Ariana Grande

EstablishedBirth date: June 26, 1993
HQResidence: New York, NY
FounderYears active: 2008 - present
RevenueNet worth: $50 million

Ariana Grande is one of the world’s leading recording artists with six Grammy nominations and one win to her name, along with platinum certifications by the RIAA for each of her five full-length albums. An entertainer since childhood, she was first widely-known for her teenage acting roles on Nickelodeon, but since leaving television to pursue music full-time, Grande has evolved into one of today’s most powerful and followed singers, performers, and progressive activists. As one of the most influential figures on social media, she’s used her following to support feminist and LGBTQ issues, as well as a host of philanthropic causes ranging from ending online bullying and pet adoption to gun control and fighting cancer. Ariana Grande Timeline 1993 — Born in Boca-Raton Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. 2001 — Begins performing for live audiences, at first in local theatre productions of Annie, The Wizard of Oz, and Beauty and the Beast, and later on cruise ships and with local orchestras. 2007 — First arrives in Los Angeles looking to pursue a music career and record a full-length R&B album. She was rebuffed by her managers, who were skeptical over the viability of a 14-year-old releasing her own R&B album. 2008 — Cast in the supporting role of Charlotte in 13 the Musical on Broadway. She leaves high school in South Florida for the opportunity, and wins a National Youth Theatre Association Award for her performance. 2009 — Cast as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious. 2010 — Victorious premieres to the second-largest audience for a live-action Nickelodeon series. Once the first season of the show wraps shooting that year, Grande slowly begins recording her debut album in August. 2011 — Makes her first musical appearance on the track “Give It Up” from the Victorious soundtrack. While filming another Victorious season, in her spare time, Grande uploads videos of herself singing hit songs from the likes of Adele and Whitney Houston to YouTube. The popularity of her videos lands her her first recording contract from Republic Records. That December, her first single “Put Your Hearts Up” comes out, but Grande later disowns the track and the unreleased bubblegum-pop album it was meant for. 2013 — The Victorious finale airs, but her role as Cat Valentine is immediately reprised in a spin-off show called Sam & Cat. That August, she drops her debut album Yours Truly, which debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The lead single “My Way,” featuring Mac Miller, earns Grande her first Billboard top 10 hit. 2014— The final episode of Sam & Cat airs, capping her career as a Nickelodeon star. Her second studio album My Everything debuts atop the Billboard 200. Three top 10 singles emerge from the album, joining Adele as the only woman with three top ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time as a lead artist. 2015 — Begins recording for her third album, Dangerous Woman. Releases the song “Focus” as the album’s lead single, which earns her another top 10 hit. 2016 — Releases Dangerous Woman and the lead single of the same name, which debuts in the top 10, again. For her successes, Time names her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world for the first time. She also begins dating rapper Mac Miller. 2017 — After a May concert in Manchester, England, a suicide bomber detonates outside the arena, killing 23 and injuring more than 500. Grande returns to Manchester the following month for a televised benefit concert, which raises over $23 million for victims of the bombing and any affected families. That December, Billboard names her “Female Artist of the Year.” 2018 — Releases her fourth studio album Sweetener, which debuts at no. 1. The project’s lead single "No Tears Left to Cry" is another top 10 hit, making her the only artist to have top 10 hits as lead singles from each of her first four albums. Later that year, she releases "thank u, next," which addresses her past relationships, including those with Mac Miller, Big Sean, and her ex-fiance Pete Davidson, whose jokes about their broken engagement are believed to have prompted the track. It becomes Grande’s first no. 1 single in the US and its music video broke record for the most-watched music video within the first 24 hours of its release on YouTube. 2019 — Grande headlines Coachella for the first time and releases her fifth studio album thank u, next to a chart-topping debut. Thanks to an array of hit singles from the album, she becomes the first solo artist to occupy the top three spots on the Billboard Hot 100, and the first artist to do so since The Beatles in 1964. Time once again names her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and at the 2019 Grammy Awards, she wins her first Grammy for Sweetener. In February 2019, she becomes the most followed woman on Instagram. Who is Ariana Grande? Ariana Grande, whose name was inspired by Princess Oriana from Felix the Cat: The Movie, is an Italian-American singer, songwriter, and actress best known for her immense four-octave vocal range, outspoken personality, and down-to-earth social media persona, for which she’s become the most followed woman on Instagram. Grande’s iconic high ponytail is one of her hallmarks, inspiring fans the world-over to copy her simple, but unique hairstyle. A performer since childhood, she invested her early career in theatre before landing a role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon show Victorious. At just 16, her acting cemented her as a teen idol before her music did. After a five-year run on television, Grande began focusing all her energy on her true passion—contemporary pop-R&B music—and has since gone on a wildly successful run, with four of her five albums debuting at the top of the Billboard charts. Her 2018 album, Sweetener, won the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album, propelling Billboard to name her “Woman of the Year” in 2018. Where did Ariana Grande grow up? Although Grande currently calls New York City home, her family moved from New York to Boca Raton, Florida while her Brooklyn-born mother was pregnant with her. Growing up, she traveled all over South Florida performing with various theatre companies and orchestras. While she itched for a music career from a young age, the theatre is where she received her first big break in entertainment when, in 2008, she was cast in an award-winning supporting role in the Broadway musical 13. How old is Ariana Grande? Grande is currently 25 years old, and has been performing since at least the age of eight. How tall is Ariana Grande? While her long, high ponytail certainly gives her a few inches, Grande is reportedly 5’0”. 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