“This certain exception had to be made”: Ariana Grande teases new collaboration with The Weeknd

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The Weeknd and Ariana Grande have jumped back in the studio for another collaboration.

Ariana teased the forthcoming new single by sharing a cryptic TikTok video of her singing in the studio. “Wrote and recorded a verse for my friend after a 14 hour day on set,” she wrote. “this certain exception had to be made.”

The video sees her harmonizing to The Weeknd’s “Die For You” and layering elements on a music software.

The singer previously said she was putting her music career on pause to focus on the upcoming Wicked movies, in which she stars as Glinda, as well as her R.E.M. Beauty brand.

Soon after, The Weeknd helped tease the song by sharing the “thank u, next” singer’s video to his Twitter with alternating star and moon emojis.

The two have yet to confirm when the track arrives. “Die For You” appeared on The Weeknd’s 2016 album Starboy but has taken off after going viral on TikTok. The track has been climbing up the Billboard Hot 100 and has entered the Top 10.

Ariana previously teamed with The Weeknd for the 2014 track “Love Me Harder” and 2020’s “Off the Table.” She also jumped on a remix of his song “Save Your Tears.”


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