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    Ariana Grande's 'Positions' Tops Billboard 200 in Second Week

    Meanwhile, The Kid Laroi’s ‘F*ck Love’ soars high from No. 81 to No. 3 with 52,000 equivalent album units earned following the set’s deluxe reissue that boasts seven bonus tracks.

    Nov 16, 2020
    AceShowbiz – Ariana Grande’s “Positions” spends its second week at No. 1 on Billboard 200. The set continues to rule the chart after earning 82,000 equivalent album units in the week ending November 12, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
    Of the number, 73,000 are in the forms of SEA units. Meanwhile, 8,000 comprise album sales and the rest are in TEA units. Trailing behind Ariana’s new album is Pop Smoke’s former No. 1 “Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon”. It rises from No. 3 to No. 2 with 57,000 equivalent album units earned.
    The Kid Laroi’s “F*ck Love”, meanwhile, soars high from No. 81 to No. 3 with 52,000 equivalent album units earned following the set’s deluxe reissue on November 6 that features seven bonus tracks. Later at No. 4 is Luke Combs’s non-mover “What You See Is What You Get” that earns 46,000 equivalent album units.

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    Occupying No. 5 is King Von’s “Welcome to O’Block”. Earning 44,000 equivalent album units, the album rises into the top 10 in the wake of the rapper’s death on November 6. At No. 6 is NAV’s mixtape “Emergency Tsunami” that bows with 42,000 equivalent album units earned. Juice WRLD’s “Legends Never Die”, meanwhile, dips one rung to No. 7 after earning 39,000 equivalent album units.
    Lil Baby’s “My Turn” is stationary at No. 8 with 33,000 equivalent album units, while “Hamilton: An American Musical” sees an increase as it rises one spot from No. 10 to No. 9 after earning 31,000 equivalent album units. Rounding out this week’s Top 10 is Taylor Swift’s “Folklore”, jumping from No. 27 to No. 10 with 29,000 units, thanks to her vinyl album sales.
    Top Ten Billboard 200:
    “Positions” – Ariana Grande (82,000 units)
    “Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon” – Pop Smoke (57,000 units)
    “F*ck Love” – The Kid Laroi (52,000 units)
    “What You See Is What You Get” – Luke Combs (46,000 units)
    “Welcome to O’Block” – King Von (44,000 units)
    “Emergency Tsunami” – NAV (42,000 units)
    “Legends Never Die” – Juice WRLD (39,000 units)
    “My Turn” – Lil Baby (33,000 units)
    “Hamilton: An American Musical” – Various Artists (31,000 units)
    “Folklore” – Taylor Swift (29,000 units)

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    Ariana Grande's 'Positions' Debuts Atop Billboard 200

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    Busta Rhymes, meanwhile, returns to the chart with his new studio album ‘ELE 2: The Wrath of God’ after a decade as the new set bows at No. 7 at this week’s Billboard 200 chart.

    Nov 9, 2020
    AceShowbiz – Ariana Grande’s new album “Positions” arrives at the top of Billboard 200, marking the singer’s fifth No. 1 album on the chart. The set, which was released on October 30 by Republic Records, earns 174,000 equivalent album units in the U.S. in the week ending November 5, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
    Of the sum, 129,000 are in the form of SEA units (equaling 173.54 million on-demand streams of the album’s songs). Meanwhile. 42,000 of them are in album sales with 3,000 comprising TEA units. With the achievement, it means that Ariana gets her third No. 1 in less than two years and three months, the fastest accumulation of three No. 1 proper studio albums ever by a woman.
    Back to the chart, Trippie Redd occupies No. 2 with his latest releases “Pegasus” as it earns 60,000 equivalent album units. It marks his his fifth top five-charting album in a little over two years. Later at No. 3 is Pop Smoke’s former winner “Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon”. The album stays still at the position with 60,000 equivalent album units earned.

