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On May 3, 2018, Grande performed the song at Youtube Brandcast 2018.<ref>[http://www.justjared.com/2018/05/04/ariana-grande-camila-cabello-perform-at-youtube-brandcast-2018-presentation/ ''Just Jared'' - Ariana Grande & Camila Cabello Perform YouTube Brandcast 2018 Presentation]</ref>
 
On May 3, 2018, Grande performed the song at Youtube Brandcast 2018.<ref>[http://www.justjared.com/2018/05/04/ariana-grande-camila-cabello-perform-at-youtube-brandcast-2018-presentation/ ''Just Jared'' - Ariana Grande & Camila Cabello Perform YouTube Brandcast 2018 Presentation]</ref>
   
On May 20, 2018, Grande will open the [[Billboard Music Awards#2018 Billboard Music Awards|2018 ''Billboard'' Music Awards]] with a performance of the song.<ref>[https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/8446304/ariana-grande-opening-bbmas-2018 ''Billboard'' - Ariana Grande to Open the 2018 Billboard Music Awards]</ref>
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On May 20, 2018, Grande opened the [[Billboard Music Awards#2018 Billboard Music Awards|2018 ''Billboard'' Music Awards]] with a performance of the song.<ref>[https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/8446304/ariana-grande-opening-bbmas-2018 ''Billboard'' - Ariana Grande to Open the 2018 Billboard Music Awards]</ref>
   
 
== Music video ==
 
== Music video ==

Revision as of 01:20, May 22, 2018

"No Tears Left To Cry" is the lead single from Ariana Grande's upcoming fourth studio album, Sweetener.[2][3] It was released on April 20, 2018, through Republic Records.

The song has reached number three on the US Billboard Hot 100[4] and number two on the UK Singles Chart, and topped on iTunes in 88 countries so far, including in the United States, surpassing Grande's previous record of 79 countries with "Problem".[5]

Background

On April 9, 2018, it was reported that Grande was set to release the lead single from her upcoming fourth studio album on April 27, 2018.[6] On April 16, 2018, it was reported that she may move up the lead single release to April 20, 2018, due to labelmate Post Malone's album being released on April 27.[7] On April 17, 2018, Grande announced that the lead single was titled "No Tears Left To Cry" and would be released on April 20, 2018.[2] On April 18, Grande slowly shared the cover on Instagram, posting different sections each time, and also posted a 30-second snippet of the song. Grande hosted a listening party in London earlier in the week.[8]

It impacted hot adult contemporary radio on April 23, and impacted contemporary hit and contemporary rhythmic radio on April 24.[9]

Critical reception

Laura Snapes of The Guardian called the song an "instant earworm", and praised Ariana for tackling "the single alone rather than with a guest, as she often does". Snapes also complimented on the inclusion of "some satisfyingly specific lyrical barbs" aimed at the haters.[10] Andrew Unterberger from Billboard stated 'No Tears Left to Cry' as "a grower, not to be fully appreciated on first listen".[11] Chris Willman of Variety described the song as "the breeziest, most danceable kind of post-traumatic recovery anthem with dark undertones".[12] Writing for MTV News, Charlie Holmes regarded the song as "the anthem we needed", and believed that it "[spoke] to her experience, healing her hurt, while simultaneously doing the same for the world".[13] Daniel Welsh of HuffPost called the song "[e]xciting, emotional and unlike anything she's done before", with the message of it being "about picking yourself up, leaving the darkness behind and dancing into the light".[14] Ryan Reed of Rolling Stone wrote that "Grande celebrates rising above the world's negativity" with "positive vibes on [the] upbeat new song".[15]

Cover art

The official cover was revealed on April 18, 2018, after Ariana uploaded parts of the cover on Instagram.[16][17]

Live performances

Grande performed the song for the first time on April 20, 2018, at Coachella, during Kygo's set.[18]

On May 1, 2018, Grande gave her first televised performance of the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.[19]

On May 3, 2018, Grande performed the song at Youtube Brandcast 2018.[20]

On May 20, 2018, Grande opened the 2018 Billboard Music Awards with a performance of the song.[21]

Music video

On April 19, 2018, Grande posted a preview of the music video and revealed that it would be released alongside the single on April 20.[22].

