Ariana Grande is a 25-year-old Top 40 star named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world in 2016. Billboard Magazine named her 2018’s “Woman of the Year.”  She’s won a slew of top-notch awards: three #1 albums on the U.S. Billboard 200, three American Music Awards, four Grammy nominations.  All three of her albums have been certified platinum. Her range has been compared to Mariah Carey’s.  The tabloids cover her private life.

Grande’s voice rings true –it feels personal –she’s sharing her innermost emotions in the way that Cyndi Lauper’s “True Colors” kept it real.  Both singers cover a wide emotional range:  Lauper focused on the self and what’s deep in our souls. In “Breathin,” “Grande’s comes to grips with her anxiety.

Her “No Tears Left to Cry” was one of 2018’s biggest hits–her “God Is A Woman” just finished a #1 run on the Top 40 chart and “Breathin” has exploded on radio:  It’s Top 5 on the Top 40 format and #15 on Adult Top 40.