Listen: Ariana Grande Channels Young Mariah in New Single, “The Way,” ft Mac Miller
Equipped with a surprisingly lush set of vocals, actress/singer Ariana Grande is more than the ditsy crimson-haired “Cat Valentine” from the Nickelodeon sitcom, Victorious.
The 19-year-old powerhouse debuted the adorable song a day early, March 25th, on On Air with Ryan Seacrest after teasing us with behind-the-scenes videos. The official video premiered late on March 27th.
Sounding like a 1990’s Mariah Carey and backed by a sample of Big Pun‘s “Still Not a Player,” Ariana is completely smitten, singing “I love the way you make me feel…”
The song will appear on Ariana’s debut album, DayDreamin’, which the singer says may feature more collaborations with Mac Miller: “We’ve made a whole bunch of songs together and I think a couple of the other ones are going to be on the album as well.”
Ariana Grande – “The Way” ft Mac Miller
In other Ariana news, she’ll star in Nick’s iCarly/Victorious spin-off, Sam & Cat, which began production in January.