|Single by Ariana Grande and Victoria Monét|
|Released||April 1, 2019|
|Ariana Grande singles chronology|
|Victoria Monét singles chronology|
"Monopoly" (stylized in all caps) is a song by American singers Ariana Grande and Victoria Monét, released on April 1, 2019 through label Republic Records. The song was written by Grande, Monét, Charles Anderson, Michael Foster, and Tim Suby, with production being handled by Social House and Suby. The music video, which was shot on March 30, 2019 at Mohegan Sun in the hours leading up to a concert scheduled that night, was released alongside the single, and was directed by Alfredo Flores and Ricky Alvarez.
In typography, all caps refers to text or a font in which all letters are capital letters, for example: Text in All Caps. "All caps" may be used for emphasis. They are commonly seen in the titles on book covers, in advertisements and in newspaper headlines. Short strings of words in capital letters appear bolder and "louder" than mixed case, and this is sometimes referred to as "screaming" or "shouting". All caps can also be used to indicate that a given word is an acronym.
Ariana Grande-Butera is an American singer, songwriter and actress. As one of the world's leading contemporary recording artists, she is known for her wide vocal range and has received such accolades including one Grammy Award, one Brit Award and three American Music Awards.
Victoria Monét McCants is an American singer and songwriter. She became involved in performing arts at a young age, singing in the youth choir at her church and performing in a city dance team. She soon took to writing and began working with producer Rodney Jerkins. Previously signed to Atlantic Records, In 2014, Monét released her debut EP Nightmares & Lullabies: Act 1 and the following year released her follow-up EP Nightmares & Lullabies: Act 2. She has also written songs for artists such as Ariana Grande, Fifth Harmony, Nas, T.I., GOOD Music, Lupe Fiasco, Chrisette Michele, Coco Jones, Chris Brown, Diddy Dirty Money, Janelle Monáe, and Jasmine V.
"Monopoly" was originally slated for a March 28, 2019 releasebut was pushed back to April 1, 2019 to celebrate "7 Rings" 8th week at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Grande said "Monopoly" is about "friendship, freedom, protecting your energy and staying right in your bag."
"7 Rings" is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande for her fifth studio album Thank U, Next (2019). The song was written by Grande, Kaydence, Njomza Vitia, Tayla Parx and Victoria Monét alongside its producers Tommy Brown, Charles Anderson and Michael Foster, with the interpolation of "My Favorite Things" by Rodgers and Hammerstein. It was released by Republic Records on January 18, 2019, as the second single from the album. The music video, directed by Hannah Lux Davis, accompanied its release the same day. A remix featuring American rapper 2 Chainz was released on February 1, 2019.
The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine. Chart rankings are based on sales, radio play, and online streaming in the United States.
"Monopoly" is a trap-pop song, leading Uproxx writer Chloe Gilke to call it the "spiritual successor" to Grande's single "7 Rings" which Monét also co-wrote. The song is a celebration of Grande's success, including "7 Rings" charting at number one on the Hot 100 for eight weeks.
Trap is a style of hip hop music that was developed in the late 1990s to early 2000s in the Southern United States. It is typified by sub-divided hi-hats, heavy, sub-bass layered kick drums in the style of the Roland TR-808 drum machine, typically in half time syncopated rhythms, layered with drones expressed by muted or slightly muted abstract or orchestral synthesizers and an overall melancholy to dark ambience and lyrical content. The term "trap" referred to places where drug deals take place. In the 2010s, artists crossbred trap with dubstep to create trap EDM.
Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s. The terms "popular music" and "pop music" are often used interchangeably, although the former describes all music that is popular and includes many diverse styles. "Pop" and "rock" were roughly synonymous terms until the late 1960s, when they became increasingly differentiated from each other.
Uproxx is an entertainment and popular culture news website. It was founded in 2008 by Jarret Myer and Brian Brater, and acquired by Woven Digital in 2014. The site's target audience is males aged 18–34. It was acquired by Warner Music Group in August 2018, but Myer and CEO Benjamin Blank will remain in control of the company's operations.
The lyric "I like women and men" garnered significant attention since Monét previously came out as bisexual in November 2018, referencing Frank Ocean's 2017 single "Chanel" which is about his own bisexuality.In response to the attention, Grande opened up about her sexuality and revealed she doesn't label herself, tweeting "i haven’t [labelled myself] before and still don’t feel the need to now 🖤🧚🏼♂️ which is okay".
Coming out of the closet, often shortened to coming out, is a metaphor for LGBT people's self-disclosure of their sexual orientation or of their gender identity. The term coming out can also be used in various non-LGBT applications.
Frank Ocean is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and photographer.
"Chanel" is a song by American singer-songwriter Frank Ocean, released as a single on the second episode of Blonded Radio. A remix featuring American rapper ASAP Rocky was also aired along with the song's premiere.
Grande also sings “Even though we gave up that 90%,” referencing the fact that she had to give up 90% of the royalties for "7 Rings" to Rodgers & Hammerstein due to interpolating the melody of The Sound of Music 's "My Favorite Things".
