Ariana Grande and Kristin Chenoweth Team Up to Cover '60s Feminist Anthem 'You Don't Own Me'
The track will appear on Kristin Chenoweth's new album For the Girls, a 12-track collection that pays tribute to a number of legendary musical women, including Barbra Streisand, Doris Day, and Carole King
Two contemporary divas have teamed up for a modern take on a female empowerment classic.
Ariana Grande and Kristin Chenoweth have released a remake of Lesley Gore’s 1963 proto-feminist anthem “You Don’t Own Me.” The track will appear on Chenoweth’s new album For the Girls, a 12-track collection that pays tribute to a number of legendary musical women, including Barbra Streisand, Doris Day and Carole King.
Soon after the song dropped on Friday, Grande, 26, offered her congratulations to Chenoweth on Twitter.
“i have always loved you and i always will @kchenoweth,” she tweeted. “🖤congratulations on your new album and thank you from the bottom of my heart for having me be a part ! i truly can’t put into words how much it means to me ! i truly can’t believe this is even real.”
Chenoweth, 51, responded by thanking Grande for her kind words. “You are my baby and i love you. I couldn’t be more proud of you. Thank you for blessing the works with your gift. And for being on my record. I love you very much.”
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Best known for originating the role of Glinda the Good Witch in the Broadway musical Wicked, Chenoweth will promote For the Girls with a nationwide tour, including an eight-night residency at New York City’s Nederlander Theater.