After unleashing five legit hits from 2014 breakthrough album My Everything, Ariana Grande is keeping her momentum going with Dangerous Woman, released last May. Her third studio album has already yielded memorable smashes “Dangerous Woman,” “Into You” and “Side to Side,” the last of which reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Pop Chart, with an assist from Nicki Minaj. Next up: slinky single “Everyday” with Future, which allows the ponytailed singer to show off her capable range and some well-earned confidence.
Perhaps most importantly, Grande’s latest music is helping distinguish her from other pop starlets to whom she’s been compared in the past. Her voice is now recognizable as her own from the first note. The 23-year-old Florida native launches her biggest endeavor to date this month when the Dangerous Woman Tour kicks off in Phoenix Friday before landing at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday night. The North American leg continues into April before Grande ships off to Europe in May for stops in Amsterdam, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Barcelona, Rome and more.
We could soon have a five-foot-tall ruler in the pop-music universe. Ariana Grande at MGM Grand Garden Arena, February 4.