Ariana Grande opens up

By admin
24 March 2014

Ariana Grande chats about her love for Madonna, being compared to Marian Carey and how her fans perceive her.

Ariana Grande (20) chatted to V Magazine about her love for Madonna, being compared to Mariah Carey and how her fans perceive her.

On the Mariah comparison: “I mean, it’s a huge compliment. But when you hear my entire album, you’ll see that Mariah’s sound is much different than mine. [My other inspirations], that’s where I discovered my range. I grew up listening to Destiny’s Child. I would try so hard to mimic all Beyoncé’s little runs and ad-lib things. They are so precise. It’s like maths”.
'I would try so hard to mimic all Beyoncé’s little runs and ad-lib things'

“Remember the Destiny’s Child version of Carol of the Bells? I took it apart, put it in [music app] GarageBand, and dissected it all. That’s how I learned about harmonies and runs and ad-libs. Thank you, Destiny’s Child!”

On her love for Madonna:

“She is my idol as far as attitude [goes]. I just love how she stands up for what she believes in and surprises people by not eff-ing up when they want her to so badly. Madonna has always surprised people and she has always had her head on straight. Even when she pretends not to. When she shocks people and everything, there is always a method behind it.”

On friends versus fame:

“That’s what I am learning right now, that I have to become stronger in this industry. I’ve learned over the past year that you don’t have time to chase after every person who doesn’t understand you. The people that know me know that I’m a nice girl. My fans know that I’m a nice girl. My friends know that I’m a nice girl. And ultimately, that’s all that matters.”

Extra source: justjaredjr.com

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