Ariana Grande celebrates grandmother's chart achievement

Ariana Grande's Nonna Majorie has been given a plaque for her chart achievement credit:Bang Showbiz
Ariana Grande's Nonna Majorie has been given a plaque for her chart achievement credit:Bang Showbiz

Ariana Grande has celebrated her grandmother's place in history after she became the oldest person ever to score a hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The pop star listed her "Nonna" Majorie Grande as a singer and a writer on her track 'Ordinary things' - which features on her latest album 'Eternal Sunshine' - and Majorie made history when the song entered the run-down at number 55.

Now Ariana has shared a picture of Majorie posing with a plaque commemorating her achievement, writing in a post on Instagram: "Celebrating the one and only, most beautiful Nonna who has now made history for being the senior most person to ever appear on the @billboard Hot100.

"We love and thank you."

The feat has made Majorie the most senior person to ever feature on the chart since it was founded in 1958. Billboard reports she has taken over the record from late songwriter Fred Stobaugh, who was 96 when his song 'Oh Sweet Lorraine' charted on the Hot 100 at number 42 back in 2013.

Stobaugh passed away three years later.

On 'Ordinary things', Majorie is heard talking about her late husband Frank and giving relationship advice.

She is heard saying: "And when he’d come home and I’d see him, And when he'd come home and I'd see him, when he first gets off that train.

"It was like God almighty arrived. It was like seein' daylight. I mean, I could've packed up and left a million times. You know? It's not that we never fought. You can overcome that.

"You know? It's very easy. And as I told her, never go to bed without kissin' goodnight. That's the worst thing to do, don't ever, ever do that. And if you can't, and if you don't feel comfortable doing it. You're in the wrong place, get out."

Ariana previously opened up about her decision to feature Majorie on the song during an interview with Zane Lowe for Apple Music 1, revealing she was searching for a way to close the album and she struck gold when listening to one of her nonna's voice notes.

She explained: "I knew ‘Ordinary things’ was the end of the album. I was like, ‘This is the last song, but I wonder how I can put that button on it and have it land emotionally the way that I feel it can, and how can I answer the question?' ... [The answer was] right smack in the middle [of the voice] note."

The singer added: "I always record my Nonna because you never know what she’s going to say. I had this 30-minute voice note of her and her friend Shirley talking ...

"I think it’s a little bit of, ‘Wow, our loved ones, our friends and our family have the ability to instantly just sort of soothe and calm and simplify things that are so complicated and heavy at times'."