The pop princess has earned her jaw-dropping 20th "Guinness Book of World Records" title, the publication announced Tuesday.
Grande's latest feat: Most songs to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. "Positions," the lead single from the album of the same name, had the top spot on the chart as of Nov. 7. It's her fifth song to debut in the top spot. Her other No. 1 debuts were:
Guinness Book of World Records says Grande, 27, broke her own record for most No. 1 debuts. Behind Grande are Mariah Carey, Drake, Justin Bieber, Travis Scott and Taylor Swift with three tracks each. Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and BTS have two.
Grande holds many other Guinness records including most streamed track on Spotify in one week; most popular Eevee tattoo; most subscribers for a female musician on YouTube; and most followers on Instagram for a female musician.
Grande has spoken up about the inspiration behind that line. In a recent livestream, a fan asked her what specific video games she was referencing with the line, and she gave two interesting answers.
“That’s a good question,” the singer said. “I think when I wrote it, I was referring to like Mario Party [and] Mario Kart, but now… if I sang it right now, I’d be talking about Sackboy.”
The answer started making its way through the internet after she said this on the stream, and it even got the attention of both the official LittleBigPlanet Twitter account and developer Sumo Digital, who both commented on the shoutout.
Read More: Charli & Dixie D’Amelio face backlash after Beyoncé gifts them Ivy Park PR package All in all, it’s cool to see Grande shouting out the medium that clearly loves. Who knows what game references she’ll make in her next hit.
ENTERTAINMENT Shroud claims older games like S.T.A.L.K.E.R have more “passion” than new titles Published: 13/Feb/2021 2:16
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SHROUD Michael ‘shroud’ Grzeciek has claimed developers don’t make games like they used to, explaining older games like S.T.A.L.K.E.R had more “passion” behind them.
The video game industry has come a long way since its inception. It generates more than $100 billion dollars each year, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down.
However, while games are more abundant and accessible than ever before, critics feel like passion and creativity have become second fiddle to profit.
Shroud is one of those people. He shared his views while responding to a fan’s question on stream, and once he got the ball rolling, he didn’t hold back.
Shroud Cyberpunk 2077 Best Game Of All TimeShroud Shroud never hesitates to share his views on all things game-related. “Are there any good games coming out soon that have you excited?” he said, reading out a viewer’s question.
“No, not really. I don’t know. I’m trying to think.” Instead of thinking about new games though, his mind dove into the past instead.
Read More: Shroud exposes game-breaking Valorant ‘wallhack’ glitch “I want older games to get updated correctly. I want The Last Of Us II to get correctly updated for the PS5 so that it actually runs how it’s supposed to.
“I want modding games to be done. Like, different mod projects that I want to finish. I actually do want to play S.T.A.L.K.E.R. That looks kind of fun.”
Shroud: “Everything new that’s coming out has been pretty lackluster” Shroud believes newer titles fail to live up to their expectations, and he has a reason behind his claims.
“A lot of the stuff that I’m interested in is just older stuff. Everything that’s new that’s coming out has been pretty lackluster.”
“New games don’t hit like old games because old games… there was a lot of passion behind them, right? The people running the games, the people at the top, were also the people making the games.”
“So, there was a lot of passion behind their work because they were a part of the team. Side by side coding away. Now, not so much. Now, it’s more so, all the insanely really good coders and designers… they’re just getting f**king c**ked. Because the people at the top are like, no, don’t do that, do this.”
“Pretty sure it’s just nostalgia talking there?” he added, reciting a fan’s reply. “No, it’s not. You can just tell by game design and choices. You could literally just look at game design and then break it all down.”
It’s not like Shroud is saying he’ll never play new games. However, the trend of remasters of old games will likely never tire out for the Twitch star.
Ariana Grande has revealed the titles of the four bonus tracks that will appear on the upcoming deluxe edition of her Positions album. When the singer first announced that she was expanding her most recent studio album, the singer left the titles of fresh songs scratched out, but in a tweet over the weekend she finally pulled back the curtain on the whole project.
