Ariana Grande Hated Her First Single So Much She’s Hiding It

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ariana Grande Hated Her First Single So Much She’s Hiding It

Ariana Grande is without doubt one of the most well-known pop stars alive. Compared to many different pop stars, she has a excessive vital standing. That doesn’t imply she likes all the things she’s completed.

Some followers imagine Grande was profitable proper out of the gate together with her single “The Way.” It might shock some that “The Way” was not her debut single. In truth, Grande doesn’t like her first single in any respect.

Ariana Grande in a silver gown | FOX Image Collection by way of Getty Images

Ariana Grande’s first single was a style crossover

To perceive Grande’s first single, one should first perceive her early profession. Grande first gained nationwide prominence by means of her function on the Nickelodeon present Victorious. Like all Nickelodeon reveals, Victorious was geared toward a youthful demographic. It seems Grande’s crew needed her first single to enchantment to youngsters as properly.

Grande’s first single was the 2011 track “Put Your Hearts Up.” It’s a bubblegum pop track about self-empowerment. HuffPo quotes Grande saying “It’s a song that I hope inspires people to put their hearts up and that even the smallest acts of kindness can make the world a better place.”

Oddly sufficient, it’s constructed round a pattern of the divisive 1990s different rock hit “What’s Up” by 4 Non Blondes. What a weird amalgamation of genres! The 4 Non Blondes pattern in “Put Your Hearts Up” makes extra sense once you be taught the observe was co-written by Linda Perry, a former member of 4 Non Blondes.

Why Ariana Grande didn’t just like the observe

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“Put Your Hearts Up” by Ariana Grande

Grande doesn’t like to speak about “Put Your Hearts Up.” However, she has given followers some perception into its origin. Grande feels the observe mirrored Cat, her character on Victorious, greater than it mirrored herself. Despite this, she was prepared to launch the track as a result of she “couldn’t wait” to start her musical profession. In hindsight, Grande needs she may erase the track from her discography.

According to Rolling Stone, Grande went as far as to say the observe was the nadir of her existence. “It was geared toward kids and felt so inauthentic and fake. That was the worst moment of my life. For the video, they gave me a bad spray tan and put me in a princess dress and had me frolic around the street. The whole thing was straight out of hell. I still have nightmares about it, and I made them hide it on my Vevo page.”

How the general public reacted to ‘Put Your Hearts Up’

Ariana Grande with a poster of her single “Put Your Hearts Up” | Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

While the track can’t be discovered on Grande’s Vevo web page, it’s nonetheless viewable elsewhere on the web. When it was launched, the observe grew to become the number-one trending matter on Twitter. However, Grande didn’t promote “Put Your Hearts Up”  very a lot and it didn’t turn out to be successful.

In truth, “Put Your Hearts Up” didn’t hit the Billboard Hot 100 in any respect. That feels so unusual contemplating Grande would turn out to be a serious celeb. This simply goes to indicate that even failures can lead one down the trail to success. Whether followers love or hate the track, they’ll take consolation in how Grande has grown as an artist.

Also see: Why Ariana Grande ‘Fought’ Her Producer Over the Lyrics to ‘Break Free’

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