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From August 6-8, take a musical journey into magical new realities where Fortnite and Ariana Grande collide. epicgames.comFortnite Presents… the Rift Tour Featuring Ariana Grande

After putting out her first viral single in 2015, Eilish transformed pop music with her 2019 debut album, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?,” which she made at home with her brother. Critics lauded the emotional transparency and the unsettling, haunting tone amid the more sugary and sweet albums that typically dominate the pop scene. She went on to shatter several records, including becoming, at 18, the youngest artist ever to win a Grammy in the top four categories. But since then, she also became one of the youngest artists to reckon with the intense scrutiny that kind of attention brings.

On “Getting Older,” the opening track of “Happier Than Ever,” which came out Friday, 19-year-old Eilish sings: “Things I once enjoyed/ Just keep me employed now.” Getting older generally isn’t easy for anyone, but throw in Eilish’s life as one of the world’s biggest pop stars and the words take on larger significance.

Indeed, throughout “Happier Than Ever,” thoughts on the isolation and stress of fame appear. “Getting Older” also mentions the “deranged” strangers who appear at her door. “NDA” tackles the cost of security and the emotional toll of being a famous teen. In the track, she even sings of a secret house she bought at 17, then dejectedly explains she’s never been able to throw a party in it. However, the most jarring ruminations on fame’s restrictions come on the track “Not My Responsibility,” a monologue taking on the constant criticism around her body and sexuality. One line in the track asks: “The body I was born with/ Is it not what you wanted?”

Since bursting on the scene as an electro-pop sensation at 13 with her song “Ocean Eyes,” Eilish has been known for being vocal around body positivity. Her choices to wear baggy clothes to reduce focus on her body have drawn both praise and criticism. Her dyed green-and-black hair has evoked similar responses. Eilish, in turn, has said being in the spotlight is a no-win situation and that women should just be themselves.

In her recent British Vogue cover story — which dominated the Twittersphere for days after its release — she decided to exchange her hair colors for blonde and her loose clothing for a corset. She explained in the story that she knew this would draw criticism, (as it did; she was quickly accused of “selling out”) but that she did it anyway because women shouldn’t be chained to any style of dress.

In her new album, the singer makes something meaningful out of her struggles with fame, judgement and criticism. Eilish paints a picture of the freedom that comes from just saying screw it, a sentiment she expresses more colorfully by ending the title track “Happier Than Ever” with “Just f---ing leave me alone.”

Maybe part of that happiness is her disproving the “whisper singer” criticism she’s faced, claiming her soft singing on her albums is evidence that she lacks vocal talent. In the banging, clanging “Happier Than Ever,” the singer showcases her voice and challenges these claims.

On Instagram, Eilish explained that this album “means the world” to her and asked her fans to “please take care of this project.” But the album seems to be a promise she’s made to take care of herself.

Sarah John is a freelance writer based in New York City. She is in her third year at NYU, majoring in psychology and minoring in French. You can follow her on Twitter @sarahmjohn_. 

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Ariana Grande Encourages Fans To Get Vaccinated After Announcing Virtual ‘Fortnite’ Concert

Us Weekly 01 August, 2021 - 08:00pm

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The Voice coach 28, shared a sideways, masked selfie on Sunday, August 1, to promote the COVID-19 vaccine as the Delta variant sweeps across the country. She captioned the snap, “Vaxxed n masked. 🖤 This is your gentle reminder to please get your vaccines if you are eligible. This thing is not yet over !”

The “Dangerous Woman” crooner hoped to share “some info because I care” about the wellbeing of her fans. She added, “I’d like to help anybody who is hesitant or curious with making their decision. This delta variant is very new and since data is changing all the time, I’ll source some links for you to stay up to speed yourself but so far… we do know that it spreads much more easily compared to previous variants.”

The Victorious alum detailed crucial facts in her note, including that “most of the spread is among unvaccinated people and in areas with low vaccination rates.” She continued her post, “And yes although you can still get it while vaccinated, the vaccine helps to protect against severe illness, hospitalization, and death ! all great things to be protected against in my book.”

She concluded, “Oh and if you have already gotten sick with COVID-19, you should STILL get vaccinated ! For more information especially on some of the Covid myths that are circulating the internet, go to [Hopkins Medicine] please and reassure yourself why getting vaxxed is the move. save a life or two. who knows.”

Grande’s educational and impassioned post comes within hours of her recent concert announcement. Ala Travis Scott before her, the chart-topping vocalist will be the next artist to have an in-game Fortnite concert as part of the game’s Rift Tour beginning on Friday, August 6.

Per a description on the Epic Games website, Fortnite fans will “take a musical journey into magical new realities where Fortnite and Ariana Grande collide.”

The game company announced the concert via Twitter, writing, “Excuse us, Ariana is coming” alongside images of the virtual stage and Grande’s own lookalike skin. In the “Positions” singer’s announcement post, fans got a sneak peek at her avatar, who’s wearing a purple-and-teal short dress, matching thigh-high boots and her signature high ponytail.

