Ariana Grande is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is mainly known for hit songs like ‘Problem’, Bang Bang’, ‘Dangerous Woman’, and ‘Thank U Next’. She is a Sitcom-star-turned-pop music sensation.
Ariana Grande-Butera was born on June 26, 1993, in Boca Raton, Florida.
She is the daughter of Joan Grande, the Brooklyn-born CEO of Hose-McCann Communications, a manufacturer of communications and safety equipment, and Edward Butera, a graphic design firm owner in Boca Raton.
Grande is of Italian descent and has described herself as an Italian American with Sicilian and Abruzzese roots.
She has an older half-brother, Frankie Grande, who is an entertainer and producer, and she has a close relationship with her maternal grandmother, Marjorie Grande.
Her family moved from New York to Florida before her birth, and her parents separated when she was eight or nine years old.
When her parents were Florida Panthers season ticket holders, she was accidentally hit on each wrist by errant hockey pucks on two different occasions in 1998, sustaining minor bruises both times.
As a young child, Grande performed with the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater, playing her first role as the title character in the musical Annie.
She also performed in their productions of The Wizard of Oz and Beauty and the Beast. At age eight, she performed at a karaoke lounge on a cruise ship and with various orchestras such as South Florida’s Philharmonic, Florida Sunshine Pops, and Symphonic Orchestras.
During this time, she attended the Pine Crest School and later North Broward Preparatory.
By age 13, Grande became serious about pursuing a music career, although she still concentrated on theater. When she first arrived in Los Angeles, California to meet with her managers.
Full Name: Ariana Grande-Butera
Date of Birth: June 26, 1993
Birth Place: Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.
Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Actress
Genre: Pop, R&B
Net-worth: $72 million
Grande began singing and acting when she was young. In 2008 she won a role in the Broadway play 13, and she soon began appearing in bit parts on television shows. Her big break came in 2010 when she landed a role on the Nickelodeon TV series Victorious. She played Cat Valentine, a teenager attending a performing arts school. After the sitcom was canceled in 2013, she starred in the spin-off show Sam & Cat (2013–14).
While pursuing her acting career, Grande perfected her singing. In 2011 she released the single “Put Your Hearts Up” (she later disparaged the song and music video for its teen vibe). Her debut album, Yours Truly, appeared two years later, and it included the popular single “The Way,” a collaboration with rapper Mac Miller.
The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and was widely praised. With her R&B-infused pop music and impressive vocal range, Grande earned comparisons to Mariah Carey.
With this success, Grande began to shift her focus to music. Her second album, My Everything, was released in 2014, and it established her as a pop star.
The recording, which also debuted at number one, included collaborations with such singers as The Weeknd, Iggy Azalea, and Childish Gambino (Donald Glover). My Everything, as well as the song “Bang Bang” featuring Jessie J and Nicki Minaj, earned Grande her first Grammy Award nominations.
In December 2011, Grande released her first single, “Put Your Hearts Up”, which was recorded for a potential teen-oriented pop album that was never issued.
She later disowned the track for its bubblegum pop sound, saying she had no interest in recording music of that genre.
The song was later certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). On a second soundtrack, Victorious 2.0, released on June 5, 2012, as an extended play, she supplied vocals as part of the show’s cast for the song “5 Fingaz to the Face”.
The third and final soundtrack, Victorious 3.0, was released on November 6, 2012, featuring Grande duetting with Victoria Justice in the song “L.A. Boyz”. A music video followed.
In December 2012, Grande collaborated on the single version of “Popular Song”, a duet with British singer and songwriter Mika.
In March 2021, Grande had signed on as a coach of the twenty-first season of The Voice; Grande became the highest-paid coach in the show’s history, earning a reported $25 million per season.
At age ten, Grande co-founded the South Florida youth singing group Kids Who Care, which performed at charitable fund-raisers and raised over $500,000 in 2007 alone.
In 2009, as a member of the charitable organization Broadway in South Africa, she and her brother Frankie performed and taught music and dance to children in Gugulethu, South Africa.
In May 2020, Grande announced that all net proceeds from her collaboration with singer Justin Bieber, “Stuck With U”, would be donated to the First Responders Children’s Foundation to fund grants and scholarships for children of frontline workers who are working during the global pandemic.
In October 2014, Grande joined the bottled water brand WAT-AAH! as an equity holder and partner.
In November 2015, she released a limited-edition handbag in collaboration with Coach.
In January 2016, she launched a makeup collection with MAC Cosmetics, donating 100% of proceeds to the MAC AIDS Fund.
In February 2016, Grande launched a fashion line with Lipsy London. Later that year, she teamed up with Brookstone, using the concept art of artist Wenqing Yan, to design cat ear headphones.
In 2017, Grande collaborated with Square Enix to create a character based on herself for the mobile game Final Fantasy Brave Exvius.
In May 2019, Grande was announced as the face of Givenchy’s Fall-Winter campaign. The campaign began in July and generated $25.13 million in media impact value. Beats, Samsung, Fiat, Reebok, and Guess products have been featured in Grande’s music videos.
She has appeared in commercials for Macy’s, T-Mobile, and Apple, as well as for her own fragrances.
Grande met actor Graham Phillips in the cast of the Broadway musical 13 in 2008 and dated him until 2011. She dated English singer Nathan Sykes between August and December 2013, and then dated rapper Big Sean from October 2014 to April 2015.
After recording “The Way” with Mac Miller in 2012, the two began dating in 2016. They collaborated on the single “My Favorite Part”, released in September 2016 on Miller’s album The Divine Feminine (2016).
Their relationship ended by May 2018. That September, Miller died from an accidental drug overdose; Grande expressed grief over his death on social media and called him her “dearest friend.”
In May 2018, Grande began dating actor and comedian Pete Davidson, and they became engaged the next month. They called off their engagement and ended the relationship in October 2018.
Grande began dating real estate agent Dalton Gomez in January 2020. Their relationship, while mostly private, was made public in the music video of her and Justin Bieber’s charity single “Stuck With U”.
Grande announced their engagement on December 20, 2020, after 11 months of dating.
On May 15, 2021, they married in a private ceremony at her home in Montecito, California, where she wore a custom Vera Wang dress. Her wedding pictures became the most-liked Instagram post by a celebrity, with over 25 million likes.
Awards and Achievement:
All of Grande’s full-length albums have been certified platinum or higher by the RIAA. Having amassed 90 billion streams thus far, Grande is the most streamed female artist ever; she is also the most streamed female artist on Spotify and Apple Music.
Grande has won two Grammy Awards, one BRIT Award, nine MTV Video Music Awards, three MTV Europe Music Awards and three American Music Awards.
She has received 22 Billboard Music Award nominations and won two in 2019, including Top Female Artist.
Grande has won eight Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, including one in 2014 for Favorite TV Actress for her performance on Sam & Cat, and three People’s Choice Awards.
Main article: Ariana Grande videography
Snowflake, the White Gorilla (2011)
Zoolander 2 (2016)
Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special (2020)
Ariana Grande: Excuse Me, I Love You (2020)
Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry (2021)
Don’t Look Up (2021)
Yours Truly (2013)
My Everything (2014)
Dangerous Woman (2016)
Thank U, Next (2019)