The Princess of pop music: Ariana Grande
Table of Contents
- The Princess of pop music: Ariana Grande
- How childhood shaped her music career
- Ariana’s journey to stardom
- Why don’t we see Ariana Grande with hair down?
- Suicide bombing incident in Manchester
- Ariana Grande Boyfriend list
- Ariana Grande Net worth
Ariana Grande is an American singer, actress, and songwriter. Ariana Grande full name is Ariana Grande-Butera. At just 24 years old, Ariana Grande Butera became one of the biggest pop stars and leading artists around the globe. Ariana Grande’s first song was Put Your Hearts Up which she released in 2011, however she later mentioned the disappointment with the song and described it as “unauthentic and fake”.
The sitcom star turned pop music sensation is popular for such hit songs as “Problem”, “Bang Bang”, “Dangerous Woman” and “Thank U, Next”. Being a singer, she has a high range of voice and can hit high notes easily. This uniqueness is one of the factors that attracted people towards her music. Her music is symbolized as strength, love, and empowerment. Most of her music genre lies in pop music and contemporary R & B.
How childhood shaped her music career
Ariana Grande’s Birthday: The quintessential Ariana Grande was born on 26th June 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida as a daughter of Joan Grande and Edward Butera. Growing up she was never alone thanks to her half brother Frankie Grande who is 10 years older than her. It wasn’t a perfect happy family as her parents came apart when she was about 10 years old.
Since childhood, she was always enthusiastic about acting and singing. At an early age, she started performing in local theater productions. Her performance was praised by audiences and hence became popular in local communities.
Ariana’s journey to stardom
Grande’s career started from singing to performing in the musical 13 in 2008. Following her popularity, in 2009 Grande earned the role of “Cat Valentine” in a Nickelodeon show “Victorious” which was the kick start she needed to rise into fame. She acted in the show for 4 years(2010-2013). She also played the same role in the series “Sam & Cat” for a year(2013-2014).
Besides her acting in shows, she also made several covers of her singing and uploaded them to YouTube. She was already famous as an actor but people saw her singing talent from her YouTube videos. People loved her voice and within a few spans of time, she was able to earn thousands of fans worldwide. Ariana has a high pitch voice and a wide vocal range, this has helped her sing melodiously, and is often compared to Mariah Carey.
Later Ariana started focusing on her music career and began working on her debut album. She released her first debut single “Put Your Hearts Up” in December 2011. This was the big break of her life which boosted her recognition in the field of music. She continued to make more music as her fans, as well as her popularity, grew day by day. Today, from the first to every album Grande has managed to have at least one hit song. She has already released a total of 5 studio albums including 46 singles and 40 music videos. Following is the list of Ariana’s albums till February 2020.
Grande recorded her first studio album “Yours Truly”, which was originally titled “Daydreamin” in August 2013, which debuted first on the US Billboard 200 albums chart. The album included songs like “Honeymoon Avenue”, “Baby I”, “Right There” featuring big sean, “Tattooed Heart”, “Lovin’ it”, “Piano”, “Daydreamin”, “The Way” featuring Mac Miller, “you’ll Never Know”, “Almost is Never Enough” accompanied by Nathan Sykes, “Better Left Unsaid” and “Popular song” Mika featuring Ariana Grande.
Fans from all over the world grew straight away and in no time, Ariana started mini-tours in the following month. In 2013 she won “New Artist of the Year” at the American Music Awards. Also, the Music Business Association(MBA) awarded her with “Breakthrough Artist of the Year ”.
Grande already started recording her second studio album in January 2014. She again won the Favorite Breakout Artist award at the People’s Choice Award 2014. Grande released her second album ”My Everything” in August of 2014, and debuted atop the Billboard 200.
This was one of the tops hit albums since it was filled with hit songs “Problem” featuring Iggy Azalea, “Break free” featuring Zedd, “Love Me Harder” featuring The Weekend, and “One Last Time”. Alongside, Grande and Nicki Minaj featured on “Bang Bang”, the single from Jessie J’s album. These collaborations were some notable cause for her breakthrough in her music career. Grande featured in Major Lazer’s song “All My Love” in November 2014. Later, on the occasion of Chrismas Grande released a song titled “Santa Tell Me”.
In 2015, Grande began recording songs for her third studio album, “Dangerous Woman”, originally titled “Moonlight”. The album includes “Dangerous Woman”, “Into You”, “Side To Side” featuring Nicki Minaj, and “Everyday” featuring Future. She also released promotional singles “Be Alright”, “Let Me Love You” featuring Lil Wayne and “Jason’s Song(Gave it Away)”. Grande was also busy recording Disney’s live-action movie “Beauty and the Beast” song with John Legend which was released in February 2017. It was a very busy year for Grande as she started her dangerous woman tour.
She was named “Female Artist of the Year” by Billboard magazine in December 2017. The young artist began working for her fourth album “Sweetener” with Pharrell Williams in 2016. “God is a woman”, “Sweetener”, “successful”, “Every time”, “breathin”, “No Tears Left to Cry”, “borderline” and “better off” were some of the hit songs from this album. She was able to score her first grammy win after her album sweetener won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 61st ceremony.
