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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 triple-platinum, landed in the Top 10 of 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 six times-platinum hit "Problem." Upon the single's release, ARIANA became "the youngest woman to debut with over 400K sold 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. 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.” By the end of the year, she landed four songs in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, the most of any artist in 2014 ARIANA has enjoyed five Hot 100 Top 10 smashes.

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” “Problem” at the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, and more. At the 2014 MTV VMAS, “Problem” was named “Best Pop Video” as well. In November, ARIANA took home the award for “Favorite Female Artist – Pop/Rock” at the 2015 American Music Awards.

2016 sees her release her mega-anticipated third full-length album, Dangerous Woman, driven by the title track which captured #1 on both iTunes Overall Top Songs Chart and Top Pop Songs Chart minutes after release. “Dangerous Woman” also debuted in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 earning her the distinction of becoming the first artist to debut on the chart with the lead single from her first three albums.

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Grammy Awards
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4
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2014 "My Everything" Best Pop Vocal Album
2014 "Bang Bang" Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
2017 "Dangerous Woman" Best Pop Solo Performance
2017 "Dangerous Woman" Best Pop Vocal Album
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Billboard
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2014 "Yours Truly" Top 200 Song #1
2014 "My Everything" Top 200 Song #1
2014 Artists 100 Chart #1
2014 “The Way” Top 100 Song- Top 10
2016 “Dangerous Woman” Hot 100 Chart- Top 10
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Billboard Music Awards
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9
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2014 Top New Artist
2015 Top Artist
2015 Top Female Artist
2015 Top Hot 100 Artist
2015 Top Social Artist
2015 Top Streaming Artist
2015 "Break Free" (featuring Zedd) Top Dance/Electronic Song
2016 Top Female Artist
2016 Top Social Media Artist
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Billboard Women in Music
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1
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2014 Rising Star
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iTunes
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2016 “Dangerous Woman” iTunes Overall Top Song #1
2016 “Dangerous Woman” Top Pop Songs #1
2014 “The Way” iTunes Overall Top Song #1
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Billboard.com Mid-Year Music Awards
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2
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3
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2013 Best Newcomer
2014 Iggy Azalea, Ariana Grande and Charli XCX at BBMAs Best Televised Performance
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2014 "Problem" (featuring Iggy Azalea) Best Music Video
2014 First-Half MVP
2014 Most Anticipated Music Event of 2014's Second Half
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American Music Awards
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3
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2
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2013 Best New Artist
2015 Favorite Female Artist (Pop/Rock)
2016 Artist of the Year
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2013 Best New Artist
2015 Favorite Female Artist (Pop/Rock)
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iHeartRadio Music Awards
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2
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9
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2014 Young Influencer Award
2015 "Bang Bang" (with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj) Best Collaboration
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2014 Young Influencer Award
2014 Instagram Award
2017 "How Will I Know" Best Cover Song
2015 Artist of the Year
2015 "Problem" (featuring Iggy Azalea) Best Collaboration
2015 Best Fan Army
2016 Best Fan Army
2017 Female Artist of the Year
2017 Arianators Best Fan Army
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Spotify
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2014 "My Everything" Spotify Charts #1
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MTV Video Music Awards
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1
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11
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2014 "Problem" Best Pop Video
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2016 "Into You" Best Female Video
2016 "Into You" Best Pop Video
2016 "Let Me Love You" Best Collaboration
2016 "Into You" Best Editing
2016 "Into You" Best Cinematography
2015 "Love Me Harder" Best Collaboration
2015 "Bang Bang" Best Collaboration
2014 "Problem" Best Female Video
2014 "Problem" Best Collaboration
2014 "Problem" Best Lyric Video
2014 "Problem" Best Pop Video
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MTV Europe Music Awards
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3
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8
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2014 "Problem" (featuring Iggy Azalea) Best Song
2014 Best Female Artist
2016 Best US Act
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2013 Artist on the Rise
2014 Best Pop Artist
2014 Best New Artist
2014 Best Push Act
2014 Biggest Fans
2015 Best Pop Artist
2016 Best Pop Artist
2016 Biggest Fans
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People's Choice Awards
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1
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6
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2014 Favorite Breakout Artist
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2014 Favorite Breakout Artist
2017 Favorite Pop Artist
2017 Favorite Female Artist
2017 "Dangerous Woman" Favorite Album
2015 "My Everything" Favorite Album
2015 "Bang Bang" (with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj) Favorite Song
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Brit Awards
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1
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2016 International Female Solo Artist
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Platinum
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“Problem” Six Times Platinum
“The Way” Triple Platinum
“Bang Bang” Platinum
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JUNO Awards
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1
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2017 "Dangerous Woman" International Album of the Year
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BET Awards
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1
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2014 Best New Artist
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Kid's Choice Awards
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3
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4
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2014 Favorite TV Actress
2015 "Bang Bang" (with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj) Song of the Year
2016 Favorite Female Artist
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2015 "Problem" (featuring Iggy Azalea)
2015 Favorite Female Artist
2017 "Side to Side" Favorite Song
2017 Favorite Female Singer
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Teen Choice Awards
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6
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13
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2014 Choice Female Artist
2014 Choice Song: Female Artist
2015 "One Last Time" Choice Song: Female Artist
2015 Choice Instagrammer
2016 "Dangerous Woman" Choice Song: Female
2016 Choice Selfie Taker
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2013 Best Breakout Artist
2013 Summer Music Star: Female
2013 "The Way" (featuring Mac Miller) Love Song
2014 Summer Music Star: Female
2014 Female Hottie
2014 "Break Free" (featuring Zedd) Break-Up Song
2015 Choice Female Artist
2015 "Bang Bang" (with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj) Choice Song: Female Artist
2015 Choice Summer Music Artist: Female
2015 "The Honeymoon Tour" Choice Summer Tour
2016 Choice Music: Female Artist
2016 Choice Summer Music Star: Female
2016 "Into You" Choice Love Song
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Radio Disney Music Awards
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5
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3
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2014 Chart Topper Award
2015 Best Female Artist
2015 "Problem" (featuring Iggy Azalea) Song of the Year
2015 Most Talked About Artist
2016 "Focus" Best Song To Dance To
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2014 Breakout Artist
2014 Most Talked About Artist
2015 Artist with the Best Style
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MTV Millennial Awards
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3
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2
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2015 Global Instagramer of The Year
2015 "One Last Time" International Hit of the Year
2016 Global Snapchat of The Year
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2014 "Problem" (featuring Iggy Azalea) International Hit of The Year
2016 Fail of The Year
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MTV Italian Music Awards
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1
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2
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2016 Best International Female
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2015 Wonder Woman
2015 MTV Awards Star
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ASCAP Pop Music Awards
Award Wins: 
1
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2015 "Problem" (Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea) Most Performed Songs
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Allan Rayman

