In case you've been chilling under a rock for the past couple of months, I'd like to introduce you to Ariana Grande. I remember seeing a video of her celebrity impersonations floating around on Tumblr. last year. Fast forward to May of this year and she dropped her first single
Ariana got her start on TV on shows including Victorious
and Sam and Cat
. She's been compared to Mariah Carey and rightfully so. Her range is very reminiscent of vintage Mariah, but she's no rip-off by any means. Her voice is amazing, she's adorable and she has a very sweet and humble spirit. Her debut album, Yours Truly
, was released last week and debuted at #1. She's the first female artist to have a #1 debut album since January 2010. There aren't a lot of strong female vocalists with mainstream appeal these days and Ariana fits the criteria. Ariana is definitely a force to be reckoned with.
Every single she's released has wowed me thus far (The Way feat. Mac Miller, Baby I, Right There feat. Big Sean). Aside from the singles, You'll Never Know, Lovin' It and Almost Is Never Enough are some other favorites of mine.
If you're still not convinced, check out her cover of one of my favorite tracks of all time by Mariah Carey. There are songs that should never be touched and Emotions is one of those songs for me, but Ariana did it justice. Get into her range and those whistle notes! She's somebody to look out for. Taylor, Miley and Selena have been put on notice.