The music video was directed by Dave Meyers, who directed the music video for Beauty and the Beast. He has directed videos for other artists, including Katy Perry, Camila Cabello and Kendrick Lamar. He posted a picture with the caption "ʎɹɔ oʇ ʇɟǝl sɹɐǝʇ ou" to Instagram on April 17, 2018.[23] Shanté Honeycutt of Billboard called it "a beautiful, mind-bending video" and quoted Meyers as follows: "The concept we wanted to explore was the disorientation that you go through in life and the quest we all go through to kind of find the ground again."

Behind the scenes

On April 23, 2018, part one of behind the scenes was released.[24] On April 27, 2018, part two was released,[25] with part three set to follow.

Vertical video

On May 4, 2018, a vertical video was released.[26]

Trivia

  • At the end of the video, a bee is seen flying away, a reference to the Manchester Arena bombing.
  • In the video, during the scene where Grande takes her face off, a piece of paper titled "Track List" can be seen.
  • The music video reached over 16 million views in its first 24 hours, breaking Grande's previous record of 7 million with "Focus".
  • The music video was choreographed by Brian and Scott Nicholson.[27]

Videos

Gallery

Photoshoot

Promotional

Lyrics

 
[Intro]
Right now, I'm in a state of mind
I wanna be in, like, all the time
Ain't got no tears left to cry
So I'm pickin' it up, pickin' it up
I'm lovin', I'm livin', I'm pickin' it up
I'm pickin' it up, pickin' it up
I'm lovin', I'm livin', I'm pickin' it up (oh, yeah)

[Refrain]
I'm pickin' it up (yeah), pickin' it up (yeah)
Lovin', I'm livin', so we turnin' it up
Yeah, we turnin' it up

[Verse 1]
Ain't got no tears in my body
I ran out, but boy, I like it, I like it, I like it
Don't matter how, what, when, who tries it
We're out here vibin', we vibin', we vibin'

[Pre-Chorus]
Comin' out, even when it's rainin' down
Can't stop now, can't stop so shut your mouth
Shut your mouth, and if you don't know
Then now you know it, babe
Know it, babe, yeah

[Chorus]
Right now, I'm in a state of mind
I wanna be in, like, all the time
Ain't got no tears left to cry
So I'm pickin' it up, pickin' it up (oh yeah)
I'm lovin', I'm livin', I'm pickin' it up
Oh, I just want you to come with me
We on another mentality
Ain't got no tears left to cry (to cry)
So I'm pickin' it up, pickin' it up (oh yeah)
I'm lovin', I'm livin', I'm pickin' it up

[Refrain]
Pickin' it up (yeah), pickin' it up (yeah)
I'm lovin', I'm livin', so we turnin' up (we turnin' it up)
Yeah, we turnin' it up

[Verse 2]
They point out the colors in you, I see 'em too
And, boy, I like 'em, I like 'em, I like 'em
We way too fly to partake in all this hate
We're out here vibin', we vibin', we vibin'

[Pre-Chorus]
Comin' out, even when it's rainin' down
Can't stop now, can't stop so shut your mouth
Shut your mouth, and if you don't know
Then now you know it, babe
Know it, babe, yeah

[Chorus]
Right now, I'm in a state of mind
I wanna be in, like, all the time
Ain't got no tears left to cry
So I'm pickin' it up, pickin' it up (oh yeah)
I'm lovin', I'm livin', I'm pickin' it up
Oh, I just want you to come with me
We on another mentality
Ain't got no tears left to cry (to cry)
So I'm pickin' it up, pickin' it up (oh yeah)
I'm lovin', I'm livin', I'm pickin' it up

