Five reasons why Ariana Grande is the next Mariah Carey

September 18, 2014 4:09 AM

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Five reasons why Ariana Grande is the next Mariah Carey

1. That vocal rangeMariah Carey possesses a five octave vocal range, while Grande’s got a four octave vocal range. That explains why Grande can hit those impossible super-high whistle notes like Carey does on her songs like Emotions, Dreamlover and One Sweet Day. They also both happen to do that diva finger wave when belting out vocal runs.

2. Musical styleWhen Grande dropped off her debut single The Way, the Mariah comparisons started almost immediately, with music critics dubbing her a “mini Mariah”. Grande’s bouncy pop music undoubtedly is a throwback to the R&B era of the 1990s, where pop divas like Whitney Houston, Christina Aguil...

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