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    Meanwhile, Luke Combs’ “What You See Is What You Get” dips from No. 1 to No. 4 with 52,000 equivalent album units. Sam Smith’s new album “Love Goes” flies to No. 5 after earning 41,000 equivalent album units, marking Sam’s third consecutive top five album in a row. Juice WRLD’s “Legends Never Die”, meanwhile, falls one spot to No. 6 with 40,000 equivalent album units earned.
    This week’s chart also sees Busta Rhymes returning to the chart with his new studio album “ELE 2: The Wrath of God” after a decade. The new set bows at No. 7 with 38,000 equivalent album units. The last time Busta debuted his album on the chart was with “Back on My B.S.”, which debuted and peaked at No. 5, back in 2009.
    At No. 8 is Lil Baby’s “My Turn” which slips from No. 7 to No. 8 with 35,000 equivalent album units. Also debuting in this week’s chart is R&B singer Queen Naija as her debut full-length studio album “Missunderstood” arrives at No. 9 with 34,000 equivalent album units. Rounding out the top 10 this week is “Hamilton: An American Musical” that dips two rungs with 30,000 equivalent.
    Top Ten Billboard 200:
    “Positions” – Ariana Grande (174,000 units)
    “Pegasus” – Trippie Redd (60,000 units)
    “Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon” – Pop Smoke (60,000 units)
    “What You See Is What You Get” – Luke Combs (52,000 units)
    “Love Goes” – Sam Smith (41,000 units)
    “Legends Never Die” – Juice WRLD (40,000 units)
    “ELE 2: The Wrath of God” – Busta Rhymes (38,000 units)
    “My Turn” – Lil Baby (35,000 units)
    “Missunderstood” – Queen Naija (34,000 units)
    “Hamilton: An American Musical” – Various Artists (30,000 units)

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  • Ariana Grande Takes Over the White House in 'Positions' Music Video

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    Set in the White House, the Dave Meyers-directed visuals sees the songstress working at the Oval Office, leading an important meeting and holding a press conference.

    Oct 23, 2020
    AceShowbiz – Ariana Grande has officially kicked off her new era. Days after teasing the first single off her upcoming album, the Nickelodeon alum finally unveiled the new tune, “Positions”, along with its accompanying music video at midnight on Thursday, October 22.
    Directed by her frequent collaborator Dave Meyers, the visuals is set in the White House with the songstress serving as the commander in chief. It kicks off with Ariana sitting at the head of a table for what looks like an important meeting before the scene changes to show her mulling over decisions at the Oval Office and holding a press conference.

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    Not only her professional life, but the music video also features her personal life as she is seen cooking in the kitchen and hanging out in her bedroom as she shows her commitment and love to her boyfriend with her flexibility in trying to make their relationship work. “Switchin’ the positions for you/ Cookin’ in the kitchen and I’m in the bedroom/ I’m in the Olympics, way I’m jumpin’ through hoops,” she sings. “Know my love infinite, nothin’ I wouldn’t do/ That I won’t do, switchin’ for you.”
    “Positions” is serving as the lead single off Ariana’s forthcoming sixth album, which still does not have a title nor an exact release date. It will be a follow-up to her 2019 record-breaking album “Thank U, Next”, debuting at No. 1 on Billboard 200 with 360,000 equivalent album units.
    It broke the record for the largest streaming week ever for a pop album with 307 million on-demand audio streams and helped her break records for the most simultaneous top 40 entries by a female artist after eleven songs off the album appeared in the Top 40 of Billboard’s Hot 100. In addition to that, it was the eighth best-selling album of 2019 globally and ranked fourth among female artists.

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  • Lady GaGa and Ariana Grande to Perform 'Rain on Me' at 2020 MTV VMAs

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    The Mother Monster and her ‘Rain on Me’ collaborator are scheduled to share the stage to perform their duet at the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards in New York City.
    Aug 19, 2020
    AceShowbiz – Ariana Grande and Lady GaGa will perform their “Rain on Me” hit live for the first time at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards.
    The pop stars, who also lead all nominees, will unite for the first time onstage to belt out the tune on 28 August (20).
    It is not yet clear if Ariana and Gaga will perform at one of the outdoor venues in New York City or if their performance will be beamed in live from a venue in Los Angeles, where both singers live.
    The prizegiving, hosted by Keke Palmer, will also feature live sets from J Balvin, BTS, Doja Cat, The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch, and Maluma.

