Ariana Grande is no stranger to the top spot of multiple Billboard pop charts, but now she adds a coronation that might come as a surprise … or, then again, maybe not, considering her powerhouse vocal abilities.
The singer launches atop Classical Digital Songs (viewable to subscribers at billboard.biz) with "E Piu Ti Penso," with iconic Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli. While Grande covers new sonic ground, Bocelli has previously scaled the chart teamed with pop divas, including Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez and Nelly Furtado. The new duet is from Bocelli's Oct. 23 album Cinema. He's tallied 16 No. 1s on Billboard's Classical Albums chart.
"To have a record with Andrea is just so surreal and so special, and something that I never thought would happen," Grande says. "I'm so grateful. He's … Andrea Bocelli."