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Pop Diva, Ariana Grande Heads to New Orleans for The Sweetener World Tour

Come see multiplatinum, recording-breaking superstar Ariana Grande live in New Orleans on May 25th as she brings The Sweetener World Tour to the Smoothie King Center!

A television star turned pop diva, Ariana Grande emerged in the mid-2010s as an heir to the throne of Mariah Carey. As she kept herself busy with television, Grande began to pursue a musical career. She frequently made appearances at sporting events and with symphonies, and she made her first appearances on record via the soundtracks to Victorious. In 2011, she released the single "Put Your Hearts Up," which was cut during sessions for a teen-oriented pop album; she later disowned the single due to its kiddie feel. Grande felt much more comfortable with "The Way," her 2013 single featuring Mac Miller.

Blessed with powerful vocals that belied her petite frame, Grande had greater singing chops than many of her peers, and her Babyface-produced 2013 debut, Yours Truly, underscored her debt to '90s soul. Nevertheless, her music was flexible enough to incorporate hip-hop and EDM, as proved by her 2014 smash hit single "Problem," featuring Iggy Azalea. Subsequent singles featured assists by Zedd ("Break Free"), Jessie J and Nicki Minaj ("Bang Bang"), and the Weeknd ("Love Me Harder"). At one point in 2014, three of her songs were in the Billboard Top Ten at the same time, a feat matched only be Adele. By the time fifth single "One Last Time" charted in early 2015, My Everything had sold nearly 600,000 copies.

Flash forward to 2018 and Grande kicked off promotion for her fourth album, Sweetener, by issuing the single "No Tears Left to Cry," which debuted at number three on the Hot 100. It was followed by "God Is a Woman" later that year. Upon its release in August 2018, Sweetener debuted at number one in both the U.S. and U.K. Now, she invites you to join her for The Sweetener World Tour.

Tickets prices may vary and can be purchased online at https://www1.ticketmaster.com or at the Smoothie King Center Box.

Step outside of our welcoming and comfortable community at Brookstone Park Apartments in Covington, Louisiana for the day! This event is coming to town on Saturday, and it promises to be a wonderful time!

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, May 25, 2019—7:30 PM

Event Venue Location:
Smoothie King Center
1501 Dave Dixon Drive
New Orleans, Louisiana 70113

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