Everyone has always loved former Victorious star Ariana Grande, but after her hit single "The Way" went platinum, she's all everyone is talking about -- especially Justin Bieber's manager, Scooter Braun!
As Ariana is getting ready to release her debut album, Daydreamin', Scooter has something else on his mind -- how much Ariana is completely blowing him away!
In an interview with MTV News, Scooter said, "She reminds me of both Mariah [Carey] and Christina [Aguilera]. Christina was this young, petite girl with this gigantic voice and Ariana kind of has the same thing. And her tone and her range remind me of Mariah."
Obviously Scooter loves having Ariana on his label! The world may just be finding out about her incredible singing skills, but Scooter knew there was something special there all along and that's exactly why he scooped her up before anyone else could.
"I kept seeing this girl online. And I knew she had a show that she was involved in on Nickelodeon, ['Victorious,'] and I would see her at different award shows and there was something very charismatic about her," Scooter said. "I started watching videos and I started getting blown away by what an incredible voice she had. There's kind of a natural beauty about her and this charisma that make you gravitate towards her. She kind of has this warmth that makes you want to root for her, and that's what you want with an artist. The fact that she has ridiculous vocal range, it was incredible and that she can do it live. She's so little and petite when she opens her mouth it's kind of unbelievable that it's coming from this little person."
There's one more hidden talent Scooter has seen that the rest of us haven't -- Ariana's dancing skills!
"The thing about Ariana is she has that charisma and star [power]. The one thing about her, if you don't know, is she can really dance. And she hasn't shown that side yet," Scooter said.
We're excited to keep seeing Ariana shoot to the top! Do you agree with Scooter? Let us know in the comments!