The Weeknd released his album ‘Starboy’ in 2016. There’s no doubt that Die For You was one of the most played songs off of the album- let alone the fact that it went on to rock charts. Recently, The Weeknd re-released his track with Ariana Grande. The remix of Die For You has already become a hit in just three days after release. Let’s find out more about the track.
The Weeknd X Ariana Grande
Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, professionally known as The Weeknd, is a Canadian singer and songwriter. Based in Toronto, Canada, The Weeknd has been performing since 2009. Most of his lyrics are based on his personal experience where he’d like to tell his side of the story. He is of Ethiopian descent.
In 2012, The Weeknd released his first compilation album The Weeknd Trilogy which includes three mixtapes, each named House of Balloons, Thursday and Echoes of Silence. The next year, The Weeknd released his first-ever studio album KissLand which received critically positive reviews.
After Kiss Land, he released Beauty Behind The Madness, Starboy, My Dear Melancholy, and After Hours from 2014 to 2020. He released his last album in 2022 titled as ‘Dawn FM’.
Starboy brought him the career breakthrough he was looking for. Starboy also brought him international recognition.
Currently, The Weeknd is on a tour of his two albums After Hours and Dawn FM. He named the tour ‘From After Hours to Dawn FM’. The tour will cover internationally including 4 continents.
Ariana Grande Butera, professionally known as Ariana Grande, is a singer, actor, and songwriter. She started her career in a musical broadway, named ‘13‘. Ariana is best known as her character ‘Cat Valentine’ in the teenage series ‘Victorious’.
Ariana launched her debut album in 2013, titled ‘Yours Truly’, which is of R&B and pop genre. The album topped the US Billboard chart in 2013.
Exploring more to the R&B genre, Ariana released two more albums, ‘My Everything’ , and ‘Dangerous Woman’ . Three songs from her album ‘My Everything’ gained her global success.
In 2018 and 2019, Ariana released two more albums called, ‘Sweetener’ and ‘Thank U, Next’. Both of the albums received positive reclaims from the critics. Track ‘God is a Woman’ from the album ‘Sweetener’, which was criticized by the religious majority.
‘Positions’ was the last album Ariana released. She collaborated with many artists including The Weeknd, Doja Cat, Lady Gaga and many more.
Ariana also owns a makeup brand called R.E.M Beauty. Her brand targets the teenagers who are new to makeup.
The Weeknd and Ariana Grande have collaborated four times now. The duo collaborated on a song named ‘Love Me Harder’ from Ariana’s second album, ‘My Everything’ in 2014.
After six years of that collaboration, in 2020, they reunited and made another song together. Song ‘Off The Table’ from the album ‘Positions’ was their second collaboration.
The ‘Save Your Tears’ remix from ‘After Hours’ was released in 2021, where The Weeknd and Ariana Grande collaborated for the third time.
After being on a hiatus for three years, The Weeknd brought Ariana out of the cave for another collaboration. One of the hits from the album Starboy, ‘Die For You’ was rewritten to release the remix.
Die For You Remix
The new Die For You remix features a hot verse from Ariana Grande. Ariana starts teasing right from the chorus of The Weeknd after a minute into the song. Right at that point, you brace yourself for what’s coming. The song is 3 minutes and 52 seconds in total.
In her verse, Ariana sang her version of what Die For You could be. The singer finds it hard to concentrate on other things because she keeps getting distracted by his thoughts. She realizes that she and The Weeknd are better together.
Why Is Ariana Not Releasing Music?
Ariana hasn’t published any new songs for the last three years for unknown reasons. She has been busy with her makeup brand R.E.M Beauty since its launch. She finally came back to the music industry with a collaboration.
Ariana is currently busy filming two movies. She started her career as an actress at a very young age. She decided to explore her acting skills a little more this is why she is taking a break from making music.
Now that she is back in the music industry, fans are hoping to see more projects from her.
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Fans of both artists are very delighted by their collaboration. A few days before the release, Ariana and The Weeknd both dropped some hints about what could be their possible collaboration. Later, two days before the release, both revealed it’d be the remix of Die For You.
Die For You has reached the top of the billboard. Billboard made a poll on which song will be this week’s favorite. 71% of the voters have voted for Die For You to be number one. The original version of the song is still in the 46th position on Billboard.
Lately, it is a trend to release a sped-up version of the original songs to give a variation to the ears. A few DJs have already made a sped-up version of the remix that became trendy on social apps. Overall, there has been great marketing done to the song.