Is Ariana Grande the New Mariah Carey?

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Ever since Ariana Grande released her hit single, The Way, listeners couldn’t help but notice that her sound had a striking resemblance to none other than the icon that is Mariah Carey. She was able to hit those famous high notes, produce a carbon copy of her fantastic whistle note and also be classed a total diva…

In case you haven’t noticed it yet, Mimi’s influence on Ariana is very obvious, ladies and gents. There’s a handful of factors that lead us to believe Ariana Grande might officially be the new Mariah Carey. Here are the receipts to prove it…

They Both Slay the High Notes

We’re glad someone’s continuing Mimi’s legacy of high notes…

Before the emergence of Ariana Grande, Mariah Carey was without a doubt, the queen of high notes. No one could replicate her vocal abilities until the Dangerous Woman stepped onto the music scene, stealing Mariah’s crown and wowing all with her amazing whistle tone and vocal range. If you had to play a game of “guess the whistle tone”, it’d be hard to differentiate between the two…

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They Pretty Much Sound the Same

Ariana Grande may perfectly impersonate singers like Celine Dion and Britney Spears but when it comes to Mariah Carey, she isn’t just doing an impression. She naturally sounds like her. If it weren’t for their similar singing voices, the comparisons between Mimi and Ari would never have started in the first place.

Have you heard Ariana’s cover of Mariah’s classic, Emotions? It’s amazing how good she is at matching Mariah’s pitch, tone and range. At times, we almost forget we’re even listening to the dainty diva.

They’re Both Divas

Both Ari and Mimi are known for their diva demands! Mariah Carey has admitted that at one time she preferred a particular angle of her profile (her right side). Funnily enough, so does Ariana! The Focus singer asks only to be photographed from the left side of her face!

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They’re Their Own Generation’s Pop Princess

Mariah is the most prolific female recording artists of all time, it’s hard to compare her to anyone else. But when it comes to Ariana Grande, the two are sometimes indistinguishable. Just as Mariah was the pop princess of the 1990’s, Ariana Grande is certainly one of, if not, the pop princess of today. No one can argue against the fact that the pint sized popstar is the vocalist of our generation.

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They Have Similar Songs

Mariah Carey has written and sung legendary songs that are more iconic than anything Ariana has ever recorded. There’s no denying however, that some of Ari’s music sounds ever so similar to Mimi’s. If you’ve heard Too Close, you’d know exactly what we’re talking about. This has earmarks of Mariah’s I’ve Been Thinking About You, wouldn’t you say?

Do you think Ariana Grande is the new Mariah Carey? Vote in our poll below…

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1 Comment

  1. Liam

    HELL NO!

    SHE’S FUCKING NOT.

    BY THE TIME MARIAH WAS ARIANA’S AGE SHE ALREADY HAD 4 NUMBER 1 HITS, 2 GRAMMYS AND SANG IN THE WHISTLE REGISTER LIVE.

    ARIANA HAS 2 ALBUMS OUT, THE THIRST IS GOING TO BE RELEASED VERY SOON AND SHE HAS NO GRAMMYS, NO BILLBOARD NUMBER 1 HITS AND NO LIVE WHISTLES.

    COME ON, MARIAH WAS A HUGE FENOMENOM WHEN SHE DEBUTED, SHE PRODUCED AND WROTE HER OWN SONGS…

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