Ariana Grande is Vogue Magazine‘s latest cover star.
The songbird, who has made an enviable habit of nesting at the top of the charts, glows in the Annie Leibovitz lensed shoot for the August issue of the fashion bible.
And while her photos make for an arresting sight, her candid interview proved equally engaging.
During the frank feature, the 26-year-old opened up about the “character” she channels as she navigates Pop stardom, her more adult lyrics, Manchester, and being bold enough to make (and release) the music she truly wants. For, as relates to the latter, she cites earlier offerings as lacking “substance.”
Quotes, including words from Patti Labelle, below…