Gloria Estefan encouraged Ariana Grande to pursue music

Los Angeles, April 3 (IANS) Singer Ariana Grande has revealed that she was told to “not ever give up” on music by “Conga” hitmaker singer Gloria Estefan.

Grande was just six or seven-years-old when Estefan heard her singing karaoke on a cruise and encouraged her to follow a career in music, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Speaking on British chat show “Alan Carr: Chatty Man”, Grande recalled: “I was on vacation with my family and I was doing karaoke and it was a terrible song choice. We were on a cruise and I decided to sing ‘My heart will go on’ from ‘Titanic’. Really dark choice, but I was only six or seven so I didn’t know what I was doing.”

She recalled that after the performance, Estefan wanted to talk to her.

“After I was done somebody came up to me and was like, ‘Gloria Estefan would like to speak to you’. I was like, ‘Are you serious?’ and my brother was like, ‘Are you f*****g serious?’ and we went together to go say hi to her. She was like, ‘I just want to let you know that you are so talented and do not ever give up’. It was crazy,” Grande said.

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