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"7 Rings" (stylized in all lowercase) is the second single from Ariana Grande's fifth studio album, Thank U, Next. It was released on January 18, 2019, through Republic Records.[2]

Grande described the song as a "friendship anthem" that "evolves" from previous single "Thank U, Next", while embracing a new chapter.[3] She opens up about how her breakup with comedian Pete Davidson led her to treating her friends to a shopping spree where she bought seven matching friendship rings for her and her friends.[4][5]

Commercially, the song debuted at number one in 15 countries, including the United States, being her second number-one single, following "Thank U, Next", featured on the same album.

Background Edit

On October 5, 2018, Grande went luxury jewellery Tiffany's, where she bought seven rings for her friends. In an interview for Billboard, Grande said: "We needed some retail therapy. You know how when you’re waiting at Tiffany’s they give you lots of champagne? They got us very tipsy, so we bought seven engagement rings, and when I got back to the studio I gave everybody a friendship ring."[6] After that day, Tony Jabaly, who sold the rings to Grande, posted on Instagram a picture with Grande with the caption: "Proud to have made the sale of the 7 Rings", later archived and changed to "It was my pleasure today to work with Ariana Grande. Such a sweetheart person."[7][8]

Following the release of "Thank U, Next", a supposed track listing of the album was leaked which included "7 Rings".[9] Grande hinted the song several times on her Instagram stories.[10] The instrumental of the song was used in the trailer for the "Thank U, Next" music video.[11] On October 26, 2018, Grande posted on Instagram a picture of her at the Dangerous Woman Tour with the caption: "u like .... my hair? gee thanks... jus bought it".[12] The song was confirmed on December 1, 2018.[13]

On January 3, 2019, Grande confirmed on Twitter that the song would be the second single from Thank U, Next.[14] The song's release date and cover art were revealed on January 10, 2019.

The song samples "My Favorite Things" performed by Julie Andrews from the 1965 film The Sound of Music.[15] It also interpolates The Notorious B.I.G.'s "Gimme The Loot" in the bridge.[16]

A remix with American rapper 2 Chainz was released on February 1, 2019.[17]

Commercial performance Edit

The song debuted at number one on the worldwide iTunes chart following its release.[18] It also debuted at number six and later reached number one on the US iTunes chart.[19][20] The song gained by 8.55 million stream in its first 24 hours on Spotify globally,[21] however, it had the biggest debut week in Spotify with 71.4 million streams in its first week, surpassing American rapper Drake's previous record of 67,5 million streams with his 2018 single, "In My Feelings".

"7 Rings" debuted at number one in the US Billboard Hot 100 becoming Grande's second number-one single, following "Thank U, Next". With this, Grande became the third female artist to have two or more songs that debuted at number on the Billboard Hot 100, joining Mariah Carey and Britney Spears.

In the United Kingdom, the song debuted at number one with 126,000 combined sales and spots the biggest streaming week in UK history with 16.9 million streams.[22] It also debuted atop of the charts in Australia, Finland, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Sweden and Switzerland.[23][24][25][26][27][28][29][30]

The song also debuted at number four in Netherlands and Germany,[31][32] and at number five in Belgium and Italy.[33][34]

Music video Edit

The song's music video was directed by Hannah Lux Davis and was released along with song on January 18, 2019. A 14-second teaser of the video was released on January 14, 2019.[35]

Grande's best friends including Alexa Luria, Courtney Chipolone, Victoria Monét, Njomza and Tayla Parx make an appearance in the music video.[36] Toulouse also appears.

Billboard named the music video as Grande's fifth best.[37]

The behind-the-scenes video was uploaded on February 5, 2019.

Live performances Edit

Grande debuted the song live on her Sweetener World Tour, which began on March 18, 2019.

