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Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande Grooves Out In “Faith” [New Visual]

From the original movie soundtrack SING comes the toe-tapping hit song “Faith” performed by the legendary Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande. The exclusive visual was directed by Garth Jennings, which shows Ariana and Stevie eventually meeting up at the grand piano as they sway, and belt out marvelous vocals with a few of the movie’s main animated characters. The song is also is up for a 2017 Golden Globe in the “Best Original Song – Motion Picture” category.

Check it out above.

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Lovebirds Mac Miller and Ariana Grande Unite On “My Favorite Part” [New Music]

No one can deny that Mac Miller and Ariana Grande have great chemistry in and out of the studio.

The new rumored couple joined musical forces once more for Miller’s latest single, “My Favorite Part.” Off of the Pittsburgh emcee’s upcoming effort The Divine Feminine, the duo previously worked on Grande’s “The Way” and most recently the “Into You (Remix).”

The love between these two is palpable as Miller sings,

“You just don’t know how beautiful you are / And baby, that’s my favorite part / You walk around so clueless to it all, like nobody gonna break your heart.”

Mac Miller and Ariana Grande at the Republic Records VMAs after-party at Vandal restaurant in New York City. Photo Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage
Mac Miller and Ariana Grande at the Republic Records VMAs after-party at Vandal restaurant in New York City.
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Followed by a harmonizing Grande who offers up melodic ad-libs like,

“I got enough on my mind / But I could make some time for something so divine.”

“My Favorite Part” follows the CeeLo Green assisted “We” and “Dang!’ featuring Anderson .Paak. The Devine Feminine also includes collaborations with Kendrick Lamar (“God Is Fair, Sexy, Nasty”) and Ty Dolla $ign (“Cinderella”).

Listen to Miller and Grande’s “My Favorite Part” below and get ready for a serious dose of #relationshipgoals.

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Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj To Perform At The MTV VMAs

Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj will be gracing the VMAs stage together once again.

The pop princess and queen of rap will hit the stage during the MTV Video Music Awards at the iconic Madison Square Garden to perform their latest collaboration “Side to Side,” off Grande’s recent project Dangerous Woman. The duo previously opened the 2014 show with their Jessie J collaboration “Bang Bang.”

 

In a promo for the upcoming awards show Grande shared the following message,

“When you take the stage at the VMAs, you step into another world. The drama, the design, the artistry ignites fire. It’s this kind of energy that perpetuates creativity and gives me the power to share my voice in a way that’s never been heard before. Because it’s not just a performance, it’s a statement.”

Ari and Nicki also recently shot the video for “Side to Side” which is set to premiere Sunday as well over at Vevo and Guess.

The ladies join Britney Spears, G-Eazy, Nick Jonas, Ty Dolla $ign, Future, and Rihanna who will also be performing during this year’s VMAs.

The 2016 MTV Video Music Awards air live on Sunday, Aug. 28, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

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MTV Announces 2016 Video Music Awards Nominees

The MTV Video Music Awards announced the nominees for this year’s ceremony via Facebook live this morning. Leading the pack was Beyoncé with 11 nods for her Emmy-nominated visual album Lemonade. Adele follows with 8 nominations for her record-breaking album 25. The songstress’ will be competing for Best Female Video along with Rihanna ft. Drake “Work”, Sia “Cheap Thrills,” and Ariana Grande “Into You.”

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The award show returns to the Big Apple this year. Grande landed 5 nominations along with Drake who nabbed Video of the Year, Best Collaboration, Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Male Video, and Best Art Direction. Kanye West received two nominations for “Famous” while his foe Taylor Swift on the other hand garnered zero nominations. The pop star’s “1989” album came out in 2014 so her recent singles “Wildest Dreams,” “Out of the Woods” and “New Romantics” were ineligible.

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Taylor Swift at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards

West’s infamous track features naked images in the likeness of the rapper and other celebrities, including his wife Kim Kardashian, Swift, Donald Trump, and Bill Cosby. ‘Famous” is at the heart of the current feud between the Chicago emcee and Swift. Kardashian recently delivered receipts; leaking audio of Swift giving West her blessing to the lyrics, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex.” The “Wildest Dreams” singer originally denied West’s claims he reached out to her prior to releasing the song. She quickly changed her tune, now claiming West did not play her the entire track or reveal the lyrics in full omitting the line, “Why? I made that bitch famous.”

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: TV personality Kim Kardashian (L) and recording artist Kanye West attend the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Kim Kardashia and Kanye West attend the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015. Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

West’s video for the controversial “Famous,” garnered the Video of the Year nomination and will be facing-off with Beyonce’s “Formation,” Adele’s “Hello, “Justin Bieber‘s “Sorry,” and Drake’s “Hotline Bling.” Newcomers Bryson Tiller, Desiigner, Zara Larsson, Lukas Graham, and DNCE, will battle it out for the Best New Artist award.

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Drake at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center on August 25, 2013.
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The late David Bowie, who died from cancer earlier this year, earned four nominations in the categories of Best Direction, cinematography, art direction and editing for “Lazarus.” The video featured the icon frail and lying in bed, eyes bandaged and was released several days before his Jan. 10 death.

Others artists who earned multiple nods include Alessia Cara, Calvin Harris, Coldplay, Desiigner, Fergie, FKA Twigs, and The Weeknd.

Voting opened online Tuesday. Nominees for best song of the summer have yet to be announced. The MTV VMA’s will be airing live from Madison Square Garden on August 28 at 9 p.m. ET. Will you be tuning in?

 

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Ariana Grade feat. Lil Wayne – “Let Me Love You”

Ariana Grande teams up with Lil Wayne for a new single entitled “Let Me Love You”. The song comes from her upcoming album Dangerous Woman (May 20th), and finds Ms. Grandee looking for a special relationship, as she is now on the market.

