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Ariana Grande releases upbeat Christmas track 'Santa Tell Me'

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Ariana Grande completed an important step in reaching pop diva status Monday when she released an instantly memorable Christmas single, “Santa Tell Me.”

This isn’t Grande’s first foray into Christmas songs: Last year, she released a holiday EP titled Christmas Kisses that featured two original songs, “Snow in California,” a straight-from-the-’90s ballad, and “Love Is Everything,” an optimistic song heavy on the belting. But while those two songs are more the type you’d listen to while decorating the tree, “Santa Tell Me” is a poppy track perfect for playing during holiday festivities—or for blasting in your car.

The “Santa Tell Me” release follows Grande’s performance at Sunday’s American Music Awards, where she sang a medley of her singles including “Problem” and “Love Me Harder” before joining Nicki Minaj and Jessie J for “Bang Bang” later on in the evening.