Ariana Grande Bringing Back Total Request Live For One Day Only
Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.26.2014
Just a special...
If you were a fan of MTV's Total Request Live (better known as TRL), then The Hollywood Reporter has some good news for you. MTV will be bringing the popular countdown series back on July 2 at 7 PM ET/PT as a 30-minute special. It will be a special dedicated to Ariana Grande called Total Ariana Live. It will be available on demand after it airs on TV.
Sway Calloway will host the special, which airs from MTV's Times Square studio in front of a live audience. Grande will perform a version of her song "Problem" and her new single "Break Free". She will also be quizzed in a "Hip Hop Mix Up" game. MTV has said there will be a surprise announcement.
Grande said: "It's a huge honor to be able to bring back a show like TRL, I used to love watching it growing up. Can't wait to celebrate with my loves in Times Square. Might have some surprises too."
Charlie Walk, Executive VP of Republic Records (Grande's label ), added: "Only one artist has the power to turn the lights back on at 1515 Broadway in the iconic TRL studios, and that's Ariana Grande. The transformation to Total Ariana Live represents her one-of-a-kind star power combined with MTV's immense multimedia platform, setting the stage for the ultimate global partnership."
The original series was hosted by Carson Daly and Damien Fahey, among others. It aired from 1998 to 2008 for 2,247 episodes. The video played the ten most requested music videos for the day and features appearances from musicians, bands, actors and celebrities. It wa the main source of music videos for MTV when it began to change its focus to reality TV and original programs.