Song of the Day #2,145: ‘Problem’ – Ariana Grande

ariana_grandeNext week I’m going to launch the next installment of my “keeping up with what the kids are listening to” series, in which I feature songs currently topping Billboard’s Hot 100.

I suspect I might be jumping the gun by posting Ariana Grande’s ‘Problem’ today. I don’t know where it sits on that chart (and I won’t cheat and look now) but based on the growing buzz, I’m guessing it’s pretty high.

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Song of the Day #1,854: ‘Baby I’ – Ariana Grande

ariana_grandeLately I’ve read a lot of praise of Ariana Grande’s new music, including frequent comparisons to her idol Mariah Carey. I get the sense that Grande, whom I know from her acting work on the Nickelodeon show Victorious, is on the verge of musical stardom.

I’m happy for her. She has great comic timing and delivery on the show, and has made enough of an impression to earn her own spin-off show, Sam & Cat, pairing her with iCarly alum Jennette McCurdy.

I have 7- and 11-year-old daughters, in case you’re wondering why I know any of this.

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