Nathan Sykes has called Ariana Grande “incredible”.
The Wanted star teamed up with the US singer on hit Almost Is Never Enough, which will feature on movie The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
Ariana has been labelled the next Mariah Carey by critics and 20-year-old Nathan has even more praise for the talented brunette.
“I think she can do incredible things in the music industry without being compared to someone like Mariah Carey, which is amazing – it’s like the biggest compliment you can ever receive and what she’s doing with her music is so incredible,” he enthused to MTV.
“In ten years time, people will be saying, ‘This girl’s the next Ariana Grande.'”
Nathan had to take a temporary hiatus from The Wanted earlier this year after finding out he needed an operation on his vocal cords.
Luckily everything went well and the star can still remember what it was like getting back into the studio for the exciting collaboration.
“They were like, ‘Do you want to try and vocal it?’ for a duet, but they wouldn’t send me her version because it was that good. They were just interested in how my voice sounded as I’d just come back from having my operation,” he recalled.
“I got to the studio and I heard the song and was like, ‘Sh*t – that’s the best vocal ever.’ I felt like I had to over-perform to be on her level. It was great. She’s so talent and a lovely girl as well.”
There has been speculation that Nathan and Ariana, also 20, are more than just friends.
However the star remained coy when quizzed about the rumors.
“As I said, she’s so talented and her career is about to explode on the biggest level – I don’t think she quite knows what’s about to happen. She’s so grounded and such a nice person. I wish her all the best,” was all he would reveal.
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