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New Music Friday: Ariana Grande Hops on The Weeknd’s 2016 Smash Hit “Die for You” for a Very Special Remix

The collaborations featured on this week’s New Music Friday playlist are seriously unmatched!

While Chlöe and Chris Brown teamed up for a hot new track titled “How Does It Feel,” Ariana Grande hopped on The Weeknd‘s 2016 smash hit “Die For You” for a VERY special remix that is taking social media by storm.

On Tuesday (February 21st), Ari posted a mysterious video on TikTok, editing what looks like a new song. Fortunately, the text on the video gave fans a little bit of context into what was REALLY happening, stating that she “wrote and recorded a verse for [her] friend after a 14 hour day on set. This certain exception had to be made.”

Naturally, this sent fans into a frenzy, with everyone wanting to know which “friend” the chart-topping singer was referring to. The mystery did not last long, as The Weeknd quickly commented “⭐️🌙⭐️🌙⭐️🌙⭐️” on Ari’s post, ultimately squashing the rumors and implying that the duo had something in the works.

A collaboration between the two GRAMMY Award-winning artists is not out of the ordinary, as Ariana Grande and The Weeknd have teamed up for chart-topping tracks like “Save Your Tears,” “Love Me Harder,” and “Off The Table” in the past. We know that this new remix of “Die For You” will be yet another success for the ICONIC duo!

Chlöe, Chris Brown, Ariana Grande and The Weeknd are not the only artists that teamed up this week. Another notable project on this week’s New Music Friday playlist is Don Toliver‘s highly-anticipated third studio album titled Love Sick, with half of the tracks featuring some of today’s biggest stars.

The album consists of a total of eight collaborations, and every single one of them is sure to be a smash hit! James Blake is featured on “Let Her Go,” Lil Durk and GloRilla on “Leave The Club,” Kali Uchis on “4 Me,” TisaKorean on “Go Down,” Justin Bieber and Future on “Private Landing,” WizKid on “Slow Motion,” Charlie Wilson on “If I Had,” Brent Faiyaz on “Bus Stop” and Toro y Moi on “Cinderella.”

Aside from Don Toliver, more of our favorite artists released projects this week that we are absolutely obsessed with. Gracie Abrams came out with Good Riddance, Reneé Rapp with Everything To Everyone (Deluxe), Dierks Bentley with Gravel & Gold, KAROL G with MAÑANA SERÁ BONITOSam Tinnesz with There Goes The NeighborhoodGorillaz with Cracker Island, mazie with blotter baby, Logic with College Park and more.

With albums and EPs aside, there were some phenomenal singles featured on this week’s New Music Friday playlist as well, including “Wings” by the Jonas Brothers, “Shut Me Up” by Nicky Youre, “Die 4 Me” by Halsey, “I GUESS IT’S LOVE?” by The Kid LAROI, “Moonlight” by Kali Uchis, “Bite” by 24kGoldn, “Slowly Healing” by Huddy and more.

PRETTYMUCH even hit fans with an exciting double release, putting out both “SAME PLACE” and “WRONG?” as the band’s first singles of 2023. We can’t wait to see what other music Brandon ArreagaEdwin HonoretAustin Porter and Zion Kuwonu have in store for the rest of the year as a four-piece!

After listening to this week’s New Music Friday playlist from start to finish, we compiled a list of our favorite releases… Keep scrolling to see our picks, and be sure to let us know what you think of them by either leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post, or by sending us a tweet at @celebsecrets.

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande – “Die For You – Remix”

Chlöe & Chris Brown “How Does It Feel”

Don Toliver feat. Future & Justin Bieber – “Private Landing”

Jonas Brothers – “Wings”

Halsey – “Die 4 Me”

The Kid LAROI – “I GUESS IT’S LOVE?”

Kali Uchis – “Moonlight”

Gracie Abrams – “I know it won’t work”

Reneé Rapp – “Bruises”

Dierks Bentley – “Walking Each Other Home”

Sam Tinnesz – “Out of My League”

Gorillaz feat. Bad Bunny – “Tormenta”

KAROL G & Shakira – “TQG”

mazie – “are you feeling it now”

Logic feat. C Dot Castro – “Lightsabers”

Nicky Youre – “Shut Me Up”

24kGoldn – “Bite”

Huddy – “Slowly Healing”

PRETTYMUCH – “SAME PLACE”

PRETTYMUCH – “WRONG?”

Quavo – “Greatness”

Mokita – “Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?”

Em Beihold – “Roller Coasters Make Me Sad”

Luke Combs – “Joe”

CHVRCHES – “Over”

The Band Camino – “Told You So”

BANNERS – “Tell You I Love You”

Stefan Benz – “Fastened”

Ryan Oakes & Ekoh – “RUINED”

ODESZA – “Hopeful”

Penelope Robin – “Animal”

Daniel Leggs – “parasite”

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  • Melanie Rooten

    Originally from Southern California and currently residing in Music City, Melanie graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Journalism before beginning her career as a music and entertainment journalist. Beginning to work for Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country as an intern in May of 2022, she has also contributed to Holler, Music Mayhem, Country Now, Country Chord, We Got This Covered and Decider throughout her career thus far. When she is not working, Melanie enjoys going to concerts and music festivals, binging her favorite television shows, spending time with her friends and family and cheering on the Oklahoma Sooners (of course).

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Originally from Southern California and currently residing in Music City, Melanie graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BA in Journalism before beginning her career as a music and entertainment journalist. Beginning to work for Celeb Secrets…

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