Ariana Grande, born Ariana Grande-Butera on June 26, 1993, has made quite the impression since the release of her first album in 2013. The multi-award-winning star started her career as an actress with her first role in a Nickelodeon television series, “Victorious,” which aired from 2010 to 2013. After signing with Republic Records, her first album “Yours Truly” made her the recipient of the ‘New Artist of the Year’ award in 2013. Grande has since released five more platinum albums and has become one of the world’s best-selling music artists. There’s much to celebrate as we enjoy the star’s birthday month! Let’s see where it all started.
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Ariana Grande-Butera has entered the music industry with a bang, thanks to her stunning voice and looks to go with it. Born on June 26, 1993, the multi-award-winning star has always had a passion for singing, and a love for acting too. Grande was born in Boca Raton, Florida, to parents who are both entrepreneurs. Success runs in her family, as her mom, Joan Grande, is the CEO of Hose-McCann Communications and her dad, Edward Butera, is a graphic designer and the founder of his own graphic design firm called IBI Designs Inc.
Grande also has a half-brother, Frankie Grande, who is an entertainer and producer. Grande was eight years old when she sang the U.S. national anthem at a Panther’s home game against the Chicago Blackhawks. She also participated in various musical shows during her childhood with the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater, including the “Wizard of Oz” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Grande made her acting debut in a Nickelodeon television series called “Victorious” in 2010, where she played the role of Cat Valentine. The show aired from 2010 to 2013. Following “Victorious,” the young actress starred in “Sam & Cat”— another television series that aired from 2013 to 2014.
While building her career as an actress, Grande never neglected her passion for singing. She recorded various videos of herself singing songs from other artists and uploaded them to YouTube. In 2011, she signed with Republic Records and pursued her career as a singer. Two years after signing — in 2013 — she released her first album called “Yours Truly,” which was an immediate success. Her first album topped the U.S. Billboard 200 and the album’s lead single ‘The Way,’ featuring the late Mac Miller, reached the top 10 of the U.S Billboard Hot 100. Within the same year, at the 2013 American Music Awards, Grande won the award for ‘New Artist of the Year.’ Her second album, “My Everything,” was released in 2014, and her third, “Dangerous Women,” in 2016.
Grande continued to work on her music and released her fourth album in 2018, “Sweetener,” which won her a Grammy Award for ‘Best Pop Vocal Album’ and, in the same year, was named ‘Woman of the Year.’ Her fifth album, “Thank U, Next,” was nominated for the ‘Album of the Year’ award. Grande’s three hit singles from her fifth album, ‘Thank U, Next,’ ‘7 Rings,’ and ‘Break Up with your Girlfriend, I’m Bored’ made her the first woman to top the U.K. Singles Chart. Her latest album “Positions” was released in 2020 and was ranked number one in the U.S and U.K. In 2021, Grande starred in the popular Netflix film, “Don’t Look Up,” alongside prominent actors. She has received a few nominations for her performance in the film.
Grande has certainly made an impact in the music industry and is loved by many. The star has sold more than 85 million records globally and all her albums have been certified as Platinum. She is known to be the first artist and only woman to have five number-one debuts and to chart three number-one debuts in one year. In addition to her rising career, she is an advocate for animal rights, mental health, gender, racial, and L.G.B.T. equality. Today, Grande lives a quiet and private life with her husband, Dalton Gomez, whom she married in 2020.
Grande starts her acting career in the Nickelodeon series “Victorious.”
Grande’s singing is spotted on YouTube by Republic Records and she signs with the label.
Grande releases her debut album called “Yours Truly,” which tops the U.S Billboard 200.
Grande’s success with her first album wins her the ‘New Artist of the Year’ award.
Grande is named ‘The Greatest Pop Star’ following her continuous album success.
Grande releases her sixth album, “Positions.”
Grande stars in the popular Netflix film “Don’t Look Up.”
Why We Love Ariana Grande
She has a warm heart
Grande has donated to various charities, including those in aid of animals. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she supported the Project 100 fund, which aimed to provide $1,000 to 100,000 families.
Her beautiful voice
When it comes to high notes, her voice rivals Mariah Carey's. Her powerful voice and catchy music, in addition to her beauty, have made her one of the best-selling music artists in the world since the beginning of her career.
Her love for her family and animals
Grande has a great love for her parents and half-brother and proves to have a close relationship with them all. The star also has nine dogs which she loves equally and holds close to her heart.
5 Surprising Facts About Grande
The most streamed, followed, and subscribed
Grande’s successful singing career has made her the most-streamed female artist on Spotify and Apple Music, the most followed female artist on Spotify, and the most subscribed female artist on YouTube.
She co-founded a youth singing group
At the young age of 10, Grande co-founded Kids Who Care — a South Florida youth singing group that performed at charitable fundraisers.
She has nine dogs
Grande is a huge animal lover and is the mom of nine dogs named Coco, Toulouse, Cinnamon, Strauss, Lafayette, Pignoli, Myron, Snape, and Lily.
Her name is inspired by Princess Oriana
Grande’s parents disclosed that Ariana’s name was inspired by the movie character, Princess Oriana, from “Felix the Cat.”
She’s a “Harry Potter” fan
Grande is a huge “Harry Potter'' fan and her favorite characters from the series are Luna Lovegood and Draco Malfoy.
Ariana Grande FAQs
How many people attended Ariana Grande’s wedding?
Grande’s representative shared that there were less than 20 people at Grande and Gomez’s wedding — all of whom were close family members and friends.
How do I book Ariana Grande?
Grande can be booked through her official agent, who can provide you with her availability and pricing.
Why does Ariana Grande call her fans ‘My Loves’?
In 2014, Grande announced she wants to call her fans ‘My loves’ instead of ‘Arianaters.’
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