Allan Rayman had to get away. While some artists are blessed with the ability to balance their passions and responsibilities, Rayman found himself singularly consumed by his music, and retreat was the only option. It was a selfish move, and perhaps deep down he knew that, but ultimately, in his eyes, escape was an act of survival. To those he left behind, it felt more like betrayal, but by now their voices have long since faded away, unable to reach him in the isolated cabin he calls home. There, deep in the woods outside the barely-on-the-map hamlet of Lost Springs, Rayman set up residence and began to write and record a stunning sonic chronicle of his slow descent.

At his core, Rayman is a storyteller, and his lyrics capture desire and loss in vivid detail, despite the fact that he's avoided love and human connection almost religiously for most of his adult life. Knowing he wears his heart on his sleeve and falls easily, Rayman built up barriers to safeguard his fragile emotions, to keep at bay anything or anyone that could potentially distract him from his art. Love, in Allan's mind, has always equated with death, both literally and figuratively, and it's a theme that turns up throughout his music. In "Sweetheart," he confesses his fear that a lover will "leave nothing for me / for my music," while "Jim's Story" recounts the tale of a man who "loves sufficiently to keep death away / until true love finds him and kills him." Someday, Beverly, the girl Allan left behind, will reappear to show him just how right he is, but for now, it's all art all the time. 

The visual aspects of Allan's work—his dark and cinematic videos, the theatrical design of his stage, even the clothes he wears—are just as essential to telling his story as the music, which itself defies easy categorization. Seductive R&B bass and hip-hop beats underpin vintage synthesizers and elegant, overdriven electric guitar lines. His voice alternates between a languid, warm-honey tone and a gritty, aggressive roar. There is an uneasiness and an anxiety that haunts the music as Rayman grapples with his demons. The songs are emotional, intimate, and intense, but what we see and hear from Allan is just the tip of the iceberg. Only once you've slipped beneath the surface can you grasp the magnitude of it all.

If Rayman's music feels schizophrenic, that's quite simply because it is. Mr. Roadhouse is Allan's alter ego, a character he created to house his blame and justify his selfish behaviors. Roadhouse is antagonistic, confident, at times even misogynistic. He's everything that Allan isn't, and yet Allan needs him because Roadhouse can handle the recognition and the fame that come with his burgeoning music career. Roadhouse feeds off of that attention. The more successful the music becomes, the stronger Roadhouse grows, and the smaller and fainter the signs of Allan Rayman appear in the songwriting.

Rayman's music, in fact, is a soundtrack to the struggle for power inside his delicate mind. On "Wolf," we meet a shy young man consumed by his passion for art, determined to take the risks and make the sacrifice of going it alone in order to achieve his dreams. On tracks like "December"—the story of a young couple that must give up their ambitions when an unplanned pregnancy ties them forever together—Rayman is a modern Samson, frightened of losing his powers to a woman. But the fluttery, hip-hop flow and female vocals of "Repeat" reveal that he still possesses a vulnerable, feminine side.

By the time we've reached lead single "2522," though, success begins to get the best of Rayman, and we hear his alter ego taking on a more prominent role in his psyche than ever before. Roadhouse asserts his dominance on "13," calling out the too-cool-for-school girls that have suddenly come knocking despite their complete lack of interest in Allan before the fame and accolades, and on "God Is A Woman," Allan finally gives himself fully and completely over to Roadhouse. He doesn't realize it yet, but he's in so deep now that, to paraphrase Macbeth, it would be just as difficult for him to turn back as it would be to keep going.

This is where we leave Rayman, a ghost in his own body. What lies ahead we'll learn soon enough, but in this moment, fueled by ambition and success, Roadhouse has wrested control, and his creator's voice is but a memory. Allan Rayman had to get away, and he did. 

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