Ariana Grande Celebrates Her ‘Most Beautiful’ Nonna’s History-Making Hot 100 Chart Achievement


Grande’s grandmother is the senior-most credited artist in the Hot 100’s history.

Ariana Grande and Marjorie “Nonna” Grande attend the 2016 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on Nov. 20, 2016, in Los Angeles.

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Ariana Grande loves her Nonna! The pop superstar took to Instagram on Tuesday (April 16) to celebrate her grandmother Marjorie Grande’s history-making chart achievement.

“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 wrote alongside a photo of Nonna holding her Hot 100 plaque. “We love and thank you.”


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With the arrival of “Ordinary Things” (from Grande’s album Eternal Sunshine, at No. 55 on the Billboard Hot 100, 98-year-old Nonna becomes the senior-most artist ever to have appeared on the tally, dating to the chart’s Aug. 4, 1958, start.

Nonna, billed as a featured artist on “Ordinary Things,” claims the record from the late Fred Stobaugh, who was 96 when “Oh Sweet Lorraine,” billed as by Green Shoe Studio featuring Jacob Colgan (the song’s vocalist) and Stobaugh (its writer), spent a week on the Hot 100 dated Sept. 14, 2013, at No. 42.

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“Ordinary Things” closes with a clip of Nonna sharing life advice, while reflecting on her relationship with her late husband, Frank. “Never go to bed without kissin’ goodnight,” Nonna – also credited as a co-writer of the song – shares. “That’s the worst thing to do; don’t ever, ever do that. And if you don’t feel comfortable doing it, you’re in the wrong place – get out.”

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