Tag: ariana grande
Billboard defends charts after Tekashi 6ix9ine allegations
If official music charts don’t matter any more, why do artists get so furious when they feel they’ve been deprived of a number one by a rival’s nefarious marketing tactics? 2018’s beef between Nicki...
May 19, 2020
Flighthouse CEO Jacob Pace talks TikTok, music and virality
Bad news, record labels hoping to create the next ‘Old Town Road’ sized hit by making a song ‘go viral’ on social app TikTok. It’s easier said than done. “To really make stuff go on TikTok requires a lot of...
May 24, 2019
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...
February 26, 2019
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...
February 20, 2019
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’...
February 11, 2019
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...
January 21, 2019
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...
December 3, 2018
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...
November 29, 2018
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...
November 15, 2018
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”...
October 8, 2018
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.
October 4, 2018
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...
September 27, 2018