In celebration of what Kelly Clarkson calls “we love L.A. week” on “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” the “Because of You” artist sat down with fellow “The Voice” coach to ask the mega pop-star about her first trip to Los Angeles as a young aspiring star.
“I was so nervous but so excited,” Ariana Grande, who had flown to Hollywood for her first callback for Nickelodeon’s “Victorious,” recalled. “I was really young, yeah, I was 14 and I had never been [to Los Angeles] until my call back.” Grande continued to reveal that she had been with her family in a hotel as Grande waited for her fate on the upcoming show. Grande’s mother, however, decided to rent a SoCal apartment while they waited. “That was a good investment,” Clarkson was correct.
Grande went on to star in “Victorious” as the red-headed Cat Valentine opposite Victoria Justice, eventually landing her own spinoff show “Sam & Cat.” Grande’s Nickelodeon success was only the beginning for the now Grammy-winning artist who released her first album in 2013 while filming “Sam & Cat.” Six studio albums later, Grande now has six No.1 singles and 19 Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. It was a great investment!
“Thank God [I got the part],” Grande joked, “because what if I didn’t get it and [it] was like, ‘Well we have this lease for the next six months…’ “