Artist: Ariana Grande Biography

22 Apr 2010, 15:54  95,394,165  1,072,211

Ariana GrandeAriana Grande (born Ariana Grande-Butera, June 26, 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida, United States), is an American Grammy award-winning singer, songwriter and actress.

She was born to graphic designer Edward Butera and Joan Grande (the CEO of Hose-McCann Communications), Grande began singing and acting at an early age, appearing in local theater productions. In 2008, when she was 15 years old, she landed the role of Charlotte in the Broadway production of 13; her performance was well-received, winning a National Youth Theatre Association Award. Following an appearance in the 2010 Desmond Child-written musical Cuba Libre, Grande was cast as Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television program Victorious. The show ran until 2012, at which time Grande's Cat Valentine was spun off into a show called Sam & Cat, which also starred Jennette McCurdy of iCarly.

As she kept herself busy with television, Grande began to pursue a musical career. She frequently made appearances at sporting events and with symphonies, and she made her first appearances on record via the soundtracks to Victorious. In 2011, she released the single "Put Your Hearts Up," which was cut during sessions for a teen-oriented pop album; she later disowned the single due to its kiddie feel. Grande felt much more comfortable with "The Way," her 2013 single featuring Mac Miller. This signaled a mature direction and audiences responded, taking it to the Top Ten in the U.S., where it was eventually certified triple platinum. It was the first single from her 2013 debut, Yours Truly, which also featured hits in "Baby I" and "Right There."

At the end of the year she released a seasonal EP called Christmas Kisses, but her real efforts went into the recording of her second album, My Everything. Preceded by the single "Problem" -- a song that featured a guest spot from Iggy Azalea, the "it girl" of the summer of 2014; it peaked at two on the U.S. charts and was certified double platinum -- the album featured a host of different producers, including Max Martin, Shellback, Ryan Tedder, and Benny Blanco. It was released at the end of August 2014, hitting number one on charts across the globe. Subsequent singles featured assists by Zedd ("Break Free"), Jessie J and Nicki Minaj ("Bang Bang"), and The Weeknd ("Love Me Harder"). At one point in 2014, three of her songs were in the Billboard Top Ten at the same time, a feat matched only be Adele. By the time fifth single "One Last Time" charted in early 2015, My Everything had sold nearly 600,000 copies.

As that album's cycle wound down, Grande guest-starred on Ryan Murphy's campy slasher series Scream Queens and she also recorded another holiday EP, Christmas & Chill. In October 2015, Grande released the single "Focus," which debuted at number seven on the Hot 100 and was certified platinum the following January. That February, she announced her third album, Dangerous Woman, and released the album's title track as a single in March. The song hit number eight on the Hot 100, making Grande the first artist to have the lead single from each of her first three albums debut in the Top Ten. Featuring collaborations with Macy Gray, Future, and Nicki Minaj, the album appeared in May 2016 and debuted at number two. It eventually went platinum, helped by a trio of Top Ten hits and a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album. Grande began 2017 by duetting with John Legend on "Beauty and the Beast," the title track for Disney's live-action remake of their 1991 animated classic. She then mounted her Dangerous Woman Tour, performing across North America and Europe during the first half of 2017.

Tragedy struck on May 22, 2017, when a suicide bomber attacked Grande's concert at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Grande returned to performing on June 4, when she held a star-studded charity concert called One Love Manchester to aid the victims of the bombing. Following the show, she resumed the Dangerous Woman Tour, which concluded in Hong Kong that September.

In April 2018, Grande kicked off promotion for her fourth album, Sweetener, by issuing the single "No Tears Left to Cry," which debuted at number three on the Hot 100. She then collaborated with several other artists like Nicki Minaj and Troye Sivan before releasing Sweetener. She released the single "Thank U, Next" for her 5th studio album later that year in November. The single became Grande's first #1 on the Hot 100 subsequently, and also broke many streaming records.

Top Track "Ariana Grande"

Problem - Ariana Grande

Problem

356,930
2,599,063
Break Free - Ariana Grande

Break Free

326,151
2,563,929
One Last Time - Ariana Grande

One Last Time

302,367
3,270,820
Love Me Harder - Ariana Grande

Love Me Harder

291,770
2,642,486
Into You - Ariana Grande

Into You

250,234
3,964,770
Side To Side - Ariana Grande

Side To Side

224,980
2,208,559
No Tears Left To Cry - Ariana Grande

No Tears Left To Cry

214,932
5,403,281
Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande

Dangerous Woman

212,215
3,013,437
Thank U, Next - Ariana Grande

Thank U, Next

206,904
4,435,061
Santa Tell Me - Ariana Grande

Santa Tell Me

189,534
1,006,102
God is a Woman - Ariana Grande

God is a Woman

166,754
3,761,085
The Way - Ariana Grande

The Way

158,808
989,909
Focus - Ariana Grande

Focus

151,067
1,435,007
7 rings - Ariana Grande

7 rings

141,806
2,874,684
breathin - Ariana Grande

breathin

137,224
2,263,447
Be Alright - Ariana Grande

Be Alright

124,458
1,550,066
Imagine - Ariana Grande

Imagine

112,486
1,512,755
Everyday - Ariana Grande

Everyday

104,222
1,074,152
Best Mistake - Ariana Grande

Best Mistake

102,683
579,108
Greedy - Ariana Grande

Greedy

100,753
1,351,173
My Everything - Ariana Grande

My Everything

100,191
721,010
Why Try - Ariana Grande

Why Try

97,783
931,602
Baby I - Ariana Grande

Baby I

95,071
994,395
Problem (feat. Iggy Azalea) - Ariana Grande

Problem (feat. Iggy Azalea)

92,394
1,845,992
Let Me Love You - Ariana Grande

Let Me Love You

90,332
752,435
Honeymoon Avenue - Ariana Grande

Honeymoon Avenue

88,634
852,258
Moonlight - Ariana Grande

Moonlight

88,303
938,010
Sweetener - Ariana Grande

Sweetener

85,425
886,230
everytime - Ariana Grande

everytime

83,159
1,112,832
Intro - Ariana Grande

Intro

80,719
696,524
R.E.M - Ariana Grande

R.E.M

77,449
869,780
Touch It - Ariana Grande

Touch It

77,111
1,266,713
Needy - Ariana Grande

Needy

76,997
604,259
Be My Baby - Ariana Grande

Be My Baby

75,815
550,150
Nasa - Ariana Grande

Nasa

75,660
620,446
Tattooed Heart - Ariana Grande

Tattooed Heart

75,241
686,591
Bad Decisions - Ariana Grande

Bad Decisions

74,888
899,162
Bloodline - Ariana Grande

Bloodline

74,541
659,656
Pete Davidson - Ariana Grande

Pete Davidson

73,811
753,642
Thinking Bout You - Ariana Grande

Thinking Bout You

72,056
921,296
Bad Idea - Ariana Grande

Bad Idea

71,376
559,142
Sometimes - Ariana Grande

Sometimes

71,064
802,976
Goodnight n Go - Ariana Grande

Goodnight n Go

71,054
942,019
Break Free (feat. Zedd) - Ariana Grande

Break Free (feat. Zedd)

70,839
1,453,085
Fake Smile - Ariana Grande

Fake Smile

69,656
519,190