ball concert in Los Angeles last week (6 Dec.), both Ariana Grande and Selena Gomez had a spot of technical difficulties when their mics went off part-way through their performance. For Grande, it was a moment to laugh about, but when it happened to Gomez, it was a much more embarrassing affair and even prompted the singer to swear and then storm off stage. Watch Ariana Grande and Jai Brooks make-out session at JFK airport.
Grande insists she meant nothing with her remark, whilst Gomez is staying quiet about the whole thing
Gomez, who performed before Grande, was busted for lip syncing after her mic went off and the music kept on playing behind her. Aggrieved, she swore and tried to communicate with the audience a little whilst the tech difficulties were sorted out. Once they were, Gomez performed one more song, 'Come & Get It,' before storming off stage despite having two more songs on her setlist. When the same thing happened to Grande, it was clear that she was singing and in a playful and joking manner she told the crowd, "At least you know I'm not singing to a track."
The diva made sure the 2013 'Christmas at Rockefeller Center' was one to remember.
Mariah Carey made sure that this year's Christmas at Rockefeller Center was truly special last night when she performed at the 81st Annual Tree Lighting, aired on NBC. Mariah's performance may have been pre-recorded from the day before but this didn't affect the full festive impact of her dazzling performance.
Mariah Made Sure All Eyes Were On Her At The Christmas Tree Lighting.
Now that the arm injury that has kept her in a sling for the past few months seems to have healed, Mariah pulled out all the stops to shine as brightly as the Christmas lights that were illuminated all around her. The 43 year-old diva, whose 1994 Christmas album is a classic, performed wearing two equally sumptuous ball gowns.
This year's parade included plenty of debuts from music's youngest stars.
Happy Thanksgiving, dear American readers. As we understand it, it’s time to stuff your face, then kick back and enjoy the parade. In New York this meant the Macy’s Thanksgiving festivities, which included, among other things, multiple Broadway numbers and a whole host of budding young celebrities – from Ariana Grande to Fifth Harmony.
Fifth Harmony made their Thanksgiving parade debut.
MTV reports that the 5H ladies rode on the Pepperidge Farm float and sang their hit “Come Together” for the gathered crowd and the viewers at home. Earlier, the ladies had spoken to MTV about their excitement to perform during the parade, which has been a beloved Thanksgiving tradition since its advent in 1924.
The AMA's best new artist outshone all other performances.
Ariana Grande may be relatively new on the music scene but at last night's American Music Awards the 20 year-old diva showed that not only was her performing ability on a par with the big hitters in the music biz, she could bring said heavy-weights to their knees with her tender rendition of her hit, 'Tattooed Heart.'
Ariana's AMAs Performance Brought Heavy-Weight Stars To Their Feet.
Clad in red sequins and channelling the diva-esque flair of Mariah Carey, Ariana eschewed frenzied lighting, dancing or costume changes in favour of a single spotlight, a retro microphone and four soulful male backing singers. For a star who has been busy breaking out with her debut album, Yours Truly, during the last 12 months, this was her chance to say to the world, "Hey! Here I am."
The singer got to socialize with some of her European fans over the weekend.
Everyone is in Amsterdam this week for the MTV European Music Awards, but some are having less fun than others. Case in point: Ariana Grande’s hotel debacle. Well, it wasn’t actually the hotel that was at fault and, to be fair, the little mishap makes Ms Grande seem like a very nice person. The actress took to her balcony to greet her fans, like some sort of member of musical royalty.
Ariana looking rather Juliette-like during her Amsterdam adventure.
Unfortunately, when Ariana tried to walk among her people, she was stopped (presumably for security reasons) by hotel management. You can’t keep the singer away from her fans apparently and she put up a fight. She even took to Twitter to vent her frustration, letting her fans (some of whom were no doubt among the screaming crowd below.)
Jai Brooks reveals to fans how ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande was cheating on him with The Wanted's Nathan Sykes before they'd even broken up.
The YouTube prankster appeared to confirm rumors that his 'Victorious' star girlfriend has in fact cheated on him with her new boyfriend in a lengthy rant over Twitter, after the two emerged to be dating only weeks after Ariana and Jai's relationship ended.
"Yes I was cheated on. Yes it does suck. Yes I was left for another man," was how Jai's open letter to his fans began (pretty unambiguous, really).
She'll need to celebrate quietly.
If we were Ariana Grande and we'd just been told we were the 15th female solo artist to have their debut album go straight to number one on the Billboard chart, we'd want to make some noise. However, the 20 year-old popstar is not allowed to whoop raucously at the success of Yours Truly so instead she'll have to whisper "yay" quietly.
Ariana Has Wowed With Her Debut Album.
What she's lacked in vocal noise of late, she's made up for in excited tweets, announcing her success with a screenshot of Billboard's congratulatory with with the caption "Dream come true... Thank you guys so much for making it possible."
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