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Ariana Grande & Victoria Monét ‘Monopoly’

Ariana dropped yet another single, “Monopoly,” which—no surprise—finds itself at No. 1 on the iTunes chart 24 hours after its release.

The song is a duet with Victoria Monét, Ariana’s longtime bestie. The two were co-writers on “7 Rings,” Grande’s latest hit single, which has now spent eight weeks at the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100 chart—and “Monopoly” is designed as a celebration of that success (or, as they put it on the album art, it’s “a thank u to them fans”). Grande obviously could command any sort of budget she wanted at this point for a video shoot or rollout, but she decidedly chose a low-key approach with this video. It feels very much like a song that two friends recorded on a whim and figured, Sure, why not, let’s release it!?! The video, similarly, has a dashed-off, homemade feel to it, emojis and pop-ups bopping around the two women.Love it!

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