Billboard Hot 100 Fest headliner Ariana Grande knows a thing or two when it comes to riffing. Critics have likened the singer’s vocal skills to greats like Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera, who made careers out of their seemingly impossible voices. Grande’s multi-note runs and whistle tones (which reach higher than her ponytail) have made her a force to be reckoned with, especially now with her third album Dangerous Woman. Here are five times Ari G has blown us away with her amazing voice.
2014 American Music Awards, “Bang Bang” (skip to 2:53)
2014 Michael Buble’s Christmas in New York, “Santa Clause Is Coming to Town” (skip to 1:40)
2013 American Music Awards, “Tattooed Heart” (skip to 0:10)
Capital Summertime Ball 2015, “Bang Bang” (skip to 3:02)
The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2014, “Problem” (skip to 3:00)