BTS’s Jungkook Reveals How Ariana Grande Inspires Him As An Artist

“I was really impressed by her…”

BTS‘s Jungkook recently sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss the artists that influence him.

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Specifically, he revealed the Ariana Grande has had a large impact on him.

If there is one moment that really stayed with me, it was when we went on one of our overseas tours, and I had a chance to go to an Ariana Grande concert.

— Jungkook

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Jungkook revealed he was taken aback by her ability to fill the stage with her voice and stage presence.

I was really impressed by her stage presence. She’s a very small person, and the volume of her singing and what she was able to do was really moving, really impressive.

— Jungkook

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He also admitted that her impressive performances were something he wants to “emulate and learn from” as well as continue to develop and grow as an artist.

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Jungkook also told Rolling Stone that he likes to experiment with the type of music he listens to and emulate various artists to help develop his own style and try new things.

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In general, I’ve tried to listen to a lot of different music. To really find the voice that I have right now, I listened to random music and just tried to sing along and learn how other artists sing.

— Jungkook

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Jungkook’s ability to take inspiration from various types of music allows him to grow and become the well-rounded artist he is today!

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Check out more from Jungkook’s Rolling Stone interview below.

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