Ariana Grande

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Ariana Grande is an American singer and actress who has wowed audiences across the world with her vocal abilities. She has been performing in plays and singing at public events since she was a child, and she has gradually concluded that this is what she wants to do for the rest of her life. The ‘Broadway’ musicals ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘The Wizard of Oz’ were her first forays into the world of entertainment. She was also a member of the cast of several television shows, but Ariana Grande eventually opted to focus her efforts solely on music. Her debut album, ‘Yours Truly,’ broke multiple records and spent several weeks on the Billboard Top 100 chart. Hundreds of thousands of copies of this record were sold, and Ariana Grande went on to become a huge celebrity. She went on to release a couple more albums, all of which received critical and commercial acclaim.

Childhood and Adolescence

Ariana Grande-Butera was born on June 26, 1993, in Florida, to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. Her mother was the CEO of ‘Horse-McCann Communications,’ while her father operated a graphic design firm.
When Ariana’s mother Joan was pregnant with her, her parents moved to Florida from New York. She attended ‘Pine Crest School’ and ‘North Broward Preparatory School’ for her primary education.

Ariana Grande has always loved playing and has even worked on two plays, including ‘Beauty And The Beast’ and ‘The Wizard Of Oz.’ At an early age, she was featured on national television singing “The Star Spangled Banner.”
Ariana Grande moved to Los Angeles at the age of 13 to pursue her dreams of recording an R&B album. However, record label executives did not take her seriously, believing she was too young.

She also landed a supporting part in the Broadway musical ’13,’ which was performed at the legendary theater. She took a break from her studies to concentrate on ’13’ for a short time.

Career of Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande’s big break came in 2009, when she was cast in the Nickelodeon sitcom ‘Victorious,’ in which she played Cat Valentine. Elizabeth Gillies, a well-known actress, was also a part of the spectacular star cast of this sitcom. The next year, she starred in the musical ‘Cuba Libre,’ which was directed by Desmond Child, a well-known American musician. Ariana Grande opted to take a vacation from acting in 2010 and concentrate on honing her vocal abilities. Her song ‘Give it Up,’ from the soundtrack of ‘Victorious,’ was released a year later. Monte Lipman, a prominent executive at the label ‘Republic Records,’ was captivated by her vocal prowess and took notice of her.

Ariana Grande soon secured a contract with the label, and her first single, “Put Your Hearts Up,” was released in late 2011. She dubbed for Princess Diaspro from the animated series ‘Winx Club’ for a total of 13 episodes in the same year. She also provided the voice of the primary character in the animated film ‘Snowflake, The White Gorrilla,’ which was dubbed in English.

In 2012, Ariana Grande contributed her voice to two songs on the soundtracks ‘Victorious 2.0’ and ‘Victorious 3.0.’ ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ and ‘L.A Boyz’ were the songs in question. She then went on to play Snow White in the stage adaption of the popular novel “A Snow White Christmas.” This performance, which took place at the legendary ‘Pasadena Playhouse,’ featured veterans like Neil Patrick Harris and Charlene Tilton.

Ariana Grande was cast as Sam Puckett in the Nickelodeon sitcom ‘Sam & Cat,’ which aired from 2013 to 2014. Despite its success, the sitcom was not renewed when the first season ended. In August 2013, she published her debut album, ‘Yours Truly,’ which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States within a month. The album’s track ‘The Way’ earned a lot of praise and peaked at number 10 on the ‘Billboard Hot 100,’ where it stayed for a few months. Ariana Grande’s EP ‘Christmas Kisses’ was published in 2013, while her television film ‘Swindle’ aired on ‘Nickelodeon’ around the same time. Her second album, ‘My Everything,’ was critically and commercially acclaimed when it was released in mid-2014. In just one week, 169,000 copies of the album were sold, propelling it to the top of the Billboard 200.

‘Problem’ and ‘Break Free,’ two of the album’s tracks, were huge hits with music fans. The songs were at no. 3 and no. 4 on the ‘Billboard Hot 100’, respectively. Iggy Azelea, a well-known Australian rapper, was also featured on the single ‘Problem.’ She also sang the song ‘Bang Bang’ from English artist Jessie J’s 2014 album ‘Sweet Talker.’

In 2015, Ariana Grande made her acting comeback with the comedy-horror series ‘Scream Queens,’ which aired on the ‘Fox’ channel. She also released her third album, ‘Dangerous Woman,’ in the same year. She made a cameo appearance in Ben Stiller’s comedy film ‘Zoolander 2’ in 2016. In the same year, she teamed with Stevie Wonder on the song ‘Faith,’ which was used in the 2016 film ‘Sing.’ ‘Dangerous Woman,’ her critically and commercially praised album, was released in March 2016. The album’s title track and lead single, “Be Alright,” went on to become chart-topping hits. Sweetener, Ariana Grande’s fourth studio album, was released in 2018.

At the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, it was named “Best Pop Vocal Album.” Thank U, Next, her fifth studio album, was released in 2019. The album was nominated for ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Best Pop Vocal Album’ at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, and was certified double Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Ariana’s sixth studio album, Positions, was released in 2020. It debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart. In the same year, she topped Forbes’ Celebrity 100 list as the highest-paid woman in music. Ariana Grande and Canadian singer The Weeknd collaborated on a remix of one of his hits, “Save Your Tears,” in 2021. It was released on April 23, 2021, and it quickly rose to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

2017 The Manchester Arena Explosion

On the 22nd of May 2017, an explosion happened close outside the Manchester Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom, where Ariana Grande had just finished her ‘Dangerous Woman Tour.’ The blast killed 19 people and injured 59 others, according to reports. The explosion occurred at the conclusion of Ariana Grande’s concert, although Grande was not injured.

Major Works of Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande’s song “Yours Truly” is without a doubt one of her best works, and it has helped her get a lot of popularity. This album has sold over 500,000 copies around the world. The album also helped her gain the distinction of becoming the 15th female artist in history to have her debut album top the charts.

Achievements & Awards

Arianna Grande has been nominated for the ‘2017 Grammy Awards’ for her smash tune ‘Dangerous Woman.’ She has received four nominations for the prestigious prize.
She earned the ‘Young Influencer Award’ at the ‘IHeart Radio Music Awards’ gala in 2014 alone. In the same year, she won the ‘Bambi Award’ for ‘Best Newcomer.’ She was named to Time magazine’s list of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.”

Personal History and Legacy

Ariana Grande is the half-sister of actor Frankie Grande, who is known for his outstanding acting and dancing abilities. Ariana Grande has been a devout believer of Christianity since she was a child, but she is also a devout follower of Judaism. Ariana Grande’s life has been widely discussed in the media. She has reportedly dated actors Graham Phillips and Jai Brooks in the past. She was also in a relationship with rapper Big Sean, with whom she collaborated on a number of musical projects.

Ariana Grande married comedian Pete Davidson in June 2018, but the couple split up four months after their engagement. She began dating Dalton Gomez, a real estate agent, in January 2020. In December 2020, they announced their engagement. Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez married in a private ceremony at their home in Montecito, California on May 17, 2021.

Trivia

Her name is thought to be originated from the Princess Oriana character from the animated film ‘Felix The Cat.’