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It’s time to turn our attention to pop princess Ariana Grande’s greatest collaborations as we celebrate her 30th birthday today!
Ariana Grande, who was already adored for her acting performances in the early 2010s, took the music world by storm in 2013 at the young age of 20. With each release, she delivered one hit after another, earning a reputation for her infectious tunes, carefree lyrics, and anthems that make you want to sing along.
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Ariana Grande’s Best Collaborations
As we celebrate Ariana’s special day, let’s take a look back at her remarkable career so far and highlight some of her iconic musical collaborations.
“The Way” with Mac Miller
This infectious collaboration with rapper Mac Miller, released as the first single from Ariana Grande’s debut album “Yours Truly” in 2013, soared to No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
“The Way” showcased Grande’s undeniable talent and commitment to her music career. The upbeat love song maintained its popularity even in 2016 when it was revealed that Ariana and Mac Miller were dating.
The lyrics, like “I don’t wanna hide the way I feel when you’re next to me,” became even more meaningful. This timeless classic also serves as a heartfelt tribute to the late Mac Miller.
“Problem” with Iggy Azalea
One of Ariana Grande’s absolute bangers, featuring Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, was released as a lead single ahead of her second album, “My Everything.”
This song was a perfect blend of Grande’s pop vocals and Azalea’s trendy R&B vibes, accompanied by an unforgettable saxophone beat. It soared to No. 2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, surpassing the success of “The Way” to become her highest-charting track.
With powerful lyrics like “I got 99 problems, but you won’t be one,” it’s no wonder that it also took home the Best Song award at the 2014 MTV Europe Music Awards.
“Bang Bang” with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj
When you combine the incredible vocal ranges of Ariana Grande and Jessie J with Nicki Minaj’s rap skills, you get the ultimate collaboration track.
With unmatched energy, “Bang Bang” stormed to the top of the charts upon its release in 2014. The song’s sassy lyrics and absolutely iconic rap verse made it an irresistible summer anthem that everyone couldn’t help but sing along to.
Nearly a decade later, this GRAMMY-nominated jam has solidified its place on throwback playlists worldwide. It’s a true testament to the power of female artists coming together and showcasing their talents.
“Love Me Harder” with The Weeknd
Ariana Grande and Canadian singer The Weeknd, both rising stars at the time, made quite the powerful duo when they collaborated on this pop ballad.
The song’s double-entendre lyrics and synth beat, characteristic of The Weeknd’s style, introduced a darker and more seductive vibe for Ariana Grande.
With an irresistible and catchy chorus, accompanied by their smooth vocals, it was hard to resist the allure of this fiery duet.
Fans and critics were captivated, propelling the track to the top of the charts once again and securing Grande her fourth consecutive top-10 single.
The music video for “Love Me Harder” even earned a nomination for Best Collaboration at the MTV Video Music Awards.
“Faith” with Stevie Wonder
Ariana Grande showcased her bluesy side when she joined forces with the legendary Stevie Wonder for this infectious and toe-tapping hit.
As the lead single from the soundtrack of the 2016 animated film “Sing,” the song highlighted both artists’ incredible vocal skills and delivered a heavy dose of soul.
Its joyful vibes perfectly complemented the spirit of the original motion picture, earning it a nomination for Best Original Song at the 74th Golden Globe Awards.
The collaboration between Ariana Grande and Stevie Wonder created a memorable and uplifting tune that left a lasting impact.
“Don’t Call Me Angel” with Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey
Good morning, angels! Taking a bold turn from her collaboration with Stevie Wonder, Ariana Grande joined forces with Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey in 2019 for a single featured on another film soundtrack.
“Don’t Call Me Angel” injected some attitude into the Charlie’s Angels reboot, featuring punchy lyrics like, “I make my money and I write the checks, so say my name with a little respect.”
Each of the three artists had their own distinct vibes at the time, but the song impressively combines their styles into one moody hit. Here’s a fun fact: Earlier in the same year, Grande made history as the youngest artist at the time to headline Coachella.
“Rain on Me” with Lady Gaga
Both Grande and Gaga have been candid about their struggles while navigating fame, and this single boldly celebrates embracing one’s tears.
While the lyrics could have steered this song towards being an emotional ballad, it is the electronic dance-pop beat that truly sets it apart. Resilience and self-love are recurring themes for both artists, making this anthem a perfect addition to their respective repertoires.
Moreover, it’s a guaranteed hit on the dance floor. This chart-topping banger made history at the 63rd GRAMMY Awards by becoming the first all-female collaboration to win the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category.
Even though Ariana Grande may claim to have “No Tears Left To Cry,” at just 30 years old, she undeniably has a wealth of talent yet to offer. Celebrate her birthday by tuning in to more of her popular songs and other chart-topping pop hits on SiriusXM Hits1 (Channel 2).