5' 0Â¼" (1.53 m)
Ariana was born in Boca Raton to Joan Marguerite Grande, a chief executive officer for Hose-McCann Communications & Edward Charles Butera, a graphic designer/founder of IBI Designs Inc. She began her career in 2008 in the Broadway musical 13, before playing the role of Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television series, Victorious & in the spinoff, Sam & Cat until 2014. She has also appeared in other theatre and television roles and has lent her voice to animated television and films.
Ariana's music career began in 2011 with the soundtrack Music from Victorious. In 2013, she released her first studio album Yours Truly, which entered atop the US Billboard 200. The album's lead single, The Way, opened in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, with critics comparing her wide vocal range to that of Mariah Carey.
Ariana's second studio album, My Everything (2014), entered at number one in the US and charted in the top 10 in 24 other countries. With the lead single, Problem and several other singles, she was continuously in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 for 34 weeks and had the most top 10 singles of any artist in 2014. The next year, she gave her first world tour, The Honeymoon Tour, to promote My Everything. In 2016, she released her third studio album Dangerous Woman, which charted at number two on the Billboard 200. The title track debuted at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, making her the first person in the history of that chart to have the lead singles from each of their first three albums debut within the top 10 in the US. In 2017, Ariana gave her international Dangerous Woman Tour.
As of June 2017, Ariana's music videos had been viewed a total of more than nine billion times online. Her accolades include three American Music Awards, three MTV Europe Music Awards, an MTV Video Music Award and four Grammy Award nominations. All three of her albums have been certified platinum by the RIAA. She has supported a range of charities and has a large following on social media. In 2016, Time named Ariana one of the 100 most influential people in the world on their annual list.
Attended Pine Crest School and North Broward Preparatory School in Boca Raton.
She is hypoglycemic and hyperactive (ADHD).
She is best friends with her Victorious (2010) co-star Elizabeth Gillies. They've known each other since they starred in 13 (musical) on Broadway back in 2008.
She is a natural brunette. Dyed her hair velvet red for the role of Cat Valentine on Victorious (2010) because the rest of the cast were brunette. Creator/executive producer Dan Schneider didn't want everyone to have brown hair.
She has an older brother, Frankie Grande (aka Frankie James Grande), who is 11 years older than her. He's also a performer and producer, and went on tour with her as one of her dancers.
She is the daughter of Joan Grande and Edward Butera.
Her name 'Ariana' was originally inspired by Princess Oriana from Felix the Cat (1958).
She is Italian-American, of half Sicilian and half Abruzzese origin.
Her role model is Judy Garland.
She has 5 pet dogs; Toulouse, Ophelia, Coco, Cinnamon, and Sirius. She did have a sixth dog, Fawkes, but she had to get rid of him because he did not get along with the other dogs.
Her first hit single 'The Way (feat. Mac Miller)' instantly became no. 1 after 7 hours of its release on March 26th, 2013. She released her second single 'Baby I' on July 22 2013 and her album 'Yours Truly' on September 3rd 2013, which became no. 1 on Billboard.
She is a vegan. After watching Blackfish (2013), she urged her fans to stop supporting SeaWorld.
Her grandfather, Frank Grande, passed away on July 22, 2014 from cancer.
She turned 21 in 2014 but is still prominently featured on the covers of teen magazine at an age when previous "teen queens" had disappeared from those covers.
Her litany of uncanny impressions includes CÃ©line Dion, Whitney Houston, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Shakira, Jennifer Lawrence, etc.
When on Victorious, she had to dye her hair every two weeks.
Has the same birthday as co-star Jennette McCurdy.
She is a great fan of Helena Bonham Carter.
Plays Pokemon go.
Wears a ponytail extension because her hair was destroyed from constant bleaching and dyeing every other week for the first 4 years of playing Cat in Sam & Cat (2013).
As of Sept. 2016, she has 85 million Instagram Followers.
Ariana Grande has nine dogs.
On May 22, 2017, she performed to a sell-out concert at the 21,000-capacity Manchester Arena in England. After the concert, as people were leaving, a radical Islamic terrorist detonated a bomb in the foyer which killed 22 people and injured 59, making it the worst terrorist attack in the UK since 2005 and the worst ever in the north of England. Grande canceled the remaining shows on her "Dangerous Woman" tour through to June 5, 2017 and returned home to Florida. She resumed the Dangerous Woman Tour on June 7, 2017.
On 27 May 2017, Grande announced that she was organizing a benefit concert in aid of the victims of the Manchester attack. This took place on 4 June 2017 at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground. Called OneLoveManchester, it featured, among others, Coldplay, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Liam Gallagher. Ahead of the concert Grande visited injured fans at Manchester Children's Hospital. At the concert Grande explained that a conversation with a victim's mother persuaded her to change the set list to include more hits and a less somber tone. The concert raise over Â£2 million to help victims.
She has no middle name.
Big brown eyes
Dimple on left cheek
Half up/Half down hairstyle
Powerful singing voice, light talking voice
You have to be thankful and I think being in this business is one of the most important things is to give back because there's no better feeling than knowing that your work is being appreciated by people.
One of the most terrible feelings in the world is knowing that someone else doesn't like you. Especially when you don't know what you've done to deserve it.