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Ariana Grande on appearing on MORTAL INSTRUMENTS soundtrack: ‘Oh my god! Are you serious?’

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Ariana Grande spoke to MTV about her upcoming duet with The Wanted’s Nathan Sykes, “Almost Is Never Enough,” which will appear on The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones soundtrack from Republic Records.

Ariana revealed that the soundtrack version is much shorter than the one that will be released on her debut album come September 3. Finding out that the song would be on the Mortal Instruments soundtrack prompted an, “Oh my god! Are you serious?” reaction.

“The version going on the ‘Mortal Instruments’ soundtrack is a much shorter version. The one that’s on my [debut] album [Yours Truly, out September 3] is very long. But I’m really excited by it. And, honestly, I didn’t know it was going to be a duet and [my manager] Scooter [Braun] just said ‘Check your email’,” she recalled, adding that a video will eventually be shot for it. (Braun also manages The Wanted.)

“And Nathan just sang the hell out of it. I thought it was Brian McKnight. I’m like ‘Who is this?’ Honestly I wasn’t expecting it. I didn’t know he had that in him. I saw him perform live on one of the radio shows that we were at together and I was like, ‘Damn he can sing.’ This song I think will pleasantly surprise a lot of people,” she said. “It’s very beautiful and very emotional and I love, love, love what Nathan did to it. It was a great, great, great surprise.”

The surprises hardly ended there. Braun had one more surprise up his sleeve, the news that her track would be on the “Mortal Instruments” album, prompting an “Oh my god! Are you serious?” reaction from the 20-year-old singer and “Sam & Cat” star.

“It was very, very exciting. I’m just very excited for all of it. Music has been so important to me for so long, for my whole life. The time is finally here after a long, patient wait,” she said. “And I am so incredibly thrilled to release this album and all this music.”

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones soundtrack will be released on August 20. Are you excited to hear “Almost Is Never Enough?”

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11 Comments on Ariana Grande on appearing on MORTAL INSTRUMENTS soundtrack: ‘Oh my god! Are you serious?’

  1. yes at first i didn’t like it but im starting to grow on this song now

  2. that was amazing !!!!!!!

  3. I love this song perfect!!!!!!

  4. still don’t like it.. doesn’t fit to TMI..sry

  5. Madison-Shadowhunts // July 26, 2013 at 12:43 AM // Reply

    I don’t like her. At all. Sorry, not sorry.

    • Rachel Schmidt-Henderson // July 26, 2013 at 12:47 AM // Reply

      why not? have u seen her show? she is an amazing actor and above outstanding singer. no matter how weird the song may sound does not mean that Harald dosent know what he is doing when he “puts it in the movie”. just saying. sorry, not sorry.

      • Madison-Shadowhunts // July 26, 2013 at 1:05 PM //

        I have seen her show, and heard her sing, I am just not a fan. I know everything goes for a reason, but not all of us have to agree with it.

  6. teamedwardjace // July 28, 2013 at 12:00 AM // Reply

    i really like this song! and i would say that it would suit the greenhouse scene!

  7. I love Ariana Grande she is an amazing actor, and above that an outstanding singer. Her song ”Almost is Never Enough” is perfect for City of Ashes.
    p.s Can you guys give me a hint on want is going to happen in the movie.

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