Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Ariana Grande: Annoying? Yes. Good Album? Also, Yes. “Thank You, Next” Sells 355K Copies in Debut, More Than Rest of Top 50

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Ariana Grande. Is she annoying? Yes. Talented Yes.

Ariana’s second album in six months, called “Thank You, Next,” sold 355,000 copies in its debut week and landed at number 1.

That’s more than all the rest of the top 50 albums added together.

Also, 12 songs from “Thank You, Next” hit the top 20 Streaming Songs Chart on hitsdailydouble.

Grande wants to be the Next Big Diva. She’s getting there. Her ex fiance Mac Miller killed himself. She had a bad breakup with ex fiance Pete Davidson. She was there when a tragic mass shooting took place in Manchester, England. She fought publicly with Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich.

And she’s only 25.

Some songwriters who’ve worked with her say she’s a Grande headache. So the plan is working. On Twitter today she and her mother talked about how Ariana used to stand in the mirror and imitate Madonna.

We have a lot to look forward to. I will say this– she as a terrific voice. I wish she’d use it on better material. Don’t make the Mariah mistake and squander your instrument on bad songs.

Here’s the best song on the new album:

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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