NEW YORK, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Actress and singer ARIANA GRANDE premiered her anxiously awaited new single, "The Way" (Featuring Mac Miller), on Ryan Seacrest's KIIS FM morning show "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest" on 3/25th. As soon as it hit the airwaves, #theway became the number one trending topic on Twitter worldwide. Upon becoming available on iTunes and all digital retailers the same day, "The Way" skyrocketed to the coveted #1 spot on iTunes Overall Chart in less than 8-hours, besting the likes of P!nk, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and Rihanna. GRANDE currently has the fastest growing single from a new artist in 2013.
It's a sweet, slick, and soulful anthem showcasing GRANDE's impressive vocal range. Featuring piping hot production from Harmony Samuels [Maroon 5, Mary J. Blige] and penned by Jordin Sparks and Sevyn Streeter, "The Way" proves to be a pop powerhouse in its own right. The singer's voice shines, while Mac Miller drops a raucous verse. It's the perfect way to meet the young diva. In addition, the track's music video, directed by Jones Crow will make its VEVO debut on March 28.
GRANDE rose to immense popularity starring in the hit Nickelodeon show Victorious. In addition, her spin-off Sam & Cat is set to premiere on Nickelodeon in Fall 2013. Singing and performing since the age of eight, music remains GRANDE's first love. Over the course of her career, she carved out an overwhelming fan base online. The Huffington Post listed her as the "Third Most Influential Actress Online" above Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Aniston, while Billboard even dubbed her "Most Influential Person to Watch Online". To date, she has amassed 5 million Twitter followers, 3 million Facebook likes, 3 million Instagram followers, and 150 million YouTube/VEVO views.
Now it's Ariana Grande's time to make a gigantic splash in the pop world.
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