Scooter Braun Hints Ariana Grande Has Some 'Very Cool Announcements' Coming

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Scooter Braun and Ariana Grande attend the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on Aug. 24, 2014 in Inglewood, Calif.

It's been a rollercoaster year for Ariana Grande, but a series of tweets on Wednesday (Oct. 24) hinted that she's on the mend, with a possible tour announcement and maybe even another album on the way. And according to her manager Scooter Braun, the singer will not disappoint.

"I would 100 percent believe her," Braun told reporters at the Pencils of Promise gala in New York just hours after Grande's teasing on Twitter. "Whenever I hear she teased anything online, I have a heart attack. I’ll let her do the teasing, I’ll do the planning. Ariana is an extremely strong, incredible person and she’s shown the world that. Whatever she’s going through, she has an amazing way of triumphantly coming back with incredible records that last forever...I think people are going to see some very cool announcements coming very soon."

Braun confidently declared that Grande is doing "great" in the wake of Mac Miller's sudden death last month and the recent ending of her engagement to Pete Davidson. As Ariana has hinted herself, she's eager to hit the road. "If she announces a tour, it means she’s ready," Braun added. "Ariana expresses herself through her music, and that will always be her therapy, her home. Stay tuned."

Grande's fellow Scooter Braun Projects client Justin Bieber was an honorary event chair for the Pencils of Promise 2018 Gala, but wasn't in attendance. Bieber sent his well wishes to Braun's brother Adam, who started the Pencils of Promise foundation, sharing, "I have a lot going in in my personal life, a lot of good stuff, but sorry I couldn't make it."

Despite Bieber's absence, Braun applauded the singer for his philanthropic efforts over the years. "Justin, when I met him, it was him and his mom living in government housing," he recalled. "When he first started having an opportunity to help people, it was really important to him because he knew what it was like to not have anything. He has a very special, personal bond with my brother directly, so he got involved very early with [Pencils of Promise], has built plenty of schools on his own, has visited Guatemala with us multiple times."

"Even during the times when people criticized him a couple years back, he still made more Make-A-Wishes than anyone else in the world," Braun continued. "He’s always been a very philanthropic person, and that’s his heart. I’m proud of him."


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