Whenever you guys want to apologize for not being as obsessed with Ariana Grande as I am, I’m ready to receive said apology. We interviewed her for the first time four years ago, in 2009, and got re-obsessed with her five months ago when she first dropped ‘The Way’, but you wouldn’t take our word for it, would you? Even though we obviously know what we’re talking about, having followed this girl’s career, you just haaaad to wait to get on the Ariana bandwagon until her debut album Yours Truly hit number one on the charts in its first day out. I see how you are.
Ariana appeared on Today this morning to promote the album and perform two songs from it, and you guys, she is just the sweetest, cutest little button. She’s still at that great stage where Taylor Swift pretends to be all the time, where she’s blown away by the fan support, and really giggly about having all the attention on her. Then she has the poise of Selena Gomez, but with the double the talent. The charm and openness of Demi Lovato, but the pure raw vocals of someone like Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston, two of her heroes. She’s pretty much the total package, guys, and I’m so glad we’re all into knowing about that, now.
And I’m so excited for her, you guys. Yours Truly is available in stores starting today, September 3rd, or all over the internet wherever you may look. Entertainment Weekly is calling it ‘one of the most enjoyable albums of the year.’
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