Ariana Grande will be the next artist to perform an in-game concert for Fortnite, taking place later this month.
For the game’s Rift Tour, the singer will be performing a number of shows across August 6-8. The show will be preceded by a range of in-game quests and other “Fortnite-themed experiences”. More info on showtimes can be found on Epic Games’ website.
News of a possible in-game concert from Grande was reported last month when new leaks suggested the pop star was next in line for a virtual show.
Grande follows on from Travis Scott, J Balvin and Dominic Fike in hosting a concert for the online game. Notably, Scott’s nine-minute performance broke Fortnite’s streaming records and grossed roughly $20million including merchandise sales.
During July, Ariana Grande released another video in her ongoing series with VEVO. She recruited The Weeknd for an exhilarating performance of their collaborative track “off the table.” The track is from her 2020 smash, Positions.
Grande’s most recent album, Positions was originally released on October 30, 2020 and peaked at No.1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart on November 13. Spending 15 weeks in the top spot, the album was an international success, topping the charts in Argentina, Canada, Ireland, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, and the United Kingdom. Since Grande debuted in 2008, the singer has gone from strength to strength with her music receiving numerous accolades and awards, in 2020 Billboard named her the greatest pop star of 2019.
Earlier this year, Grande answered the prayers of fans and released the deluxe edition of her latest album Positions which includes four previously unheard tracks to get fans through 2021. In total, the expanded album featured five new additions to add to her successful sixth studio album. This includes the “Someone Like U” interlude followed by “Test Drive,” the “34+35 remix” featuring Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion, as well as “Worst Behavior,” with “Main Thing” bringing the album to a close.