Artist of the Week: Ariana Grande

Artist of the Week: Ariana Grande

The ‘Thank You, Next’ singer gives people a reason to smile with her new single while raising money for good cause and racing to the top spot on Billboard Hot 100.

AceShowbiz – Coronavirus pandemic has forced millions of people around the globe to stay at home in a bid to prevent further spread of the killer disease. With remarkable talent and plenty of time in her hands, Ariana Grande managed to keep her creative juices flowing.

Collaborating with Justin Bieber who’s under the same management, the petite singer crafted a love ballad that many people could relate to during the lockdown. Called “Stuck With U”, it’s about a couple who lock themselves indoors to get to know each other better.

The music video is full of laughs and smiles with cameo appearances by the likes of Kendall Jenner, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Demi Lovato, and Gwyneth Paltrow. Ariana used the video to introduce her new boyfriend Dalton Gomez while Justin appeared with his wife Hailey Baldwin.

The song is expected to have an uplifting impact amidst the doom and gloom of the global health crisis, but it’s deeper than that. All proceeds from the single are donated to fund scholarships of children of frontline workers whose lives have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The song received positive response from fans. It climbed high to the fourth spot in the U.K. singles chart, becoming this week’s highest new entry across the pond. Stateside, the song is ranked first in Billboard poll of favorite new music with 75 percent of the vote, leaving its rivals by the likes of Kehlani and Chris Brown in the dust.

Meanwhile, competition is fierce on Billboard Hot 100. Doja Cat‘s “Say So” remix featuring Nicki Minaj, Megan Thee Stallion‘s “Savage” remix featuring Beyonce Knowles, Tekashi 6ix9ine‘s new single “Gooba”, and The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights” are all in a neck-and-neck race to No. 1. Ariana and Justin join the rally and are expected to explode on the chart.

Their charity single is predicted to debut so high that it has already gotten their rival Tekashi69 shaken. He’s so anxious that he accused Billboard of playing favorites and fixing the rankings. According to emails received by the rapper on Thursday, May 14, “Stuck With U” climbed up to No. 5 before jumping to No. 1 after gaining 60,000 units in mere hours.

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