Santa Tell Me Ariana Grande
Song Title: Santa Tell Me
Artist: Ariana Grande
Date of release: 24th of November 2014
Description: ” Santa Tell Me ” is by Ariana Grande ( Ariana Grande-Butera ), the American singer and actress. Ariana was born on the 26th of June 1993 in Boca Raton, the southernmost city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States.
The area is home to the Evert Tennis Academy, owned by professional tennis player Chris Evert, who won eighteen Grand Slam singles championships and three doubles titles. Boca Raton is one of the wealthiest communities in South Florida.
When Ariana was a child, she performed with the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre, playing the lead in Annie, a musical based on the Harold Gray comic strip, Little Orphan Annie. Although she began in theatre, by the time Ariana reached thirteen, she’d decided she wanted to pursue a career in music, although at that time was still concentrating on acting.
Her professional career began in 2008 in the Broadway musical 13. Ariana also started TV work, playing the role of Cat Valentine in Victorious, the Nickelodeon television series. She also appeared in Sam & Cat, the spinoff. Ariana has also taken roles in other theatre and television productions and has voiced animated television and films.
Her debut Album, Yours Truly, released on the 3rd of September 2013, had good reviews from critics. The Album reached Number One on the Billboard 200 Chart in the United States. It also peaked inside the Top Ten in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Netherlands, Ireland and Japan.
Ariana debut single, ” Put Your Hearts Up “, released on the 12th of December 2011, was initially to be the lead single for her debut Album. However, it was replaced by” The Way ” which reached number nine on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. ” Put Your Hearts Up ” never charted, but was certified Gold in 2014 by The Recording Industry Association of America ( RIAA ) for combined sales and streams of 500,000 units in the United States.
To date, Ariana Grande has released three studio Albums, one remix Album, four EPs, thirty-three singles (which includes nine as a featured artist ), four promotional singles and twenty-six music videos.
So far, she has four Grammy Awards nominations. Also, she has won an MTV Video Music Award, three MTV Europe Music Awards and three American Music Awards. To date, estimated Albums sales are in the region of 1,720,000 combined units of both physical and digital.
” Santa Tell Me ” was written by Ariana Grande, Savan Kotecha and Ilya ( who produced this track ). Savan is an award-winning American songwriter and record producer. He has worked with many artists like Ellie Goulding, The Weekend, Maroon 5, Britney Spears, One Direction and Jessie J. Savan has won nine BMI Awards, thirteen ASCAP Awards and two Billboard Music Awards. His songs have achieved chart-topping status worldwide and have sold over 250 million copies.
Ilya ( Ilya Salmanzadeh ), is a Swedish songwriter, producer and singer. He rose to fame co-writing ” First Love “, the Jennifer Lopez song released in 2014. Although not a success in the United States, it did reach the Top Twenty in South Korea and Spain.
He co-wrote ” Problem ” by Ariana Grande. Released in 2014, it featured Iggy Azalea, the Australian female rapper. It became one of the fastest-selling singles in the history of iTunes. The song reached Number One on the UK Singles Chart and number two on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
Ilya co-wrote Ellie Goulding’s ” Love Me Like You Do “, which was released in January 2015 for the soundtrack Album to the film, Fifty Shades of Grey. The song went on to become the most-streamed song in a week on streaming service Spotify. During his career, Ilya has worked with many different recording artists including Demi Lovato, Tori Kelly, Adam Lambert, Taylor Swift, Skip Marley and Ellie Goulding.
” Santa Tell Me ” was released on the 24th of November 2014 by record label Republic Records ( Universal Music Group ) and features on Ariana’s first EP and first Christmas EP, Christmas Kisses. The EP was released on the 13th of December 2013 in most countries, and on the 17th of December 17, 2013, in the United States.
It featured two covers of Christmas classics, along with two original compositions. On the 3rd of December 2014, the Japanese special edition CD was released and the digital download version two days later. It reached number twenty-five on Japan’s Oricon Chart.
The R&B influenced Christmas song had a good response from critics, with some praising the feelgood factor of the lyrics, others, however, did make a comparison with Mariah Carey’s Christmas staple, ” All I Want for Christmas Is You “.
The accompanying music video was directed by Chris Marrs Piliero, the American director, producer, writer and actor. Chris directed the music video for ” Tighten Up ” by The Black Keys, the American rock band. The song was taken as the groups first single from their 2010 Album, Brothers. The video won the 2010 MTV Video Music Award for Breakthrough Video. Along with The Black Keys, Chris has worked with many artists including The Pretenders, Kesha, Britney Spears, The Wanted, Kelly Clarkson, Avril Lavigne and Jason Mraz.
” Santa Tell Me ” was a commercial success for Ariana. In the United States, the song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart at number sixty-five, and has since peaked at number forty-two. It also reached number seven on the Adult Contemporary Chart. As of 2015, the song has sold 120,000 copies in the country.
In the United Kingdom, the song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 6th of December 2014 and reached a peak of number twenty-nine. It spent one week in the Top Forty and a total of seven weeks on the UK chart.
BillBoard Highest Chart Position: 42
UK Highest Chart Position: 29
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Australia (ARIA) 80, Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40) 45, Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) 32, Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) 22, Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 27, Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100) 12, Denmark (Tracklisten) 12, France (SNEP) 145, Germany (Official German Charts) 56, Ireland (IRMA) 31, Italy (FIMI) 66, Japan (Japan Hot 100) 29, Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) 28, Netherlands (Single Top 100) 8, Norway (VG-lista) 36, Portugal (AFP) 74, Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100) 12, South Korea International Chart (Gaon) 1, Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) 23
Official Website: Arianagrande.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/arianagrande
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/ArianaGrande