Gallery Edit

Videos Edit

Trivia Edit

Lyrics Edit

[Verse 1]
Yeah, breakfast at Tiffany's and bottles of bubbles
Girls with tattoos who like getting in trouble
Lashes and diamonds, ATM machines
Buy myself all of my favorite things (Yeah)
Been through some bad shit, I should be a sad bitch
Who woulda thought it'd turn me to a savage?
Rather be tied up with calls and not strings
Write my own checks like I write what I sing, yeah (Yeah)

[Pre-Chorus 1]
My wrist, stop watchin', my neck is flossy
Make big deposits, my gloss is poppin'
You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it
I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it (Yeah)

[Chorus]
I want it, I got it, I want it, I got it
I want it, I got it, I want it, I got it
You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it
I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it (Yep)

[Verse 2]
Wearing a ring, but ain't gon' be no "Mrs."
Bought matching diamonds for six of my bitches
I'd rather spoil all my friends with my riches
Think retail therapy my new addiction
Whoever said money can't solve your problems
Must not have had enough money to solve 'em
They say, "Which one?" I say, "Nah, I want all of 'em"
Happiness is the same price as red-bottoms

[Pre-Chorus 2]
My smile is beamin' (Yeah), my skin is gleamin' (Is gleamin')
The way it shine, I know you've seen it (You've seen it)
I bought a crib just for (Just for) the closet (Closet)
Both his and hers, I want it, I got it, yeah

[Chorus]
I want it, I got it, I want it, I got it
I want it, I got it, I want it, I got it (Baby)
You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it (Oh yeah)
I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it (Yep)

[Verse 3]
Yeah, my receipts be lookin' like phone numbers
If it ain't money, then wrong number
Black card is my business card
The way it be settin' the tone for me
I don't mean to brag, but I be like, "Put it in the bag," yeah
When you see them racks, they stacked up like my ass, yeah
Shoot, go from the store to the booth
Make it all back in one loop, gimme the loot
Never mind, I got the juice
Nothing but net when we shoot
Look at my neck, look at my jet
Ain't got enough money to pay me respect
Ain't no budget when I'm on the set
If I like it, then that's what I get, yeah

[Chorus]
I want it, I got it, I want it, I got it (Oh yeah)
I want it, I got it, I want it, I got it (Oh yeah, yeah)
You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it
I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it (I see, yep)

[Verse 1: Ariana Grande]
Yeah, breakfast at Tiffany's and bottles of bubbles
Girls with tattoos who like getting in trouble
Lashes and diamonds, ATM machines
Buy myself all of my favorite things (Yeah)
Been through some bad shit, I should be a sad bitch
Who woulda thought it'd turn me to a savage?
Rather be tied up with calls and not strings
Write my own checks like I write what I sing, yeah (Yeah)

[Pre-Chorus: Ariana Grande]
My wrist, stop watchin', my neck is flossy
Make big deposits, my gloss is poppin'
You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it
I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it (Yeah)

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
I want it, I got it, I want it, I got it
I want it, I got it, I want it, I got it
You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it
I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it (Yep)

[Verse 2: 2 Chainz]
My ideas are priceless, I know I'm the nicest
I knew you would like this, I must be psychic
I'm from the streets, baby, I'm nothing like them (Tru)
She's sweet in the day, but freaky when night come (Tell 'em)
It's mine, invested (Uh); I spend it on necklace (Uh)
I got the cash if I don't get credit (Uh)
And I'm well respected so she feel protected
So scratch all the exes (Ex), it's next like contestants (Woo)
It's blessings, no stressing, no flexing
Got one car parked right in the entrance
Got one car parked right at the exit
See, you didn't expect this, you think like a robot
I put bands in yo face like botox

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
(Yeah) I want it, I got it, I want it, I got it
I want it, I got it, I want it, I got it (Baby)
You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it (Oh yeah)
I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it (Yep)

[Verse 3: Ariana Grande]
Yeah, my receipts be lookin' like phone numbers
If it ain't money, then wrong number
Black card is my business card
The way it be settin' the tone for me
I don't mean to brag, but I be like, "Put it in the bag," yeah
When you see them racks, they stacked up like my ass, yeah
Shoot, go from the store to the booth
Make it all back in one loop, gimme the loot
Never mind, I got a juice
Nothing but net when we shoot
Look at my neck, look at my jet
Ain't got enough money to pay me respect
Ain't no budget when I'm on the set
If I like it, then that's what I get, yeah

