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The “micromanaging workhorse” finally achieved her dream of becoming an R&B diva. Now, at 21, comes the hard part: conquering her fear of futuristic pop.
Ariana Grande is easily mistaken for an old-school good girl. The singer wears Audrey Hepburn-style strapless gowns, travels everywhere with her mother and trades lovey-dovey messages with on-again, off-again boyfriend Jai Brooks (of Internet comedy boy-troupe The Janoskians) over Instagram. Last year, she implored fans to boycott SeaWorld after the damning documentary Blackfish came out. “I think people see me as a little cutesy thing,” she says, looking, in fact, demure and adorable, seated with her feet tucked underneath her on a giant leather couch. “But I’m literally the most sardonic person you’ve ever met.”
Proud oddball Iggy Azalea — Grande’s collaborator on “Problem,” the song-of-the-summer contender that has elevated Grande to superstar status — allows that Grande, while “very sweet,” is definitely “quirky.” Last year, bloggers simply had her pegged as a “mini-Mariah” for the lush, unabashedly ’90s R&B sound of her debut Yours Truly, which went to No. 1. On Aug. 25, Grande presents her follow-up, My Everything, and three huge singles released in the run-up to the album have already redefined her as a state-of-the-art pop diva: Besides “Problem,” a super-catchy, not-at-all-smooth, kiss-off track, there’s the Ibiza-ready “Break Free” and the woman-power anthem, “Bang Bang,” with Nicki Minaj and Jessie J.
Grande, who now lives in Los Angeles, says she was “a very weird little girl” growing up in Boca Raton, Fla.: “Dark and deranged. I always wanted to have skeleton face paint on or be wearing a Freddy Krueger mask, and I would carry a hockey stick around. I was like a mini-Helena Bonham Carter.” Sitting in the cavelike lounge we’ve retreated to in downtown L.A., she looses a throaty, almost maniacal laugh. “For my fifth birthday party we had a Jaws theme and all my friends left crying. I mean, I still am that way. But when I was little it was more concerning. There was a stage, when I was 3 or 4, where my mom thought I might grow up to be a serial killer.”
Instead, Grande embarked on a show-tunes-inspired career. She started acting in community theater a few years after the creepy birthday party, and by freshman year in high school, she auditioned and scored her first casting in a Broadway show, 13. That led to a supporting role on Nickelodeon’s teen musical sitcom Victorious and a starring part in the Victorious spinoff, Sam & Cat. Republic Records chairman/CEO Monte Lipman signed Grande when she was 17 and little-known beyond Nickelodeon, after a friend excitedly sent him YouTube videos of her covering Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. Sam & Cat only lasted one season; the final episode aired in July, amid much drama. But two weeks later, “Break Free” placed No. 1 on iTunes.
Making a hit record was always the goal. “I remember when I first came to L.A. to meet with my managers, I was like, ‘I want to make an R&B album,’ ” recalls Grande. “They were like” — she drops her voice a few registers –” ‘Um, that’s a helluva goal! Who is going to buy a 14-year-old’s R&B album?!’”
Grande’s restless ambition is accompanied by a twitchy energy: She’s hummingbird-tiny at just five feet tall, often walking with a stutter step thanks to her giant high heels. She makes dramatic arm gestures as she talks, with the words tumbling out of her mouth. “I am hypoglycemic so sometimes I’ll get anxious if I forget to eat,” says Grande. “When I was a little girl, I would turn into the Tasmanian devil.” Read more
Ariana took to Twitter last night to surprise her fans with the premiere of her video for her new single ‘Break Free‘. You can watch it below. I’ve also added 370high quality screencaptures to the gallery. Check them out below as well.
[PHOTOS] Ariana attends the 2014 Teen Choice Awards
Ariana attended the 2014 Teen Choice Awards at The Shrine Auditorium yesterday in Los Angeles, California. I’ve added 140 high and medium quality photos to the gallery. Be sure to check them out below. Ariana also won two awards! COngrats Ari, you so deserve it! Watch a video of Ariana getting her surfboard below.
[AUDIO] Ariana previews new The Weeknd duet ‘Love Me Harder’
Ariana Grande has previewed a new track online.
