7 Lessons, Ariana Grande: The Ego, Being Yourself, Creative Expression and More

You’ll know her for songs like ‘Dangerous Women’, ‘One Last Time’ and ‘Problem’. You may also know her as the singer from Disney’s latest version of Beauty and the Beast, or as Cat Valentine on Nickelodeon. Of course, we’re talking about Ariana Grande. She burst onto the scene in 2008, performing in the broadway musical, 13; after that she was cast as Cat in Nickelodeon’s Victorious, a TV series for which she sang the soundtracks, which, in 2011, spelled the beginning of her music career. A star had been born.

As of June 2017, Arian’s music videos had been viewed online more than 9 billion times. Her accolades include three American Music Awards, three MTV Europe Music Awards and four Grammy Award nominations. She was name by Time’s mag as one of the world’s most influential people, back in 2016; and she has an insane following on the socials: currently 57 million on twitter, and 117 million on instagram.

Without further preamble, then, here’s Ariana talking about the ego, the importance of a good team, creative expression and being oneself.

The hardest thing in the world, it seems, is perhaps the most important thing in the world. It is something as close to home as anything. It is taking care of yourself. We run around for our pets, other people, our work — and who suffers? Us, and if we’re not careful, badly.


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