Mariah Carey? Nope. Ariana Grande. The 19 year old Nickelodeon star is shifting her focus to her music career, and man, judging by her voice, she’s going straight to the top. Ariana, who plays Cat Valentine on Nickelodeon’s ‘Victorious’ (and has her own show ‘Cat & Sam’), sounds so much like a young Mariah Carey, while maintaining a fun, pop mainstream appeal. She can even hit the Mimi whistle notes, effortlessly.
Her new single, “The Way” featuring Mac Miller, sounds like a fun, 90’s throwback pop/R&B record. And it’s already sitting at #5 on iTunes. Crazy! Check it out below: