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Miley Cyrus `Wrecking Ball’ Can’t Demolish Ariana Grande; `Yours Truly’ Hits Number One Without Controversy (Video)

By Staff Writer | September 12, 2013 10:31 AM EDT

Miley Cyrus `Wrecking Ball’ can’t demolish Ariana Grande’s ascent to the top of the charts. Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” may be smashing records for video views, but Ariana Grande’s `Yours Truly’ is at the top of Billboard charts.

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Miley Cyrus' “Wrecking Ball” is tearing up the Internet and Katy Perry’s "Roar" is heard all over the radio, but the charts belong to Ariana Grade. “Yours Truly” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Ariana Grande is the first female to debut at No. 1 with her first LP since Ke$ha's “Animal” in January 2010.

Miley Cyrus’ MTV VMAs 2013 performance helped her new single, “Wrecking Ball,” demolished the record for most video views in one day. Miley Cyrus’ press team said “With over 19.3 million views across Vevo, Miley takes back the crown and sets a new Vevo record.” Ariana Grande's Yours Truly is this week's Number One on the Billboard Charts, with 138,000 copies sold.


Ariana Grande didn’t have a problem with Miley Cyrus’ MTV VMAs 2013 performance. She said "She looked like she was having the time of her life… and her music, I have to say, is next level. I love ‘Wrecking Ball.’"

Miley Cyrus’ MTV VMAs 2013 performance courted controversy and kept all eyes on the sexy new persona of the former Hannah Montana. Ariana Grande hit the top spot on the Billboard 200 with just her voice. But what a voice. Ariana Grande has a multi-octave range that’s reminiscent of Mariah Carey.

According to Nielsen SoundScan's count Ariana Grande’s “Yours Truly” sold 138,000 copies in its first week. Ariana Grande hosts such guest artists as the rapper Mac Miller, Hall of Fame-r Big Sean, and "Grace Kelly" man Mika. Miley Cyrus’s new album 2013 features a duet with Britney Spears.

Ariana Grande may soon be duetting with Demi Lovato. Demi recently told Zach Sange “We’ve already talked about it,” Lovato told Zach Sang about her Ariana collab. “I love her so much. She’s so sweet and so talented. I’m excited. I’m definitely going to collaborate with her at some point.” Listen to the interview after the jump.

Ariana Grande released the lead single "Baby I” this week.


Miley Cyrus’ MTV VMAs 2013 performance helped the young singer twerk her way to record views of her new single “Wrecking Ball.”

Miley Cyrus MTV VMAs 2013 performance pushed her new single, "Wrecking Ball" to record-breaking numbers on Vevo. The video for Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” single got 12.3 million views in its first 24 hours.

Ariana Grande is hot off her summer hit, "The Way".


Ariana Grande also started to make blips on celebrity gossip news. Ariana Grande had to deny rumors she was dating Selena Gomez’s old fling Justin Bieber after she posted a picture of Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber kissing on Instagram and Twitter. Ariana Grande was also linked romantically with Nathan Sykes, but she’s denied that too.

Ariana Grande told Access Hollywood Live: "No, no - we're not dating. He’s the sweetest. He’s amazing. I have to say, he’s one of the most talented vocalists I’ve ever heard in my life. And live, all the time, he’s like, spot on."

Just weeks after Miley Cyrus’ MTV VMAs 2013 performance, Miley Cyrus released the racy new video for "Wrecking Ball," directed by provocative fashion photographer Terry Richardson.

Miley Cyrus’ MTV VMAs 2013 performance was never meant to make her so embattled. Miley Cyrus sings "I never meant to start a war."

Ariana Grande also hypnotized Scooter Braun, the man behind the successes of Justin Bieber, The Wanted, Carly Rae Jepsen and Psy is completely obsessed with his newest star.

Ariana Grande knocked out pop impresario Scooter Braun so much told MTV News “She’s so little and petite — when she opens her mouth it’s kind of unbelievable that it’s coming from this little person. She reminds me of both Mariah [Carey] and Christina [Aguilera]. Christina was this young, petite girl with this gigantic voice and Ariana kind of has the same thing. And her tone and her range remind me of Mariah.”

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