Ariana Grande: Five Things To Know About The Little Girl Behind That Big Voice

by (@emilyexton)

2. SHE HANGS OUT WITH RAPPERS

Of the 12 tracks on Yours Truly, two boast guest verses from some of the most in-demand hip-hop acts in the game: “Right There” features Big Sean, who wisely steers clear of his ass obsession and tones it down for his underage collaborator’s young fan base with an unoffensive (and largely forgettable) offering, and “The Way,” which samples Big Pun‘s hit “Still Not a Player.” This would be enough to reinforce Ariana’s old-school blend of pop and R&B, but the song also features Pittsburgh-bred Mac Miller who got to get up close and personal with his Viacom compatriot in the video. After premiering in March, their collaboration cracked the Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and has sold over two million copies to date.