Focus cover art
Grande reveals the cover art for Focus, a black-and-white photo of her with platinum blonde hair and black fingernails.
Grande gives a second apology for her comments in a YouTube video, recorded while she is recovering from oral surgery:
I feel like in the apology I posted, I missed my opportunity to sincerely apologize and express how I was feeling because I was too busy preaching about my issues with the food industry. I could have expressed myslef in a better way. Here I am apologizing again.
I’ve actually never been prouder to be an American, to be honest with you. Advances that we’ve made in the past couple of months and all the wonderful progressive things that have been going on, I’ve never been prouder of this country, actually. Seeing a video of yourself behaving poorly — that you have no idea was taken — is such a rude awakening, that you don’t know what to do. I was so disgusted with myself. I’d like to shove my face in a pillow. I apologize for my poor choice of word and for my behavior.
Apologizes: ‘I love my country’
Grande apologizes for her comments in the donut shop:
I am EXTREMELY proud to be an American and I’ve always made it clear that I love my country. What I said in a private moment with my friend, who was buying the donuts, was taken out of context and I am sorry for not using more discretion with my choice of words.,,As an advocate for healthy eating, food is very important to me and I sometimes get upset by how freely we as Americans eat and consume things without giving any thought to the consequences that it has on our health and society as a whole. The fact that the United States has one of the highest child obesity rates in the world frustrates me. We need to do more to educate ourselves and our children about the dangers of overeating and the poison that we put into our bodies. We need to demand more from our food industry. However I should have known better in how I expressed myself; and with my new responsibility to others as a public figure I will strive to be better. As for why I cannot be at the MLB show, I have had emergency oral surgery and due to recovery I cannot attend the show. I hope to make it up to all those fans soon. That being said let me once again apologize if I have offended anyone with my poor choice of words.
Licks donuts, says ‘I hate America’
A surveillance video obtained by TMZ from Wolfee Donuts in Lake Elsinore, CA, shows Grande kissing backup dancer Alvarez, joking around and daring one another to lick powdered jelly donuts on the counter. When presented by a tray of donuts by the store assistant, Grande says:
I hate americans, I hate America
Grande, Sean breakup
Grande and Sean end their relationship after eight months of dating. Joint statement:
They both care deeply for each other and remain close friends. We kindly ask that the media respect their wish for privacy regarding this personal matter at this time.
Celine Dion impression
Grande does a Celine Dion impression on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Grande appears on the cover of the February 2015 of InRock magazine.
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town performance
Buble and Grande perform Santa Claus Is Coming To Town on Michael Buble’s Christmas in New York special.
Last Christmas performance
Grande performs Last Christmas during Michael Buble’s Christmas in New York special.
In Style cover
Grande appears on the cover of the December 2014 issue of In Style magazine. She talks about her famous elevator f-bomb story and what she loves for her look.
Polka dots and hair bows – I can’t. Give me a skinny jean, a YSL top, and a cat ear, and we’re good.
Ariana Grande interview
Seacrest interviews Grande during On Air With Ryan Seacret about her single Santa Tell Me.
I wanted to do something a little more depressing because I feel like there aren’t enough depressing Christmas songs. I feel like it’s a very real thing. I’ve been through it, I’ve seen a lot of my friends go through it, like breakups during Christmas time.
Bang Bang performance
Grande performs the single, Bang Bang, with Little Big Town at the 48th Annual CMA Awards.
Love me harder video0 Comments
Grande releases a sneak peek of her upcoming video for the song Love me Harder.
Marie Claire cover
Grande appears on the cover of the October 2014 issue of Marie Claire magazine. She talks about early ambitions, hiding behind her Nickelodeon character, and her first single not doing well.
I was like, ‘Guys, there has to be a really distinct difference between me and my character.’ And we did that with ‘The Way.’ I dyed my hair back to brown. I made out with a rapper in the video. I made the point I wanted to make. And I was excited to do so after so many years of pretending to be somebody else in front of a lot of people.
Grande appears on the cover of the September 2014 issue of Seventeen magazine. She talks about lessons she learned, the toughest thing she’s dealt with, and how she gets over her insecurities.
Being okay with not having the answers to everything. I feel like for the first time in my life, I’m really okay. I used to freak out about everything all the time. I used to be like, ‘Oh my God, somebody said this!’ Everything used to be such a big deal! But now, I feel I can handle everything that comes my way with a calm energy.
Bang Bang performance
Grande performs Bang Bang on The Today Show from her album My Everything.
Ariana Grande interview
Seacrest interviews Grande during a On Air With Ryan Seacrest and asks her questions about Nicki Minaj’s VMA wardrobe malfunction.
I don’t care. That was amazing. She’s such a pro for coming on, holding her [stuff] together like that and just, like, living and rapping and keeping it together. That was amazing. I thought she did incredibly well, especially given the circumstance.
She also reveals her next album’s title, My Everything.
I felt like A), it was one of my favorite songs on the album, and B), it was just all-encompassing. I felt like it really sort of embodied the work. And yeah, it just felt right, really.
Break Free performance
Grande performs Break Free on America’s Got Talent to promote her album My Everything.
Ariana Grande interview
Power 106 FM interviews Grande about a possible collaboration with Chris Brown.
I am waiting to hear back from him whether it will be on his new album or not.
My Everything0 Comments
Grande releases her second studio album titled My Everything. The record features 15 tracks including the singles Bang Bang and Problem. The album also features collaborations with Zedd, Big Sean, The Weeknd and Childish Gambino. On receiving good reactions from fans:
It warms my heart. I feel like all the hard work has paid off, and the reactions make me feel like I’m doing my job right.