|"No Tears Left to Cry"|
|Single by Ariana Grande|
|from the album Sweetener|
|Released||April 20, 2018|
|Studio||MXM and Wolf Cousins|
|Ariana Grande singles chronology|
"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.
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Savan Harish Kotecha is a multiple Grammy and Golden Globe nominated American songwriter and record producer from Austin, Texas. Kotecha is of Indian descent.
In the United States, "No Tears Left to Cry" entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number three, further extending her record as being the only artist to debut in the top ten with the lead single from all of her studio albums. It became her third single to top the US Mainstream Top 40 airplay chart. Internationally, the song topped the charts in various countries and won the award for Best Pop Video at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards.
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The Mainstream Top 40 is a 40-song music chart published weekly by Billboard Magazine which ranks the most popular songs being played on a panel of Top 40 radio stations in the United States. The rankings are based on radio airplay detections as measured by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems, a subsidiary of the U.S.' leading marketing research company. Consumer researchers, Nielsen Audio, refers to the format as contemporary hit radio (CHR).
The MTV Video Music Award for Best Pop Video was first given out in 1999, as MTV began to put several teen pop acts in heavy rotation. Nominations, however, were not just limited to pop acts, as dance, R&B, pop/rock, and reggaeton artists have also received Best Pop Video nominations throughout the award's history. In 2007, MTV eliminated this award along with all of the genre categories, but it returned in 2008.
Following the bombing at her concert at Manchester Arena during her Dangerous Woman Tour in May 2017, Ariana Grande became reluctant to record new music, preferring to spend time with her loved ones because of the emotional impact the tour had on her."No Tears Left to Cry" was the first song Grande wrote with Max Martin, Ilya and Savan Kotecha for Sweetener , after working with Pharrell Williams for most of the album. Grande wanted her first single since the bombing to be hopeful and touch on the incident, but not dwell on it. The song came about when she said, "I want it to be positive and talk about positivity and love. I don't have any tears left to cry." Martin then sang the chorus melody. They composed the song's music before writing the lyrics.
The Manchester Arena bombing was a suicide bombing attack in Manchester, United Kingdom on 22 May 2017. A radical Islamist detonated a shrapnel-laden homemade bomb as people were leaving the Manchester Arena following a concert by the American singer Ariana Grande. The incident was treated as an act of terrorism.
The Dangerous Woman Tour was the third concert tour by American singer and actress Ariana Grande to promote her third studio album, Dangerous Woman (2016). The tour began on February 3, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona, and ended on September 21, 2017 in Hong Kong. The tour was temporarily halted on May 22, 2017 by a terrorist bombing at the end of Grande's Manchester Arena show, which killed 22 concert-goers and injured 139. After organizing and performing at the One Love Manchester benefit concert, Grande resumed the tour on June 7, 2017.
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Grande intended to bridge the change in sound from her previous album Dangerous Woman with "No Tears Left to Cry". She wanted it to be more obscure and unexpected, inspired by her work with Williams, and thus suggested its verses and chorus to be in different keys.Grande was also adamant for it to start as a ballad and then become uptempo like Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive". Kotecha said the ballad introduction suited the opening chords Martin and Ilya played, and "came together and had this flow." However, a lot of time was spent working on the pre-chorus until Ilya found a groove and sound they were satisfied with. According to Kotecha, they opted for simpler lyrics to make the song "digestible" and "easier to grasp" because of its already complex chord changes and melodic shifts. It was recorded at MXM and Wolf Cousins Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. Regarding the song, Grande said she hopes it brings light and comfort, "but also makes you wanna dance and live ya best life!"
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"I Will Survive" is a hit song first performed by American singer Gloria Gaynor, released in October 1978. It was written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris. A top-selling song after its initial release, it sold 14 million copies worldwide and has remained a popular disco anthem, as well as being certified platinum by the RIAA.
"No Tears Left to Cry" is a dance-pop and disco song with a UK garage beat. 4
4 time and is originally in the key of A minor, with a tempo of 122 beats per minute. The refrain is based on an Am–G–F–Am–G–F–C–Dm–Am–C chord progression, while the verses follow an A(add2)–F(add2)–G(add2) sequence. Grande's vocal range spans from G3 to G5.
Dance-pop is a popular music sub-genre that originated in the early 1980s. It is generally uptempo music intended for nightclubs with the intention of being danceable but also suitable for contemporary hit radio. Developing from a combination of dance and pop with influences of disco, post-disco and synth-pop, it is generally characterised by strong beats with easy, uncomplicated song structures which are generally more similar to pop music than the more free-form dance genre, with an emphasis on melody as well as catchy tunes. The genre, on the whole, tends to be producer-driven, despite some notable exceptions.