We now know that the 15th slot will be filled by "Someone Like U (interlude)," followed by "Test Drive" at 16, then the new "34+ 35" remix with Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion, and rounding out with the new tunes are "Worst Behavior" and "Main Thing"; no production details were available on the new songs at press time.
The deluxe edition of Grande's Billboard 200 No. 1 album Positions will be out Friday (Feb. 19) and in the meantime she's kept fans stoked with the steamy ladies-lounging-at-the-hotel clip for her "34+35" video. Adding the chart-topping "Say So" and "Savage" rappers to her Positions track elevated "34+35" from No. 11 to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in January. The remix marked the highest charting Hot 100 hit by a trio of women soloists in nearly 20 years.
Ariana Grande has released a deluxe edition of Positions, which arrived on short notice back in October. The new version features five additional tracks, including Grande’s “34+35 (Remix)” (with Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion), an interlude titled “someone like u,” and new songs “test drive,” “worst behavior,” and “main thing.” Check out the deluxe Positions below.
Last week, Grande shared a new video for “34+35 (Remix).” The song’s original iteration got a sci-fi video back in November, too. Grande released excuse me, i love you, a Netflix complement to 2019’s k bye for now (swt live), in December, along with a Christmas song with Mariah Carey and Jennifer Hudson.
Ariana, 27, released the deluxe edition of her sixth studio album on Friday, February 19. The expanded version of Positions features five new tracks—including a remix of “34+35” featuring Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion, “Test Drive,” “Main Thing,” “Someone Like U (Interlude)” and, of course, “Worst Behavior.” Each of these tracks has fans drawing allusions to Ariana’s fiancé Dalton Gomez, but it’s this latter song that really seems to reveal some details about their relationship.
Ariana announced her engagement to the Los Angeles real-estate agent in December 2020 after months of secretly dating and living together. In “Worst Behavior,” Ari finally seems to address her desire to keep their relationship private: “No phone, no pics, no postin us,” she sings at one point. “This love just ain’t disposable.” As one fan on Twitter noted, the song seems to be “literally about her and Dalton.”
“She’s talking about how he should say ‘I do’ and they are engaged, she’s saying to not post any photos and to keep their life personal life private,” the fan observed. And TBH, that’s not a far cry from how Ari and Dalton’s relationship started. The pair were first seen together in February 2020 when Ari was spotted kissing a mystery man at a restaurant, with multiple sources claiming at the time that they were already seeing each other for “several months”—but their relationship remained unconfirmed until later that summer, when Ariana went IG official went her beau in June 2020.
But why all the secrecy? Read on below for more of Ariana Grande’s “Worst Behavior” lyrics, so you can get an idea for yourself.
Verse 1 I’ve been on my worst behavior But baby, I don’t need no savior I’m way outta line But I kind of like the way I Feel when I just don’t give a fuck Oh, I forgot to mention I’ll be there in five
Pre-Chorus We don’t really need to talk too much Show each other what we know I got other ways to catch you up Couldn’t do it on the phone So can you keep it secret?
Chorus This ain’t no game won’t play with you This time I know I’ll stay with you Just promise you won’t say nothin’ Don’t you be actin’ like that, don’t you be actin’ like that, babe No phone, no pics, no postin’ us This love just ain’t disposable Just take what’s yours, don’t run from it Don’t you be actin’ like that, don’t you be actin’ like that, babe
Verse 2 Said baby it’s just in my nature (Oh-oh) To be a little troublеmaker So wrong but so right Know you really like thе way I Taste when we kiss, you reminisce But this ain’t the last time Just stay by my side
Pre-Chorus We don’t really need to talk too much (Too much) Show each other what we know (Know, oh-oh, oh-oh) I got other ways to catch you up (To catch you up) Couldn’t do it on the phone (The phone) So can you keep it secret?
Chorus This ain’t no game won’t play with you (Oh, babe) This time I know I’ll stay with you (Stay with you) Just promise you won’t say nothin’ (Won’t say nothin’) Don’t you be actin’ like that, don’t you be actin’ like that, babe (Baby) No phone, no pics, no postin’ us (Postin’ us) This love just ain’t disposable (Oh, babe) Just take what’s yours, don’t run from it Don’t you be actin’ like that, don’t you be actin’ like that, babe