Ariana Grande is an American singer and actress who has been making waves world over for her singing prowess. Since a very young age she participated in plays and sang at public events, and gradually decided that she wants to do this all her life. Her first tryst with the world of entertainment was through the ‘Broadway’ musicals ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘The Wizard of Oz’. She was also a part of the ensemble of various television shows, but later Ariana Grande decided to devote her attention mostly towards music.
Her debut album ‘Yours Truly’ shattered several records and ruled the ‘Billboard Top 100’ chart for several weeks. Several hundred thousand copies of this album were sold and eventually Ariana Grande went on to become a huge star. She released a few more albums later and all of them managed to garner both commercial and critical acclaim. Ariana Grande-Butera was born to Joan Grande and Edward Butera on 26 June 1993 in Florida, United States. While her father owned a graphic design firm, her mother was the CEO of ‘Horse-McCann Communications’. Ariana’s parents had relocated to Florida from New York when her mother Joan was pregnant with her. She pursued her primary education at ‘Pine Crest School’ and ‘North Broward Preparatory School’.
Since a very young age, Ariana Grande was very fond of acting and had even worked on two plays, namely ‘Beauty And The Beast’ and ‘The Wizard Of Oz’. She was seen on national television at a young age singing ‘The Star Spangled Banner’. To pursue her dreams, Ariana Grande travelled to Los Angeles at the age of 13 with a desire to record an R&B album. However, the managers of record labels didn’t take her too seriously and thought she’s too young. She also bagged a supporting role in the musical ‘13’, which was staged at the famous Broadway theatre. She discontinued her studies for a brief period to work on ‘13’.
She is the half-sister of actor Frankie Grande, who has been making waves for his great acting and dancing skills.
Although Ariana Grande has been a follower of Christianity since her younger days, she is a staunch follower of Judaism too.
The media has spoken about Ariana Grande’s life quite often. Apparently, she has dated actor Graham Phillips and comedian Jai Brooks in the past. Quite recently, she was seeing musician Big Sean, who collaborated with her on several musical endeavours.