Ariana Grande Biography
Ariana Grande-Butera, born June 26, 1993, better known as Ariana Grande, is a renowned American singer, songwriter, and actress. She has garnered praise from reviewers and the media for her four-octave vocal range and distinctive use of the whistle register. Media coverage of her personal life and music has been extensive.
|Full Name:||Ariana Grande-Butera|
|Date of Birth:||June 26, 1993|
|Place of Birth:||Boca Raton, Florida|
|Occupation:||Actress and Singer|
|Husband/Spouse||Dalton Gomez (m. 2021)|
|Net Worth||$200 million|
Early Life and Education
Grande was born Ariana Grande-Butera on June 26, 1993, in Boca Raton, Florida, to graphic designer Edward Butera and businesswoman Joan Grande. She began singing and acting at a young age and quickly rose through the ranks of the local theater scene.
She has an older half-brother, who is an entertainer and producer by name, Frankie Grande, and she has a close relationship with her maternal grandmother, Marjorie Grande.
Her parents divorced when she was eight or nine years old, and her family relocated from New York to Florida before her birth.
Her big break came in 2008, when she was 15 years old and landed the role of Charlotte in the Broadway production of 13, a play about growing up in New York City. Grande won a National Youth Theatre Association Award for her early role.
Two years later, she appeared in the musical Cuba Libre and had a small role on a TV show called The Battery’s Down.
Grande landed her breakout role in the Nickelodeon series Victorious. Victorious was set at a performing arts high school, and Grande was cast as a goofy aspiring singer-actress named Cat Valentine.
While busy with the show, Grande nevertheless pursued a musical career, making her first appearance on a record with the Victorious soundtrack.
And in 2011, Grande released the single “Put Your Hearts Up,” a pop song aimed at the hearts of her young Victorious audience.
The show’s devoted fan base voted Victorious Favorite TV Show at the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards.
When Victorious went off the air in 2012, Grande’s character Cat Valentine survived. She went to star in the Nick spin-off Sam & Cat, co-starring iCarly’s Jennette McCurdy.
Sam & Cat wasn’t on long when rumors began to swirl that Grande wasn’t particularly enjoying the experience, and the show came to an abrupt end after 35 episodes (2013-14).
Songs and Albums
“The Way” was Grande’s first single from her debut album, Yours Truly, which also included the hits “Baby I” and “Right There.”
The album, produced by Babyface, featured a maturing Grande as well as 1990s soul influences from pop diva Mariah Carey.
My Everything, released in 2014, sold 169,000 copies in its first week and debuted at No. 1. The single “Problem,” featuring Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, debuted at No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and sold over 400,000 copies upon its release.
“Break Free” by Zedd and “Love Me Harder” by The Weeknd followed, both reaching the top of the charts.
Grande collaborated with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj on the Summer 2014 single “Bang Bang,” which debuted at No. 6 and peaked at No. 3 in the United States.
Another hit single from the album was “One Last Time,” which peaked at number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Grande’s My Everything album had three hit singles on the Billboard chart at the same time.
Grande released a holiday album, Christmas & Chill, in 2015, as well as the single “Focus,” which debuted at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100.
Dangerous Woman, her third album, was released in February 2016, and the title track debuted at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 that March. With the success of the song, she made music history by becoming the first artist to have the lead singles from her first three albums debut in the Top 10.
Grande returned to the charts in April 2018 with “No Tears Left to Cry,” a catchy, upbeat response to the Manchester concert bombing the previous year.
In June, she released the dance track “The Light Is Coming,” which featured Minaj; in mid-July, she released the sultry “God Is a Woman,” and in September, she released “Breathin.”
Her highly anticipated album Sweetener, which debuted in mid-August, included the four releases, as well as a track about her whirlwind romance with Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson.
Sweetener’s overall success resulted in her first Grammy win, for Best Pop Vocal Album, in February 2019.
Grande quickly returned to the studio to begin work on her fifth studio album, Thank U, Next. The title track debuted in early November 2018, with another chart-topper, “7 Rings,” following in January 2019. The album was released in February to critical acclaim.
In April 2019, the 25-year-old songstress proved her star power by becoming the youngest performer ever to headline Coachella and only the fourth woman to do so.
Her recent collaborations include “Rule the World” with 2 Chainz, “Monopoly” with Victoria Monét, and “Boyfriend” with Social House.
Later that year, Grande collaborated with Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey on the Charlie’s Angels soundtrack single “Don’t Call Me Angel.”
Grande’s collaborations continued into 2020, with her collaboration with Justin Bieber on “Stuck With U” reaching the Billboard top spot in May before she joined Lady Gaga for “Rain on Me” later that month.
Grande released positions in October 2020, her third album in just two years, to generally positive reviews.
In 2015, she returned to television with a guest appearance on Scream Queens, and in 2016, she made a cameo appearance in Zoolander 2.
In December 2016, she appeared as Tracy Turnblad’s best friend, Penny Pingleton, in NBC’s Hairspray Live!
Grande has also become a popular Saturday Night Live host, bringing her musical and acting talents to the show, including uncanny impersonations of fellow pop divas Britney Spears, Shakira, Rihanna, Celine Dion, and Whitney Houston in a Tidal-spoofing skit.
Among her many accolades, Grande has won the following:
- Six iHeartRadio Music Awards
- Five MTV Video Music Awards
- Three American Music Awards.
- 12 Grammy nominations and one win.
Grande revealed her relationship with “The Way” collaborator Mac Miller in August 2016. After nearly two years of dating, the couple called it quits in May 2018.
“I adore and respect him and am eternally grateful to have him in my life in any form, at any time, regardless of how our relationship evolves or what the universe has in store for each of us!” Grande made the announcement on Instagram.
People magazine confirmed the singer’s engagement to SNL’s Davidson, her boyfriend of several weeks, on June 11, 2018.
Following that, attention was focused on their affectionate social media posts directed at one another, but the couple found themselves in an awkward position when footage of Davidson making a joke about the Manchester concert bombing months earlier surfaced.
Grande was devastated by Miller’s death in September 2018 from an accidental drug overdose, which appeared to have impacted her relationship with Davidson. The singer and comedian divorced in October 2018.
Grande then dated Mikey Foster of Social House before starting a relationship with real estate agent Dalton Gomez.
After 11 months of dating, Grande announced their engagement on December 20, 2020. They married in a private ceremony at her home in Montecito, California, on May 15, 2021.
Ariana Grande Net Worth
Ariana Grande is a prominent American singer and songwriter who has amassed an estimated net worth of around $200 million.