Singer Ariana Grande has had rather a lot to have a good time in August 2020. Not solely did she have a particular album anniversary, however she took a file from fellow R&B artist Rihanna. Here’s why Grande is asking for Rihanna to launch her first album in years.
Ariana Grande celebrated her album ‘Sweetener’
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On August 17, 2020, Grande and her followers took to social media to talk about her fourth studio album, Sweetener. It debuted on the identical day two years prior, and the artist and her Arianators shared their favourite songs and moments from her tour of the identical identify.
While a lot of the dialog occurred on Twitter, Grande shared some pictures on Instagram, writing, “happy second birthday to my favorite baby sweetener.” This continued into the subsequent day, August 18, as Grande wrote again to extra followers and even shared some voice memos from recording.
She hit this important Spotify milestone
As followers celebrated the album, it might seem that they have been additionally listening to it on Spotify. Because on the anniversary, Grande received even larger information: According to chart knowledge, she surpassed Rihanna because the most-streamed feminine artist on Spotify, with greater than 20.5 billion streams.
“holy sh*t thank u all so much for listening and caring at all let alone this much,” Grande wrote on Instagram, sharing the information. “i can’t wait to give u new things to listen to.” She added, “now can rihanna pls drop her album so she can rightfully snatch this back and fill my ears again please or ….”
Grande has been a fan of Rihanna for a very long time
This isn’t the primary time Grande has requested Rihanna to launch her ninth album. “Can you just post it and then just leave and then go back to work?” she advised Zane Lowe of Apple Music in May 2020. “I’m shopping for the underwear. I’m shopping for the make-up. I’m streaming ANTI. I’m streaming Unapologetic. I’m streaming Loud. Every day, I actually am.”
Speaking of Rihanna’s make-up line, Fenty Beauty, Grande is such a fan that she gave it a shoutout in one among her songs. In the Thank U, Next observe “Makeup,” she sings to her lover, “No eyeliner on, but looking at you is the fix/Highlight of my life, just like that Fenty Beauty kit.”
Are Grande and Rihanna pals?
Grande is clearly a fan of Rihanna, however does the admiration go each methods? While they’ve by no means collaborated, they did meet on the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards (above). After Rihanna was seen caught laughing throughout Grande’s efficiency, some speculated, it was a diss, however the latter didn’t take it that manner.
“Afterwards she was so kind to me, she was like, ‘Lil’ mama keep doing what you’re doing because it’s working,’” Grande mentioned on an Australian radio program, Bump Show. “I thought it was funny that people tried to make such a commotion out of it when she was just being playful and supportive if anything.”