Watch: Ariana Grande Performs ‘The Way’ Acapella On Z100

Published: Tuesday 23rd Apr 2013 by Sam

Last month saw teen sensation Ariana Grande shock and awe with surprise hit ‘The Way (ft. Mac Miller)’.

Beyond rocking to the top of the iTunes chart, the catchy Pop-Urban cut notably saw many a Mariah Carey comparison made, thanks to its composition and vocal delivery. Indeed, for a number of folk, the former Nickelodeon star bears shades of an early Ms. Carey-Cannon.

And while the Mimi debate rages on, Z100 ploughed through the speculation and simply put Grande to the test.

At the tail end of their recent interview with the 19-year-old, they requested an acapella of ‘The Way’, which she agreed to. How did she fare? The answer awaits after the jump…

Yes, yes, and yes! Ariana laid all doubt to rest.

Serving up vocals as good as (and at times better than) the studio recording, she re-affirms why she is definitely one to watch. The prospect of what she could blossom into is uber exciting!

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  1. DAMIEN April 23, 2013

    This B****, and Demi Lovato, are probably the Greatest Teen Vocalists of the last decade.

    Yes Ariana. 🙂

    Her ‘falsetto coo’s’ remind me of Mariah Carey’s voice circa. Rainbow, Glitter and Charmbracelet perfectly but her, timbre, overall sounds nothing like her. She is her own singer, so I do think she needs to stop being pidgeon-holed as a ‘Mimi. Wannabe’. When she constructs a debut album as mastrful as M.C did in 1990, then we can talk. Until then >>> she is super talented though.

    • Mariah C. April 23, 2013


    • NJQT April 23, 2013

      Uhm please DO NOT forget Ms. Jojo

  2. Mariah C. April 23, 2013

    But she didn’t do the whistle notes, though.

    I get tired of dealin’ with these hos.

  3. Super Cisus April 23, 2013


  4. Dev April 23, 2013

    I was actually less impressed with the live version

    • HoneychildPlease April 23, 2013

      Me too! I mean she doesn’t do it for me…She is just Ok

  5. Stans Make Me LOL April 23, 2013

    She is most definitely one to watch. She just needs a good team behind, and she could be the next best thing in music

  6. Chica April 23, 2013

    She sounds nothing like an early Mariah. At best she sounds like Mariah circa 1999-2001.

  7. Selenator April 23, 2013

    She slayed! Queen Ariana. Victoria Justice could never

  8. HoneychildPlease April 23, 2013

    Fake a$$ bish!! I really don’t like this gurl at all

    • HOTSTUFF April 23, 2013


    • IDK April 23, 2013

      LOL! smh.

  9. HoneychildPlease April 23, 2013

    She doesn’t sound that good live though…Oh well

  10. Sterling Infinity (The New Prince) April 23, 2013

    She has a true talent plus she is s*** and sweet. Ok hook her up with Neo and lets get her a hit. Mariah’s Honey days where a fav!!

  11. Hd live April 23, 2013

    Wow she is great

  12. good April 30, 2013

    Ariana has a great singing voice, u can’t take dat away 4rm her. I remember watching her on victorious and she sang just 1 line n I was lyk whoaaa dat voice 4rm dat tiny girl why’s she nt d lead!
    I just don’t want her team 2 start pushing her 2 b d next mariah
    She can hold her own. Wish her d best

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