Showing posts with label Ariana Grande. Show all posts
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Ariana Grande - Into You from the album Dangerous Woman (2016)

Ariana Grande - Into You from the album Dangerous Woman (2016)
"Into You" is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande, serving as the second single from her third studio album, Dangerous Woman (2016). The song was released on May 6, 2016, and was serviced to contemporary hit and rhythmic radio on June 28. It was written by Ariana Grande, Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Alexander Kronlund and Ilya Salmanzadeh with Martin and Salmanzadeh serving as producers. It is a dance-pop song with elements of EDM. Its music video was released on May 24, 2016.

The song debuted at number 83 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and has since reached a peak of number 24. It has also reached number 14 on the UK Singles Chart, and number 11 on the ARIA Chart. Grande has promoted the song with televised performances at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards, the season 10 finale of The Voice, and the 2016 Summertime Ball.

Ariana Grande - Into You from the album Dangerous Woman (2016)


Ariana Grande - Focus - On Moonlight Album (2015)

Ariana Grande - Focus - On Moonlight Album (2015)
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"Focus" is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande, released on October 30, 2015. It serves as the lead single for her upcoming third studio album Moonlight. The song was written by Grande, Savan Kotecha, Peter Svensson, and Ilya.

"Focus" received mixed reviews from music critics, who noted its similarities to Grande's own "Problem". The song debuted at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Grande's sixth top-ten single in the United States, selling 113,000 downloads in its first week of release.

"Focus" is built on slick synths, clanging percussion and stabbing big-band brass. The song's structure has been heavily compared to Grande's previous lead single, "Problem", from her album My Everything. "Focus" features uncredited vocals from Jamie Foxx.

Upon release, "Focus" received mixed to negative reviews from music critics. Kaitlyn Tiffany from The Verge commented positively saying, "As Ariana Grande is a massively talented vocalist, the song "Focus" itself is very pleasant to listen to". Brennan Carley of Spin had a mixed opinion, commenting that the song was a "catchy slow-burn", describing it as a "horn heavy piece of retro-modern fusion". However, he also noted that Grande's vocals " any real excitement from a star who’s got the restraint and skill to take her instrument places most other pop singers can’t anymore". He criticized the "male howling the faux-chorus" for " grating quickly" and for making "Focus" too similar to Grande's previous lead single "Problem". Time‍ '​s Nolan Feeney also commented it for being similar to "Problem", but noted that this might not be a bad thing, saying: "if it ain't broke, don't fix it—no need for Grande to check her vision here".

Billboard editors rated the song two-and-a-half out of five stars, commenting "Grande has never released a less-than-great single, until now, with 'Focus', a rehash of 2014's 'Problem'."