Ariana Grande‘s mom is singing her daughter’s praises because the “Thank U, Next” singer just earned another credit to her impressive resume.
Joan Grande sent a congratulatory message to the 26-year-old on Friday announcing she just gained her first writing credit for an artist other than herself.
Congratulations to my daughter @ArianaGrande on her first song placement as a writer for another artist .. Motivation sung beautifully by @Normani … how exciting, I’m very proud and so much love to @Normani … SMASH!!! Congratulations @Savan_Kotecha and team as well!!!!
— Joan Grande (@joangrande) August 16, 2019
“Congratulations to my daughter @ArianaGrande on her first song placement as a writer for another artist .. Motivation sung beautifully by @Normani,” Joan wrote on Twitter.
Sharing her excitement with her 365k followers, she added, “I’m very proud and so much love to @Normani … SMASH!!! Congratulations @Savan_Kotecha and team as well!!!!”
Ariana didn’t bask in her own success though and made sure to pay tribute to the former Fifth Harmony star on her new video.
“I’m so proud of you,” she wrote to Normani.
Ariana is credited for co-writing “Motivation,” and despite having several writing credits for her own songs, this is her first for another artist.
Normani’s music video for her new single dropped on Thursday night and quickly skyrocketed to the #1 trending thing on YouTube.
Her video is pretty impressive and pays homage to several superstars from the early 2000s.
It opens with a young Normani dreaming of breaking into the music industry.
The grown singer is then shown in the street wearing a crop white tee and baring her flat belly, a clear tribute to Beyoncé‘s “Crazy In Love.”
Wearing a spray painted two-piece with her birth year, Normani then hits the basketball court which some say is reminiscent of Britney Spears in “Baby One More Time.”
Only, Normani’s version is a little more sensual.
She also does something really impressive with a basketball.
Normani even performs a powerful dance in the rain, just like Beyoncé on tour.
it’s almost six am where i am rn and my cheeks hurt from smiling, refreshing, watching a million times. enjoy this special moment. my heart is so full for u !!!!!! 💧💎 https://t.co/e2xUB35ibw
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) August 16, 2019
Ariana and Normani shared a little back and forth love earlier today, with the “Motivation” singer thanking Grande for “being my biggest cheerleader.”
The Grammy winning singer responded saying, “enjoy this special moment. my heart is so full for u!!!!!!”