Yes, I am 25 and still watch Nickelodeon and Disney Channel. Judge me if you’d like but to me watching delightfully humorous kids programming is a little better than watching washed up celebrities learning how to dive for a check and some relevancy.
So anyway, I discovered Ariana Grande by watching Victorious on Nickelodeon (the show sadly recently aired its final episode but Ariana is getting a spinoff!). Ariana, who played the character of Cat Valentine, was showcased singing in several of the episodes. I was intrigued by her voice because it’s so big and she’s quite a small person. I ended up searching YouTube for more videos of her singing and I instantly became a fan. She’s one of those incredibly, naturally talented singers that are hard to come by these days.
She got her start on Broadway, moved to television and now she is preparing to release her first album. As I am now a fan of her music, I was excited to find out the first single from her soon-to-be-released debut album reached number one on iTunes yesterday! The song is called “The Way” Ft. Mac Miller. It’s a feel good love song with some pop and R&B influences. It sort of reminds me of a really good 90s Mariah Carey track. I want to blast it in my car on a warm day with my windows down. I admire Ariana because of her ability to sing so naturally without being overproduced and I am very excited to hear more from her. Check out “The Way” below and let me know what you think.
PS: I know this post has nothing to do with fashion or beauty so I will throw in that I adore Ariana’s style. Her clothing choices are always super girly and cute! I also listened to an interview where she mentioned nude heels are her go-to shoe. (Yes that is a macaroon dress in the photo below)