Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Ariana Grande having her full name as Ariana Grande-Butera, was born on 26 June, 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida. She is the daughter of Joan Grande, the chief executive officer of Hose-McCann Communications, a telephone and alarm system company and Edward Butera, a graphic design firm owner in Boca Raton. Ariana, Frankie Grande who is an entertainer and producer is her older half-brother. She is an American singer and actress. She began her career in 2008 in the Broadway musical 13, before playing the role of Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television series Victorious, and in the Spinoff Sam & Cat until 2014. She has also appeared in other theatre and television roles and has lent her voice to animated television and films.
Grande’s music career began in 2011 with the soundtrack Music from Victorious. In 2013, she released her first studio album Yours Truly, which entered atop the US Billboard 200. The album’s lead single, “The Way”, opened in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, with critics comparing her wide vocal range to that of Mariah Carey.
As of June 2017, Grande’s music videos had been viewed a total of more than eight billion times online. Her accolades include three American Music Awards, three MTV Europe Music Awards, an MTV Video Music Award and four Grammy Award nominations. All three of her albums have been certified platinum by the RIAA. She has supported a range of charities and has a large following on social media. In 2016, Time named Grande one of the 100 most influential people in the world on their annual list.