Genius…. is the word of choice oft used to describe Troy Taylor, the man hailed for the part he continues to play in Trey Songz’ ever impressive run at the top of R&B.
Now, after watching the performer’s last album top the Billboard 200 last year, the Urban star maker has showered praise on ‘Baby I‘ singer Ariana Grande, hailing her….the new Mariah Carey.
His words below…
Taking to Twitter moments ago, Taylor shared:
— Troy Taylor (@troytaylorttu) September 5, 2013
Coming after Grande addressed comparisons to the icon here, Troy’s remark also arrives hours after it emerged the star is to top the Billboard 200 with here new album ‘Yours Truly’ next week, as is explained here.
While we’ve interpreted Troy’s tweet as a compliment to both, there are some (namely Mimi’s Lambs) who may take offence to it, considering some see Ariana’s cause as a direct rip off of Mariah’s.
Indeed, in an industry filled with the fickle, Mariah does have a problem on her hands if ‘The Art of Letting Go‘ tanks, giving the casual listener ample reason to see her as being ‘over’.
Problematic, as its the same casual listener being fed the agenda that Ariana is her younger, fresher and far more relatable replacement, armed with an album that could have easily been Mariah’s and a vocal stylings that actually are Mariah’s.