Epic Games also announced a specialty outfit and back bling, inspired by the Broadway alum, will be available for fans to collect via the Item Shop and Icon Series.

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Ariana Grande Is 'Vaxxed & Masked' in a New Post

Just Jared 01 August, 2021 - 08:00pm

Ariana Grande is encouraging her followers to stay safe.

The 28-year-old “Positions” singer posted a message along with a selfie of herself in a mask on Sunday (August 1) to her Instagram.

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“vaxxed n masked. 🖤,” she wrote.

“this is your gentle reminder to please get your vaccines if you are eligible. this thing is not yet over ! sharing some info because i care and if i can, i’d like to help anybody who is hesitant or curious with making their decision,” she continued.

“this delta variant is very new and since data is changing all the time, i’ll source some links for you to stay up to speed yourself but so far… we do know that it spreads much more easily compared to previous variants. most of the spread is among unvaccinated people and in areas with low vaccination rates ! and yes although you can still get it while vaccinated, the vaccine helps to protect against severe illness, hospitalization, and death ! all great things to be protected against in my book. oh and if you have already gotten sick with COVID-19, you should STILL get vaccinated!” she wrote.

“for more information especially on some of the Covid myths that are circulating the internet, go to https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccines-myth-versus-fact please and reassure yourself why getting vaxxed is the move. save a life or two. who knows. some helpful accounts that i love following are: @niniandthebrain @jessicamalatyrivera @itsmadetosave @doctor.Darien @dr.risahoshino.”

There was an update recently from the CDC about wearing masks amid the coronavirus delta variant surge.

Ariana Grande confirmed to kick off Fortnite's Rift Tour this week

PC Gamer 01 August, 2021 - 06:10pm

Teaser trailer confirms an August 6 start and a Fortnite-ified Grande.

It's not just the spectacle that will presumably attract players, because an Ariana Grande Outfit and Piggy Smallz Back Bling will be available from August 4 in the Item Shop. Here's a short teaser showing those cosmetics off. Also, everyone who takes part in the Rift Tour will get a Cuddly Cloudcruiser commemorative umbrella:

As for Grande's performance itself, Epic obviously wants to keep a lid on the details, but don't expect a conventional 'performer-on-a-stage' set up. Travis Scott's infamous appearance last year saw the star take on gigantic proportions, with players occasionally launched involuntarily into the air. It's fair to say Grande's appearance will try to up the ante on that.

As for when you can take part, here are the show times:

"We recommend fans arrive in Fortnite 60 minutes before showtime, and the Rift Tour Playlist should be live 30 minutes before each show," Epic warns. "Before Ariana’s arrival, the Rift Tour kicks off with Fortnite-themed experiences—pairing popular tracks with moments based on elements from the game." Full details can be had on the Rift Tour site.

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Ariana Grande Fortnite skin leaks ahead of The Rift Tour event

Sportskeeda 01 August, 2021 - 12:15pm

To sheer surprise and delight, the Ariana Grande Fortnite skin has been leaked, and it goes without saying that the community is ecstatic about it. The Rift Tour event is due to start in a couple of days, and loopers are already excited about the possibilities at hand.

According to a number of leakers, the official Fortnite page for France did an 'oopsie' and gave away the reveal a few days ahead of schedule. While there are indeed more variants or edits of the Ariana Grande Fortnite skin, as data miners had earlier suggested, so far only one variant has been showcased.

By the looks of it, the Ariana Grande Fortnite skin will come in two edit styles or variants. A clear image of one style is not available as of now. Although it's hard to see what the styles will look like. One of them features a silver outfit, while the other resembles somewhat of a glass or crystal based outfit.

Here are all the appearances of Ariana Grande in that leaked prototype trailer! pic.twitter.com/90M9sp7vAY

Hopefully in the coming days, data miners and leakers will get their hands on better renders and perhaps angles to showcase the skin in all its glory.

Now, while this is more than likely not the final render of the skin that will be available in-game, many players have begun commenting that the Ariana Grande Fortnite skin looks nothing like the diva at all.

Some fans are stating that the skin looks different from the actual person, while others are blatantly calling the skin garbage and stating that the concept designs created by D3NNI are far better.

Here are some preview styles of the skin😌 pic.twitter.com/5ykZP60fLD

Many fans even pointed out that LeBron James' skin looked exactly the same, both in-game and in promotional content. However, the Ariana Grande Fortnite skin looked nothing like its real world counterpart.

The situation has reached a point where D3NNI himself has taken to social media to talk down fans and community members, asking them to give the Ariana Grande Fortnite skin a chance to be showcased in-game before passing judgment.

It goes without saying that many fans are disappointed that his concept designs were not taken into consideration and added to the game the Icon Series skin for the diva. All said and done, it's left to be seen how this affects the popularity of the skin when it arrives in the item shop.

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