Fans Choose Ariana Grande’s ‘Yes, And?’ as This Week’s Favorite New Music

Fans Choose Ariana Grande’s ‘Yes, And?’ as This Week’s Favorite New Music

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Ariana Grande‘s “Yes, And?” has topped this week’s new music poll.

Music fans voted in a poll published Friday (Jan. 12) on Billboard, choosing the pop superstar and actress’ highly anticipated single as their favorite new music release of the past week.

“Yes, And?” brought in 77% of the vote, beating out new music by Jennifer Lopez (“Can’t Get Enough”), Lil Nas X (“J Christ”), Kali Uchis (ORQUÍDEAS), 21 Savage (American Dream), and others.

Grande made her return on Friday with the late-’80s-inspired single “Yes, And?” Dripping with confidence, the upbeat song serves as the lead track for the singer’s anticipated seventh album, which she started teasing online in late December.

The single is built upon the cheeky title, as Grande sings of healing and being done with caring for other people’s projections. “Yes, and?” she asks repeatedly, begging listeners to question why they care so much to comment on her life — and, hopefully, reducing such actions in the future.

The “Yes, And?” music video finds Grande wearing a ballet-inspired outfit and character shoes, completing the look with a hat that pays homage to legends like Janet Jackson and Paula Abdul. The Christian Breslauer-directed clip seems to take inspiration from Abdul’s visual for her own “Cold Hearted,” leaning deeper into the ’80s energy of the song itself.

Grande’s last proper release was 2020’s Positions, which debuted at No . 1 the Billboard 200 albums chart. The set spawned a Billboard Hot 100 chart No. 1 single with its title track.

Her return to music comes after a lengthy break during which she openly chose to focus on her R.E.M. Beauty makeup business and her role in the upcoming live action adaptations of the Broadway musical Wicked, in which she’ll play Glinda opposite Cynthia Erivo’s Elphaba.

Trailing behind “Yes, And?” on the poll is Lopez’s breezy “Can’t Get Enough,” which brought in 5% of the vote. The summery track was accompanied by a cinematic Dave Meyers-directed wedding-themed video that appears to make winking references to the singer’s love life.

See the final results of this week’s new music release poll below.

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