Monday, April 22, 2024

(Listen) Lady Gaga Features Ariana Grande on a Hit Duet from Her Forthcoming “Chromatica” Album


Lady Gaga’s coming with a new album, “Chromatica,” next Friday. Tonight she releases the second single, “Rain on Me,” a duet with Ariana Grande.

These two have pretty much the best voices of their generations. A duet seemed inevitable. Ariana is just coming off a duet with Justin Bieber, “Stuck with You,” but “Rain on Me” at least was recorded in the same studio, not over iPhones or whatnot.

Both women have their share of diva like disasters. Gaga has run through boyfriends and fiancees. She’s also dealing with serious incidents in her past including rape. Ariana broke up with Pete Davidson after her previous boyfriend, Mac Miller, died. She also had to go through having a concert in Manchester, England end with a bombing that killed 22 people.

Gaga told Apple Beats1 radio host Zane Lowe: “[Rain On Me] is also a metaphor for tears and for the amount of alcohol I was taking to numb myself. I’d rather be dry but at least I’m alive, rain on me.”

Anyway, here’s the song:



Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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