Disco is a music genre and subculture that emerged in the 1970s from the United States' urban nightlife scene. The music, the fashion, many song lyrics and other cultural phenomena associated with disco were focused on having a good time on the dance floor of a discotheque to the loud sounds of records being played by a DJ, usually enhanced by coloured lighting effects.
UK garage is a genre of electronic music originating from England in the early 1990s. The genre emerged from styles such as garage house, R&B, jungle, and dance-pop, and usually features a distinctive 4/4 percussive rhythm with syncopated hi-hats, cymbals and snares, and sometimes includes irregular kick drum patterns. Garage tracks also commonly feature 'chopped up' and time-stretched or pitch-shifted vocal samples complementing the underlying rhythmic structure at a tempo usually around 130 BPM. UK garage gave rise to subgenres such as speed garage and 2-step, and was then largely subsumed into other styles of music and production in the mid-2000s, including bassline, grime and dubstep. The decline of UK garage during the mid-2000s saw the birth of UK funky, which is closely related.
Lyrically, the song is about optimism; according to Rolling Stone , it "celebrates rising above the world's negativity".Variety noted that the song's chorus contrastingly features Grande alternating between "lifting her voice, pleadingly, for positivity" with the lyrics "Oh, I just want you to come with me / We're on another mentality", and "rhythmically" chanting "I'm lovin', I’m livin', I'm pickin' it up" with a "nearly spoken-word" vocalization.
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture. It was founded in San Francisco, California in 1967 by Jann Wenner, who is still the magazine's publisher, and the music critic Ralph J. Gleason. It was first known for its musical coverage and for political reporting by Hunter S. Thompson. In the 1990s, the magazine shifted focus to a younger readership interested in youth-oriented television shows, film actors, and popular music. In recent years, it has resumed its traditional mix of content.
Variety is a weekly American entertainment trade magazine and website owned by Penske Media Corporation. It was founded by Sime Silverman in New York in 1905 as a weekly newspaper reporting on theater and vaudeville. In 1933 it added Daily Variety, based in Los Angeles, to cover the motion-picture industry. Variety.com features breaking entertainment news, reviews, box office results, cover stories, videos, photo galleries and more, plus a credits database, production charts and calendar, with archive content dating back to 1905.
Variety initially reported on April 9, 2018 that the track would be released on April 27, 2018.Grande began teasing the release on social media on April 15, 2018, using teardrop emojis and the song's title written as "ʎɹɔ oʇ ʇɟǝl sɹɐǝʇ ou". The title appeared on billboards across the US and featured on grey sweatshirts worn on social media by Grande, her half-brother Frankie and then-boyfriend Mac Miller. A listening party in London was also held. The song premiered worldwide at midnight ET on April 20, 2018, as the lead single from Grande's upcoming fourth studio album, Sweetener . The grey sweatshirts were made available for purchase on Grande's website the following day, bundled with a digital copy of the track. In the US, "No Tears Left to Cry" was sent to hot adult contemporary radio stations on April 23, 2018, and to rhythmic contemporary and contemporary hit radio stations the next day.
"No Tears Left to Cry" received universal acclaim from music critics upon release.Meaghan Garvey of Pitchfork said it is a musical progression for Grande and her vocals surpass those of her peers. According to Garvey, the song is "striking in its optimism: the soundtrack for the exact moment you decide to keep going." Similarly, The Observer deemed it "a dazzling exercise in pop lightness, bringing optimism after last year's Manchester attack." In The Guardian , Laura Snapes gave it four out of five stars, citing it as a "timeless sad song" and akin to Grande's One Love Manchester concert as "one of the most joyful, defiant celebrations of pop and the communities it inspires". Joel Golby, also from The Guardian, found the song expansive and appropriate, complimenting Grande's high notes and unconventional adlibs. Matt Mellis of Consequence of Sound noted Grande's skill in cadence change and a lasting relevancy through hope and resilience.
In NME , Nick Reilly complimented the track's "hugely infectious" chorus,while Hannah Mylrea regarded it as euphoria and concluded, "Tackling hate and devastation with hope and disco, 'No Tears Left to Cry' is a triumph." Matthew Kent of The Line of Best Fit commented, "Ariana is picking it up while we're turning this up", and said she "certainly pulled it out of the bag". Fact gave the track a score of 7.7 out of 10, describing it as "somber but triumphant and even though it includes cringy lyrics... it packs a punch." In his review for Billboard , Andrew Unterberger wrote that the song is "a grower, not to be fully appreciated on first listen." Writing for Variety, Chris Willman called it "the breeziest, most danceable kind of post-traumatic recovery anthem", but said "it's not likely to ever be inducted into the Max Martin Hall of Fame". Spencer Kornhaber, in The Atlantic , called the song "one of the best pure pop singles in memory. ... Grande’s voice curls in surprising ways, from husky to flighty and back. Most glorious are the keyboards: The progressions verge on jazziness, with each chord stabbed out in a manner that evokes someone touching a hot surface. The lyrics describe being all cried out, but the arrangement clearly suggests a flood of tears on the dance floor." In a May 2018 Time magazine cover article, Sam Lansky says of the song:
"Grande made a song about resilience because she has had to be resilient, in ways that are difficult to imagine, after a terrorist detonated a bomb outside her May 22, 2017, concert in Manchester, England, killing 22 people and leaving more than 500 injured. What happened is part of the song, but the song is not about what happened. Instead of being elegiac, it's joyful and lush".
