Ariana Grande Makes Millions For Rodgers & Hammerstein

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Pat Cerasaro

Grammy Award-winning pop superstar Ariana Grande has put major money where her mouth is as far as Broadway credibility is concerned thanks to her newest #1 worldwide hit.

The Broadway breakout star and HAIRSPRAY LIVE! standout has continued her string of #1 chart-toppers with "7 Rings" which copiously utilizes "My Favorite Things" from Rodgers & Hammerstein's seminal THE SOUND OF MUSIC. With more than a billion streams in its two months of release and currently once again sitting atop the Billboard Hot 100, the track has brought new attention to the legendary songwriting duo - as well as major royalties.

To wit, Rodgers & Hammerstein's respective estates will receive 90% from sales of the song as a result of the Republic Records deal with their music company, Concord Records, according to a report in The New York Times.

In addition to Grande and Rodgers & Hammerstein, credited songwriters on the track include Kaydence, Njomza Vitia, Tayla Parx and Victoria Monét alongside producers Tommy Brown, Charles Anderson and Michael Foster.

"7 Rings" appears on Grande's highly successful newest studio release, THANK U, NEXT, now available on iTunes, Amazon and streaming services worldwide.