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Ariana Grande overtakes Selena Gomez for Instagram followers

Not content with breaking records on Apple Music, Spotify and other digital platforms, Ariana Grande has now become the most-followed woman on Instagram, with her 146.3 million followers overtaking Selena Gomez’s 146.2...
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Streams power Ariana Grande to a 1-2-3 US chart success

We knew that Ariana Grande’s new album ‘thank u, next’ had broken records on Apple Music, but now we’ve got a sense of its wider streaming performance in the US. Grande currently occupies first, second and third...
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Ariana Grande breaks Apple Music day-one streaming records

After a very-public row with the organisers of the Grammys, it’s back to business as usual for Ariana Grande: breaking records on music-streaming services. Apple Music announced that Grande’s new album ‘thank u, next’...
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Ariana Grande takes Spotify single-day streams record

It ain’t Christmas any more, Mariah! Ariana Grande has seized the Spotify 24-hour-streams record that Mariah Carey snaffled in December. The latter’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ was streamed...
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Ariana Grande breaks YouTube record and tops Spotify chart

Ariana Grande is having a barnstorming end to the year with her ‘thank u, next’ track. Its official video debuted on YouTube on Friday, and by Saturday had set a new 24-hour record on the service with more than...
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Ariana Grande gets four-part docu-series commissioned by YouTube

Ariana Grande has been breaking Spotify records with her ‘thank u, next’ track, and now she’s become the latest artist to get her own documentary on YouTube. In fact, ‘Ariana Grande: Dangerous Woman Diaries’ is...
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Ariana Grande breaks a Spotify record with ‘thank u, next’

Okay, so she might not have dropped a secret album under the pseudonym of Zandhr as some fans hoped, but Ariana Grande has set a new milestone on Spotify this week with her latest single. “thank u, next has surpassed 100...
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Sandbox Issue 213: Single-Minded. What Actually is a Single in 2018?

Lead: what exactly is a single in 2018? When any song can technically take on a life of its own now, there is a dizzying diversification in what could count as a single. We work through the main 14 (14!) types of “single”...
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Q2-Q3 may be the new Q4 according to Republic Records

Is it time to bid a fond farewell to the position of Q4 as the kingpin period of music revenues? A feature on Variety suggests that it might.
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Spotify creates pop-up exhibition for Ariana Grande in New York

From shoppable Snapchat lenses to location-based treasure hunts to ticketing/album bundles, the campaign for Ariana Grande’s latest album ‘Sweetener’ has been pulling out plenty of digital stops. Now it’s doing something...
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Sandbox Issue 211: At The Sharp End. What to do (and not do) When a Song Suddenly Spikes

Lead: Songs can spike for a multitude of reasons – and often the spike is part of the marketing plan and therefore anticipated (or at least hoped for). But songs can also spike for esoteric reasons or just through sheer...
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Snapchat gets Ariana Grande merch lens and TuneMoji GIFs

The latest artist testing Snapchat lenses as a marketing tactic is Ariana Grande. A lens based on her new ‘Sweetener’ album lets fans virtually try on a tie-dyed face mask, with a ‘shop’ button enabling them to tap...