Ariana Grande appears on the cover of Marie Claire’s October issue (on newsstands September 23). Ariane Grande knew very (too early) what she wanted.
Ariana Grande appears on the cover of Marie Claire’s October issue. Ariane Grande debuted two albums at #1 this year. She is not without critics. Big Bang actress Mayim Bialik said in a blog post that she should cover up.
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Ariana Grande was at 14 ready for the grown up music world, but that was too early. So she took a detour with a Nickelodeon career. Now at age 21 she having second hit album, she is where she wanted to be with 14.
"I was 14 years old and ready to make an R&B album," says Grande, who collaborated with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj on the summer single "Bang Bang." "I was like, 'Where is that Mary J. Blige collab? Where is that Natasha Bedingfield writing session? Where is my session with India.Arie? I'm ready. Let's go.' I wrote this song called 'Higher,' and the lyrics were too sexual, too mature. And my mom was like, 'This is a great song, but damn, you're too young for this.'"
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Read more reveals in the Ariana Grande interview on the Marie Claire site. The full interview will be in the print edition on news stands Sept. 23.