ARIANA GRANDE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “FOCUS” TODAY
“FOCUS” HALLOWEEN LAUNCH PARTY STREAMING LIVE WORLD WIDE TONIGHT FROM THE HONDA STAGE AT THE IHEARTRADIO THEATER
OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES ON VEVO
NEW YORK, NY (October 30, 2015) Grammy Award®-nominated, multiplatinum, record-breaking superstar ARIANA GRANDE returns with her brand new single “Focus” today via Republic Records. Get it HERE. Produced by Max Martin, written by Ariana and Savan Kotecha, “Focus” is the first single from her upcoming highly anticipated full-length album to be released in 2016.
In addition, she simultaneously unveiled the song’s music video, directed by Hannah Lux Davis, on VEVO this morning. Watch it HERE. Tonight, she will celebrate the release at the Ariana Grande World Premiere Event On The Honda Stage at the iHeartRadio Theater LA. Her performance will be streamed live worldwide at 10pm EST/ 7pm PST on iHeartRadio.com/HondaStage and will mark the live debut of “Focus.” An official Ariana Grande Snapchat live story launches today, giving fans a front row seat through the eyes of Ariana on her launch day. Plus, exclusive Ariana Grande content will be featured in iHeartRadio’s Snapchat Discover channel. Fans will be able to relive the entire iHeartRadio experience and the debut performance again tomorrow on VEVO.
Its been yet another landmark year for the powerhouse singer. Supporting last year’s platinum-certified #1 album, My Everything, she wrapped up her very first world tour, selling out arenas across the globe. She released her very own fragrance “Ari,“ further extending her influence across the sphere of pop culture. Continuing that expansion, she has linked up with MAC Viva Glam in a partnership just announced this week.
About ARIANA GRANDE:
Within less than a year, ARIANA GRANDE captured #1 on the Billboard Top 200 twice‹first with her Republic Records debut Yours Truly and also with its 2014 follow-up My Everything.
Yours Truly yielded the game-changing pop smash “The Way” featuring Mac Miller, which went double-platinum, landed in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, and seized #1 on the iTunes Overall Top Songs chart. Meanwhile, the platinum-selling My Everything garnered a Grammy Award nomination for “Best Pop Vocal Album” and spawned the five times-platinum hit “Problem” featuring Iggy Azalea. Upon the single’s release, ARIANA became “the youngest woman to debut with over 400K sold in the first-week,” while the song ranked as the 5th “highest digital song debut for a female artist” and 9th highest ever. Moreover, it debuted at #1 in 85 countries, topping the iTunes Overall Top Songs and Pop Songs charts for four weeks and went #1 on Billboard‘s Mainstream Top 40 Airplay Chart. During release week, My Everything was #1 on Spotify as ARIANA personally rose to #1 on Billboard‘s Artists 100 chart. She also became the first woman in history and the first artist since Michael Jackson to simultaneously have three songs‹“Problem,“ “Break Free” featuring Zedd, and “Bang Bang” with Nicki Minaj and Jessie J‹in the Top 6 of the Digital Songs Chart. “Bang Bang” went platinum and was Grammy-nominated for “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.”
In 2013, she was named “Best New Artist” at the American Music Awards. Other accolades followed with ARIANA winning “Favorite Breakout Artist” at the People’s Choice Awards 2014, the “Young Influencer Award” at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, the “Radio Disney Chart Topper Award,” “Choice Female Artist” and “Choice Single” for “Problem” at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, and more. At the 2014 MTV VMAS, “Problem” was named “Best Pop Video” as well. Following a sold out world tour, “Focus” saw her return in a big way at the end of 2015.
ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Colbie Caillat, Florence + the Machine, Godsmack, Gotye, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Keith Richards, Nickelback, Of Monsters and Men, Owl City, Seth MacFarlane, among many others. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Cash Money (Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj), Chase Records (Austin Mahone), John Varvatos Records (Zac Brown Band), Lava Records (Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), Casablanca Records (Tïesto), NBC’s The Voice, XO (The Weeknd), Photo Finish Records (MisterWives), School Boy Records (PSY, Sheppard), among others. In addition, Republic maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Label Group which is comprised of Big Machine Records (Rascal Flatts, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw), Dot Records (Maddie + Tae), and Republic Nashville (The Band Perry, Florida Georgia Line, The Eli Young Band).