Ariana Grande Relinquishes 90% Of '7 Rings'

Ariana Grande Relinquishes 90% Of '7 Rings'

That makes this chart-topping hit not only a huge victory for Grande, but a huge victory for the musical theatre legends as well!

Ariana Grande only gets to keep 10% of her "7 Rings" earnings. The second single from her fifth studio album, Thank U, Next, the tune was an nearly immediate success, topping charts around the world, including here in Australia where it debuted at number one.

'So we wrote it that afternoon, ' said Grande, who won her first Grammy in February for Best Pop Vocal Album for her record Sweetener.

Pop superstar Ariana Grande's smash hit 7 Rings continues to dominate the United States charts - but the late composers Rodgers and Hammerstein are reaping the vast majority of royalties, according to The New York Times.

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Grande, who will still earn a performance royalty, wanted that sample included in the song and was willing to pay Concord the requested 90 percent songwriting royalty.

In related news, Ariana Grande's "7 Rings" was initially hit with claims of plagiarism, with Princess Nokia noting it sounds an bad lot like her track "Mine".

According to Daily Mail, "7 Rings" credits a total of ten writers, which include Rodgers & Hammerstein as well as Grande herself.

Just before 7 Rings debuted in January, when it soared to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, Grande and her label played it for the music company Concord, which bought the Rodgers and Hammerstein collection in 2017. Once people tuned into the video, Ariana was accused of biting Soulja Boy's flow, 2 Chainz' visual work and Princess Nokia's style.

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