Ariana Grande

By: Michelle Chan

Biography

Ariana Grande was born in Boca Raton, Florida on June 26, 1993. She began performing at a very young age. When she was 15-years-old, she got a part in the musical, 13, on broadway as the role of Charlotte. In 2010, she got casted to be in Victorious as Cat.

Training/Education

Ariana’s vocal coach was Eric Vetro. She attended North Broward Preparatory School.


Albums Released

Her first album, Yours Truly was released on August 30, 2013. Her second album called, My Everything was released on August 22, 2014.

Major Shows

Her first tour was called, The Listening Sessions and her first worldwide tour was called, The Honeymoon Tour.

Who influenced her career? Who does she look up to?

Gloria Estafan, a Latin singer, was the person who influenced Ariana's career by telling her that she should follow her dreams after she heard Ariana sing. She looked up to Judy Garland.

Awards

She won the National Youth Theatre Association Award, The Most Performed Songs category in The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers in 2015, The New Artist of The Year in The AMAs in 2013, Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist in The AMAs in 2015, Best Newcomer in The Bambi Awards in 2014, Best Newcomer in the Billboard Mid-Year Awards in 2013, Best Televised Performance in the Billboard Mid-Year Awards in 2014, Rising Star in The Billboard Women in Music Awards in 2014, Best International Artist, Best Duet, Best International Hit, and Best Collaboration in the Capricho Awards in 2013 and 2014, Young Influencer Award 2014 and Best Collaboration 2015 in The iHeartRadio Music Awards, Best Song 2013 and Best Female Artist 2014 in The MTV Europe Music Awards, Global Instagrammer of The Year 2015 and International Hit of The Year 2015 in The MTV Millennial Awards, and much more.

Interesting Facts

  • Ariana is allergic to bananas, shellfish, cats, dark chocolate, and some cough medications

  • She is a hypoglycemic which means that her blood sugar gets low

  • Her favorite colors are periwinkle blue, marshmallow white, sea foam green, and coral or pale pink.

  • She has five dogs

  • Ariana’s favorite candies are Smarties and Razzles

  • She is a vegetarian

  • She believes that everything happens for a reason

  • She started performing when she was 8 years old

  • Ariana has seven small tattoos

Quote

“You have to be thankful and I think being in this business is one of the most important things is to give back because there’s no better feeling than knowing that your work is being appreciated by people.”
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Ariana Grande - One Last Time (Lyric Video)