Ariana Grande: “Best New Artist” At 2013 American Music Awards

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Last night,ARIANAGRANDEreceived the honor of“Best New Artist”at the 2013 American Music Awards.

This makes for the platinum-selling singer very first win at the annual ceremony. Moreover, she dazzled the audience with a show-stopping performance, driven by her immense vocal prowess and effusive charm. After an acapella rendition of her double-platinum smash“The Way”, doo wop crooners joined her on stage for an enchanting“Tattooed Heart”. Her voice immediately transfixed the entire audience in the Nokia Theatre and around the world. The superstar diva the 21stcentury has been waiting for has landed at the top.

About winning the award, she humbly said on stage, “Oh My God, I’m so nervous. Thank you so much. This is for my fans. I have the most loving, supporting fans in the world and I love them so much. Thank you to the AMAs for nominating me.”

Meanwhile,Monte Lipman, Founder and Chairman ofREPUBLIC RECORDSresponsible for signing Ariana said,“When I first met Ariana, I was blown away by her extraordinary talent, passion for music, and burning competitive spirit. It really comes as no surprise that she would be recognized as ‘Best New Artist’ for 2013.We are all so proud of her and this historic achievement.”

GRANDEis closing out a banner 2013 in style. She just commenced her weekly series of holiday singles,“Christmas Kisses”, by dropping her cover of Wham!’s“Last Christmas”to iTunes and all digital outlets this past week.“Christmas Kisses” continues with two gift-wrapped originals next. OnNovember 26, fans will be treated to“Love Is Everything”, while“Snow inCalifornia”arrivesDecember 3. Then, a sexy take on the classic“Santa Baby”with herSam & Catco-starLiz Gilliesrounds out the“Christmas Kisses”seriesDecember 10. This provides an appropriate bookend to a landmark year for the artist.

Bringing holiday cheer to the masses,“Last Christmas”will make its live television debut whenGRANDEperforms it at the legendary 87thannualMacy’sThanksgiving DayParadeonNovember 28. That night, she’ll be joined by none other thanTHE ROOTSfor a specialThanksgivingperformance onLate Night With Jimmy Fallon. Then, she’s set to reallylight uptheRockefeller Center Tree Lightingwith“Love Is Everything”and“Last Christmas”onDecember 4. Finally onDecember 31, she’s set to ring in the New Year by performing onDick Clark’sRockin’New Year’s Eve.

2013 hastrulybelonged toGRANDE.

GRANDE‘s albumYours Trulyarrived at #1 on theBillboardTop 200. It was the first time sinceJanuary 2010that a debut record from a female artist topped the chart. Not only did it bow at #1 on the Top 200, in addition, it was the #1 album on iTunes Overall Albums Chart and #1 on the Digital Albums Chart. Already,GRANDEhas become a bona fide pop phenomenon.Executive VP of Republic RecordsCharlie Walkwho led the incredible campaign proclaims, “She’s simply magnetic. You hear her voice, and you fall in love with her. That’s the hallmark of a superstar.”


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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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