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You’re going to be underestimated, you know. That’s how this goes, especially when you start young. Underestimated because you’re a girl, for one thing. Because you’re short and cute. Because you’re a child actor. Because you’re on Nickelodeon. Because you’re a white girl who wants to sing R&B. Because you wear cat ears and lingerie. Because you’re dating an actor, dating a boy-band singer, dating a rapper. You’re going to be underestimated.But once you get used to that, once that becomes your daily bread, you recognize it as a weapon. It’s fuel. It’s oxygen. Because you know that no matter how much you are underestimated—by your peers, by casting directors, by your label, by the media, by your 39 million Twitter followers—you are going to open your mouth and that unbelievable sound is going to come out. That extraordinary, versatile, limitless instrument that allows you to shut down every objection and every obstacle. That voice—powered by nothing but your remarkable empathy, your ravenous intelligence, your cool discipline and your voracious ambition. They’re going to underestimate you, and you, my beautiful friend, are going to make music.

–Jason's advice to Ariana

Jason Robert Brown is a musical theatre composer, lyricist and playwright. He is most known for writing the Broadway musical, 13 and for composing Jason's Song (Gave It Away) which was featured on Grande's 3rd studio album, Dangerous Woman.

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Jason Robert Brown is a NYC playwright who has created and written music for musicals. His first musical was titled, Songs for a New World which ran in Broadway in 1995. After creating many musicals on Broadway and after becoming a phenomenon across Broadway as well, he created 13: The Musical in 2007 which starred Graham Phillips as Evan, Elizabeth Gillies as Lucy, and Ariana Grande as Charlotte. During this time, he mentored Ariana and took her under his wing. After the musical became a hit success, he went on to create even more and more musicals. He also earned 3 Tony awards throughout his career. In 2016, he composed Jason's Song (Gave It Away), which was featured on Dangerous Woman as a bonus track. In September of that year, he performed the song with Ariana live on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show. On February 24, 2017, he joined Grande on her Dangerous Woman Tour to perform Jason's song. In 2020, he hosted a virtual concert in which Grande sang the song, "Still Hurting".

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