In December 2018, NME ranked "No Tears Left to Cry" as the best song of 2018 in their year-end poll.
|2018||MTV Europe Music Awards||Best Video||Nominated|
|MTV Video Music Awards||Video Of The Year||Nominated|
|Best Visual Effects||Nominated|
|MTV Video Music Awards Japan||Best Female Video - International||Won|
|Nickelodeon Mexico Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite Hit||Nominated|
|NRJ Music Awards||International Song of the Year||Nominated|
|Video of the Year||Nominated|
|People's Choice Awards||Song of the Year||Nominated|
|Music Video of the Year||Nominated|
|Teen Choice Awards||Choice Song: Female Artist||Nominated|
|Choice Pop Song||Nominated|
|2019||Global Awards||Best Song||Nominated|
On the US Billboard Hot 100, "No Tears Left to Cry" debuted at number three (barred from the top by the Drake songs “Nice For What” and “God's Plan”) with sales of 100,000 digital downloads sold in its opening week according to Nielsen Music, debuting atop the Billboard Hot Digital Songs becoming Grande's third chart-topper there. The track drew in 36.9 million streams from the time of its release, allowing it to debut at number five on the Streaming Songs chart, and received early radio support causing it to enter Billboard's Radio Songs chart at number 35 with 27 million audience impressions. The single became Grande's ninth top-ten single and her highest debut on the Hot 100 (tied with her 2014 single "Problem"). The song also marked her sixth top-ten debut, thus tying Grande with Lady Gaga and Rihanna in sixth among acts with most top 10 debuts on the chart. Grande also continued her record for being the first artist to debut within the opening ten positions of the chart with every lead single—"The Way", "Problem", and "Dangerous Woman"—of her first four studio albums. [ not in citation given ] Following the release of Sweetener, the song rebounded into the Hot 100's top ten at number seven in its eighteenth week on the chart, rising five positions from number 12 the previous week, allowing it to notch a 12th week within the top ten. In March 2019, "No Tears Left to Cry" was certified triple platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America for shipments exceeding three million units in the United States.
On the Billboard Mainstream Top 40, "No Tears Left to Cry" debuted at number 30 as the highest entry of the week, rising to number 22 the following week. The song eventually topped the chart on the issue dated July 21, 2018, becoming her third number one on the chart after "Problem" in 2014, and "Side to Side" in 2016.The song has also reached a peak of number three on the Radio Songs chart, number four on the Adult Top 40, number 12 on the Rhythmic Songs chart, and number 16 on the Adult Contemporary chart. On the Billboard Dance Club Songs, it reached number-one on the magazine's June 23, 2018 issue, becoming her second number-one hit on the chart and first as lead artist. She also became the first female artist ever to have two number one hit songs on the chart. In Canada, the song became Grande's highest charting single at the time, entering in the runner-up position on the Canadian Hot 100, behind Drake's "Nice for What", while debuting atop the Canadian Digital Song Sales chart. The track was later certified platinum by Music Canada in July 2018 for shipments of 80,000 units.
In Australia, "No Tears Left to Cry" debuted at the summit of the ARIA Singles Chart, making it Grande's first number one and sixth top-ten single in Australia.The single was later certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) for exceeding the 70,000 sales limit in June 2018. In New Zealand, it entered the New Zealand Singles Chart at number four, becoming her sixth top-ten single there, as well as being certified gold for shipments exceeding 15,000 units there. In the United Kingdom, the song debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart for the issue dated May 3, 2018 with first-week sales of 74,290 units, marking Grande's sixth top-ten single in the territory. It was held off the top spot by Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa's "One Kiss" for two consecutive weeks. The track was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) for selling 600,000 units. In Ireland, the song debuted on the Irish Singles Chart at number one becoming Grande's second number one single and her fourth top-ten entry in the country. Across Europe, the song topped the charts in Czech Republic, Hungary, Norway, Portugal and Slovakia, reached the top five in Austria, Germany, Finland, Netherlands (Single Top 100), Poland and Switzerland, and the top ten in Belgium (Flanders), Denmark, Italy, Spain and Sweden.
