Who Is Ariana Grande?
Whats Inside ?
Ariana Grande-Butera is an American singer. She is known for her wide vocal range, which has been constantly compared to the likes of Mariah Carey. Grande first started off as a theater actress, then became a teen star on Nickelodeon. After that, she transformed into a full-fledged pop star. Grande is also known for her philanthropism and charity work. She is also very influential on social networking sites, and was, for a short time, the most-followed artist on social networking app Instagram.
Career Focus: Singing, Songwriting, Acting (TV and theater)
Popular Works: Starred in Nickelodeon teen comedy series Victorious (from 2010-2013), iCarly (2011), Sam & Cat (2013-2014), and in the Fox Network series, Scream Queens (2015). Album releases include Yours Truly (2013), My Everything (2014), Dangerous Woman (2016), Sweetener (2018), and Thank U, Next (2019)
Date Of Birth: 26-06-1993
Current State & Country: New York City, New York, USA
Home State & Country: Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Weight: 104 lbs.
Net Worth Income: $50,000,000
Educational Credentials: Pine Crest School, North Broward Preparatory School
Grande’s favorite singers and influences include Mariah Carey, and Whitney Houston. She has a four-octave soprano vocal range, and the whistle register, causing comparisons between her and Carey. Grande’s voice has gained praise from singers like Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson, and Coldplay singer Chris Martin. She has also expressed support for the LGBTQ community with her lyrics and statements.
In an interview, Grande has stated that she suffers from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) after the terrorist attack during her Manchester concert. However, she has been receiving treatment from a mental health professional even before the incident happened.
Career History Of Ariana Grande:
From a young age, Grande has already been performing in several plays and theater productions. She was a part of the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater, and took part in several productions of The Wizard of Oz, Annie, and Beauty and the Beast. Grande made her first television debut by singing The Star-Spangled Banner during a Florida Panthers game. At the age of 13, she considered pursuing a musical career.
In 2009, Grande was cast in the Nickelodeon TV show, Victorious. Her character, a funny yet dim-witted singer named Cat Valentine, rose in popularity. Victorious, along with its spin-offs iCarly and Sam & Cat, helped cement Grande’s status as a teen idol. However, her heart was still set on pursuing a music career. Grande’s very first song was called ‘Put your hearts up’, released in 2011.
Grande officially released her debut album Yours Truly in 2013, which immediately debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart. Its lead single was ‘The Way’, a duet recorded by Grande and her then-boyfriend, Mac Miller. In 2014, she released her second album, My Everything. It featured the very catchy hit single, ‘Problem’, as well as other songs, ‘Break Free’, ‘Love Me Harder’, and ‘One Last Time’. Afterwards, Grande took another shot at acting with her role as Chanel no. 2 in the comedy-horror series, Scream Queens. This show aired on the Fox Network, and ran for two seasons.
In 2015, Grande released her third album, Dangerous Woman. Singles from that album included ‘Dangerous Woman’, and ‘Into You’. The album showcased a much more mature sound compared to her previous two works. Then Grande released her next album, Sweetener, in 2017. This was her first album since the bombing at her Manchester concert. It also won Grande her first Grammy Award, for Best Pop Vocal Album.
On November 2018, Grande officially announced that she was releasing her fifth album, Thank U, Next, in early 2019. So far, the album has released three singles – ‘Thank U, Next’, ‘7 Rings’, and ‘Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored’.
Personal Life Of Ariana Grande:
Grande was born on June 26, 1993, in Florida. Her father, Edward Butera, is a graphic design firm owner, while her mother, Joan Grande, is the CEO of Hose-McCann Communications. Her mother’s company specializes in creating safety and communication tools. Grande has a half-brother, Frankie, from her mother’s first marriage. Edward and Joan separated when Grande was nine years old.
Grande’s first relationship was with theater actor Graham Philips, whom she met on the set of her musical, 13. The two of them dated from 2008 to 2011. After that, she had a relationship with record producer and rapper, Mac Miller – Grande met him after recording a song with him for her album, called ‘The Way’. They lasted from 2016 to 2018. Not long after that, Grande started a relationship with comedian, actor, and Saturday Night Live cast member Pete Davidson. They got engaged a month after starting their relationship. They called it quits in October of the same year. Grande has also dated rapper Big Sean, dancer Ricky Alvarez, and Nathan Sykes, a member of British boyband, The Wanted.
Grande, along with half-brother, Frankie, were born Catholic – However, she has started practicing Kabbalah teachings during her career. She is of Italian descent, and considers herself an Italian-American.
Net Worth Of Ariana Grande:
We all know Grande sings about cash, jewelry, and living an expensive and fabulous life in her song ‘7 Rings’. But how much is she really worth? It seems like she has plenty of cash thanks to her successes. Grande is a very popular and bankable artist at the moment, making money from her albums and tours. In fact, 2017’s Dangerous Woman Tour made at least $71 billion, according to Billboard magazine. This meant that Grande had made an average of over $630,000 per concert – Most of them coming from merchandise.
Grande has also released several perfumes, named Sweet Like Candy, Ari, and Moonlight. The three fragrances all had combined sales of $150 million. She has also released a makeup line with MAC Cosmetics, donating 100% of the line’s proceeds to the MAC AIDS Fund. Other collaborations include a fashion line with Lipsy London.
And then there’s also her acting career – Grande supposedly made $9,000 per episode of her Nickelodeon show, Victorious. She has written several original songs for the show, earning her a total of $4,000.
Controversial News On The Life & Career Of Ariana Grande:
On May 22, 2017, a radical Islamist detonated a homemade bomb in the middle of Grande’s concert in Manchester, England. There were 23 fatalities (including the bomber), and over 800+ were injured. It was considered to be one of the deadliest attacks in the UK, after the London bombings in 2005. The attack changed Grande’s life forever. In response, she held a benefit concert in Manchester on June 4 of the same year, called One Love Manchester. The concert featured Grande and several other artists, such as Katy Perry, Coldplay, Miley Cyrus, Pharrell Williams, Justin Bieber, Take That, Liam Gallagher, Stevie Wonder, Little Mix, Niall Horan, and many more. The proceeds from the concert and ticket sales were donated to the victims of the attack, as well as the Red Cross. The concert was also livestreamed on Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook.
Rumors And Frequently Asked Questions About Ariana Grande:
In the early days of her career, there were rumors that Grande secretly battled an eating disorder. She has admitted through a Tumblr blog post that she did lose a bit of weight last year, but only because she started eating healthy and cut down the junk food and soda in her diet. Grande has stated that she was happy with the way she was before, and is still happy with the way she looks.