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Grande in 2017
Born
Ariana Grande-Butera

June 26, 1993 (1993-06-26) (age 27)
Occupation
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
Years active 2008–present
Height 5’1
Relatives Frankie Grande (half-brother)
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Labels Republic

Ariana Grande-Butera (/ˌɑːriˈɑːnə ˈɡrɑːnd/; born June 26, 1993) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. From 2010 to 2013, she played Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious. She played that role again on the spin-off Sam & Cat (2013–14). In 2013, she released her first studio album, Yours Truly. It became her first number one album in the United States. Her second studio album, My Everything was released on August 25, 2014. Grande has an older half-brother named Frankie Grande. Her concert was bombed in the 2017 Manchester attacks. In result she hosted a concert called One Love Manchester for the family of the 22 victims. She is also known as The Queen Of Pop.

Career

2008–2012: Beginnings and Victorious

Victorious Cast in Concert
Grande performing with the Victorious cast

Before her appearance on Nickelodeon, Grande played in the musical 13 as Charlotte in 2008 and later won an award for playing that role. From 2010 to 2013, Grande played the role of Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon show Victorious. In August 2012, it was announced that Victorious would not be returning after three seasons. However, later that month, Nickelodeon announced a spin-off show called Sam & Cat. It would pair Grande from Victorious with Jennette McCurdy from iCarly. They would replay their roles as Cat Valentine and Sam Puckett.

Even though Sam & Cat was a success for Nickelodeon, the show was cancelled on July 13, 2014 because of Grande's musical career and other problems. The final episode aired on July 17.

2013–2014: Yours Truly and My Everything

Grande spent three years recording her debut album, Yours Truly. She completed the album, originally titled Daydreamin, in June 2013; it was released on August 30, 2013 In September 2013, it officially debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart—with 138,000 copies sold in its first week—making Grande the first female artist, since Kesha, to have her first album debut at the top of the charts—and the fifteenth female artist overall. The first single from the album, "The Way", featuring Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller, was released on March 26, 2013. It sold 120,000 units in the first 48 hours of its release, and then it went on to sell over 219,000 units in its opening week. "Baby I" and "Right There" were also released as singles from her first album.

In January 2014, Grande started working on her second studio album. She finished the album in late March 2014. The first single from the album is "Problem", and it features Australian rapper Iggy Azalea. It premiered at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards on April 27. The second single from the album, called "Break Free", featuring Russian-German producer Zedd, premiered on July 2 during a one-day revival episode of the MTV show Total Request Live, named Total Ariana Live. On June 28, 2014, Grande announced that the title of her second studio album to be My Everything, which was released on August 25.

2016–2017: Dangerous Woman

Her third studio album, Dangerous Woman, was released May 20, 2016. The album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200, earning 175,000 album-equivalent units in its first week, with 129,000 coming from pure sales. It was her first album to not hit number-one in the country. The lead single "Dangerous Woman" was released on March 11, 2016, and peaked at number eight on the US Billboard Hot 100. The second and third singles, "Into You" and "Side to Side", have both reached peaks at numbers 13 and 4 on the chart, respectively. The album received generally positive reviews from critics. To promote the album, Grande performed at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards and MTV Video Music Awards. She also appeared on an episode of Saturday Night Live as both the host and musical guest. Grande embarked on a concert tour, the Dangerous Woman Tour in 2017 that went to North and South America, Europe, and Asia. On May 22, 2017, numerous reports surfaced of explosions at a concert featuring Grande at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom. Police confirmed 22 fatalities and many injuries. They urged people to stay away from the area as they rescued and investigated.

2018-present: Sweetener & Thank U, Next

In April 2018, Grande released "No Tears Left to Cry", the lead single from her upcoming fourth studio album, Sweetener, which was released on August 17, 2018. The song entered at number three on the Billboard Hot 100. With this, she became the only act to have all four lead singles from her studio albums enter the top ten of the Hot 100 in each song's first week on the chart. "The Way" (from Yours Truly), "Problem" (from My Everything), "Dangerous Woman" (from Dangerous Woman), and "No Tears Left to Cry" entered at numbers 10, 3, 10, and 3, respectively. "Problem" later reached number two on the Hot 100.

Personal life

Grande began dating comedian Pete Davidson in May 2018 and on June 11, 2018, multiple news outlets reported that Davidson and Grande were engaged. Their engagement was called off in October 2018.

In November 2019, Grande announced her support for Senator Bernie Sanders's second presidential bid.

Filmography

Films
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Snowflake, the White Gorilla Snowflake English dub, voice role
2013 Swindle Amanda Benson Television film (Nickelodeon)
2015 Jem and the Holograms Herself Cameo
2016 Zoolander 2 Latex
Underdogs Laura English dub, voice role
2019 Men in Black: International Alien on TV Monitors
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Battery's Down Bat Mitzvah riffer Episode: "Bad Bad News
2010–2013 Victorious Cat Valentine Main role, 56 episodes
2011 ICarly Episode: "IParty with Victorious"
2011–2013 Winx Club Princess Diaspro Voice role, 5 episodes
2012 Figure it Out Herself Panelist
2013–2014 Sam & Cat Cat Valentine Lead role, 36 episodes
2014 Family Guy Italian girl Voice role, episode: "Mom's the Word"
2014–2016 Saturday Night Live Sister Maria Celebrity guest star
2015 RuPaul's Drag Race Herself Guest judge
Scream Queens Sonya "Chanel #2" Herfmann Recurring role, 5 episodes
2016 Hairspray: Live! Penny Lou Pingleton NBC special
2017 Carpool Karaoke: The Series Herself Episode: "Seth MacFarlane & Ariana Grande"
2018 Ariana Grande: Dangerous Woman Diaries Herself Docuseries
2020 Kidding Piccola Grande Episode: "Episode 3101"
Stage
Year Title Role Place
2008 13 Charlotte Broadway
2010 Cuba Libre Miriam
2012 A Snow White Christmas Snow White

Discography

  • Yours Truly (2013)
  • My Everything (2014)
  • Dangerous Woman (2016)
  • Sweetener (2018)
  • Thank U, Next (2019)




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