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Ariana Grande, known for her role on Nickelodeon's Victorious, recently gained a following for her YouTube song mashups.

Combining Lady Gaga's "Born this Way" with Madonna's "Express Yourself" made sense melodically, Grande tells, but she also wanted to send a message with her tunes.

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"They're both really empowering songs. There are a lot of young girls that look up to me so I wanted to give them something that makes sense for them to listen to," she says.

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