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Ariana Grande Debut Album

Ariana Grande debuted a new single, a remix of Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble.” The remix takes the rap song and remixes it to a gothic, rock anthem, similar to the sound of Evanescence (who’s 2003 album Fallen sold 17 million copies). Grande was the special guest and featured entertainer for the episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Paired with Jimmy’s house band, the legendary Roots, Grande took the task head on, and what came out was a meaningful, soulful song. As Grande said, “sit down, be humble.” Grande also remixed a Drake song as a 90s pop hit. She tackled both tasks with gusto and skill. Critics felt that Grande stole the show and bested Jimmy at his own game.

Grande has morphed from a Broadway actress, to youth television star, and now singer. Grande released her first album in 2013. Her albums have had unprecedented success. In 2016, she was named one of Time Magazines’ 100 most influential people in the world. Her music has a pop/R&B sound, but also incorporates elements of other genres, such as funk, dance, and hip hop.

Grande frequently finds herself in the news, sometimes for positive words on behalf of women, sometimes because of her clothing or treatment of reporters. Her current television appearance has increased her positive attention and shows that her skills as a signer far surpass many of her peers.