Ukulele Video Lesson -
Side to Side
(Ariana Grande/Nicki Minaj)

This ukulele video lesson will be the last one for the year! Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017! The song is Ariana Grande's Side to Side, featuring Nicki Minaj.  

Ms. Grande was born as Ariana Grande-Butera, in 1993, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She started out in musicals as a child, which was the starting point and inspiration for her to become a music artist. Even in her early teenage years, she knew that she wanted to become a recording artist. And people thought she was crazy. Well you know what happened in the following years. She became a hit and the rest is history!

Side to Side became Ariana Grande's third successful single, off of her new album, Dangerous Woman. This song hits the Billboard charts in the later part of 2016, with the help from Nicki Minaj. 

Side to Side peaked at #4 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and also on the UK Singles Chart. Internationally speaking, Ariana Grande rocketed her musical career, ranking #4 in Australia, and #2 in New Zealand. 

Arianna Grande has been nominated four times in the Grammy Awards and also won an MTV Video Music Awards in 2013. That is just a little piece of the cake, actually, she has won three MTV Europe Music Awards and three American Music Awards. She has also been listed on the top 100 most influential people in the world, by Times Magazine.

Since Grande's music has garnered the worlds attention, her social media platform is just as popular. She has more than 90 million followers on Instagram, almost 40 million followers on Twitter, and almost 10 million subscribers on YouTube. I'm in AWE with those followers and subscribers!

A little on Nicki Minaj...

On the other hand, the Trinidad born, American rapper/songwriter, Nicki Minaj, is another success. In fact, the rap star has won dozens of awards and nominations in all parts of the world. She has won six American Music Awards, seven BET Hip Hop Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, ten BET Awards and much, much more.

She has created and collaborated on tons of successful songs, such as, Bang Bang, Anaconda, Hey Mama, Super Bass, and Beauty and a Beat. 

Chords and strumming used in this ukulele video lesson...

The chords used in Side to Side is F#m, C#m, and Bm. That's it, just 3 chords! The strumming is just as easy! All down strums, like a Reggae strum. Have fun!

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