Time’s “100 most influential people in the world.” Another year on and Grande’s career hasn’t missed a beat. Like most pop megastars, she has a team of writers creating her songs for her, including hit-making guru Max Martin. But don’t underestimate the former Nickelodeon favorite. With a four-octave vocal range, Grande has a stronger voice than most others in the game. Her music, a contemporary take on the poppy R&B of Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Christina Aguilera, is relentlessly catchy and socially aware in its lyrics. She’s received four Grammy nominations so far, and it feels like only a matter of time before she actually picks one up. Also Thursday, March 30.
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