Ariana Grande's Nonna makes Billboard history with feature on 'Ordinary Things'

Marjorie "Nonna" Grande, 98, becomes the oldest person to grace the Hot 100 with her cameo on Ariana’s latest album.

Pop Culture & Art April 17, 2024

Ariana Grande’s latest Billboard achievements are not hers alone. 

The pop sensation's grandmother, Marjorie "Nonna" Grande, aged 98, also made history with a cameo on Grande's track "Ordinary Things," from Ariana’s latest album, "Eternal Sunshine."

The track landed at No. 55 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making Nonna the oldest person to make it onto the list.

Nonna is featured in the spoken outro of the song, where she offers her granddaughter some important relationship advice, “Never go to bed without kissin’ goodnight. That’s the worst thing to do, don’t ever, ever do that. And if you can’t, and if you don’t feel comfortable doing it, you’re in the wrong place, get out.”

Upon her achievement, Billboard gave Granny Grande a plaque, recognizing her contribution to the track. Ariana Grande proudly shared the moment on her social media, expressing admiration for her grandmother.

Grande wrote on Instagram, "Celebrating the one and only, most beautiful Nonna who has now made history for being the senior most person to ever appear on the @billboard Hot100." 

Grande, who has experienced her share of romantic ups and downs, reflects on her love life in "Eternal Sunshine," which topped Spotify and YouTube charts upon its release.

The “yes, and?” singer filed for divorce from her husband Dalton Gomez in 2023.


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