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Ariana Grande-Butera

June 26, 1993 (1993-06-26) (age 27)
Boca Raton, Florida, United States
  • singer
  • actress
Years active 2008–present
Family Frankie Grande (half-brother)
Musical career
Labels Republic

Ariana Grande-Butera (born June 26, 1993), known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American actress and singer-songwriter. 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.


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: 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 6 on the chart, respectively. The album received generally positive reviews from critics. To promote the album, Grande performed at the 2016 BillboardMusic Awards and MTV Video Music Awards. She also appeared on an episode of Saturday Night Live as both the host and musical guest. Grande intends to embark on a concert tour, the Dangerous Woman Tour, in 2017.


Year Show Role
2008 13 Charlotte
2012 Cuba Libre Miriam
2012 A Snow White Christmas Snow White


  • Yours Truly (2013)
  • Christmas Kisses (2013)
  • My Everything (2014)
  • Christmas & Chill (2015)
  • Dangerous Woman (2016)

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