Ariana Grande’s 98-Year-Old Grandmother Becomes Oldest Person to Chart on Spotify

At the age of 98 years young, Ariana Grande’s grandmother, Marjorie “Nonna” Grande, has become the oldest person to chart on Spotify.

Nonna’s vocals are featured on “ordinary things,” the closing track to Grande’s new album, eternal sunshine. As of Saturday, March 9th, the song currently sits at No. 35 on Spotify’s Daily Top Songs after amassing nearly 3 million streams in its first day release. In the US, “ordinary things” currently ranks as the 28th most listened to song on Spotify over the last 24 hours.

Read Mary Siroky’s review of eternal sunshine, which she describes as a sparkling but slightly unfocused album.

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To accompany the release of eternal sunshine on Friday, Grande unveiled a video for “we can’t be friends (wait for your love)”, which is heavily inspired by the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotlight Mind and stars actor Evan Peters.

On Sunday, Grande is set to present at the 2024 Academy Awards.