Ariana Grande has signed a publishing deal with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG). The agreement includes the pop singer’s entire music catalog, which now contains two studio albums. “Ariana Grande’s global success is a testament to her incredible talent and instincts as an artist and a songwriter. We are so pleased to be working with her, alongside her management and our partners at Republic, to represent her songs and help maximize opportunities around the world,” Jody Gerson, UMPG chairman and CEO stated.
Grande’s two studio albums, Yours Truly (2013) and My Everything (2014), both reached the top of the Billboard 200 Albums chart. Her debut project featured the singles “The Way” featuring Mac Miller, “Baby I,” and “Right There” featuring Big Sean. “Right There” peaked at Number 8 on the US Rhythmic chart, and it also impacted the singles chart in the UK and Australia. The hit single was certified Gold in the US, after selling over 500,000 digital copies.
The pop singer’s other number one project, My Everything, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. The project features guest appearances from Iggy Azalea, Zedd, Big Sean, Cashmere Cat, Childish Gambino, The Weeknd, and A$AP Ferg. My Everything was led by the hit singles “Problem,” “Break Free,” “Bang Bang,” “Love Me Harder,” and “One Last Time.” The single “Bang Bang” with Jessie and Nicki Minaj is featured on the My Everything (Deluxe edition). “Bang Bang” reached Number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, and it peaked at the top of the charts in the UK, Scotland, Europe, and Australia. The Grammy-nominated song has also sold over two million copies in the US.
My Everything‘s other big single, “Problem” climbed to Number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and it reached Number 1 on two US charts including the Mainstream Top 40 and the Rhythmic chart. “Bang Bang” also went to Number 1 in Canada, Europe, Ireland, Israel, New Zealand, Scotland, South Korea, and the UK. To date, the single has sold over three million copies in the US. Grande is expected to drop a new album in the near future; she revealed today the project will be named Moonlight.
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