Ariana Grande is a singer-songwriter, actress and pop icon. She was born in 1993 in Florida, US. Her first album “Yours Truly” debuted at number one on the billboard chart making her the first woman to do that since Adele. She is best known for playing Cat Valentine (or Cat) on children’s sitcom called “Victorious”. She has also starred as the title role in the musical show called “Victoria justice: Victorious.” Aside from acting, she has also played many roles singing including Sam & Cat, The Mortal Instruments, Annie and others.
First album released date
On August 30th 2014 (the day before her birthday), she released her second studio album entitled” My Everything”. The lead single was called “Problem” which featured Iggy Azalea.
The album was leaked just hours before release, but Grande did not seem to mind. She released it with no advertising or promotion on TV or social media. According to her the record company did not have time to prepare for an interview so she decided to do it one day before the album release because she wanted “to be involved in telling people about my music”.
Achievements of Ariana Grande
The album includes some of her past hits including “Break Free”, “Love Me Harder”, and “Bang Bang”. The song “Best Mistake” features Big Sean whom also happens to be Ariana’s ex-boyfriend. Ariana sings about him on another song called “‘Til They Overcome Us.” The song is about losing someone due to addiction. Still on her musical career, Ariana has included many of her songs in movies including The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones and Pitch Perfect 2. Her song called “Be My Baby” was featured in the 2015 movie called “The Boy Next Door”.
Other than that, she has also won several awards including 2 Kids’ Choice Awards, 6 Teen Choice Awards, 1 American Music Award and many more. She also won an award for Best Female Video at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards for her hit single “Problem.”
Family of Ariana
Ariane Grande-Butera was born to parents Edward Butera and Joan Grande who are Italian Americans. They worked as business owners who founded ‘Luxury Eye Wear’. This brand earned them over $1 billion dollars till today. The entire family manages the business together which also includes Grande’s two siblings, a half brother Frankie and a half sister Tina.
When she turned eight years old she began taking singing lessons at ‘Franklin Liraz’ that developed her into a talented singer by teaching her how to sing opera. In addition, she started learning how to play the piano and the ‘B3’ organ. In 2008, Grande was cast as a cheerleader in her first musical show 13 on Broadway. By this time, she has been studying at North Broward Preparatory School from where she also graduated with honors.
Private life of Ariana
As for her private life she began dating comedian Jai Brooks in 2011 after they met on set of a show called ‘Victorious.’ They broke up while Grande was touring and promoting her first album. About seven months after the breakup, Grande was spotted with rapper Big Sean. They became engaged in April of 2015 but broke it off in early 2016 due to conflicting schedules and disagreements over their relationship. Shortly after that, Ariana has been hanging out with former “Victorious” co-star, Nathan Sykes from The Wanted.
In 2009, Grande auditioned for a role in a one-act teen musical titled ‘Seussical’ which later won the Grand Award at Theater Works National Competition – National Semi-Finals held at The Orpheum Theatre.
When Grande turned 17 years old she signed a contract with Republic Records and created her own production company named as ‘Cherry Tree’. As stated by Forbes Magazine in 2014, Ariana Grande ranks among the ten most successful young celebrities in America. She is also ranked among the 100 Most Powerful Women in Britain 2016.
Meanwhile, Grande’s net worth has reached $50 million with her musical career earnings. Some of her albums are Yours Truly (released in 2013), My Everything (2014), Dangerous Woman (2016) and Sweetener (2018). Aside from that she is also involved in acting which adds up to her wealth. Her credits include Victorious, Saturday Night Live, The Place Beyond The Pines and more than 30 other shows since 2015.
On August 25th 2018, Ariana Grande was at a concert in Manchester when a terrorist attack took place outside the arena after one of Grande’s concerts ended. This attack leaded to 22 deaths and 119 injuries. Grande was emotionally unstable after the incident, canceling several shows and delaying the release of her album ‘Sweetener’. After this incident Grande became more popular than ever.
Funding and donations
However, making money isn’t everything according to Ariana Grande. The singer has given donations to various charities including ‘The Florida Disaster Fund’, ‘Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund’ and more. Last year she made a donation of $500k for Hurricane Irma victims which were donated through United Way of Miami-Dade’s relief fund.
Ariana Grande began her professional recording career in 2011 with a self-titled debut album which sold over 137,000 units during its first week. Her sophomore release, Yours Truly, ultimately yielded six singles and peaked in the top 10 in more than 15 countries worldwide in 2013. The LP went on to sell nearly 500,000 copies domestically an impressive feat for an artist so young.
Nickelodeon & Major Movie Roles
From 2008 to 2011, Ariana had a recurring role on Nickelodeon’s Victorious, before starring on spinoff show Sam & Cat. The sitcom was canceled in 2014 after only one season due to rising tensions between Grande and co-star Jennette McCurdy. In short: Sam & Cat must have had low ratings.
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Her big screen debut came in 2011 with the musical drama film Victorious, which grossed $8.4 million worldwide. Grande’s other major roles include 2014’s chart-topping animated film, The Peanuts Movie, and 2016’s concert docu-film, One Love Manchester.
Gifts & Endorsements
According to her reps at Nickelodeon/Viacom, Ariana has at least six endorsement deals with companies like Elizabeth Arden, Target, and Dunkin’ Donuts. And reportedly rakes in $7 million every year through royalties from music sales not to mention more than $60 million worth of albums sold (and counting). By the end of 2018, Ariana should have no problem breaking the bank.
Ariana’s net worth
Grande has renewed her contract with Republic Records for 8 figures. “Sources” show that she is worth $8.5 million so I agree with this statement saying that Ariana will likely be able to break the bank by 2018. Sources also show that she made pre-tax earnings of $3 million between September 2015 and December 2016 (before management fees and taxes) and that she’s worth $12 million.
Frequently asked questions
- In which age she start her career?
In the age of 13 she started her career life.
- What was Ariana’s first job?
In the age of 13 she appeared in Broadway musical in the year 2008.