[Pre-Chorus]
Comin' out, even when it's rainin' down
Can't stop now
Shut your mouth
Ain't got no tears left to cry
Oh yeah, oh yeah

[Chorus]
Oh, I just want you to come with me
We on another mentality
Ain't got no tears left to cry (cry)
So I'm pickin' it up, pickin' it up (oh yeah)
I'm lovin', I'm livin', I'm pickin' it up

[Refrain]
Pickin' it up, pickin' it up
Lovin', I'm livin', so we turnin' up
Yeah, we turnin' it up

References

  1. Forbes - Ariana Grande Returns To Pop With New Single 'No Tears Left to Cry'
  2. 2.0 2.1 Billboard - Ariana Grande Announces New Song 'No Tears Left To Cry' Out Friday
  3. Twitter - @ArianaTodayNet - "Emails being sent out from Ariana’s mailing list to fans around the world! A new era has arrived! #NoTearsLeftToCry"
  4. Drake Leads Billboard Hot 100, Ariana Grande Arrives at No. 3 & J. Cole Collects Record Three Debuts in Top 10
  5. Twitter- @ArianaTodayNet - #NoTearsLeftToCry hit #1 on iTunes in 80 COUNTRIES during its first 24 hours! @ArianaGrande’s personal record ✨ Get the song: http://apple.co/2F2nsVQ
  6. Variety - Ariana Grande to Drop First Single From New Album on April 27
  7. Headline Planet - Ariana Grande's New Single May Actually Arrive On April 20
  8. Ariana Grande’s New Single Reportedly Has ‘Powerful’ Effect on Listening Party Attendees
  9. Ariana Grande Announces New Song 'No Tears Left to Cry' Out Friday
  10. Ariana Grande: No Tears Left to Cry review – instant earworm dances against the odds
  11. 'No Tears Left to Cry': This Is the Part When Ariana Grande Is Broken, But Free
  12. 'No Tears Left to Cry': This Is the Part When Ariana Grande Is Broken, But Free
  13. Ariana Grande's 'No Tears Left To Cry' Is The Anthem We Needed
  14. Ariana Grande's 'No Tears Left To Cry' Is An Unapologetically Joyful Message Of Hope - HuffPost Verdict
  15. Hear Ariana Grande's Uplifting New Song 'No Tears Left to Cry'
  16. Ariana revealing the artwork via Instagram
  17. Twitter - @ArianaGrande - Ariana revealing full artwork
  18. Ariana Grande Just Made a Surprise Appearance at Coachella and Everyone Lost Their Sh*t
  19. Ariana Grande announces new album, Sweetener, sings Drake and Kendrick on Fallon
  20. Just Jared - Ariana Grande & Camila Cabello Perform YouTube Brandcast 2018 Presentation
  21. Billboard - Ariana Grande to Open the 2018 Billboard Music Awards
  22. Instagram - Ariana Grande confirms music video
  23. Instagram - Dave Mayer - "ʎɹɔ oʇ ʇɟǝl sɹɐǝʇ ou"
  24. Billboard - See How Ariana Grande Managed to Defy Gravity in 'No Tears Left to Cry' Video
  25. MTV - Go Inside Ariana Grande’s ‘Traumatizing’ Mask-making Process For ‘No Tears’ Video
  26. Twitter - Ariana Grande Today - Vertical video announced
  27. Instagram - Ariana Grande - #NoTearsLeftToCry choreographed by my brilliant brothers @brilovelife @iamskot 💧☔️
Sweetener
August 17, 2018 • 47:25 • Republic Records
Songs
Released Better OffBlazedBorderlineBreathinEverytimeGet Well SoonGod Is A WomanGoodnight N GoNo Tears Left To CryPete DavidsonRaindrops (An Angel Cried)R.E.MSuccessfulSweetenerThe Light Is Coming
Unreleased My WayGot Her OwnSoberYou
Artists
Ariana GrandeMissy ElliottNicki MinajPharrell Williams
Tour
Sweetener World TourThe Sweetener Sessions
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