Ariana Grande is a famous singer, songwriter, and actress in America. Ariana was born on 26 June 1993 in beautiful Boca Raton, Florida. From an early age, her parents, Joan Grande and Edward Butera, taught children an interest in art.
Ariana was four years old when her parents took the girl to the musical theater. After four years, she made her debut on television, singing the national anthem of the USA. During this period, Ariana received her first part in the musical Annie.
When she was 13, she seriously thought about a music career and began to practice vocals at the best Hollywood vocal coach Eric Vetro. Eric has taught the voice of many American stars like Pink, Katy Perry, and Jason Derulo. Ariana felt lucky that she got a chance to learn from him. After the masterclasses, Eric gave a positive testimonial to Ariana, and her elder brother took up her career.
In 2007, Grande went to Los Angeles to meet with managers, stating that she wanted to record an R&B album but was unfortunately refused. Then Ariana returned to acting classes, and in 2008 she passed the casting for the part of Charlotte in a Broadway musical called 13 by Jason Robert Brown. At that time, critics were impressed and highly appreciated Grande’s acting and awarded her the National Youth Theater Association prize. But participation in the performance didn’t allow her to continue her study at North Brevard Preparatory school, so she has received educational materials at home and worked with tutors.
Ariana’s debut attracted directors and producers. Later, in 2010, on the channel Nickelodeon, she got a chance to be a part of the television series (victorious) directed by Dan Schneider. For the role of Cat, Valentine Ariana had to change her appearance radically, and she turned into a pretty, fiery girl with purple hair. Ariana feared that her fans would ignore her because of her change and appearance, but her fans loved her new looks.
In the same year, Ariana started performing with Colleen Ballinger and is known on the internet as a comedic character Miranda Sings at the Birdland nightclub in New York. After that, in 2011, fans could see Ariana in Grayson Chance’s clip for the song “Unfriend You.” At 18, Ariana released her debut album “put your hearts up.” In a short time, the disc found its audience and became most popular among American youth.
After that, the people who worked in this industry started to follow and approached Ariana for many projects. Ariana continued to participate in the work on the series: in the sitcom “Winx Club,” She voiced Princess Diaspro. In 2012, she was part of Snow White in a theatre production called “A Snow White Christmas.”
During this time, the series “Victorious” was suddenly closed, and Ariana was offered to appear in the sitcom continuation called “Sam and Cat.” Music and shooting started to intertwine with each other. In 2013, Ariana released two new studio albums at once ‒ “Yours Truly” and “Christmas Kisses.” After releasing her album, critics clarified that Grande’s voice became more profound and “adult,” grateful to which her vocal capability expanded.
Since 2014, Ariana has become an activist for the project “Broadway in South Africa.” The artist visited South Africa annually, giving free masterclasses on singing and choreography to the local children of that area.
In 2015, Ariana left for a world tour supporting the next album, “My Everything.” from that album, she earned over 14 million dollars only for the first 25 concerts; such a colossal success forced the organizers to extend performances until the fall. In 2016, after the tour, she was approved to be part of Penny in the remake of the musical called “Hairspray.”
On 2017 May 22, during Ariana’s concert, a suicide bomber detonated a bomb in the foyer at the stadium in Manchester, as a result of which 23 people were killed and 122 were wounded. After this incident, she decided to visit the injured people in hospitals and organized a charity performance to raise funds for rehabilitation. Many famous stars like Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, The Black-Eyed Peas, and Coldplay joined her campaign.
In 2014, Ariana became an activist for the “Broadway in South Africa project.” The artist visited South Africa annually, giving free masterclasses on singing and choreography to the local children of that area.
The year 2018 was quite prolific for Grande. Ariana released the album “Sweetener” and performed at numerous concerts. In November of the same year, she was awarded by Billboard magazine the title “Women of the Year.” Then Ariana released a new video for the song “Breathin’.”
Ariana Grade’s Personal Life
In 2014, Ariana was in a deep relationship with the famous American rapper Big Sean, but the young people parted a year later. In 2015, Ariana was in a relationship with the dancer Ricky Alvarez, but unfortunately, it was short and lasted only a year.
After some time, Ariana had an affair with the rapper Mac Miller for two years. Then, the girl said the relationship was abusive, leading to the split.
In 2018, it became known about the most romantic affair between Grande and the comedian Pete Davidson. After six months of the relationship, they broke off. Later, in 2020, Ariana published a joint Stuck with U video with famous singer Justin Bieber. In some shots, Ariana appears along with a young man which fans could discern as a realtor, Dalton Gomez. According to fans and according to rumors, their romance has been going on for some time.
In the face of the fact that Ariana was grown up in a Catholic family, after the statement of Pope Benedict that all homosexuals (including her brother Frank) are sinners, Ariana refused Christianity. She began to follow the teachings of Kabbalah.
Among her many recognitions, Grande has won six iHeartRadio Music Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards, and three American Music Awards. Ariana has also earned 12 Grammy nominations and won one.
Ariana Grande, The pop diva, returned to television with a guest appearance on Scream Queens in 2015, and she came on the big screen in a cameo appearance on Zoolander 2 in 2016. Ariana starred as Penny Pingleton, Tracy Turnblad’s best friend, in NBC’s Hairspray Live! in December 2016.
The pop diva has also become a popular host of Saturday Night Live, bringing her musical and acting talents to the show, including unnatural impersonations of fellow pop divas Britney Spears, Shakira, Rihanna, Celine Dion, and Whitney Houston in an act spoofing the streaming service Tidal.
In February 2020, Ariana Grande made a guest appearance on season 2 of Jim Carrey’s Showtime series Kidding.
Albums and Songs
‘Yours Truly’ & ‘My Everything
“The Way” was the first album of Ariana, Yours Truly, a record that also featured the hits “Baby I” and “Right There.” Super-producer Babyface produced the album has shown a maturing Grande and 1990s soul effects from pop diva Mariah Carey. Ariana’s famous song My Everything sold 169,000 copies in its first week, debuting at No. 1. The single “Problem,” featured Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, preceded the album’s release and debuted at No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot 100, selling more than 400,000 copies upon its release. “Break Free” with Zedd and “Love Me Harder” with The Weeknd have followed, climbing toward the top of the charts.
Ariana Grande Now
In 2019, Ariana received her first Grammy statuette for the best vocal album, which became “Sweetener.” The same year, Ariana performed at the Coachella festival with Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber.
Ariana became involved in a conflict with rapper Josh Stone in 2020, who charged her with plagiarizing the composition “7 Rings”. He found her similar to his song “You Need It, I Got It,” written two years earlier.
During the anti-racist Black Lives Matter rallies in America related to the murder of George Floyd in May 2020, Ariana actively participated in protests, going out into the street with a banner.