Christmas is just a month away and Ariana Grande gives us a reminder with “Santa Tell Me”. Republic Records wants them juicy “xmas” sales; that’s why they’ve asked one of their best-selling roster acts Ms. Grande to record an original Christmas-themed song. “Santa Tell Me” was released on iTunes on Sunday night (Nov. 23).
A Christmassy production, very sweet vocals by Ariana and a cute chorus; these all make one great Christmas-perfect song. “Santa tell me if he really cares / ‘Cause I can give it all away if he won’t here next year”, sings Ms. Grande in the chorus of “Santa Tell Me”. More than asking Santa for material things, Ari wants him to give her true love as gift. Awww!
'Bette was always a feminist who stood for women being able to do whatever the F they wanted without judgement! not sure where that Bette went,' Grande tweets.
Ariana Grande has responded on Twitter to Bette Midler's remarks about the singer using sex to sell her music. "Bette was always a feminist who stood for women being able to do whatever the F they wanted without judgement! not sure where that Bette went but I want that sexy mermaid back!! always a fan no matter what my love," Grande wrote on Twitter.
On Monday, in an interview with the U.K.'s Telegraph, Midler noted, "You don't have to make a whore out of yourself to get ahead" and "It's always surprising to see someone like Ariana Grande with that silly high voice, a very wholesome voice, slithering around on a couch looking so ridiculous. I mean, it's silly beyond belief and I don't know who's telling her to do it. I wish they'd stop. But it's not my business, I'm not her mother. Or her manager. Maybe they tell them that's what you've got to do. Sex sells. Sex has always sold."
Bette Midler appears to be backtracking after saying Ariana Grande has a "silly high voice". The legendary star took to Twitter to say she in fact thinks the Give It Up singer has a "beautiful" voice, and even went so far as calling herself a "reformed old wh***".
Earlier this week the Wind Beneath My Wings star described the 21-year-old's sexy music videos as "silly beyond belief", and said young pop stars should be told they don't have to take their clothes off to sell songs. Ariana gave a gracious response , telling the star she would "always be a fan no matter what". Next to a picture showing her partially clothed, obviously.
She wrote on Twitter: "Bette was always a feminist who stood for women being able to do whatever the F they wanted without judgement! "Not sure where that Bette went but I want that sexy mermaid back!!! always a fan no matter what my love," Ariana posted to her 21.3million followers. And the cute comeback obviously hit a soft spot with Bette who hours later wrote: "About my screed on @arianagrande, all I can say is, "Spoken like a reformed old wh***! She does have a beautiful voice, on a couch or off".
The exchange started after the Grammy Award-winner gave an interview to the Daily Telegraph, where she said: "It's terrible! It's always surprising to see someone like Ariana Grande with that silly high voice, slithering around on a couch, looking so ridiculous. "I mean, it's silly beyond belief and I don't know who's telling her to do it. I wish they'd stop. But it's not my business, I'm not her mother. Or her manager. "Maybe they tell them that's what you've got to do. Sex sells. Sex has always sold."
She recently confirmed her romance with rapper Big Sean. And Ariana Grande managed to tear herself away from her boyfriend for a whirlwind visit to London, where she paid a visit to the BBC Radio 1 Studios on Monday morning ahead of her highly-anticipated Victoria's Secret show performance the next day. The 21-year-old pop princess looked like she hadn't got the memo about the chilly English weather, dressing in a seriously skimpy outfit for her outing.
The pint-sized star looked incredible in a white pleated mini skirt and a matching lace crop top, which showed off her tiny waist and emphasised her tan. Ariana didn't let on how cold she was, making a half-hearted attempt at keeping warm by holding a grey fur stole close to her chest. She paired the look with a floral cat ear headband and a pair of white heels.
Ariana Grande looked angelic in top to toe white as she paid a visit to the BBC Radio 1 studios wearing a lace bralet from Topshop, a faux fur coat from Michelle Keegan's collection for Lipsy, platform heels by Saint Laurent and a peplum hem mini skirt. All accessoried with some floral cat ears, of course...
Ariana Grande could have been intimidated by the dozens of stunning Victoria's Secret Angels walking up and down the runway with her. But the US superstar more than held her own as she performed at the iconic show, which was held in London on Tuesday evening. The 21-year-old Problem hitmaker wowed the lucky audience who had gathered at Earl's Court to see the annual show.
She wore her raciest on-stage outfit yet as she performed during the University of PINK segment of the show, proving that she can certainly compete against the beautiful Victoria's Secret models. Wearing over the knee black boots, she managed to show her slender legs to full effect.
The rest of her petite frame was covered in a dazzling two-piece set: glittery knicker shorts and a matching bustier bra, complete with straps over her cleavage. The underwear-inspired ensemble also gave the audience a glimpse of her enviable toned torso and flat stomach as she danced across the catwalk stage.