[Chorus: Ariana Grande]
I want it, I got it, I want it, I got it (Oh yeah)
I want it, I got it, I want it, I got it (Oh yeah, yeah)
You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it
I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it (I see, yep)

References Edit

  1. Ariana Grande releases neon-drenched music video for '7 Rings'
  2. Twitter - Ariana Grande - "💍💍💍💍💍💍💍1.18."
  3. Ariana Grande Flexes in New Video for "7 Rings"
  4. Watch the video for Ariana Grande’s new song ‘7 Rings’
  5. Genius - Ariana Grande - 7 rings Lyrics
  6. Billboard Woman of the Year Ariana Grande: 'There's Not Much I'm Afraid of Anymore'
  7. Ariana Grande Fans Tracked Down The Man Who Sold Her The Actual '7 Rings'
  8. Tony Jabaly's post on Instagram
  9. Twitter - Pop Alarms - "Alleged (unconfirmed) tracklist of Ariana Grande’s fifth album, 'thank u, next'"
  10. Twitter - Ariana Today - Ariana's Instagram Story (November 4)
  11. Twitter - Ariana hints on Instagram that the teaser for the #ThankUNextVideo includes the instrumental of “7 rings”
  12. Instagram - Lyrics from "7 Rings"
  13. Twitter - Ariana Grande - "Seven Rings"
  14. Twitter - Ariana Grande - it's 7 rings
  15. Ariana Grande & Her Girlfriends Get Their Bling On In Sassy '7 Rings' Video: Watch
  16. "7 Rings" Introduces Ariana Grande: The Rapper
  17. Twitter - "one hr til seven rings remix @2chainz"
  18. Twitter - "'7 rings' by Ariana Grande has debuted at #1 on the Worldwide iTunes Song Chart."
  19. Twitter - Ariana Grande Today - US iTunes - #6. "7 Rings" (NEW)
  20. Twitter - Ariana Grande Today - US iTunes - #1. "7 Rings"
  21. Spotify charts
  22. Ariana Grande’s 7 Rings debuts at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart with record breaking streams
  23. australian-charts.com - Ariana Grande - 7 Rings
  24. Ariana Grande: 7 Rings (in Finnish)
  25. Ariana Grande scores her fourth Irish Number 1 single and breaks Ed Sheeran’s streaming record with 7 Rings
  26. NZ Top 40 Singles Chart
  27. Topp 20 Single 2019-04
  28. Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100
  29. Sverigetopplistan - Sveriges Officiella
  30. Ariana Grande - 7 Rings - hitparade.ch
  31. Offiziellecharts.de – Ariana Grande – 7 Rings
  32. Dutchcharts.nl – Ariana Grande – 7 Rings (in Dutch)
  33. Ultratop.be – Ariana Grande – 7 Rings (in Dutch)
  34. Top Singoli – Classifica settimanale WK 4 (in Italian)
  35. Instagram - "七つの指輪「7 Rings」♡ 金曜日 🌫 friday"
  36. Ariana Grande on Instagram: "watching ourselves"
  37. Ariana Grande's 10 Best Music Videos: Critic's Picks
  38. Twitter - Grande on Nonna's favorite tracks
  39. 39.0 39.1 Twitter - Grande about the rings owners
  40. Twitter - @ArianaGrande: "i think it’s a tie between nasa and seven rings 🌫 that was a very good day #thankunext"
Thank U, Next
February 8, 2019 • 41:04 • Republic Records
Songs
Released 7 RingsBad IdeaBloodlineBreak Up With Your Girlfriend, I'm BoredFake SmileGhostinImagineIn My HeadMake UpNASANeedyThank U, Next
Unreleased Remember
Artists
Ariana Grande
Tour
Sweetener World Tour
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