Ariana Grande has proven that she has the chops to sing any genre of music. The pint-sized diva could sing the telephone book, if she wanted to. Ariana has recently expressed in an interest in dabbling with the country music scene.
Just like Taylor Swift made her successful crossover into pop music, Ariana Grande said she has an interest in doing country music. Grande has since dabbled with pop and R&B on her latest release, Dangerous Woman. In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, Grande said that a country music album is possible in the near future, crediting her grandfather as the inspiration.
“My grandpa, he always wanted me to do something in the country world. I don’t know if that would ever happen. If that opportunity, when it comes along, I’d have to say, ‘Hell yeah!'”
The 23-year-old then added that she’s “gotta make that happen someday.” Ariana admits that she will have to do some research on the genre before releasing her very own country album.
“My dad was a really big Dixie Chicks fan, so that’s the most country I’ve been exposed to,” Grande admitted. “I definitely need to do more country music homework.”
Grande has released three pop albums, so far. Her latest album spawned the hit songs “Side to Side” and “Into You.” Grande is ready to embark on her Dangerous Woman Tour early next year, so it will be some time before her fans will ever get a country album from the pop princess.
Grande has dabbled into country before. She collaborated with Little Big Down on her song “Bang Bang” and the quartet’s song “Day Drinking” while wearing a LED dress at the 48th Annual CMA Awards back in 2014, according to Rolling Stone. Check out their surprisingly good performance below.
Grande’s pop music has been noticed by country artists. Legendary singer Ronnie Dunn will release an album titled after a cover of Grande’s song “Tattooed Heart.” So far, that’s where Grande’s connection with country music lies.
Just because Grande has plans to cross over into country doesn’t mean she will change up her style anytime soon. Don’t expect this singer to wear cowboy boots and floral print dresses. Grande usually switches it up even though she’s known for her signature ponytail. The singer admits that she’s been dressing a little more boyish lately, as reported via People Style.
“I am kind of in this vintage, ‘boy clothes’ phase – I guess boy clothes in quotes because it’s like what are girl clothes and what are boys clothes? I kind of feel like the Fresh Prince of Bel Air sometimes, but it’s kind of tight.”
But, there is one thing that the “Dangerous Woman” will not get rid of and that’s her beloved six-inch heels.
“I’m kind of into this boy-meets-girl with a six-inch heel vibe,” she says, referring to her Space Jam T-shirt with acid washed cropped jeans and six-inch booties.
“I feel like Lola Bunny that’s why I wore this shirt. Have you seen that thing on Facebook where you have to pick three fictional characters to describe yourself? I did it the other day, but I realized that I am Lola Bunny from Space Jam – like I am Lola Bunny. Even her hair. Look at her hair! It’s so funny.”
Grande’s gender-neutral aesthetic has inspired her latest fragrance, Frankie, which was named after her 32-year-old brother when he couldn’t stop wearing her debut fragrance, Ari by Ariana Grande. While her first fragrance smells more like marshmallows, Grande’s latest one, Sweet Like Candy, combines a “luscious burst of sugar-frosted blackberry and juicy Italian bergamot” with a vanilla blend. It’s also inspired by the Dangerous Woman opening track, “Moonlight,” says Grande.
“Sweet Like Candy is a lyric from ‘Moonlight’ on my album [Dangerous Woman]. It was one of the lyrics I teased from the album, so that’s always stuck with [my fans] and it was something special.”
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