Miller and Grande dated for almost two years before officially breaking up earlier this spring. After the breakup, Grande began dating SNL‘s Pete Davidson — as everyone with internet access knows.
Ariana Grande, who dated Mac Miller for two years, broke her silence on his death with an emotional Instagram video and caption. Just hours after rapper Mac Miller died at 26 years old from an apparent drug overdose at his Studio City home on Friday, Sept. 7, his fans started to blame his ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande for Mac.
After the breakup, Mac Miller fans blamed Grande because she moved on to Davidson. She was accused of “abandoning” Miller, with addiction, in his time of need after the rapper’s DUI in May. Mac Miller totalling his G wagon and getting a DUI after Ariana Grande dumped him for another dude after he poured his heart out on a ten song album to her called the divine feminine is just the most heartbreaking thing happening in Hollywood — Elijah Flint (@FlintElijah) If you weren’t already aware that a statement like that is complete and utter bullshit, let Ariana Grande herself explain to you that it is not the job of any woman or partner to endure or “fix” a toxic person and relationship.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) “I am not a babysitter or a mother and no woman should feel like they need to be,” she wrote at the time. “I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety (and always will of course) but shaming/blaming women for a man’s inability to keep his shit together is a very major problem.”. On Sep 8, 2018 at 2:28pm PDT Since the news of his death broke, Grande has had to shut off her Instagram comments due to harassment and accusations hurling her way via trolls: I genuinely don't understand the human race. It's been like 30 minutes. CW: misogyny; racist slurs; general horribleness — ✨Ryan Khosravi✨ (@ryepastrami) Let’s get a couple of things straight here. One, Mac Miller was an adult.
He was responsible for himself, his decisions, and his life. He was also incredibly accomplished at a young age, super talented, and should be remembered for those things —. Not for being Ariana Grande’s “ex” and most definitely not for being her project or responsibility. Thankfully, plenty of people are offering similar thoughts and support. Mac Miller's death is a tragedy, and the blame directed at Ariana Grande is sick.
We blame women for what happens to their exes because we see them as their partners' caretakers, not their equals. We tell men with troubled exes they 'dodged a bullet' or 'got out while they could' — Hayley MacMillen (@hlmacmillen) There are actually people threatening to incite violence at ’s next show and I just- What kind of vile, despicable, sick f.ck of a human being to you have to be to make that kind of threat to someone who’s been through what she’s already been through?!
I’m disgusted — KIRA (@kirakosarin) Ariana Grande had to turn off her Instagram comments because of the vast amount of people blaming her for Mac Miller's death. Fucking heartbreaking. When the hell is society going to stop shifting the blame onto women?? — Ariana Dorshkind (@Arianadorsh) Implying Ariana Grande worthy of harassment because she broke up with Miller and moved on with her life is an incredibly dangerous narrative to spread. It just continues the misogynistic notion that women should feel responsible for their partner’s self-destructive behavior, or that they’re a “failure” for not being able to “fix” a man.
If she felt their relationship was toxic, she did the right thing in leaving it. That in no way diminishes what they had together or her feelings about him. She’s grieving.
The world lost a young, talented presence due to the heartbreaking tragedy of addiction. Let’s make the story about that, please.
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3:10 (solo version). Al Sherrod Lambert. singles chronology ' (2013) ' The Way' (2013) ' (2013) singles chronology ' (2013) ' The Way' (2013) ' (2013) Music video on ' The Way' is a song recorded by American singer for her debut studio album, (2013). It was written by the song's producer, alongside, Al Sherrod Lambert, and, who is featured in the song. 'The Way' was released on March 25, 2013 by as the from Yours Truly. The song's backing track is based on the piano melody from Russell's 1979 song ', and the song has melodic and lyrical similarities to 's 1998 song ', which also samples 'A Little Bit of Love'. In the United States, 'The Way' debuted at No.
10 and peaked at No. 9 on US, becoming Grande and Miller's first top ten song on the chart. This also made Grande the first top ten arrival for a lead female artist making her first Hot 100 appearance since, who launched with ' back in 2008.