Expect more features from Future, Nicki Minaj and Macy Gray on the new project.

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Nicki Minaj & Ariana Grande Perform at T-Mobile Arena Opening Celebration Concert

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Last Night, the Queen of Hip-Hop Nicki Minaj lit up Las Vegas in magenta at the new T-Mobile Arena official public opening with special guest Ariana Grande. The multi-platinum, GRAMMY®-nominated artist helped T-Mobile unleash an amazing Un-carrier celebration to formally open the stunning new venue located just west of the famed Las Vegas Strip.

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More than 20,000 eager music fans filled the new arena to catch the chart-toppers perform their best hits live on stage. Grande set the tone for the evening with her booming voice as she performed her new song, “Leave me Lonely,” a collaboration with Mary Gray. Minaj closed out the night with “Starship” and turned the entire arena magenta.

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Brody Jenner hit the 1&2’s keeping the crowd entertained.

Photos Courtesy of Denise Truscello (Getty Images / WireImage) on behalf of T-Mobile Arena

 

 

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Fly Visual: Ariana Grande Releases Sultry Video For Sexy Single “Dangerous Woman”

Ariana Grande let’s her hair down in the new video for her single “Dangerous Woman.”

Grande’s latest visual is her sexiest yet, keeping in tune with her new mature image. In the video, she dons lace lingerie paired with a lace black choker, as shimmies and sashays seductively.

In an interview with Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show On-Air With Ryan Seacrest earlier this month, Grande talked about her evolution as an artists and woman.

“I feel like when I started putting out music, I was 16, 17 years old and now I’m 22 and I’ve grown so much and I’ve learned so much. I feel like this song represents more accurately where I’m at now and I feel like I want the title to represent where I’m at as well.”

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The 22-year-old songstress further elaborated on owning who she is and not being afraid to speak up.

“I want it to be strong and empowering because I feel like I’ve come into my own a little bit, whereas before I think I was afraid to be myself and make decisions and speak out about things I’m passionate about because I thought it would make me experience some of the stereotypes that women ‘in power’ often face, you know, like, ‘diva’ and all this stuff. But what it really is is just a woman in charge, like she’s really just knows what she wants and gets it done and believes in what she believes in and is honest and I don’t think there’s any negative connotation that belongs with that.”

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“Dangerous Woman” is featured on Grande’s third studio album of the same name. The album is set to hit stores on May 20.

“The album is definitely the next step for me. It still sounds like me but it feels like a more mature, evolved version. There’s a nice blend of the R&B vibes and a nice blend of pop vibes and the whole body work is a little darker and sexier and more mature. I’m really proud of it. I feel like there’s definitely been an evolution. Like a personal one and it’s represented in my music.”

You can watch Ariana Grande’s sensual and seductive video for “Dangerous Woman” below. We are definitely feeling her mature and bolder look. What do you guys think? Are you feeling Grande’s sexy evolution?

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Fly Visual: Ariana Grande – “Focus”

Just last night, Ariana Grande dropped her much-anticipated visual for her new single-hit entitled “Focus.” Rocking silver-to-gray locks, the songstress struts her stuff along with her dancers, keeping her known 60’s flare style, as the video is dipped in a purple overlay — giving off the smoothness of Ms. AG!

Check out the video below:

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New Video: Ne-Yo Channels The Late Robin Williams In “Friend Like Me”

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Singer/Songwriter Ne-Yo takes us back to our childhood while channeling the late Robin Williams in a visual cover of the Disney classic “Friend Like Me” from Aladdin. The song comes from the We Love Disney compilation that also features: Jhené Aiko, Jessie J, Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande, and Jason Derulo.

Check it out below:

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‘We Love Disney’ Compilation Featuring Ariana Grande, Gwen Stefani, Jessie J, Ne-Yo + more

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Disney is giving us a closer look at their upcoming compilation album for We Love Disney where 12 of music’s elite from Ariana Grande, Gwen Stefani, Jessi J, Ne-Yo, Tori Kelly, Jason Derulo, Kacey Musgraves, Fall Out Boy and more cover their beloved Disney classics produced by multi-platinum, 16-time Grammy® Award-winning producer and Verve Music Group Chairman David Foster.

This brand new clip features the superstars in the studio recording their magic! This is going to be Fly!

Pre-orders for ‘We Love Disney’ are currently available now.
Check out the full track list for ‘We Love Disney’:

1. Friend Like Me (From Aladdin) – Ne-Yo
2. Part of Your World (From The Little Mermaid) – Jessie J
3. Can You Feel the Love Tonight / Nants’ Ingonyama (From The Lion King) – Jason Derulo
4. The Rainbow Connection (From The Muppet Movie) – Gwen Stefani
5. Zero to Hero (From Hercules) – Ariana Grande
6. In a World of My Own / Very Good Advice (From Alice in Wonderland) – Jhené Aiko
7. I Wan’na Be Like You (The Monkey Song) (From The Jungle Book) – Fall Out Boy
8. Colors of the Wind (From Pocahontas) – Tori Kelly
9. Spoonful of Sugar (From Mary Poppins) – Kacey Musgraves
10. Ev’rybody Wants to Be a Cat (From The Aristocats) – Charles Perry
11. A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes (From Cinderella) – Jessie Ware
12. Let It Go (From Frozen) – Rascal Flatts & Lucy Hale
13. It’s a Small World – We Love Disney Artists
14. It’s Not Easy Being Green (From The Muppet Show) – Brenna Whitaker
15. A Whole New World (From Aladdin) – Yuna