We've Apparently Been Saying Ariana Grande's Name Wrong The Whole Time
This changes everything.
Ariana Grande released her new album Sweetener on Friday but in reading that sentence you probably just said the singer's name wrong.
Yeah, this is breaking news.
During a chat with Ebro Darden on Beats 1, Grande dropped the massive game-changing revelation. Darden asked the 25-year-old her plans for her iconic name when she marries her boyfriend of several weeks, Pete Davidson.
"I feel like I'd like to one day just be Ariana," the recording artist said adding, "Isn't that sick? I feel like it's got a ring to it".
Then she quickly flipped on the idea of elevating to mononym status saying, "I have to keep Grande because of my grandpa, I think of him with everything I do and he was so proud of our name... I should keep it."
But when Grande mentioned her grandfather, she referred to her last name as "Gran-dee" as in rhymes with Randy, not Gran-day like the Starbucks size. Explaining that's how her grandpa said it, Ariana revealed that it was her brother who thought they should change up the pronunciation of their last name.
"My brother kind of changed it to Gran-day... Gran-dee was kind of the Americanised version of it, made it more chill and then my brother was like, 'We should say Gran-day it's so fun to say, it's funny it's like a funny name'."
"But I grew up saying Gran-dee and I think of my grandpa and I wish I said Gran-dee more," she said.
To be fair, Gran-dee or Gran-day's full name is Ariana Grande-Butera which she exclaimed in a thick Italian accent.
"Like I'm a pizza, I'm a f------ meatball, you know what I mean? I'm parmigiana. Is that a joke that name? That name is a joke. Grande-Butera. What is that?! A special at La Masseria?"
The interview wasn't all laughs though, with the "God Is A Woman" singer breaking down into tears discussing mental health and her well-being following the Manchester Arena attacks.
Describing her album as wanting to "give people a hug musically", Grande broke down after they played the final track on her album "Get Well Soon". The song goes for five minutes and 22 seconds, with an addition of 40 seconds of silence, to mark the date of the attack, May 22, 2017.
"Mental health is so important," she said in tears, "People don’t pay enough mind to it because we have things to do, schedules, jobs, kids, places to be and pressure to fit in.
"I feel like the lyrics can be kinda corny when talking about wanting to hug you and stuff, but I do... people have got to be nicer."
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