It's no wonder that Ariana Grande often gets compared to Mariah Carey — the singer might only be 19 years old, but in her chart-topping single "The Way," she sounds almost identical to the famed diva.
In a new interview with Digital Spy, Ariana reveals that Mariah is definitely one of the artists that she is inspired by — but so is Fergie!
"My biggest inspirations have been Imogen Heap, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and Fergie," she told them. "'Clumsy' by Fergie is always one that I love to listen to when I need inspiration."
Maybe we shouldn't be so surprised. Remember when Ariana posted a cover of Justin Bieber's "Die In Your Arms" for fans last summer? In the middle of her version of the song, she included a sample of "Clumsy"!
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