ARIANA GRANDE PERFORMING AND NOMINATED AS “BEST NEW ARTIST” AT THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS SUNDAY
WEEKLY SERIES OF HOLIDAY SINGLES “CHRISTMAS KISSES” KICKS OFF WITH “LAST CHRISTMAS” TODAY
UPCOMING TV PERFORMANCES INCLUDE LATE NIGHT WITH JIMMY FALLON, THE MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE, AND DICK CLARK’S ROCKIN’ NEW YEARS EVE
ARIANA GRANDE has been nominated for “Best New Artist” at the 2013 American Music Awards, broadcast live on ABC Sunday November 24. In addition, she will be performing alongside superstars such as One Direction, Lady Gaga, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Miley Cyrus and more. This is her very first AMA nomination.
The platinum-selling singer also just couldn’t wait for Christmas. GRANDE is offering up a plethora of musical “gifts” for fans well in advance of December 25. She’ll commence a weekly series of holiday singles, aptly dubbed “Christmas Kisses”, starting today with the release of her cover of Wham!’s “Last Christmas” to iTunes and other digital retailers. Carried by her instantly recognizable voice and magnetic charm, she delivers the tune with classy R&B swagger and seasonal soul. It’s Christmas GRANDE style.
She’s also got two new originals waiting under the tree. On November 26, fans will be treated to “Love Is Everything”, while “Snow in California” arrives December 3. Then, a sexy take on the classic “Santa Baby” with her Sam & Cat co-star Liz Gillies rounds out the “Christmas Kisses” series December 10. This provides an appropriate bookend to a landmark year for the artist.
Bringing holiday cheer to the masses, “Last Christmas” will make its live television debut when GRANDE performs it at the legendary 87th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 28. That night, she’ll be joined by none other than THE ROOTS for a special Thanksgiving performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Then, she’s set to really light up the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting with “Love Is Everything” and “Last Christmas” on December 4. Finally on December 31, she’s set to ring in the New Year by performing on Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve.
Moreover, fans who pre-ordered her debut full-length Yours Truly [Republic Records] in September through her official site were invited to attend an exclusive Holiday Party next month personally hosted by ARIANA in their town and sponsored by Just Dance® 2014 and Radio Disney.
Once again teaming up with production team The Rascals as well as the legendary Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, GRANDE gives Christmas a whole new soundtrack with “Christmas Kisses”.
GRANDE recently debuted her brand new music video for “Right There” featuring Big Sean. A true blockbuster, it accumulated over 1 million YouTube/VEVO views in one day. Watch it now
“Right There” recently rose to the Top 10 at Rhythm Radio, and it continues to sizzle across airwaves. The latest single from her #1 Billboard Top 200 debut, Yours Truly, it’s a fitting follow-up to the double platinum smash “The Way” featuring Mac Miller.
Recently, GRANDE was “Backstage Host” at the MTV EMA’s as well as being featured on Dancing with the Stars alongside “Popular” collaborator Mika. She also gave stunning performances on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. During album release week, she began her conquest of television and print media.
Whether she was giving the Broadway treatment to Jay-Z and Macklemore hits on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, appearing on Live! With Kelly and Michael, or performing twice on The Today Show, one time acoustically, her immense talent and charm brilliantly lit up the screen.
2013 has truly belonged to GRANDE.
Yours Truly arrived at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. It was the first time since January 2010 that a debut record from a female artist topped the chart. Not only did it bow at #1 on the Top 200, in addition, it was the #1 album on iTunes Overall Albums Chart and #1 on the Digital Albums Chart.
Already, GRANDE has become a bona fide pop phenomenon. 2x-platinum single “The Way” initially debuted Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and seized the #1 spot on iTunes Overall Songs Chart as soon as it was released. Meanwhile, the track also resonated immensely with the Latin audience. The single’s Spanish version climbed to #5 at Latin Radio, showing that she could not only bridge the generational gap but cultural barriers as well. Everything laid the groundwork for YOURS TRULY to actually reach #1 on the iTunes Pop Albums Chart and on the Overall Albums Chart based on pre-orders alone.
Holiday Party Dates:
11/26 New York City, NY
12/2 Dallas, TX
12/7 Los Angeles, CA
12/10 Minneapolis, MN
12/14 Chicago, IL
12/15 San Francisco, CA
12/21 Miami, FL
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