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Ariana Grande’s ‘thank u, next’ bests Adele to fastest 100 million views

LOS ANGELES: Ariana Grande’s breakup anthem “thank u, next” has become the fastest music video to reach 100 million views, video hosting service Vevo said on Tuesday. The single, released after the 25-year-old singer’s much publicized breakup with fiance Pete Davidson, has also topped the Billboard charts for three weeks, giving Grande the biggest hit of her seven-year career. Vevo said the “thank u, next” video, in which Grande recreates scenes from popular women’s empowerment movies “Legally Blonde” and “Mean Girls,”…

Ariana Grande sorry she ‘couldn’t fix’ Mac Miller’s pain

LOS ANGELES: Singer Ariana Grande on Friday spoke publicly for the first time about the death of her former boyfriend Mac Miller, writing on social media that he was “the kindest, sweetest soul with demons he never deserved.” Miller was found unresponsive at his home in Studio City, California, and pronounced dead there at age 26, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office said in a statement on Sept. 7. In a message on her official Instagram account on Friday, the 25-year-old Grande said she “adored” Miller from the day…

Bishop Charles Ellis apologises for ‘groping’ Ariana Grande at Aretha Franklin funeral

DETROIT: The bishop who officiated the funeral of Aretha Franklin has apologised for what looked like groping singer Ariana Grande on stage, a moment that was caught on the video and sparked widespread outrage. The 25-year-old pop star sang the Aretha Franklin classic "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," one of a series of tributes by musicians to America's Queen of Soul at her marathon funeral attended by presidents, stars and music royalty. After her performance, she was congratulated by Bishop Charles H. Ellis…

Video: Ariana Grande restarted a performance because a fan screamed “I Wasn’t Recording”

LOS ANGELES: Ariana Grande's new album Sweetener is out now and it is a super duper hit. To promote the album, Ari has been performing a series of  concerts called "Sweetener Sessions." Her LA stop was this weekend, and for the most part, it went off without a hitch. But during her performance of "Raindrops (An Angel Cried)" an unlucky fan hadn't started recording the song on time  so they shouted out asking Ariana to start over again: SOMEONE SAID “WAIT START AGAIN I WASNT RECORDING” AND SHE DID LMAOOOOOO…

Ariana Grande plans Manchester show to benefit attack victims

MANCHESTER: Pop star Ariana Grande said Friday she is planning a charity concert in Manchester after a suicide attack on her show in the English city earlier this week killed 22 people. In her first substantive comments since Monday's attack claimed by the Islamic State group, Grande hailed the compassionate spirit of her fans and vowed not to give in to divisions. The 23-year-old, who suspended her tour and returned to her Florida home after the tragedy, said she planned a concert as "an expression of love for…

Children among 22 killed in deadly blast at UK pop concert

MANCHESTER: Twenty-two people, including children, were killed and dozens injured when a man detonated a bomb at a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande, in Britain's deadliest terror attack in 12 years. Screaming fans, many of them teens, fled the venue in panic after the bomb blast at the end of the concert in the northern English city of Manchester on Monday evening. "There was heat on my neck and when I looked up there were bodies everywhere", Elena Semino, who was waiting for her 17-year-old daughter, told the…

Ariana Grande wins top American Music award, Green Day takes aim at Trump

LOS ANGELES: Canadian rapper Drake won his first ever American Music Awards on Sunday, Ariana Grande was named artist of the year, and punk band Green Day took aim at newly-elected US President Donald Trump. "No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA," sang Green Day, performing their controversial anti-gun violence single "Bang Bang" on the live show and re-writing some of the lyrics. It was the most overt reference to the November 8 US presidential elections at the three-hour awards show where the focus was otherwise…

Coldplay keeps Mariah Carey from topping Billboard 200

LOS ANGELES: British rockers Coldplay retained the top spot on the weekly Billboard 200 album chart on Wednesday, holding off new entries from Mariah Carey and Austin Mahone. Coldplay's "Ghost Stories" clocked a second week at No. 1 with sales of 83,000 over the past week, according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. "Ghost Stories" entered the chart at the top last week with the highest sales week of the year so far, 383,000 copies. Country singer Brantley Gilbert held onto No. 2 for a second week with "Just As I…