George Christy Talks About Ariana Grande, Nickelodeon’s 2019 Kids’ Choice Awards and more!
Posted Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 5:12 pm
Let’s talk about Ariana Grande-Butera.
“Every day, my mom and I would watch a different Judy Garland VHS.
“I love how she tells a story when she sings. It was just about her voice and the words she was singing – no strings attached or silly hair or costumes, just a woman singing her heart out. I feel like that doesn’t happen that much anymore.”
Ariana Grande, 25 years old, speaking from Boca Raton, Florida where she was born. Here is a natural and effortless golden voice that has Italian roots. Ariana refers to herself as, “half-Abruzzese and half-Sicilian.” Hailing from different areas of Italy, her parents, Joan and Edward’s thick dialects found themselves with problems in communicating.
But never a problem with Ariana communicating in her music.
Her career breakthroughs remain astonishing. Ariana’s touted as an Internet sensation!
• “Ariana Grande’s huge hit 7 Rings, now No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week. She becomes one of the only 20 acts to have led the chart for seven weeks or more with at least two singles,” tweets a grateful Ariana to her fans on March 25, 2019.
• “Ariana Grande just keeps on breaking records and has just achieved something no female artist has yet accomplished, releasing three albums that each surpassed 2 billion streams on Spotify,” reports Brent Furdyk from ET Canada on March 24, 2019.
The three are: My Everything, Dangerous Woman and Thank U, Next. Ariana Grande is now the most followed female on Instagram with 149 million followers, surpassing Selena Gomez’s 147 million. (Billboard News, February 25, 2019)
• Ariana Grande’s Thank You, Next video, which debuted on YouTube, broke the record for most-streamed video in the first 24 Hours of it’s release. Surpassing close to 50 million views, Thank You, Next has created history! (Variety, December 01, 2018)
• Ariana’s won more than 81 awards during her career and received 252 nominations.
Performing her hits on the Sweetener World Tour in Los Angeles on May 6 and 7 at the Staples Center, then, May 10th at The Forum.
Won’t we all delight in hearing her sing, “Yeah, breakfast at Tiffany’s and bottles of bubbles … girls with tattoos who like getting in trouble … lashes and diamonds, ATM machines … buy myself all of my favorite things … yeah.”
The lyrics are her own and the benefactors of her chartbuster include the original writers the venerable Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, who are the giant talents reaping the royalties, as they pour in.