Ariana Grande-Butera (born June 26, 1993), known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American recording artist and actress. She began her career singing on a cruise ship, at sporting events and with various orchestras in South Florida. She appeared in the Broadway musical 13, before landing the role of Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon television series Victorious in 2009. After the show ended, Grande rose to prominence as a teen idol on her own spinoff, Sam & Cat, along with iCarly actress Jennette McCurdy.
As she kept herself busy with television, Grande began to pursue a musical career appearing on the soundtrack, Music from Victorious (2011), and subsequently signed a recording contract withRepublic Records. She successfully launched a music career after the release of her debut studio album, Yours Truly (2013), which debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200. The albums lead single, “The Way”, became a top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with critics comparing her wide vocal range to Mariah Carey.
Grande developed a maturing image while promoting her second studio album, My Everything(2014), which became her second consecutive number-one album in the United States. The album produced the successful tracks “Problem” and “Break Free”.
Ariana Grande has performed at many concert venues and festivals, including Coachella in 2019.
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Without further ado, Ariana Grande’s top 5 tracks of all time:
5. Ariana Grande – thank u, next
4. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left to Cry
3. Ariana Grande – 7 rings
2. Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj – Side To Side
1. Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj – Bang Bang
Bonus: Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande – Rain On Me