Thank U, Next
Grande released her fifth album “Thank U, Next” in November 2018. The album contained songs like “imagine”, “needy”, “NASA”, “bloodline”, “fake smile”, “bad idea”, “makeup”, “ghostin”, “in my head”, “7 rings”, “thank u, next” and “break up with our girlfriend, I’m bored”. She also collaborated with 2 Chainz, Victoria Monet, and Social House during this time. In September 2019, she was chosen for the “Charlie’s Angel” song entitled “Don’t Call Me Angel” collaborating with Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey. At the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, she won Artist of the year. Grande was named the most accomplished female artist in 2010.
Why don’t we see Ariana Grande with hair down?
Ariana Grande is always spotted with her hair all tied up but we rarely see Ariana Grande with hair down. As Grande told, she had to dye her hair red throughout her career in “Victorious”. She had to dye her hair red every 2 weeks for 4 years which damaged her hair.
Grande said “I had to bleach my hair and dye it red every other week for the first four years of playing Cat. I wear extensions but I wear it in a ponytail because my actual hair is so broken that it looks absolutely ratchet and absurd when I let it down. So as annoying as it is for y’all to have to look at the same hairstyle all the time, it’s all that works for now (and I’m comfortable for the first time in years)”.
Suicide bombing incident in Manchester
On May 22, 2017, Ariana held a concert at Manchester. After the concert concluded as people were leaving the arena, a suicide bomb detonated. The bomb took the lives of 22 people and many were injured. This was a terrorist activity. Grande went into a deep shock and decided to suspend her tour. To help the affected people, she held a televised concert on June 4 which raised $23 million as an aid to the bomb affected victims and affected families. Considering her efforts, the City Council named Grande the first honorary citizen of Manchester.
Ariana Grande has won several awards and gained a lot of achievements so far. She has already won 94 awards and 242 nominations considering her music as well as an acting career till February of 2020. Grande has been nominated and won in award shows like American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, Billboard Women in Music, Bravo Otto, Grammy Awards, and many more.
Her accolades consist of three American Music Awards, with Artist of the year 2016 and two MTV Video Music Awards. In April 2019, she became the youngest to perform at Coachella. She also won Billboard Chart Achievement and Top Female Artist at Billboard Music awards 2019.
Ariana Grande Boyfriend list
Ariana Grande’s love life is more or less like a rollercoaster. She has dated and even almost got married. From popular to unpopular and from singers to dancers, she is known to have romantically linked with several men.
Ariana Grande and Graham Phillips
Ariana and Graham met at “13: The Musical” event on Broadway when she was just 15 years old at the start of her career. Graham can be recognized as Nick St. Clair from Riverdale. They dated for 3 years from 2008 to 2011. They even have a song together which they couldn’t release due to their breakup in 2011.
Ariana Grande and Jai Brooks
Jai Brooks is an Australian musician and YouTuber. Jai actually started a competition with his brother about who will get Ariana’s attention first. The rumor began on twitter and Ariana’s mom noticed it so she told her to message him. Ariana and Jai started chatting on the phone and they finally met in person in 2013. It was a long-distance relationship. The relationship ended in 2013 over text as Jai accused Ariana of cheating on him with Nathan Sykes. The couple patched up but broke up again. They dated from 2012 to 2014.
Ariana Grande and Nathan Skyes
After Ariana broke up with Jai for the first time, she was rumored to be dating Nathan Sykes from boyband “The Wanted”. They even sang a duet song together “Almost is never enough”. It is said that they started dating but only for five months. They broke up on good terms and are happy for each other.
Ariana Grande and Big Sean
Ariana and Big Sean have a collaborated song “Right There” from her album “Yours Truly”. This was the time they met each other. The two became close while making music and dated for 8 months. The couple also performed together on stage multiple times. Unfortunately, they broke up due to their busy schedule and they remained good friends even after that.
Ariana Grande and Rick Alvarez
Ariana once dated her own dancer Ricky Alvarez for over a year. Their relationship was exposed when Ariana kissed him on stage in a 2015 live show. The donut incident happened with Ricky when they entered a donut shop and Ariana licked a donut, the incident was recorded in video and soon became viral. Ariana had to apologize for her actions. Her relationship with Ricky was private and neither of them has spoken about their split,
Ariana Grande and Mac Miller
Ariana’s longest and most public relationship was with the late Mac Miller. They first met for collaboration on the song “The Way”. They’ve been good friends and Mac was very helpful to Ariana after her trauma at the suicide bombing incident. They became very close to each other and started dating.
The couple dated for two years from 2016- 2018. Even though their relationship was liked by all, the couple split in 2018 because Ariana couldn’t handle the carelessness of mac. Shortly after they split Mac Miller passed away due to drug overdose. The death of Mac Miller had a deep impact on Grande.
Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson
Pete Davidson and Ariana met when she appeared on a comedy show. Pete was an SNL comedian/actor. After being together for just some weeks they announced their engagement. This put all the fans in shock but the couple split quickly after and said that it hadn’t ended on good terms. It is also said that they broke up because Ariana was deeply affected by the sudden death of Miller.
Ariana Grande Net worth
According to Forbe’s Ariana Grande Net Worth is approximately about $72Million. As a celebrity, she has multiple revenue sources. The young singer is one of the highest-paid and most popular female musicians. Apart from the music industry, she already has more than 170 million followers on Instagram which makes her one of the highest-paid celebrities on Instagram.