As of April 2018, 'The Way' has sold 2.4 million copies in the United States and has been certified triple platinum. Rapper was featured on 'The Way'. On December 12, 2011, Grande released her debut single ',' a song with a vastly different style of music and target demographic than 'The Way.' Whereas the lyrics in 'The Way' deal with the subject of a flirty, romantic relationship, some sections with sexual implications, 'Put Your Hearts Up' was a song aimed at young audiences, with lyrics about making the world a better place. During a radio interview on KIIS-FM on March 25, 2013 about her debut single, Grande confessed that she had in fact 'hated' both the music video for and the song itself, considering it to be 'a terrible first impression.' She added that she had wanted to 'pretend it never happened before it already happened' and that she had felt no enthusiasm to promote the song at the time.
In subsequent interviews, Grande implied that in order to feel 'passionate' about her music, it needed to relate to her maturing personality. In an interview with Billboard she said, 'When I do, and when I act as Cat, of course I'm still going to be there for my younger fans. But I'm also growing up – I'm almost 20. I'm not going to do anything crazy, but I want to do music that I'm passionate about.
I'm finally at an age where I can do the music that I grew up loving, which was urban pop, 90s music. I grew up listening to the divas, so I'm very happy to finally do urban pop. I hope that it's received well, and it has been so far.'
'The Way' can be seen as the reboot of Grande's singing career, steering her toward an older demographic and a different musical genre than where she originally began. In January 2013, she met with producer, at which point he presented her with a demo of the song that featured the vocals of co-writer, whom the song was originally intended. The beat he'd created for the single, samples 's ' either directly or indirectly, via 's '. Grande immediately connected with the sound and asked to feature on the song with her, to which he responded, 'Sounds like a hit to me.'
The song was recorded that same month, and caught the attention of VP when he heard it being played from Republic co-founder 's office. 'It was 8:00 one night, and I heard a song coming from Monte's office through my wall. He called me down and I played a video, a DIY of Ariana Grande. We heard the song and I immediately made the decision to set it up and put the song out.'
Promotion and release Grande created online buzz in the weeks leading up to her single's release through social media. She first about 'The Way' on March 5, 2013, stating that the song would be released later that month.
On March 13, she announced the release date. She posted a teaser trailer for both the song and the music video on her page on March 16 and then shared a second teaser on March 21. In the later half of March, Grande went on a radio tour across the United States, focusing on some of the most popular Top 40 stations in the country. She visited both and on March 18 for interviews.
The next day she went on and attended a release party thrown by, where she spoke to fans about her music. On March 25, she visited for an interview with.
She visited on March 29. 'The Way' debuted on on March 25, 2013. Critical response. Critics have compared Grande's vocals to those of ( pictured). Gave the song a five out of five star rating comparing the song's sound and Ariana's vocals to 's, continuing to say Ariana has a 'powerful vocal' whilst the song has 'bouncy piano riff' and 'throwback R&B beats'.
Sam Lansky of Idolator gave the song a positive review, calling the vocals 'sweet, soulful, and grown-up'. 's Jenna Hally Rubenstein praised the song, advising readers to 'keep one eye on Ariana' as 'she may very well be the hottest pop newcomer in the game.' Rubenstein also commented that the song's 'early '00s-influenced R&B vibes' made it sound like an updated version of 's ' featuring.
Nick Catucci of magazine gave the song a 3 and half stars, saying that Grande is 'more flirty than freaky, but her Mariah-esque vocals verge on ecstatic.' Commercial performance Following its release, 'The Way' sold over 120,000 digital downloads within the first 48 hours.
Having sold over 219,000 copies in its opening week, 'The Way' holds the fourth largest first-week sales figure of 2013, behind 's ', 's ' and 's '. 'The Way' debuted at number 10 on the chart on the week ending in April 5, 2013, becoming Grande's and Miller's first Hot 100 top-ten hit.
