Tea & Tears Issue 4

Written by Myla Baouna and Adrian Gonzalez

Music News

Two years after her third album was released, singer Ariana Grande has returned to the scene with her new single No Tears Left To Cry. This song comes nearly a year after a terrorist attack at Grande’s concert in Manchester and seems to act as a stepping stone for Grande to enter the spotlight once again. It acts as a liberator for the singer yet shows everyone that the Manchester tragedy stills hangs over head and that she has yet overcome her grief. Grande has turned her feelings and experiences of the past year into a dance pop anthem made to be played on mainstream radio and is bound to be stuck in everyone’s head for the next few months.


Ariana Grande also debuted the song live at a surprise Coachella performance on April 20. She appeared during well-known DJ Kygo’s set where she was all smiles and performed a cover of a Marvin Gaye classic. Despite Grande’s struggles of the past year, she has continued to overcome obstacles and is not slowing down any time soon.


On May 20, the world’s most famous singers will descend on Las Vegas to attend the Billboard Music Awards. Nominations were announced recently with Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran, and Bruno Mars are all tied with the most nominations at 15 each. These three, along with Drake and Taylor Swift, are up for the most prestigious award of the show: the Top Artist. Post Malone is also nominated 13 times, Imagine Dragons are at 11 nominations, and Justin Bieber and newcomer Cardi B are both at 8 nominations.


Korean pop phenomenon BTS are nominated for Top Social Artist against Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, and Shawn Mendes. The 7-piece boy group became the first K-Pop group to win the award after last year’s win in the 2017 awards.



Avengers: Infinity War, the latest movie in the extremely successful Marvel Cinematic Universe set to be released April 27, is expected to make about $600 million in domestic sales (US and Canada) with $235-255 million in its opening weekend. Fandango stated that Infinity War sold the largest amount of ticket pre-sales for a superhero movie ever in only six hours. The company said that Infinity War advanced ticket sales were surpassing the past seven Marvel movies combined in the same amount of time. Just three days after the tickets went on sale, AMC Theatres stated that the film had the highest amount of ticket pre-sales for any superhero movie.


It is clear that the Avengers film is destined to be at the top of the box office and the hype surrounding the movie has only grown as millions of people look forward to the release.


Regarding already released movies, Ready Player One has achieved over $500 million worldwide. Black Panther has reached $681 million in the US and Canada alone. A Quiet Place has made $132.3 million alone domestically in just 17 days, staying on track to be one of the biggest horror films not based on any source material. It has the potential to become the third highest grossing original horror film.