Ariana Grande’s Grandma Becomes The Oldest Artist To Appear On Billboard’s Hot 100 Chart

Marjorie Grande, the adored grandma of Ariana Grande, recently made music history.

The pop singer’s song “Nonna” made her the oldest artist to appear on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The 30-year-old granddaughter of the 98-year-old shattered the record when her new single, “ordinary things,” peaked at No. 55 on the charts. Majorie is listed on the song’s credits as a co-writer and singer.

The song “Ordinary things” is off the Grammy winner’s most recent album, Eternal Sunshine, which debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart. The late musician Fred Stobaugh, who was 96 years old when he made the claim in 2013, gave way to Marjorie. After Marjorie and Stobaugh, comes Tony Bennett, who released “Body and Soul,” in 2011, featuring Amy Winehouse.

The song spent a week at No. 87 starting on October 1, 2011, when Bennett was 85 years old. Meanwhile, Ariana’s seventh album ends with the song “Ordinary things.” Marjorie mentions her late husband Frank Grande as the song comes to a close. The song and album are ended by Ariana’s laughter.

During an interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music 1, the singer of Sweetener disclosed that she was uncertain about how to conclude the song until she came across a “voice note” featuring her grandma conversing with her friend Shirley.

Back to top button