"No Tears Left to Cry" also saw success in Japan as well, peaking of number 12 on the Japan Hot 100 becoming her sixth top-twenty single in the country.It also debuted at number six on the Japanese Hot Overseas chart, and reached number one in its fifth week there.
The music video for "No Tears Left to Cry" was directed by Dave Meyers and produced by Nathan Scherrer.It explores a concept of disorientation in life, and the complexities and disillusionment of the world. "We sort of flirt with the ambiguity of whether you need to find the ground or whether the ground's just what you make of it," Meyers said. Grande was filmed in front of screens to chroma key locations in post-production. Referencing dancer Fred Astaire, a revolving hallway was built to allow Grande to walk on ceilings and walls. Other stunts involved her harnessed to a rotating stairway and jumping through a chute. Grande's face was covered in a green substance and bandaged for 30 minutes to create masks of her face. The music video premiered on Vevo at midnight ET on April 20, 2018. Three behind-the-scenes videos were released on April 23, April 27, and May 25, 2018, respectively.
Grande wears six different outfits in the music video, including a voluminous green gown, satin minidress and Stuart Weitzman platform shoes.She also eschews her signature high ponytail for styles such as a braided and low ponytail. The video begins with an extended choral introduction and an evening bird's-eye view of a metropolis of skyscrapers sideways, overhead and underfoot. Grande is first shown reclining on a window-lined hallway before walking on its walls and ceiling in an optical illusion. She then falls through the floor into a wall with fairy lights, and is shown swinging from the banister of a fire escape overlooking the city.
In another scene, the singer and a troupe of suited dancers perform with umbrellas from the sides of a skyscraper.Grande then falls through the sky ahead of an interlude featuring a kaleidoscope of her face. The next segment shows Grande seated on a floor removing her face like a mask while also surrounded by multiple versions of her face showing multiple expressions and singing. In the last scene, Grande sits in a field at sunrise, playing fetch with her dog, Toulouse. The video concludes with a worker bee flying off screen, one of the symbols of Manchester.
The video received critical acclaim.Emily Heward of the Manchester Evening News called it "a touching tribute" to Manchester, noting that its symbolic worker bee represents the city's resilience. Similarly, MTV UK's Ross McNeilage said the video "perfectly encapsulates the dream-like euphoria of the song and is a beautiful, subtle tribute". McNeilage deemed it "a truly stunning visual that is undoubtedly her best music video to date." Charles Holmes of MTV likened it to visuals by M.C. Escher and praised the juxtaposition of moods, writing, "Instead of Ariana telling us her world was turned upside down the video shows us... The dark muted video feels like sadness, while Ariana's voice sounds like triumph."
Chris Willman of Variety described the music video as "a combination of Inception and Fred Astaire's old dancing-on-the-ceiling movie musical routine".Calin van Paris of Vogue called it "an Inception-style dreamworld", and regarded Grande's braided ponytail as "a surprising twist on a classic updo" and "a high-impact aesthetic". In Billboard magazine, Abby Jones viewed the visual as a spectacle, finding it "dazzling and dizzying", while Shanté Honeycutt deemed it "a beautiful, mind-bending video". Spencer Kornhaber wrote in The Atlantic : The video ... is lush and transporting, aestheticizing the idea of one's feet searching for solid ground."
The video has received over 780 million views on YouTubeand surpassed Grande's 2015 single "Focus" to become her most-viewed video in its first day and first week of release (15 and 51.7 million views, respectively), being later beaten by Grande's single "Thank U, Next" released the same year. The music video won the Best Pop Video award at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards and was nominated for Video of the Year, Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects.
Grande first performed "No Tears Left to Cry" during Kygo's set at the second weekend of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 20, 2018.On May 1, 2018, she gave her first televised performance of the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon . She later performed the song on the same show on May 14, along with Fallon and The Roots, using Nintendo Labo and Nintendo Switch-based instruments. Grande also opened the 2018 Billboard Music Awards on May 20 with a performance of the song. She also performed the song, along with "Side to Side" and "Dangerous Woman", at YouTube Brandcast.
Credits adapted from the album liner notes of Sweetener.
|Australia (ARIA)||2× Platinum||140,000^|
|Austria (IFPI Austria)||Gold||15,000*|
|Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)||2× Platinum||80,000*|
|Canada (Music Canada)||3× Platinum||240,000^|
|New Zealand (RMNZ)||Platinum||30,000*|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Platinum||600,000|
|United States (RIAA)||3× Platinum||3,000,000|
*sales figures based on certification alone
|Worldwide||April 20, 2018||Republic|
|United States||April 23, 2018||Hot adult contemporary radio|
|April 24, 2018||Contemporary hit radio|
|Rhythmic contemporary radio|
|Italy||April 27, 2018||Contemporary hit radio||Universal|
|Germany||June 15, 2018||CD single|
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.
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