Ariana Grande-Butera (, born June 26, 1993) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born in Boca Raton, Florida, Grande began her career at age 15 in the 2008 Broadway musical 13. She rose to fame for her role as Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television series Victorious (2010–2013) and Sam & Cat (2013–2014). She subsequently signed with Republic Records in 2011 after the label's executives discovered YouTube videos of her covering songs. Her 1950s doo-wop-influenced pop and R&B debut album, Yours Truly (2013), topped the US Billboard 200 chart, while its lead single, "The Way", charted in the top ten of the US Billboard Hot 100. Upon release, critics compared Grande to Mariah Carey for her wide vocal range and whistle register.Grande maintained her pop and R&B sound on her second and third studio albums, My Everything (2014), and Dangerous Woman (2016), with the former exploring EDM and producing the UK number-one singles "Problem", and "Bang Bang", and the latter becoming her first of four consecutive number-one albums in the UK Singles Chart. Her personal struggles influenced her trap-infused fourth and fifth studio albums, Sweetener (2018) and Thank U, Next (2019), which were both critical and commercial successes. The former won Grande a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, while the latter broke the record for the largest streaming week for a pop album, and was nominated for the Album of the Year. The singles "Thank U, Next", "7 Rings", and "Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored"made Grande the first solo artist to hold the top three spots on the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously, and the first woman to succeed herself at the top of the UK. In 2020, her collaborations "Stuck with U" with Justin Bieber and "Rain on Me" with Lady Gaga helped her break the record for most number-one debuts on the Hot 100. Grande's R&B-influenced sixth studio album, Positions (2020), and its title track, debuted at number-one in the UK and US.She has received numerous accolades throughout her career, including one Grammy Award, one Brit Award, two Billboard Music Awards, three American Music Awards, nine MTV Video Music Awards, and 20 Guinness World Records. Grande also holds several Billboard Hot 100 chart records; among the above, she is also the only artist to have five number-one debuts, to have their first five number one singles debut at the top spot, to have three number one-debuts in one calendar year, and to have all lead singles from each of her first six studio albums debut in the top ten. Grande's first five full-length albums have been certified platinum or multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Having amassed billions of streams thus far, Grande is the most streamed female artist on Spotify and Apple Music, and is currently the most followed solo female artist on Spotify, and YouTube. She has been included on Time's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world (2016 and 2019) and on Forbes Celebrity 100 (2019 and 2020), while Billboard has honored her as Woman of the Year (2018), the greatest pop star of 2019, and the most accomplished female artist to debut in the 2010s. Aside from music, Grande is known for her fashion, and signature ponytail hairdo. Since 2019, Grande is the most followed woman on Instagram.
Ariana Grande-Butera was born on June 26, 1993, in Boca Raton, Florida. She is the daughter of Joan Grande, the Brooklyn-born CEO of Hose-McCann Communications, a manufacturer of communications and safety equipment, and Edward Butera, a graphic design firm owner in Boca Raton. Grande is of Italian descent, and she refers to herself as an Italian American of "half Sicilian and half Abruzzese" ancestry. She has an older half-brother, Frankie Grande, who is an entertainer and producer, and she has a close relationship with her maternal grandmother, Marjorie Grande. Grande's family had moved from New York to Florida before her birth, and her parents separated when she was approximately nine or ten years old.As a young child, Grande performed with the Fort Lauderdale Children's Theater, playing her first role as the title character in their version of the musical Annie. She also performed in their musicals The Wizard of Oz and Beauty and the Beast. At the age of eight, she performed at a karaoke lounge on a cruise ship and with various orchestras such as South Florida's Philharmonic, Florida Sunshine Pops and Symphonic Orchestras, and she made her first national television appearance singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" for the Florida Panthers. During this time she attended Florida's Pine Crest School and later North Broward Preparatory School.
Movies & TV shows
1 Movie · 1 TV show
3 Movies · 1 TV show
ariana grande: excuse me, i love you
Ariana Grande takes the stage in London for her Sweetener World Tour and shares a behind-the-scenes look at her life in rehearsal and on the road.
