Artist: Ariana Grande Biography

22 Apr 2010, 15:54  72,855,051  985,697

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

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 thank u, next for her 5th studio album later that year in November. thank u, next became Ariana's first #1 on the Hot 100 subsequently, and also broke many streaming records.

Top Track "Ariana Grande"

Problem - Ariana Grande

Problem

345,471
2,506,398
Break Free - Ariana Grande

Break Free

314,008
2,442,944
One Last Time - Ariana Grande

One Last Time

282,929
3,043,917
Love Me Harder - Ariana Grande

Love Me Harder

277,178
2,504,194
Into You - Ariana Grande

Into You

229,594
3,596,326
Side To Side - Ariana Grande

Side To Side

206,965
2,005,047
Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande

Dangerous Woman

195,163
2,783,695
No Tears Left To Cry - Ariana Grande

No Tears Left To Cry

178,808
4,567,095
The Way - Ariana Grande

The Way

148,917
914,451
Focus - Ariana Grande

Focus

145,642
1,376,576
God is a Woman - Ariana Grande

God is a Woman

134,764
2,947,437
Santa Tell Me - Ariana Grande

Santa Tell Me

124,880
588,421
Be Alright - Ariana Grande

Be Alright

113,217
1,421,550
breathin - Ariana Grande

breathin

103,937
1,483,294
Best Mistake - Ariana Grande

Best Mistake

95,139
527,396
My Everything - Ariana Grande

My Everything

94,564
671,080
Everyday - Ariana Grande

Everyday

94,203
973,087
Why Try - Ariana Grande

Why Try

91,621
871,147
Problem (feat. Iggy Azalea) - Ariana Grande

Problem (feat. Iggy Azalea)

90,930
1,824,489
Greedy - Ariana Grande

Greedy

90,007
1,211,285
Baby I - Ariana Grande

Baby I

88,790
950,285
Thank U, Next - Ariana Grande

Thank U, Next

85,969
1,307,837
Honeymoon Avenue - Ariana Grande

Honeymoon Avenue

81,692
796,188
Let Me Love You - Ariana Grande

Let Me Love You

80,424
667,772
Moonlight - Ariana Grande

Moonlight

78,302
826,082
Intro - Ariana Grande

Intro

74,491
627,853
Tattooed Heart - Ariana Grande

Tattooed Heart

69,644
646,647
Be My Baby - Ariana Grande

Be My Baby

69,643
497,501
Break Free (feat. Zedd) - Ariana Grande

Break Free (feat. Zedd)

69,186
1,427,862
Touch It - Ariana Grande

Touch It

68,820
1,131,570
Bad Decisions - Ariana Grande

Bad Decisions

67,148
811,819
Sweetener - Ariana Grande

Sweetener

66,597
635,172
everytime - Ariana Grande

everytime

66,139
786,556
Thinking Bout You - Ariana Grande

Thinking Bout You

63,775
806,916
Sometimes - Ariana Grande

Sometimes

63,405
722,643
Right There - Ariana Grande

Right There

61,365
433,168
R.E.M - Ariana Grande

R.E.M

61,197
622,528
Piano - Ariana Grande

Piano

60,382
516,291
Pete Davidson - Ariana Grande

Pete Davidson

58,507
554,466
Only 1 - Ariana Grande

Only 1

58,028
440,238
I Don't Care - Ariana Grande

I Don't Care

57,191
448,816
Daydreamin' - Ariana Grande

Daydreamin'

56,574
424,435
Goodnight n Go - Ariana Grande

Goodnight n Go

55,308
664,453