Full biography of Ariana Grande - childhood, career, success
Ariana Grande - Singer, actress, songwriter and record producer who became a pop music sensation in 2013! Some of her most famous hits are "Problem", "Bang Bang", "Dangerous Woman" and "Thank U, Next" - often heard on the radio and remain relevant to this day! It can be said that Grande was born with a microphone in her hands: for the first time she went on stage as a child! At the age of 15 she played in a Broadway production, after which she became a TV star Nickelodeon — adored by millions of viewers Kat from the comedy series "Sam & Cat"! After her TV success, Grande plunged headlong into music, topping the charts with her debut Yours Truly... Then followed the work My Everything, Dangerous Woman and others, and all of them only continued the singer's grand procession to the top of the charts ... She is the quintessential pop star of the second half 2010s years, conveying the spirit and style of that era. Critics call her "heir to the throne of Mariah Carey" - partly due to her powerful vocals ... So: let's look at the rich biography of this pop star in more detail!
Early years and first steps
A talented actress, a strong singer and just a huge soul person, Ariana Grande was born in the summer of 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida, in the family of a graphic designer Edward Buter and business lady Joan Grande. The girl was addicted to music and acting from an early age: Ariana made her way to the stage of the local theater even before she became a teenager!
However, the most important moment in her development was participation in a Broadway production called "13": 15-year-old Grande played Charlotte, and it was this early role of her that caused recognition, and also brought the award of the National Youth Theater Association to the treasury of the aspiring artist ... By the way: the production itself was dedicated to life in New York.
Success on Nickelodeon
A little later, Grande will become the idol of millions of teenagers around the world - playing the role Kat Valentine in the sitcom Victorious (as well as in its spin-off "Sam and Kat"), Ariana becomes an integral part of the Nickelodeon channel! His bright role in the sitcom "Victorious" Grande played flawlessly! In the story, the friends are students at a performing arts school, and Grande played a goofy aspiring singer and actress named Kat Valentine…
Later character Kat Valentine will also appear in a comedy series "Sam and Kat" (the role of Sam was played by Jennette McCurdy), however ... very soon rumors leaked to the media that Ariana not happy with this experience... So, after some time - being on the wave of success - the series ended abruptly.
Ariana's musical career has begun in 2011 from the soundtrack Music from Victorious. Two years later, Grande released her debut album Yours Truly: the record instantly became the leader Billboard 200, and the main single from it - "The Way" - entered the top ten Billboard Hot 100! Then critics began to compare the rising star with the charming Carey, calling her "the heir to the throne of Mariah ..." And indeed: Ariana has a very powerful vocal range, very reminiscent of Carey's range!
As for the album, Yours Truly became a huge success for Grande: this is undoubtedly one of her best works, which brought her immense popularity ... Thanks to the success of this work, Ariana entered the list 15 female artists in historywho topped the music charts with their debut album! In general, Yours Truly sold worldwide 500 thousand copies…
The second album was My Everything, released a year later: the record was in the lead in the United States, and also broke into the top 10 in more than 20 other countries! The song became a hit single Problem:
Later, Ariana went on her first world tour ... And even later, in 2016, the light saw Dangerous Woman - an album that, although it did not become a leader, nevertheless took an honorable second place in Billboard 200. In 2017, Grande went on tour in support of the record, however ... she could not even imagine how it would turn out.
The infamous "Dangerous Woman" tour
A great tragedy happened in Manchester, England, immediately after Ariana ended her show... A suicide bomber detonated a bomb at the exit of the concert hall: more than a hundred people were injured, more than twenty died... Ariana Grande was shocked by what happened, because of which her tour was suspended. The singer was afraid, and her fear was understandable ... Only a few weeks later she would return to Manchester again to play a charity concert ... On that day, June 4, they performed on the same stage with her Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams and others... Before the concert, Ariana personally visited the fans who were injured during her last concert.
Even a year later, the artist was still unable to recover from what had happened ... Here is what Grande said during her interview with British Vogue:
“It’s hard to talk about it - so many people suffered such heavy, colossal losses ... I don’t think I’ll ever learn to talk about it and not cry.”
As of June 2017 music videos of the year Ariana Grande have been viewed online over nine billion times! And her awards include three American Music Awards, three MTV Europe Music Awards, MTV Video Music Award and four Grammy Award nominations. Three of her albums have been certified RIAA Platinum. She supports a number of charities and has a large following on social media. In 2016, Time included Ariana in their list 100 most influential people in the world…