She’s wearing a plain black top, black stretchy pants and unmarked black sneakers, and her hair hangs over her chest in two loosely braided ropes.A Mac Book, i Phone, bottle of water and Starbucks iced coffee sit before her.During our talk she dramatically bats her lashes and flashes an exaggerated grin, all with self-aware elan.She also does a perfectly mealy-mouthed impression of rapper Future and breaks into “Complicated” by Avril Lavigne.(“I can’t tell you how surreal and insane that is for me,” gushes Grande. My brain almost combusted when I heard it from Lorne.”) Her skits were great, but the real win was the monologue, in which Grande spun Doughnutgate into a showcase for her artistry and self-awareness, singing about her need for a proper adult scandal (“Miley’s had them, Bieber’s had them”) to take her career to the next level.“I was just so happy to be able to make fun of myself,” says Grande. radio station with a salacious streak -- two praise Justin Bieber and Zayn Malik for showing skin, and two scold Miley Cyrus and Kim Kardashian for the same.
“She’s a pure singer,” says Macy Gray, 48, who appears on ’s most soulful cut, “Leave Me Lonely.” “It’s similar to what Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Christina Aguilera have -- that power thing. She does all these pop records where you can get a song across without showing your chops.”Watch All of Ariana Grande's Celebrity Impressions And Grande’s talent is not merely as a singer. Steven Spielberg was so impressed he texted Lorne Michaels to say so.
Ariana, Demi & Selena: How Their Careers Stack Up Against Each Other“I was a messed-up little kid,” says Grande with glee.
“I remember one night my dad came home late from work, and we all had skeleton makeup on our faces. ’ Nope, it’s just another Wednesday in our house.”Grande sang to the soundtracks of , played French horn for a few years and made songs using Garage Band and a Boss RC-50 Loop Station like her early hero Imogen Heap.
The Super Bunny “is my superhero, or supervillain -- whatever I’m feeling on the day,” says Grande.
“Whenever I doubt myself or question choices I know in my gut are right -- because other people are telling me other things -- I’m like, ‘What would that bad bitch Super Bunny do?
She has sold 1.3 million albums in the United States, according to Nielsen Music; grossed $41.8 million on 2015’s Honeymoon Tour, according to Billboard Boxscore; claims 4 billion You Tube views; clocks in at fourth among all humans on Instagram (with 71.4 million followers) and 18th on Twitter (38.8 million); and will kick off her album release with a performance at the Billboard Music Awards on May 22.