Ariana Goes Grande on MTV’s 'Total Request Live'
Ariana Grande continues to make the rounds in anticipation of the release of My Everything on August 25, her sophomore album for Republic Records.
Making history, Grande brought back MTV’s classic Total Request Live, which back in the day was the home for boy bands like ’N Sync and Backstreet Boys with host Carson Daly, rechristening it for the day with a new name, Total Ariana Live.
Grande performed a stripped-down acoustic rendition of her current smash, “Problem,” and premiered her new single, “Break Free,” featuring Zedd. She also revealed her upcoming performance on the MTV Video Music Awards, being held at L.A.’s refurbished Forum, on August 24, to show host Sway Calloway.
Afterward, she got together in the MTV studio alongside Republic Records co-founders and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, executive vice president Charlie Walk, and manager Scooter Braun.
Grande’s first full-length album for Republic Records, Yours Truly, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200, Billboard Digital Albums Chart and iTunes Overall Albums Chart, yielding the game-changing pop smash "The Way" featuring Mac Miller, which went double-platinum, hit the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and reached No. 1 on the iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart.
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Grande was named “Best New Artist” at the American Music Awards in 2013. The first single from her sophomore album, “Problem," featuring Iggy Azalea, earned her a "Favorite Breakout Artist" at the People's Choice Awards 2014, the "Young Influencer Award" at the iHeartRadio Music Awards and the "Radio Disney Chart Topper Award.”