This makes Grande the first top ten arrival for a lead female artist making her first Hot 100 appearance since, who launched with ' back in 2008. The song dropped to number 22 during its second week on the chart, and then to number 37. As radio stations gave it more attention, the song gradually rebounded, eventually peaking at number 9 for two weeks. The song reached 500,000 sold units on May 1, 2013 and received its official Gold certification from the on May 6, 2013. 'The Way' surpassed one million downloads on June 10, 2013 and was officially certified Platinum by the RIAA on June 19, 2013. As of September 2013, the song has thus far sold 2,000,000 copies in the United States. 'The Way' spent 26 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, all but two, being within the top 40.
The Spanglish version of 'The Way' reached number 5 on 's chart on the week ending August 24, 2013. As of March 2016, 'The Way' has sold over 2.3 million copies in the United States and has been certified triple platinum. Remix The official remix features American rapper. It was released online on July 11, 2013. Music video The music video for 'The Way' was filmed on February 10 and 11, 2013. On March 16, 2013, the first teaser for the song was released on to her YouTube page.
The second teaser was released on 's website two days later, and later on Grande's page. The full video was released on March 28, 2013 at 12/3 am PST/EST. Directed by Jones Crow, the video consists of Grande, Miller, and a group of dancers.
Grande poses for pictures taken by Miller on various cameras, while dancing around a room filled with balloons and their images are projected on the wall. At the end of the video Miller and Grande kiss, and Grande described it as 'quite a statement' of growing up. The video was Vevo-certified on October 2, 2013, having reached 100 million views. As of July 2018, the music video has over 340 million views on Vevo.
Live performances. Grande at the in 2013 Grande performed 'The Way' at several Top 40 radio concerts, including 's concert on May 11, 2013 in, 's Star Party concert on May 17, 2013 in, 's Kiss Concert 2013 event in, 's Birthday Bash concert on June 30, 2013 also in Boston, and 's Red White & Boom concert on July 5, 2013 in. She was scheduled to perform the song at 's Summer Bash concert on June 15, 2013 in, but had to cancel due to being sick. Her first televised performance of the song was aired on May 29, 2013 on. Her second televised performance aired on on June 14, 2013. Grande was the opening act for the last three US dates of 's, during which she performed 'The Way'. The performances took place in, and on August 7, August 8, and August 10 respectively.
Along with her second single, ', Grande performed 'The Way' at the Pre-show at the in on August 25, 2013. She later performed 'The Way' with Mac Miller on the on September 3, 2013 to celebrate the release of her album, Yours Truly, and to promote it. She also performed the song at Worldwide Day of Play 2013, at on October 15. Grande played the song at every concert from her and 2013. The song was performed for the last time in 2013 at New Years Rockin' Eve, where Mac Miller joined Grande on stage. In 2014, Grande performed the song in a medley with ' at the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards.
She performed the song on May 5 at the 2014 Wango Tango. Grande also performed 'The Way' along with some songs at the 2014 Easter Egg Roll at the White House.
She also performed the track in a few showcases in Tokyo, Japan, to promote the release of 'Yours Truly' in the country. The song was performed in June at the 2014 iHeartRadio Ultimate Pool Party and again in July at the Macy's 4 July Fireworks Spectacular. On September 19, 2014, she performed 'The Way' along with other songs at the 2014. It was also added to the setlist for her 2015 world tour,. Copyright infringement lawsuit On December 11, 2013, Minder Music filed a lawsuit against Grande, and other parties. It claimed that the line 'What we gotta do right here is go back, back into time', which is spoken in the introduction to 'The Way', infringes its copyright in the 1972 single ' by, which contains the spoken lyric, 'What we're gonna do right here is go back, way back, back into time'.
The suit argued that the songs' similarities include 'nearly identical lyrics; similar enunciation speed with a fast and consistent pace for 'What we gotta do right' and a slightly slower pace for 'here is go back,' and substantially similar placement' at the beginning of both songs. Minder Music sought a permanent injunction, statutory damages of $150,000 per infringement, and legal fees. The case was settled outside of court in 2015. Weiner, Natalie (October 8, 2013). Retrieved November 3, 2016. Lipshutz, Jason (August 16, 2013). Retrieved November 3, 2016., Brandon Soderberg, September 13, 2013., Jocelyn Vena, MTV.com, March 27, 2013.
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