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Biography of Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande is an American singer and actress with an unusual voice. Despite her young age, she managed to win the hearts of thousands of teenage fans around the world. She began her professional career as a child on the Nickelodeon channel, and now she records albums, plays in films, TV series and theater.
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Ariana Grande’s childhood
Ariana Grande-Butera was born in a small town on the east coast of Florida, Boca Raton, on June 26, 1993. Parents Joan Grande and Edward Butera instilled in their children a love of art from an early age. Ariana’s older brother, Frankie, became a successful actor and producer and is now his younger sister’s agent.
Ariana Grande as a child
Ariana was not even four years old when her parents sent the girl to the musical theater “Little Palm Theatre”, and after 4 years she made her debut on television, performing the US anthem. During this period, Ariana got her first role in the musical “Annie”, and later in the productions of “The Wizard of Oz” and “Beauty and the Beast”.
At the age of 13, Ariana Grande seriously thought about a musical career
At the age of 13, the girl seriously thought about a musical career and began to pull up her vocals from the famous Hollywood teacher Eric Vetro, who was voiced by many American stars – Pink, Katy Perry and Jason Derulo. After the master classes, Eric gave positive recommendations to Ariana, and her older brother took up her career.
In 2007, the girl flew to Los Angeles to meet with managers, saying she wanted to record an R&B album. She was refused, and then Ariana returned to acting and in 2008 successfully passed the casting for the role of Charlotte in Jason Robert Brown’s Broadway musical 13. Grande’s acting debut was highly acclaimed by critics and awarded her the National Youth Theater Association Award. Participation in the production did not allow Ariana to continue her studies at the North Broward preparatory school, so the young actress received educational materials at home and studied with tutors.
Ariana Grande in the musical 13
Ariana’s successful debut attracted the attention of directors and casting producers. In 2010, the girl received a role on the Nickelodeon channel in the television series Victoria Victorious, directed by Dan Schneider. For the role of Kat Valentine, Ariana had to radically change her appearance, and from a pretty brown-haired actress turned into a fiery beauty with purple hair. Then Ariana was afraid that fans would turn away from her because of such changes in her appearance, but the fans accepted the new image of the actress with a bang.
Ariana Grande in the TV series Victoria Victorious
In the same year, Ariana began performing with Colleen Ballinger, known on the Internet as the comedic character Miranda Sings, at the Birdland nightclub in New York. In 2011, fans were able to see Ariana in Grayson Chance’s video for the song “Unfriend You”, where, according to the plot, Grande played the singer’s ex-lover. The music industry has long attracted Ariana, and in the same year, the 18-year-old artist released her debut album, Put Your Hearts Up. In the shortest possible time, the disc found its audience and became incredibly popular among American youth.
At the same time, the girl continued to participate in the work on the series: in the sitcom Winx Club: Fairy School, Ariana voiced the role of Princess Diaspro. Grande’s puppet appearance and voice also attracted production directors – in 2012, the girl got the role of Snow White in the production of Snow White’s Christmas.
Ariana Grande in “A Snow White Christmas”
During this period, the series “Victorious” was closed, and Ariana was offered to star in the sequel sitcom “Sam and Cat”.
Ariana Grande in the sitcom “Sam and Cat”
Music and filming began to intertwine more and more: in 2013, the girl released two new studio albums at once: Yours Truly and Christmas Kisses. Critics noted that Grande’s voice became deeper and more “adult”, which expanded her vocal abilities.
Since 2014, Ariana has become an activist in the Broadway in South Africa project.
Since 2014, Ariana has become an activist of the Broadway in South Africa project, in which the artist began to visit South Africa every year, where she gave free master classes in singing and choreography to local children.
At the beginning of 2015, Ariana went on a world tour in support of the next album “My Everything”. For the first 25 concerts alone, Grande earned more than $14 million, such a colossal success forced the organizers to extend the performances until the fall.
Ariana Grande during the world tour (New York, 2015)
On May 22, 2017, Ariana’s concert took place at the Manchester Stadium. A suicide bomber detonated a bomb in the lobby, killing 23 people and injuring 122 as a result of the incident. After these events, Ariana visited the victims in hospitals, and also organized a charity performance to raise funds for rehabilitation, where, in addition to her, such stars as Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, The Black Eyed Peas and Coldplay participated.
In the summer of 2018, Ariana released her fourth studio album, Sweetener, which hit number one on the Billboard 200 chart.
Ariana Grande’s personal life
Despite the fact that Ariana was brought up in a Catholic family, after the statement of Pope Benedict that all homosexuals (including her brother Frank) are sinners, the girl abandoned Christianity and began to follow the teachings of Kabbalah. In 2014, the girl was in a relationship with the American rapper Big Sean, but a year later the young people broke up. In the summer of 2015, Ariana began an affair with dancer Ricky Alvarez, but it was also short-lived and lasted a year.
Ariana Grande with Mac Miller
After two years, the singer met with rapper Mac Miller. Ariana later revealed that the relationship was abusive, which led to the breakup. 4 months after the breakup, Miller died due to a drug overdose.
Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson
In the spring of 2018, it became known about the romantic relationship between Grande and comedian Pete Davidson. In the summer of the same year, the couple got engaged, and the lovers planned the wedding for the next year, but their union did not live up to that moment. Pete and Ariana broke up in October 2018.
In 2024, Ariana posted a joint video Stuck with U with Justin Bieber. In some frames, she appeared with a young man, in which fans could see the realtor Dalton Gomez. The tabloids wrote that their romance had been going on for quite some time. It is known that Dalton was not only able to get along with the popular Ariana, but also communicates well with other celebrities, including Miley Cyrus.
Ariana’s new lover – Dalton Gomez
May 15, 2024 Ariadne and Dalton got married. The wedding came out modest – they celebrated in the singer’s mansion.
Ariana Grande now
In 2019, Ariana Grande received her first Grammy for “Sweetener”, which won Best Vocal Album by the jury. In the same year, the singer performed at the Coachella festival, performing several songs with Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber. In the same year, the singer presented a new album “Thank U, Next”, which included 12 new songs. Several singles from this disc managed to visit the first lines of the Billboard Hot 100. Ariana was also recognized as the most influential and productive artist according to Billboard and NME. Forbes also included the singer in the ranking of the highest paid. In the same period, Ariana became the face of the Givenchy fashion house.
2020 was no less productive for Grande – the singer released two new videos (“Stuck with U” with Bieber and “Rain On Me” with Lady Gaga). In addition, Ariana managed to star in an episode of the series Just Kidding with Jim Carrey, playing the role of the fairy of hope Picolla Grande.
It is also known that at the beginning of the year, Grande was embroiled in a conflict with rapper Josh Stone, who accused her of plagiarizing the song “7 Rings”. He found it similar to his own song “You Need It, I Got It”, written two years earlier.
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