Ariana Grande is the CourtneyLuv.com Breakout Female Artist of 2013 and she has more than earned the honor. We chose Ariana for one simple reason, her voice, one of the most pure voices to grace our ears since the likes of Whitney Houston & Mariah Carey. This girl doesn’t just sing, she sangs chile….
Ariana Grande started out her career on Broadway honing her acting chops before she moved on to working with Nickelodeon on the highly successful children’s series Victorious. Victorious ran for 4 seasons and 58 episodes, ending on February 2nd, 2013, but that was not going to stop Grande at all. Nickelodeon recognizing her talent granted her and one of the stars from iCarly her own sitcom called Sam & Cat. Sam & Cat premiered on June 8th, 2013 and did so well that Nickelodeon doubled the order on the first season from 21 episodes to 42 episodes. But enough about her lengthy television and stage accomplishments lets move on to her musical accomplishments.
Merging old school beats with new lyrics gained Ariana Grande a spot in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100. She worked to produce her debut album and not to fall in the same boat as some of her counterparts, she decided to focus on her voice alone and not her sex appeal. Following in the footsteps of Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, she used her debut album Yours Truly to show her vocal range while still making music edgy enough to appeal to a wide audience. Singles like “The Way” Featuring Mac Miller, “Right There” Featuring Big Sean, and “Tattooed Heart” helped to gain her not only tween followers, but a wider fan base that made her album number one in the country. Helping her secure a spot as one of the few female artists in the history of Billboard to top the Billboard 200 chart with a debut album.
Ariana Grande is one of our choice for breakout female artist of 2013 and I look forward to getting her Christmas EP when it is released on the 17th, and a new album which is due out in stores in February of 2014, Ms. Grande is going to be very busy over the next couple of months. Continue to look out for this rising star, she is well her way to taking the spot of Mariah Carey.