Ariana Grande and the Weeknd Are Working on a “Die For You” Remix

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Ariana Grande arrives at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
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Ariana Grande and the Weeknd announced an upcoming remix of “Die For You,” from the latter’s popular 2016 album Starboy. Grande shared a sneak peek of the recording process on her TikTok account that had fans buzzing.



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“Die For You” has soundtracked nearly 20,000 videos on TikTok, from humorous lip synching to hair tutorials and everything in between. The Weeknd’s music has long blended elements of pop, R&B, and dance music–as has Grande’s music. This will not be the pair’s first collaboration. Grande has featured on the Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears” and the Weeknd has featured on Grande’s “off the table” and “Love Me Harder.” The duets have certainly remained some of the most successful hits of both artists’ careers.

Part of the excitement of today’s release was born from Grande’s nearly two-year hiatus from releasing new music. Her last album, Positions, dropped in 2021. Fans reacted to the sneak peek of the upcoming single across Twitter and TikTok.

Amid ongoing discussions surrounding pop music and its changing landscape in the digital age, Grande has remained a force in the pop genre ever since her departure from Nickelodeon in 2014. Despite her hiatus, several of her newer and older songs have inspired a wide variety of TikTok trends over the past few years.


Grande’s song “34+35” began trending amid the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, with users lip synching along to the song until it abruptly gets cut off at the lyric “can you stay up all night,” when people would then share the thing that was keeping them up at night. The track mad a resurgence on the platform in 2022 when people shared the biggest jump scares from their Spotify wrapped top songs and artists.

A mashup of the Weeknd’s collaboration with Metro Boomin’ and 21 Savage, “Creepin”, and Tory Lanez’ “The Color Violet” served as a backdrop to the popular “transition” style videos on TikTok in recent months as well. Given both artists’ chart and social media power, it is likely that the latest remix with Grande will inspire thousands of digital creators online.


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A release date is yet to be named, but updates are to likely come on Instagram @arianagrande

and @theweeknd.

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