In popular music, interpolation refers to using a melody—or portions of a melody —from a previously recorded song but re-recording the melody instead of sampling it. Interpolation is often used when the artist or label who owns the piece of music declines to license the sample, or if licensing the piece of music is considered too costly.
The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. It is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. Set in Austria on the eve of the Anschluss in 1938, the musical tells the story of Maria, who takes a job as governess to a large family while she decides whether to become a nun. She falls in love with the children, and eventually their widowed father, Captain von Trapp. He is ordered to accept a commission in the German navy, but he opposes the Nazis. He and Maria decide on a plan to flee Austria with the children. Many songs from the musical have become standards, such as "Edelweiss", "My Favorite Things", "Climb Ev'ry Mountain", "Do-Re-Mi", and the title song "The Sound of Music".
"My Favorite Things" is a show tune from the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music.
Vulture praised the song and music video for being a "meme-heavy bisexual bop".NME wrote that following the release of Thank U, Next (2019), "Monopoly" was refreshing to hear, describing the song as "flippant and fun".
New York is an American biweekly magazine concerned with life, culture, politics, and style generally, and with a particular emphasis on New York City. Founded by Milton Glaser and Clay Felker in 1968 as a competitor to The New Yorker, it was brasher and less polite, and established itself as a cradle of New Journalism. Over time, it became more national in scope, publishing many noteworthy articles on American culture by writers such as Tom Wolfe, Jimmy Breslin, Nora Ephron, John Heilemann, Frank Rich, and Rebecca Traister.
New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism website and former magazine that has been published since 1952. It was the first British paper to include a singles chart, in the edition of 14 November 1952. In the 1970s it became the best-selling British music newspaper. During the period 1972 to 1976, it was particularly associated with gonzo journalism, then became closely associated with punk rock through the writings of Julie Burchill, Paul Morley and Tony Parsons. It started as a music newspaper, and gradually moved toward a magazine format during the 1980s and 1990s, changing from newsprint in 1998.
Thank U, Next is the fifth studio album by American singer Ariana Grande, released on February 8, 2019, by Republic Records. Following the release of her previous studio album Sweetener (2018), Grande began working on a new album in October of the same year, enlisting writers and producers such as Tommy Brown, Max Martin, Ilya Salmanzadeh and Andrew "Pop" Wansel. The album was created in the midst of personal matters, including the death of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller and her break up with fiancé Pete Davidson.
The Washington Post , Broadly , and PinkNews reported that certain fans responded negatively to the song, accusing Grande of queerbaiting.Broadly writer Gabrielle Alexa criticized the accusations, stating "the act of speculating only perpetuates attitudes that contribute to the erasure of bisexual women. Grande doesn't have to date a girl in order to count as bisexual. And we shouldn't try to make her prove her sexuality anyways."
|Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)||14|
|Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)||39|
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||38|
|Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)||45|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||98|
|Greece (Digital Singles Chart)||3|
|Greece Digital Songs ( Billboard )||1|
|Hungary (Single Top 40)||28|
|Hungary (Stream Top 40)||25|
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||76|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||19|
|Scotland (Official Charts Company)||21|
|Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)||32|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||85|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||23|
|US Billboard Hot 100||69|
American singer Ariana Grande has released five studio albums, one compilation album, one remix album, four extended plays (EPs), forty-three singles, seven promotional singles and thirty-eight music videos. After signing with Republic Records, she released her debut single "Put Your Hearts Up" in December 2011.
"Problem" is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande, featuring Australian rapper Iggy Azalea. It was written by both alongside Savan Kotecha, Ilya and Max Martin, being produced by the latter two with Shellback, with Peter Carlsson serving as a vocal producer. The song was released by Republic Records on April 28, 2014, as the lead single from Grande's second studio album My Everything (2014). "Problem" is an uptempo dance-pop song with influences of R&B music, which comprises a melody based on drums, saxophone loops, and trumpets. The chorus features uncredited background vocals from American hip hop artist Big Sean. Lyrically, Grande has stated that the song is about "the feeling of being absolutely terrified to re-approach a relationship that's gone sour – but you want to more than anything."
"Bang Bang" is a song recorded by English singer Jessie J, American singer Ariana Grande and American rapper Nicki Minaj. It was written by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Rickard Göransson and Minaj, and produced by Martin, Göransson and Ilya, with Kuk Harrell serving as a vocal producer. The song was first sent to hot adult contemporary radio on July 28, 2014 through Republic Records and released as a digital download the next day by Lava and Republic Records as the lead single from Jessie J's third studio album Sweet Talker (2014). It is also included on the deluxe version of Ariana Grande's second studio album My Everything (2014), serving as the third single from that album.
"Santa Tell Me" is a Christmas song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande. It was written by Grande, Ilya Salmanzadeh and Savan Kotecha. The song was released worldwide on November 24, 2014, via iTunes, and was included on the Japanese exclusive reissue of Grande's EP Christmas Kisses. Musically, "Santa Tell Me" is a Christmas song with R&B influences.
