Full Name: Ariana Grande-Butera
Birthdate: June 26, 1993
Birth Place: Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Occupation: Singer, Actress
Ariana Grande is an American singer as well as an actor. She was born on June 26, 1993, in Boca Raton Florida, USA. Her father Edward Grande is the owner of a graphic design firm and her mother Joan Grande was the CEO of the telephone and alarm system company named “Horse-McCann Communication”. When her mother was pregnant with her, her parents moved to Florida from New York. She also has an elder half-brother named Frankie Grande who is also an entertainer and producer. She is also very close with her maternal grandmother Marjorie Grande. At the age of 8, her parents got separated.
From childhood, Grande was very fond of singing and acting. She also participated in plays such as “Beauty and The Beast” and “The Wizard of Oz”. She also appeared on the national television where she was seen singing “The Star Spangled Banner”. At the age of 13, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career as a singer. However, at the time no record label signed her because they thought she was too young for a serious career.
Career and Net Worth
In 2005, 15-year-old Ariana was cast in the Broadway musical “13” where she got the supporting role. For her performance, she also earned a National Youth Theatre Association Award. At the age of 16, Ariana was cast in the Nickelodeon sitcom “Victorious” where she played the role of the character named Cat Valentine. The star cast of the show also included actress Elizabeth Gillies. For the role, Grande has to dye her hair red every week as required for her character’s personality. However, she was more interest to pursue her career in music rather than in acting. In an interview, she said that doing the show was “fun, but music has always been first and foremost with me.” The show premiered in 2010, and her performance received a lot of positive reviews. The show was a huge success and was aired for four seasons.
During the show, in 2011, Grand made her debut in singing when she appeared in the song “Give It Up” which was one of the soundtracks of the show “Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show”. She then made many covers of songs by Whitney Houston, Maria Carey, and Adele and posted them n YouTube. Later, the videos were discovered by one of the friends of the CEO of the Republic Records Monte Lipman and were very impressed with her singing skills. He then sent the link to the video to Lipman and later Grande was offered a deal with the record. Later that year, Grande released her first single “Put Your Hearts Up”. The single was actually recorded for a pop album, however, the album was not issued. Later, the song was certified gold by the RIAA.
Also in 2011, Grande appeared in the music video of the song “Unfriend You” from the album “Hold On ‘til the Night” by Greyson Chance. She also did the voice-over for the title role of the English version of the animated movie “Snowflake, the White Gorilla” and for the character of fairy princess Diaspro in 13 episodes of the animated TV series “Winx Club”, Spanish version. Later, Grande also sang the songs “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” in the soundtrack “Victorious 2.0” and “L.A Boyz” from the soundtrack “Victorious 3.0”. After the show ended in 2013, Grande was cast as Snow White in a musical theatre production titled “A Snow White Christmas” at the Pasadena Playhouse. Later that year, she starred in the Nickelodeon movie “Swindle” as Amanda Benson.
Also in 2013, Nickelodeon created a spin-off show of “iCarly” and “Victorious” named “Sam & Cat” which starred Grande and Jennette McCurdy where they reprised their roles as Cat Valentine and Sam Puckett respectively. The show premiered on June 8, 2013, and was aired for 36 episode until July 17, 2014. On August 30, 2013, Grande released her debut studio album titled “Yours Truly”. Later, the album reached number one on the US Billboards 200 album charts. This made Grande the first female artist to have her debut album on number one after Kesha. The album reached top 10 in many countries including the UK, the Netherlands, Australia, and Ireland. The album was later certified platinum by the RIAA. The songs “The Way” and “Baby I” both reached top 10 on the US Billboard Hot Digital Songs chart making the only female artist to do so in 2013.
Later, Grande was featured in the song “Almost Is Never Enough” by The Wanted along with Nathan Sykes. She also performed in three show with Justin Bieber in his Believe Tour. She also carried out her own mini-tour “The Listening Sessions”. Later, she earned the New Artist of the Year award at the American Music Awards. At the end of the year, she released an EP with 4 songs titled “Christmas Kisses” which received critical acclaims. She was then awarded the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Awards by the Music Business Association. In 2014, Grande started working on her second studio album.
On August 15, 2014, Grande released her second studio album titled “My Everything” which also reached number 1 on the US Billboards 200 album charts. From the album, the singles “Problem” and “Break Free” reached the top 10 positions on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Later, she along with Nicki Minaj were featured in the song “Bang Bang” by Jessie J for her album “Sweet Talker”. The song was a major hit and reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart making it Grande’s 3rd song of the year in the top 10. N 2015, Grande made her comeback in acting in the comedy horror series “Scream Queens”.
In 2016, Grande made a guest appearance in the comedy movie “Zoolander 2”. She also did the voice-over for the character Faith in the animated movie “Sing”. Later, on May 10, 2016, Grande released her third studio album titled “Dangerous Woman” which also received critical acclaims. The title track “Dangerous Woman” and “Be Alright” from the album became chart-busters. In 2017, Ariana along with John Legend recorded the title track for the Disney live-action remake “Beauty and the Beast”.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ariana Grande’s total net worth is estimated to be 35 million dollars. She currently lives in a luxury house in Florida which is estimated to be worth 2.4 million dollars. She also owns a number of cars including a Range Rover.
Back in 2008, Ariana Grande used to date the American actor Graham Philips. They first met when they performed together in the musical “13” in Connecticut. During the play, Ariana had to kiss Graham which was her first kiss. They also sang the song “O Holy Night” together. The pair also attended the 2010 Emmy Awards together. In an interview, when asked about Graham, Ariana said “definitely one of my favorite people in my life. It’s really good to have someone who you trust and who you can talk to all the time about anything.” The pair dated for 3 long years and broke up at the end of the year 2011. However, when a dinner was held for the cast of “13” the two seemed comfortable with each other which shows that the two are still good friends.
In 2012, Ariana started dating Jai Brooks who is an American Musician. The two first met in 2011 and became friends. After Ariana’s break-up with Graham, the two started dating around summer of 2012. The two were also spotted spending the whole day in New York. Later, they also celebrated the New Year’s Eve with each other. Later, in 2013 the two broke up due to the longs distance. After their break-up, Ariana briefly dated the British singer Nathan Sykes. They first met for the song “Almost Is Never Enough”. They again met for the movie “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” and became good friends. Later, they dated for about 4 months in 2013. However later, Ariana got back together with Jai in 2014 but again called it quits after a few months of dating. According to sources, Ariana was the one to dump Jai saying that he was not supportive enough.
In 2015, Ariana started dating Big Sean who is a well-known American rapper. Initially, the rumors of the two dating started in 2014 when they began to be spotted frequently with each other. They were also spotted going on a movie date where they were caught holding hands and kissing. The two didn’t confirm their relationship publicly but they seemed like they were dating. According to the reports, the pair dated for about 9 months and then split up. Later in 2015, Ariana started dating her background dancer named Ricky Álvarez. The two were caught kissing in the backstage during one of her tours. The two dated for a year and later split up.
Currently, Ariana is dating the American rapper, Mac Miller. The two first met when they collaborated for the song “The way” in 2013 and became good friends. Later, they started dating in 2016. The two have been spotted in multiple romantic dates. They also went on a vacation in Colorado to take some time off from their work and spend time with each other. The pair seems to be very happy with each other currently.