11/08/2013 05:43 pm ET

Ariana Grande's 8 Best Covers From Before She Was A Superstar (VIDEO)


Before she was touring with the Biebs, making hit records and hilariously singing hip-hop songs with Jimmy Fallon like it's NBD, Ariana Grande was just another girl making YouTube videos in her bedroom.

Though you probably know her best for her more recent pop hits, the "Almost Is Never Enough" singer has an archive of amazing covers that we felt we needed to unearth -- from before she had a record deal. Check out our top 8 picks below for proof that the "Sam & Cat" actress was always a star in the making.

1. "I Believe in You and Me" by Whitney Houston

This stripped-down Whitney Houston tribute is hauntingly gorgeous. We dare you not get goosebumps.

2. "If I Ain't Got You" by Alicia Keys

Sitting on the floor on her New York apartment (sporting dark red hair from her "Victorious" days), this one's an oldie but goodie.

3. "If I Were a Boy" by Beyoncé

Taking on Queen Bey isn't an easy feat, but Ari hits those notes like nobody's business.

4. "Bleeding Love" by Leona Lewis

In further proof that she loves her fans, Ariana adorably dedicated this cover to her fan-of-the-month, who requested the song for her birthday. "She already went to bed so she thinks that I forgot about her," says Ariana in the video. "But I didn't."

5. "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield

We can't decide what we like more: Ariana covering the theme song from "The Hills" or the surprise appearance from her puppy, Coco.

6. "Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry

If this doesn't make you want to drive with the windows down, music blasting, with your best friends while drinking Slurpees, we don't know what will.

7. "Born This Way/Express Yourself" by Lady Gaga/Madonna

What happens when Ari takes on two queens of pop? Mashup magic, that's what.

8. "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele

Girlfriend slays it. That's all.

What's your favorite Ariana Grande cover? Which song would you like to see her cover next? Tell us in the comments below, or tweet @HuffPostTeen!



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