Ariana Grande’s latest collaboration with The Weekend, ‘Die For You Remix’, more than giving the singer a hit, gave her a record. One that he snatched from the former Beatle, Paul McCartney. As ADN Radio indicates, the duet was released last week and quickly reached the top of Billboard’s Hot 100, leaving Miley Cyrus’ ‘Flowers’ behind. The pop diva has four No. 1 hits: ‘Stuck With You’ featuring Justin Bieber, ‘Rain On Me’ which she recorded with Lady Gaga and two collaborations with The Weeknd: ‘Save Your Tears’ and ‘ Die For You’, which allowed him to dethrone Paul McCartney. Until this week, the singer-songwriter held the title with 3 collaborations at number one: ‘Uncle Albert/Admiral Hasley’ with his wife Linda, ‘Ebony & Ivory’ which he recorded with Stevie Wonder and ‘Say, say, say’, in which he collaborated with Michael Jackson.
Ariana Grande, the possible salvation of the British crown
Grande isn’t just grabbing headlines for breaking the collaboration record. The American singer is also on everyone’s lips because she will presumably meet Prince Edward in the coming days, and it is rumored that he could use the occasion to test the ground and see if the pop star would be interested in performing at the concert to be held in honor of the coronation of Carlos III, explains Bang Showbiz on its website.
It seems that the monarchy has had trouble signing internationally renowned artists to be part of the show: Elton John -the monarch’s favorite choice- is busy with his tour of Europe and both Adele and Ed Sheeran have refused to participate in the event. Presumably the interpreter of ‘Break Free’ will meet the monarch’s younger brother this week when he goes to visit the studio where she is shooting her next film, the film adaptation of the musical ‘Wicked’.
The aforementioned medium points out that sources close to the singer say that she probably says no, but that does not stop the British royal family, since from Buckingham Palace itself they want to take the opportunity to make her an offer in person through Eduardo . So far, the event will take place at Windsor Castle on May 7th. However, it seems that it has not managed to gather the same cast of stars as the celebrations for the Platinum Jubilee of the late Elizabeth II, which featured Ed Sheeran, the Queen band accompanied by Adam Lambert, Diana Ross, Alicia Keys, Elton John , Craig David and Sir Rod Stewart. The truth is that, although it is not known if the singer will participate, another of the great alternatives to save the event would be the surprise appearance of the Spice Girls. In fact, some sources affirm that the monarchy is still in negotiations with the renowned band, but it seems unlikely that Victoria Beckham will be encouraged to return to the stage.