Born in Boca Raton, Florida on the 26th of June 1993, Ariana Grande-Butera is a growing American actress, philanthropist and a singer. Her musical career began in 2011 with the Broadway Musical 13 and her favourite musical genres are Pop and R&B.
Ariana Grande mother, Joan Grande is the chief executive officer of Hose-McCann Communications, a communications outfit in USA. On the other hand, her father, Edward Butera owns a graphic design company in Boca Raton. Her family moved down to Florida from New York just before she was born and got separated when she was about 9 years old.
Grande also has an elder half-brother whose name is Frankie Grande. He’s also an actor, a dancer and a producer.
Grande was a Roman Catholic until she cited church’s stance on homosexuality as being against her brother’s sexual orientation. Some of her songs have particularly drummed supports for LGBT. She had a relationship with Graham Phillips, a fellow actor between 2008 and 2011. After that, she dated Jai Brooks between 2012 and 2013. She also dated a former musical collaborator, Big Sean in 2015 after her relationship with Jai Brooks hit the rock.
Grande has been involved in singing and acting from childhood but got serious with it and took deliberate steps at making it a career at the age of 13. She attended PineCrest School and the North Broward Preparatory School while growing up.
Ariana Grande has been involved in music and acting from childhood. She played her first official role as Annie and was part of the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theatre while growing up. Grande has also performed in the musicals, The Wizard of Oz and the Beauty and the Beast.
She performed at a karaoke lounge on a ship with orchestras like South Florida’s Philharmonic, Florida Sunshine Pops and Symphonic Orchestras while she was only 8. Her first song to be aired on the national television was The Star-Spangled Banner for the Florida Panthers.
At 13, Grande met with her managers at Los Angeles and explained that she planned to have an R&B album at 14. They, however, didn’t think such a job will fly with a 14 years. She went on to win her first national award, a National Youth Theatre Association Award at 15 in 2008. This came from her cast in the supporting role, Cheerleader Charlotte in the musical 13, Broadway. About the same time, she was also singing at the New York City jazz club, Birdland.
She eventually left the North Broward Preparatory School and joined the musical. Although she was still enrolled in the school even while not physically on ground and was sent materials to use at her private arrangement.
In 2009, Ariana Grande auditioned for the Nickelodeon show, Victorious in New York. Some of his performing arts works at the high school also helped in enhancing Grande image as a teen idol. The most popular of these roles at the high school being that of Cat Valentine but Grande was already passionate about music than acting.
Eventually, her music career began officially in 2011 with the soundtrack Music from the Victorious. She released her first studio album, Yours Truly in 2013 after signing a record contract with the Republic Records. The record turned out as No.1 on the US Billboard 200.
The lead single on the album, The Way, also debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard 100. She was immediately recognised as one of the best in the industry.
Her success story continued with the second studio album. Her album, My Everything which was released in 2014 also went to debut at No. 1 in the US and also did excellently internationally. Many of the singles from the album like “Problem”, “Break Free”, “Love Me Harder” and “Bang Bang” also top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 for several months. It ended up with the most top 10 singles in 2014.
Grande spent 2015, promoting the album with her first world tour, The Honeymoon Tour. Fox comedy horror television series star, Scream Queens was part of the tour.
Her single, Focus was also a huge success both in the United States and across the world. Her third studio album, Dangerous Woman was released 2016. The success of this third album on the Billboard Hot 100 made Grande the first singer to have had each of her first three albums at the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.
To explain the massive appreciation and acceptance she’s enjoyed over the year, Grande’s music videos have been viewed more than 7 billion times on the internet. That record would have increased now as that was for January 2017.
Her planned tour of the North America and Europe for 2017 has already started in February 3rd, 2017. It is expected to end by June in Europe.
Nominations and Awards
Some of the Awards already won by Grande are 3 American Music Awards, an MTV Video Music Award, nominations for 4 Grammy Awards and won 3 MTV Europe Music Awards. She was also named as one of the most influential people on the earth by Time in 2016 and has had all her album certified as platinum by RIAA.
Grande has also received 7 Billboard Music Award nominations and was the winner of Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Award in 2014 for favorite TV Actress for her role on Sam & Cat.
She has also won two other Kids’ Choice Awards and another People’s Choice Award. Other awards she’s won are: Breakthrough Artist of the Year award, Bambi Awards, IHeartRadio Music Awards, Billboard Women in Music Award, half a dozen Teen Choice Awards and a number of other awards.
Social Media and Snapchat Presence
Ariana Grande enjoys a large number of followers on the social media. On Istagram, her account is officially the 4th most followed. With 96.2 million followers, she’s simply soaring on Instagram. Her Instagram id is @arianagrande.
She’s also present on Twitter with thousands of followers and her Id is @ArianaGrade. Her Facebook account with the id @arianagrande also has over 31 million followers.
However, her Snapchat account is a bit different from the rest. Ariana Grande’s Snapchat Id is @moonlightbae and has been used to share many of her private time while she was singing or chatting with friends.
One thing you will always find on Grande’s Snapchat page is energy. She’s is full of energy and activities. If you want to have a feel of that, add her up on @moonlightbae and enjoy the fun.
What is Ariana Grande’s Snapchat Name?
Ariana Grande’s snapchat username is moonlightbae.