BIOGRAPHY OF ARIANA GRANDE

Ariana Grande-Butera born on June 26, 1993, in Boca Raton,  Florida is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. 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.  She is of Italian descent and sometimes refers to herself as an Italian American. She also has an older half-brother, Frankie Grande, an entertainer, and producer.

Education

Ariana Grande attended pine crest school and North Broward preparatory school.

Career

Grande‘s career right from when she was a  child at the age of 8. She started first with filming and theatre before she rose to prominence for her role as Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television series, Victorious(2010-2013) and in its spin-off,  Sam&Cat (2013-2014).

By age 13, she became and started developing a serious interest in pursuing a music career,  although at that she still concentrated on theatre before she finally quit acting to go into music.  Grande recorded songs for the soundtrack of victorious and signed with Republic Records in 2011 after the label’s executives discovered videos of her covering songs that she uploaded onto  YouTube. Grande recorded her first studio album “Yours Truly “, which was released on August 30, 2013, and debuted at number one on the U. S billboard 200 albums chart,  with 138,000 copies sold in its first week.  Her other albums include My Everything (2014), Dangerous woman (2016), Sweetener (2018) and Thank u, Next (2019). Grande also has a lot of career influences that motivated her to pursue music such as Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey as major vocal influences.  Others include;  Gloria Estefan, Beyonce, etc.  Grande has recorded and released over 100 songs under her albums and has associated & collaborated with other top musicians such as Big Sean,  Mac Miller, Nicki Minaj, Pharrell Williams, etc.  Some of her songs include;  love me harder,  bang bang, problem, the way, etc.

Achievements/ Awards

Grande has received various accolades,  including one Grammy Award, one Brit Award,  two Billboard Music Award, and three American Music. She has amassed over 30 billion streams on streaming solo female on the latter two.  An influential figure on social media, she is an outspoken feminist and supporter of LGBT rights. In February 2019, she became the most followed woman on Instagram. Time named Grande as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016 and 2019, and Billboard recognized her as the “ woman of the year” in 2018. She is also a renowned philanthropist.

Marriage / Family / Relationship

Ariana Grande is not yet married and has no child.  She has been in past relationships with Graham Phillips,  Pete Davidson, and Mac Miller

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