You may be familiar with Ariana Grande from Nickelodeon’s hit TV show Victorious, but her talent exceeds what that role could ever have portrayed.
Nickelodeon’s golden girl is ready to take the music industry by storm with her new single ‘The Way‘, featuring rapper Mac Miller, as her impeccable voice shines through the R&B track. ‘The Way‘ samples Big Pun’s 1998 classic ‘Still Not A Player‘, providing the perfect beat for Grande to effortlessly showcase her powerhouse vocals that are reminiscent of a certain Mariah Carey circa-1990s – which is definitely not a bad thing. The song could easily be mistaken as one of Mariah’s classic pop gems from her 90s winning streak, sitting neatly besides ‘Emotions‘ and ‘Heartbreaker‘.
Upon its release, earlier this week, ‘The Way‘ hit #1 on US iTunes proving that this might just be the breakout hit for Grande. The Harmony Samuels-produced track received its music video treatment just days later when the colourful visual – directed by Jones Crow – premiered on VEVO, in which the 19-year-old singer shares a kiss with Miller.
Listen to the track, below, and buy it on iTunes NOW!