Ariana Grande has had a long career, being raised and promoted as another Disney darling (that never ends well). I don't know if they pick these kids based on talent or groom them for it, but they did a great job with Ariana.
Everyone's been saying that she's the next Mariah Carey and I agree. She's got the looks, the voice, the acting chops, but beyond all of that she's pretty funny. What most of us didn't know what she's one of the best impressionists out there right now.
Recently Ms. Grande was on Saturday Night Live doing:
Check out the video with the comparisons right here (Edit: The comparisons video was yanked from YouTube so here's the original. Short, sweet, and funny):
I'm glad someone finally called out Rihanna for her mumbling. That Shakira impersonation was perfect, doe.