The Disney Family Singalong
Ryan Seacrest hosts a nationwide singalong event featuring celebrities and their families as they take on their favorite Disney tunes from their homes; onscreen lyrics allow viewers to sing along.
Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special
The North Pole knows there's only one person who can save the holiday season, and that's Santa's friend, Carey. The undisputed Queen of Christmas jumps into action to create a holiday spectacular to m...
There are many masters of music. Some people play instruments. Others computers. Some audio levels are not balanced. Others have differing minds. They all make the artform sing.
3 Movies · 2 TV shows
Ariana Grande: Dangerous Woman Diaries
A behind the scenes look at Ariana Grande's Dangerous Woman Tour and the making of Sweetener and music video from "the light is coming" and "God is a woman".
Ariana Grande at the BBC
Davina McCall chats to Ariana Grande in this musical extravaganza. Ariana performs songs from her latest album Sweetener and some of her biggest hits accompanied by her band and an all-female orchestr...
A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway
A celebration of the 15th anniversary of “Wicked” on Broadway. This televised concert features songs from the blockbuster musical hit and showcase a cavalcade of special guest stars to help celebrate ...
Manchester: The Night of the Bomb
The events at the Manchester Arena were looked at in this special.
Jeff is also known as Mr. It's an icon of children's TV. Jeff finds no fairy tale or fable or puppet will guide him through his family's downfall, which advances faster than his means to cope. A kind ...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
One Love Manchester
Live coverage of the concert set up by Ariana Grande at Old Trafford cricket ground to benefit those affected by the Manchester bomb attack. Some of the performers include Ariana Grande, The Black Eye...
When celebrity duos ride along in a car together as they sing, fans who don't expect to see big stars belting out tunes one lane over are surprised. The segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden...
1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Nicki Minaj: My Time Again
As she prepares to release her most introspective album to date, "The Pinkprint," she is showcased at her most raw and untamed in "My Time Again."
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Craig Ferguson will not be on The Late Late Show. The show interviews people. James Corden is the host.
The comedy-horror series is a modern take on the classic whodunit with a killer cast.
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Jessie J + Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj: Bang Bang
Official music video for "Bang Bang" by Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj.
Michael Buble's Christmas in New York
Multi Grammy Award-winning singer Michael Bublé celebrates the holiday season with his fourth annual NBC Christmas special, "Michael Bublé's Christmas in New York," airing Wednesday, December 17 at 8/...
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Fallon took over as the permanent replacement for Jay Leno. The program was brought back to New York after 42 years in Los Angeles.
2 Movies · 1 TV show
Ariana Grande: Her Life, Her Story
Ariana Grande started acting at a very young age. She began work on Broadway in the highly successful musical "13". She eventually landed leading roles on the popular Nickelodeon television series "Vi...
Gordon Korman wrote the book 'Swindle'. He enlisted the help of his best friend Ben and his colleagues to get the baseball card back after accidentally selling it for a million dollars.
Sam & Cat
The American teen sitcom Sam & Cat was first aired in June. It is a follow-up to i Carly and Victorious. Sam and Cat are played by Ariana Grande and Jennette McCurdy. The girls meet by chance and beco...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
The strongest vocalists from across the United States compete in a blockbusters vocal competition, the winner becomes "The Voice." The show's innovative format features four stages of competition: the...
iParty with Victorious
Steven is a home-schooled boy with divorced parents who spends part of his life in Los Angeles. She doesn't know that Steven has another girlfriend, a student at Hollywood Arts High School. In an atte...
2 TV shows
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
There is a peek inside the exploits and privileged private lives of the blendedKardashian-Jenner family.
As they try to balance their everyday 8th grade lives with their newfound fame managing and starring in the most awesome show on the web, watch Carly, Sam, and Freddie.
2 TV shows
The adventures of the Griffin family are the subject of an animated series. Peter and Lois have three children. Meg is the most unpopular girl in town and the middle kid is not very bright but has a p...
Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Merging fashion, fantasy and entertainment, this lingerie runway show includes pink carpet interviews, model profiles, behind-the-scenes looks at the making of the show, and musical performances.
1 TV show
1 TV show
Saturday Night Live
A late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels. The show's comedy sketches, which parody contemporary culture and politics, are performed by a large and varying ...