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  • Ariana Grande Begs Rihanna to 'Snatch Back' Her Spotify Record With New Album Release

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    The ‘7 Rings’ hitmaker makes the plea to the ‘Umbrella’ singer when reacting to the announcement that she has become the top streaming female artist of all time on the streaming platform.
    Aug 18, 2020
    AceShowbiz – Ariana Grande has pleaded with Rihanna to release her new album, after the “7 Rings” hitmaker broke her Spotify record to become the top streaming female artist of all time.
    The news was announced on Monday (August 17), with Ariana reacting by sharing the announcement on her Instagram page.
    “Holy s**t thank u all so much for listening and caring at all let alone this much,” she wrote alongside it. “i can’t wait to give u new things to listen to.”
    But while the 26-year-old was thrilled about the accolade, she was also quick to acknowledge Rihanna – the former holder of the title – as she urged her to drop her long-awaited new record.
    “now can rihanna pls drop her album so she can rightfully snatch this back and fill my ears again please or …,” Ariana added.

    Rihanna, who hasn’t released an album since 2016’s “Anti”, told Entertainment Tonight in a recent video chat that she’s determined to make sure she puts out something she’s proud of.
    “I am always working on music and when I am ready to put it out in the way that I feel fit, it’s gonna come out,” she said. “And you’re not going to be disappointed when it happens. It’s going to be worth it.”
    “I’m not just gonna put it out just because people are waiting. It’s taken this long, I’m gonna make it worth it.”

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  • Lady GaGa Scratched Ariana Grande's Eye With Her Long Nail During Video Shoot

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    In a behind-the-scene video of her ‘Rain on Me’ music video, the Mother Monster accidentally ‘shanked’ her collaborator with her long nail during rehearsal.
    Aug 7, 2020
    AceShowbiz – Lady GaGa chased Ariana Grande around a dance rehearsal studio after accidentally scratching her eye during a “Rain on Me” video run through.
    The two pop superstars were perfecting their moves when Gaga’s fingernails connected with her pal’s cheek, and the moment was caught on camera. It aired during the latest instalment of the “Poker Face” singer’s “Gagavision” Internet docu-series.
    “I shanked her with my nail by accident dancing,” Gaga explains.
    “Lady Gaga scratched my eye!” Ariana added. “It’s an honour, I hope it scars.”
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    Gaga then chased Ariana, trying to apply Neosporin antiseptic cream to her wound, stating, “Listen to your mom! You have a scratch on your face, you can’t get infected before the video! Please let me put Neosporin on it!”
    Grande ran off yelling, “Oh my God, you’re two days older than me!”

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  • Ariana Grande's Tour Movie Sparks Bidding War With Netflix Offering $5.2 Million

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    The documentary about Ariana’s life on the road during Sweetener World Tour is being shopped around with Netflix allegedly offering $5.2 million for the rights.
    Aug 5, 2020
    AceShowbiz – Ariana Grande is reportedly set to earn $5.2 million (£4 million) for a Netflix film of her Sweetener World Tour.
    The “7 Rings” singer has hinted a film about the 97-date trek could be on the way when questioned by a fan on Twitter last week (end2Aug20).
    According to British newspaper The Sun, the prospect has sparked a bidding war, with Netflix chiefs ready to offer as much as $5.2 million for the rights.
    An insider tells the publication, “Ariana’s team are nego­tiating a huge deal bet­ween a number of big hitters, with Netflix and YouTube both showing interest. Netflix has put forward a starting offer of £4 million ($5.2 million) to get the rights.”
    “The deal is being nego­ti­ated by Ari’s closest advisers, led by Scooter Braun. She had cameras following her every move on the Sweet­en­er World Tour last year.”
    Speaking about the nature of the likely film, the source adds, “Along with her perform­ances, Ariana was filmed backstage, while travelling and during downtime. It will be a brutally honest and raw depiction of how tough life can be on the road but will include the happier, heart-warming times too.”
    Ariana previously worked with YouTube on a docu-series in 2018, which showed her on the road during her “Dangerous Woman” tour.

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