"Dangerous Woman" is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande, serving as the lead single for her third studio album of the same name (2016). It was written by Johan Carlsson, Ross Golan, and Max Martin. The recording was released as the first single from the album on March 11, 2016, the same date of the album's pre-order on iTunes Store. "Dangerous Woman" is a mid-tempo pop and R&B song, incorporating an arena rock chorus and a guitar solo during its bridge.
"Into You" is a song by American singer Ariana Grande from her third studio album Dangerous Woman (2016). Grande co-wrote the song with Savan Kotecha, Alexander Kronlund, and its producers Max Martin and Ilya Salmanzadeh. The song was made available by digital download on May 6, 2016 via pre-order of the album and was later serviced to contemporary hit and rhythmic radio on June 28, 2016 as the album's second single. "Into You" is a dance-pop song and features "a thudding disco beat, lurking synths and sharp bass drum beats" in its instrumentation.
"Everyday" is a song by the American singer Ariana Grande from her third studio album, Dangerous Woman, featuring the rapper Future. The song was written by Savan Kotecha, Ilya, Grande and Future, and produced by Ilya. "Everyday" was premiered on Beats 1 in May 2016, as part of a countdown a week ahead of the release of the album. On January 10, 2017, the single was serviced to rhythmic contemporary playlists, and sent to contemporary hit radio on February 14, 2017, serving as the fourth and final single from the album.
"No Tears Left to Cry" is a song by American singer Ariana Grande from her fourth studio album, Sweetener (2018). Written by Grande, Savan Kotecha and its producers Max Martin and Ilya, it was released by Republic Records as the album's lead single on April 20, 2018, alongside its music video. The song is a dance-pop and disco song with a UK garage beat.
"Breathin" is a song by American singer Ariana Grande from her fourth studio album Sweetener (2018). It was written by Grande, Savan Kotecha, Peter Svensson, and its producer Ilya Salmanzadeh. The song was sent to US contemporary hit radio on September 18, 2018, serving as the album's third single. Lyrically, the song speaks about how breathing is affected when suffering from anxiety and is based on Grande's life.
"Without Me" is a song recorded by American singer Halsey. Halsey wrote the song with Edei, Brittany Amaradio, Amy Allen, and Louis Bell; while production was handled by Bell and Dylan Bauld. It interpolates Justin Timberlake's "Cry Me a River" with Timberlake, Timbaland and Scott Storch credited as co-writers. "Without Me" was released through Capitol Records on October 4, 2018.
"Thank U, Next" is a song by American singer Ariana Grande, released as the lead single from her fifth studio album of the same name (2019). The song was released on November 3, 2018, without any prior official announcement or promotion. The track was written by Grande, Tayla Parx and Victoria Monét, along with its producers Tommy Brown, Charles Anderson and Michael Foster. Lyrically, the song reflects on Grande's past relationships.
"Needy" is a song by American singer Ariana Grande from her fifth studio album, Thank U, Next (2019) through Republic Records. It was written by Grande, Victoria Monét, Tayla Parx, and its producer Tommy Brown.
"Imagine" is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande. The song was written by Grande, Jameel Roberts and Priscilla Renea alongside its producers Pop Wansel and Happy Perez. It was released on December 14, 2018, as the first promotional single from her fifth studio album Thank U, Next (2019). Lyrically, the song speaks about Grande's denial of failed relationships.
"NASA" is a song by Ariana Grande from her fifth studio album, Thank U, Next (2019). It was released on February 8, 2019 through Republic Records. It was written by Ariana Grande, Victoria Monet, Tayla Parx, and its producers Tommy Brown and Charles Anderson.
"Bloodline" is a song by American singer Ariana Grande from her fifth studio album, Thank U, Next (2019) through Republic Records. It was written by Ariana Grande, Savan Kotecha, and its producers Max Martin and Ilya Salmanzadeh.
"Don't Call Me Up" is a song by English singer Mabel, included on the 2019 reissue of her debut mixtape, Ivy to Roses, and debut album, High Expectations. It was released by Polydor Records on 18 January 2019.
"Bury a Friend" is a song by American singer Billie Eilish. The song was released on January 30, 2019, through Darkroom and Interscope Records. The song serves as the third single for Eilish's debut studio album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (2019). The music video, directed by Michael Chaves, accompanied its release.
"Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande for her fifth studio album Thank U, Next (2019). The song was written by Grande, Savan Kotecha, Kandi Burruss, Kevin Briggs alongside its producers Max Martin and Ilya Salmanzadeh, with Grande serving as a vocal producer. It contains an interpolation of the song "It Makes Me Ill" by American boy band NSYNC. The track was released by Republic Records as the third and final single from the album on February 8, 2019, the same day the album was released. Its music video, directed by Hannah Lux Davis, accompanied its release the same day. "Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" has reached number one in Greece, Ireland, New Zealand, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom.