Ariana Grande Wants To Be More Like Miley Cyrus / Taps Britney Spears Producer For Sophomore Album

Published: Tuesday 28th Jan 2014 by Rashad

Looks like Ariana Grande is looking to heed pop rebel Miley Cyrus’ advice after all.

Cyrus once weighed in on Grande’s look and suggested she consider being a little less “sweet”, a sentiment reiterated throughout the industry as critics have weighed in and lent disparaging remarks on the ‘Baby I’ beauty’s fashion and hair.

With the most recent criticisms of her wardrobe at this year’s Grammys reportedly leaving the singer in tears, the pint-sized powerhouse recently shared with Boston’s ‘Mix 104.1′ she wish she had more of Cyrus’ ‘confidence’.

Tuck in below for her thoughts on the ‘Wrecking Ball’ hitmaker, news that she is hard at work on her sophomore album with none other than pop superproducer Max Martin, and more updates on her highly anticipated ‘Yours Truly’ follow-up:

Ariana on Miley Cyrus:

“I think she’s expressing herself, and there’s nothing wrong with adding a little fun into pop culture. I wish I had enough confidence to get naked and sit on a wrecking ball. If you had her body, you’d be on that ball right with her.”



The statement comes just a day after news the songstress will be working with pop producer Max Martin in conjunction with her all-star team of Babyface, Ryan Tedder, Harmony Samuels, and more.

Ariana Grande,

Well, I’ve been working a lot with the producers that I did my last album with Harmony Samuels and Babyface and The Rascals and Tommy Brown. But, I’ve also been working with new producers like Max Martin; he’s amazing. I love working with him. He’s like a mathematician. He knows music like math. It just makes sense to him,” she added. “And, Savan [Kotecha] and Benny Blanco and Ryan Tedder. I’m so excited. I’m very excited too.”

“[Tedder and I] cut two songs together already. And he’s amazing,” she said. “I love working with him because he understands what it’s like as a vocalist to want the song that day. He’ll literally let me take two takes of something and then he’ll have it done by the time I get out of the booth.”


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  1. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) January 28, 2014


    • smdh June 16, 2014

      You’re already a flop and Mariah can’t sing as well as she used to. She ruined her voice with all those over-the-top runs

  2. Molly January 28, 2014

    Well i lost respect for her following Mileys path is not a good look. Biitch be your own woman F**** OUTTA HERE!

  3. iamthetruth January 28, 2014

    Miley has no talent and making an a** out of yourself these days are what gets you noticed. Those slutty gimmicks won’t last forever.

  4. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) January 28, 2014

    Just stick to being Queen Mariah’s understudy.

    • smdh June 16, 2014

      You should shut ur big mouth and be happy that Arianna loves Mariah and considers her her idol. I don’t know why u hate on her so much when u should appreciate her talent and be glad mariah influenced her!

  5. Molly January 28, 2014

    Like maturing your style is fine but if your gonna start fingering yourself on stage and licking sledge hammers you can keep that attention whoring s*** smh To many f****** followers in this industry.

  6. tits mcgee January 28, 2014

    What rose colored glasses does Ariana have on? My dear what BODY on Miley?!! Miley is built like a flapjack!

  7. NT January 28, 2014

    Miley actually has talent , her voice is just best suited for country records , seeing a little more edgier Ariana would actually be great!

  8. ENOUGH ONIKA (NEW & IMPROVED) January 28, 2014

    Huh I know she wasn’t just PLAYING an idiot on TV, that’s her….

  9. Stephy Tha LAmbily January 28, 2014

    Is Ariana’s debut album Gold yet?

    • smdh June 16, 2014

      Is that all u care about? Money and how many records a person sells? Arianna can sang! That’s the only thing that should be important. smh

  10. tits mcgee January 28, 2014

    There is a difference between confidence, and being a wanton s***!

  11. GRUMP January 28, 2014

    Lol did Yours truly sell 300k yet? Mariah’s ‘flop ear’ Memoirs was more successful than Arian’s era but she’s the new Mariah? Okay

    • smdh June 16, 2014

      Who cares?! It’s talent that counts!

  12. Stephy Tha LAmbily January 28, 2014

    LoveBird,,, OMG that performance was everything!!! LOL
    I love Mariah Carey & her over the top costumes

  13. FutureCIARA January 28, 2014





    • smdh June 16, 2014

      She’s not Spanish, she’s Italian!

  14. anonymous January 28, 2014

    ewww why do you want to be like her??? unlike her you’re actually talented.

  15. Rihyeezy January 28, 2014

    Gerl go hire a f****** stylist and keep that f****** hair out of a ponytail. F*** your comfort level
    Go outside of the f****** box. And stop whining ugh.

  16. Slayretha Franklin January 28, 2014

    THis industry will chew you up and spit you out. Stay true to yourself Ariana!

  17. FutureCIARA January 28, 2014



    F*** YOU MADONNA!!!!!!!!!

  18. TRUTH_HURTS January 28, 2014

    Next Mariah Carey my ass. Doesn’t this b**** wish. More like the next Christina Augilera, and that is NOT a compliment. Sweet on the first album, h** on the second, forgotten about by the third and fourth. You people are delirious. Calling someone who has sold over 200 million records worldwide a flop. If all you choose to do is live in the moment, than technically speaking all your favorite artists are flops…Beyoncé is supposed to be everyone’s “king” yet ‘4’ couldn’t sell to save her damn life. Delirious ass motha fuckas, all of y’all.

  19. Rihanna Lately January 28, 2014

    Ariana can vocally destroy momooo so let’s tone it down Lambs.

  20. anonymous January 28, 2014

    @Grump Yours truly sold a total of 376k in the US.

  21. Stephy Tha LAmbily January 28, 2014

    Lovebird, post more Mariah Carey lipping performances. THEY GIVE ME LIFE!!!! THEY FUNNY AS F*** SEEING HER PRETEND TO SING LOLOOLOOL

  22. Rihanna Lately January 28, 2014

    Ariana is beautiful she’s more prettier than mariah carey.
    Her body > Mariah’s Body.

    I don’t get the comparisons

  23. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) January 28, 2014

    @Rihnnaa Flopley

    Worry about Beyonce outselling your fave in under 30 days. Ariana can’t ousting s***. The h** will always be a lesser. Mariah’s lowest selling album still shitted all over her debut.

  24. Stephy Tha LAmbily January 28, 2014

    Bye… Ariana can DESTROY RIHANNA vocally so lets stop the CRAZY—-Ness

  25. Stephy Tha LAmbily January 28, 2014

    Ariana Grande is not threat to Mariah Carey…

    Bye Rihanna stan…

    250,000,000+ Records Sold…

    If anybody was the next Mariah Carey it would be Leona Lewis…

    Leona Lewis >>>>> Ariana Grande

  26. Rihanna Lately January 28, 2014

    The Lambs hate on every female musician I mean Mariah is a fat square pig and she looks like a cow there’s nothing pretty about her. Whitney Houston was slim and gorgeous she was never insecure about herself she never needed radio friendly songs to stay relevant. I lost my respect from Mariah Carey after her last 2 sloppy albums

  27. Rihanna Lately January 28, 2014

    Ariana Grande will have her perfect era.. She destroyed Mariah Carey anyways. She had a top ten single Mariah couldn’t soooo

  28. digger bey January 28, 2014

    who would wanna be mooriah tho? f****** ewwwwwww i rather miley then moo atleast one is relvant..

  29. Rihanna Lately January 28, 2014

    Keep digging those old washed Up receipts.. Mariah is still insecure and wants to be popular again.

  30. digger bey January 28, 2014


  31. Lovebird January 28, 2014

    Rihanna Lately

    Shut the f*** up f**; why do you always talk like someone has stuck a hot rod up that battered loose booty of yours.

    Have several seats and stop acting so hot and bothered all the time; you’re nagging my very last a$$ nerve

  32. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) January 28, 2014

    This Rihanna fan stays clinging to Whitney Ariana and everything to shade Mariah. What about your own fave? Unapologetic still won’t even sell as much as E=MCslays. Why are you trying to shade? Beyonce is on the verge of destroying the remains of your faves career. That R8 album better not come out because Beyonce won’t let that b**** get her shine. #WigSnatched. Where is Music of the Forehead? That s*** collected more dust than Ciara and Lotus. Mariah still got her records.

  33. Rihanna Lately January 28, 2014

    I can’t stand Fraudyonce but I’ll choose her over Mooriah atleast she’s quite relevant.
    Rihanna sold out ‘Stade de France’ what did mariah do? Singing for dictators ? She’s a shame . Its more like Lipping for Dictators.

  34. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) January 28, 2014

    Leona Lewis was supposed to be the next Mariah Carey and now she is more extinct than RihForehead’s vocals. Christina was supposed to slay Mariah too yet she only had 1 big selling era and is now perched on The voice. Who is Ariana? That child will pass just like everyone else that should have replaced the queen.

  35. tits mcgee January 28, 2014

    1)Remove the pixie-tails and prom dresses.
    2) get a proper stylist not stuck in the ’60s
    3) hire a hair stylist who can do something with your real hair even if they have to cut it because of the damage.

  36. Rihanna Lately January 28, 2014


    Don’t read my comments . Let’s keep it simple.

  37. Lovebird January 28, 2014

    Rihanna Lately

    S**** don’t post your comments

  38. Rihanna Lately January 28, 2014

    Idc but Rihanna with no Vocals as you say still sold out ‘Stade De France’ Stadium at the age of 25. She broke the record! She has a tour that grossed $100M+ and she’s still winning coming for those #1s soon.
    How’s Mariah Carey doing in this decade??! An obese Talent show judge.. Still was overshined by Nicki.
    Don’t even bring Fraudyonce to this maybe when she can get a no #1 single we can talk

  39. Rihanna Lately January 28, 2014

    Why are you bothered my existence? Get a hobby boo 🙂 @Lovebird.

  40. Rih Stan January 28, 2014

    Rihanna>>>>>Mariah. Where are Mariah’s vocals though? Mariah wishes she was Rihanna.

  41. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) January 28, 2014

    “Don’t even bring Fraudyonce to this maybe when she can get a no #1 single we can talk”

    Lol not when Drunk in Love is @#6 on ITunes, outselling Monster , and Can’t remember to recognize you. I will honestly start stanning for B***** just to drag your pathetic. Delusional ass. Beyonce will always be superior to the industry c*m bucket.

  42. The Boy Toy January 28, 2014

    UNA outsold E=mcStank and whatever her last flop album was called. 🙂 let’s nooootttt honey. I have no problem with Mariah but I also have no problem dragging that cuckoo, lip synching box to hell. 🙂

  43. Stephy Tha LAmbily January 28, 2014


  44. Rihanna Lately January 28, 2014

    Where is your 100M+ Tour as the Queen?

  45. The Boy Toy January 28, 2014

    Where’s “The Art Of Letting Go” on the charts? “Beautiful” was payola’d down and still couldn’t outsell “Pour It Up” 🙁 #PawZat

    No love for a fading, bad bodied, insecure, screwed up left side pancake faced psychopath. 🙁

  46. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) January 28, 2014

    E=MC2 sold 1.3 million in the Us. UnaFlop stalled @1.16. Don’t try it Hun. 10 million after seven albums? Seriously?

  47. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) January 28, 2014

    Fact: Mariah sold more albums in the 2000s than Cumihanna

  48. The Boy Toy January 28, 2014

    And 3.6m ww with a $142m tour to support it. Ciara will sell out a venue before Miss Piggy.

  49. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) January 28, 2014

    You’re really gonna come at me with payola when Rihanna had a Clear Channel Deal for You Da flop? You’re dismissed.

  50. The Boy Toy January 28, 2014

    Mariah was a FLOP from 2000 until she released TEOM, then she started flopping again after that. Go hop into the ice cream cart her cuckoo ass was pushing on TRL.

  51. Stephy Tha LAmbily January 28, 2014

    DEAD at some Rihanna fan saying Mariah Carey wishes she was Rihanna..

    LOL Mariah Carey is a 45 year old successful woman with a husband & 2 children. She has already done everything & sold more ALBUMS than R**** will ever sell by Pressed Stan..

    Ps. Rihanna is starting to look old anyways. She will be ugly by the time she is 30.. All that smoking & parting will catch up with her big tall amazon forehead looking asss biatch

  52. The Boy Toy January 28, 2014

    And PIU still outsold #Payolaful which hasn’t been in rotation since last summer. Even “Body Party” had more longevity. 😆

    Where’s “The Art Of Letting Go” on the charts?

  53. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) January 28, 2014

    The same people that attended that struggling mess of a tour were throwing all types of objects @ her ass and begging Beyonce to take the stage though. What type of disloyalty from the navy? *Waits for Bangerz to outsell UnaFlop*

  54. Rihanna Lately January 28, 2014

    Please ‘Drunk In Love’ is a hot mess forgettable urban filler. It will die soon…
    Death @ you coming for the ‘The Monster’ which was no #1 with no video or promo.
    Beyoncé is called a Queen but cannot score a top 10 single without promoting it or having a video.
    Please I will drag t********* to filth.
    Can’t Remember To Forget was a buzz single it doesn’t even have a video yet but its still relevant than Mooriah. Its slaying WW

  55. The Boy Toy January 28, 2014

    At least Rihanna isn’t insecure about her looks. How’s the left side of Mariah’s face doing?

  56. The Boy Toy January 28, 2014

    But where’s Mariah’s $100m+ tour? Janet toured and slayed, Whitney toured and slayed, Celine toured and slayed. Where’s Mariah’s?

  57. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) January 29, 2014

    Mariah was a FLOP from 2000 until she released TEOM, then she started flopping again after that.

    LOOL! Glitter and Charbracelet shitted all over Music of the Sun. Then TEOM sold more than all of her albums. Mariah destroyed Rihanna in the 2000s and you will deal.

  58. Stephy Tha LAmbily January 29, 2014

    @The Boy Toy…

    Glitter: 2001 (Sold 4,000,000+ Copies – Total)

    Charmbracelet: 2002 (Sold 4,000,000+ Copies – Total)

    She had good success not FLOP success..

    Thank God I Found You in 2000 also became her 15th number 1 hit…

    Bye Gurl

  59. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) January 29, 2014

    Is that why Rihanna photoshops her forehead and and nose in all her pics? Lol, so much for not being insecure.

  60. Rih stan January 29, 2014

    Lmao At the Navy DRAGGING the Lambs. The Lambs are almost as weak as the Z squad lol

  61. Rihanna Lately January 29, 2014

    Mariah Carey is done even madonna outsold her Discography.
    Madonna didn’t have Vocals and didn’t Sang but she outsold Mooriah.
    Even Celine now > Mooriah

  62. The Boy Toy January 29, 2014

    And those were shitty numbers for that time period! Isn’t that why Virgin Records PAID to get rid of her crazy ass? LMAOOO. MOTS sold 1.5m ww off of ONE hit single.

  63. Stephy Tha LAmbily January 29, 2014

    Whitney Houston does not have a 100+ million dollar tour…

    Mariah Carey never toured LONG enough to have a 100+ million dollar tour. But sh did have successful tours.

    Besides, Mariah Carey aint have to tour because Mimi made her money from ALBUM SALES something Rihanna will never do..

  64. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) January 29, 2014

    And that one hit single was blocked from #1 by We Belong Together. LOOOL!!

  65. The Boy Toy January 29, 2014

    Rihanna doesn’t photoshop s*** unlike Mariah who photoshops herself until she’s unrecognizable. Girl BAI. Rihanna’s forehead is insured boo. I’m sure you’ll be the first in line to cop her 5th Vogue cover! Muahhhh!

  66. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) January 29, 2014

    & What’s the point of attending your nocalist faves tour if you’re only gonna throw dildoz and baseball bats at her super dome sized forehead? Lmao

  67. The Boy Toy January 29, 2014

    I’m sure those 1993 numbers would translate to $100m in 2014 boo. You your for your FANS!!! Why didn’t the Lipsynching hag give the Lambs a tour?

  68. The Boy Toy January 29, 2014

    A nocalist would be Mariah! Because I hear noooo sound coming from her mouth, but the track certainly sounds nice kii. Btw her daughter called…she wants her clothes back.

  69. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) January 29, 2014

    DEATHH! Don’t lie you BXTCH. They thin out Rihanna’s nose for the GAWDS. Lmao. Your fave would be looking like Frankenstein if it weren’t for the invention of weave Hun . Lol

  70. Stephy Tha LAmbily January 29, 2014

    Also, imma need to NAVY to stop throwing those STADIUMS in people faces…

    Rihanna’s ticket prices were CHEAP as HELL..

    CAll me when Rihanna can sell out a stadium with the prices MADONNA charges…

  71. Rihanna Lately January 29, 2014

    Why did everyonce huge in the 90s Slay with Tours but your fave couldn’t.
    Even during the 90s Whitney destroyed her Live

  72. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) January 29, 2014

    Her daughter already has more money than Rihanna BXTCH. Not when your fave stays lipping tracks like pour it up. Lol

  73. The Boy Toy January 29, 2014

    Keep clinging to Madonna boo. Tina Turner was like 1000 years old when she went on tour like 5 years ago…and she sold out every date! Mariah could NEVER!!! LMAOOOO!!

  74. Rihanna Lately January 29, 2014

    Where’s Mariah Vogue Cover?

  75. The Boy Toy January 29, 2014

    Blue and North > whatever Mariah’s kids are named. Remember when no one was interested in purchasing Nick & Mariahs wedding pics? LMAO. #hasbeenrealness

  76. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) January 29, 2014

    I will never forgive your fave for butchering Mariah’s classic like that. What was the h** doing? She should have known better than to touch a Mariah Classic with her goat sounding voice. Ke$ha and Mikey s*** on your fave vocally.

  77. The Boy Toy January 29, 2014

    Anyway, I’m going to bed…I have class in the AM. I love Slayriah and Stephy even though they made me drag someone I actually respect. F*** that boxy b**** :-*

  78. Rih stan January 29, 2014

    CIARA trying to book a stage, is like MARIAH trying to get a hit record kiii

  79. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) January 29, 2014

    The same way no one was interested in purchasing music of the sun and those ratchet clothes? What’s it called again? Struggle island? Death

  80. Rihanna Lately January 29, 2014

    Where’s Mariah Top 10 single ? Madonna had it lasy year

  81. Slayriah is a Canadian f** January 29, 2014

    LMAOOOO @ the navy turning on Slayriah that b**** has officially been dragged by every stan base lmaoooo

  82. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) January 29, 2014

    @Boy Toy

    You didn’t drag anything babe. But I still love you. Just keep that Rihanna Lately BXTCH in check.

  83. Slayriah is a Canadian f** January 29, 2014


  84. Stephy Tha LAmbily January 29, 2014

    The Boy Toy..

    Mariah Carey is a legend & Rihanna will never be on her level at all..

    The real issue hear is why Rihanna cant sing live & the age of 25..

    Beyonce >>>>>> Rihanna

  85. Slayriah is a Canadian f** January 29, 2014


  86. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) January 29, 2014

    But how did it know I live in Canada? Lol @ the obsession.

  87. Stephy Tha LAmbily January 29, 2014

    The Boy Toy…

    Babe your broke ass aint dragging nobody…

    I still love you tho..

    But you come for Mariah imma come for your fav…

    But for real tho..

    Mariah Carey is 45

    Rihanna is 25

    Why are we even comparing them? LOLL

  88. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) January 29, 2014

    Anyway, I’m off this. Goodnight Beytches


  89. Rihanna Lately January 29, 2014

    We dragged the Lambs for filth LMAO! Got to sleep now. When your fave has a $100M+ tout we can talk

  90. Stephy Tha LAmbily January 29, 2014

    @Rihanna Lately…

    When your fav actually does these things then WE can speak…

    1.) Write her own HITS & MISSES

    2.) Producer her own HITS & MISSES

    3.) Actaully sing with pitch perfect vocals live

    4.) Learn how to dance correctly

    5.) Sell over 50+ Million ALBUMS in America Alone..

    6.) Write & Sing 17 numer 1 hits

    7.) Most of all Sell 250,000,000+ Records .

    BYE HO

  91. Syd January 29, 2014

    Well if you guys could read you would see that she simply said she would like the confidence that Miley has. She says nothing about wanting to be like Miley

  92. rih rox((U Mad Bro?)) January 29, 2014

    w ow look at miley’s new nose job. I was wondering why she looked different lately. This is her second nose job. She’s still ugly though

  93. Theman January 29, 2014

    Lol Rihanna is cool but she is simply a product of the industry. Besides those numbers ones, what really does she have. Most of her tour consisted of her prancing around, showing up when the concert was basically over, and letting the backing track do all of her work. U have all of these number ones, and not one album to cross the three million threshold, lol the jokes write themselves.. And ain’t nobody gonna talk about shapes. It ain’t like Rih roaming around with a JLo booty either. You’ve been in the industry for a bit now. When will she actually be what she’s supposed to be.. U get paid to model fashionable clothes, and wobble around drunk and high on stage, because that’s all she really does..

  94. cierror January 29, 2014


  95. Common Sense January 29, 2014

    I don’t get the obsession with Mariah “not having a 100+ million grossing tour.” Mariah never toured period. She hated (and probably still does) performing for large audiences. It took her 3 albums just to stop making excuses and do like a 10 date tour in 1993.
    Mariah does not and has never NEEDED to tour because she writes all her music and sells albums. Skanky puppets like Rihanna NEED to tour because that’s the only way they make money lol. All Mariah has to do is sit on her ass and let her catalogue make her money all year long.

  96. JOHNVIDAL January 29, 2014

    LOL I told you nobody will be the next Mariah. Leona Lewis was way bigger during her debut than Ariana Grande (totally unknown outside the USA, not to mention her USA success is pretty average, just a top10 single and an album that sold 350,000 copies, come on) and still look what happened. Mariah is irreplaceable.

    To the fool (lovebird) stanning for Rihanna and posting vids of Mariah and Celine lipping… are you serious??? They are 45 years old and at least they lip songs like “All by myself” or “Vision of Love”. Rihanna is 25 and often lips or just lets the backtracking do the whole job… whikle performing songs like “goats my name”. Are you serious? How many times has Celine sung live this year but you refuse to check it out? You are ridiculous and pathetic. What a crappy taste.

    hun didn´t you stan for Rihanna? lol

  97. nobitchassness January 29, 2014


  98. ROSEGOLD January 29, 2014

    Ariana can sing, but she’s stuck between a rock and a hard place. She’s 20 years old but has to stay clean for her Nickelodeon fanbase. It turn, she isn’t resonating with the GP well. She does dress and carry herself like a 13 year old. 18-25 year olds aren’t going to support that. I’d love to see a more mature image, and by mature I don’t mean “assed out” like some of her counterparts. Let that hair down, wear some age appropriate outfits and sing better music…that’s all. The world sees the talent but the total package is blinding them.

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