The singer has teamed up with The Weeknd for new cut ‘Love Me Harder‘, which has been lifted from her forthcoming album My Everything.
Grande uploaded a 15-second preview of the new track to her Instagram account earlier today (August 5).
My Everything will feature the star’s recent chart-topping hit ‘Problem‘, as well as new single ‘Break Free‘ featuring Zedd.
What’s more, the collection includes further collaborations from Big Sean, Childish Gambino, ASAP Ferg and Cashmere Cat, as well as songs co-written by David Guetta, One Direction’s Harry Styles and Ryan Tedder.
[PHOTOS] Ariana covers the August issue of Seventeen Magazine
Ariana is on the cover of the new issue of Seventeen Magazine. I’ve added the cover and 10medium quality outtakes from the photoshoot to the gallery. Be sure to check them out below. Ariana looks beautiful!
Ariana Grande Reveals How She Beat Insecurity & Found Huge Success
She’s one of the world’s biggest pop stars and has over 50 million followers on social media, but in Seventeen’s September issue, Ariana Grande shares an unfiltered look at her true self. Check out what she had to say about overcoming insecurity and finding success, and read the full story in the new issue on newsstands August 5th.
On Overcoming Her Insecurities
“Everybody has certain things that make them feel insecure. Even when you overcome a huge battle in your life and you make a ton of progress as a person, there are still things that will upset you and break your heart. But I feel like I’m at a point in my life where love is the most important thing, and I won’t let anything come before it.”
The Social Media Superstar On Selfies
“Everybody makes up these ridiculous captions for their selfies that have nothing to do with the picture, like ‘Layin’ in bed on Saturday.’ It’s like, No, you are not! You just spent an hour getting ready for this picture! We all post a selfie for the same reason—because we feel better about ourselves than usual. So just be like, ‘Hey, I feel good about myself today, so here’s a picture!’”
On Doing Anything For Her Fans
“If my fans want something, I’ll always do my best to give it to them. A lot of my fans are in love with my old music, and they’re always asking me if they can have the songs that didn’t make it on the first album. I had to buy ["Boyfriend Material"], so I could just give it to them for free. I really wanted them to have it because they love it!”
On How Her Grandfather Influenced Her Growing Up
“He was like, ‘you’re a star, I know in my heart you’re going to make this family so proud. You’re a blessing.’ And I was like, oh my god, and started crying, and I trusted it.”
In the issue, out August 5th, Ariana talks a lot about her grandfather, who sadly passed after we went to press. She told us: “This interview took place before I lost my grandfather. Reading it back now is of course very hard, but I’m so grateful that I spoke briefly about some of the wisdom he shared with me in this interview. I hope Seventeen readers find it helpful and can relate.”
The Toughest Thing She Has Ever Had To Deal With
“Falling out of touch with my dad. It’s private, but it happened last year. It took me so long to be okay with it. The thing that got me there was embracing the fact that that I am made up of half my dad, and a lot of my traits come from him. So much of me comes from my father, and for so long, I didn’t like that about myself. I had to accept that it’s okay not to get along with somebody and still love them.”
On Putting Herself Out There And Being Totally Exposed
“It’s tough to spend some of the most important years of your life in front of so many strangers who want to pick you apart. Insecurity has been the hardest thing I’ve had to overcome. I think everyone my age struggles with that because everyone strives for approval and wants to feel loved.”
On Working With Iggy Azalea On “Problem”
“For me, a collaboration is taking a song that is great, and turning it into a fantastic song. When you hear IGGY [in "Problem"], it screams confidence and girl power, and all these wonderful things.”
The Biggest Lesson She’s Learned In The Past Few Years
“Being okay with not having the answers to everything. I feel like for the first time in my life, I’m really okay. I used to freak out about everything all the time. I used to be like, ‘Oh my God, somebody said this!’ Everything used to be such a big deal! But now, I feel I can handle everything that comes my way with a calm energy.”
[MUSIC] ‘Break Free’: Listen to the Full Song + Available on iTunes!
Ariana’s new single ‘Break Free’ is here! You can hear it below. The song sounds amazing! The song is available on iTunes here. Plus if you pre-order Ariana’s new album ‘My Everything‘ on iTunes you will get ‘Problem‘ and ‘Break Free‘ instantly!