Fact: Ariana Grande has tied with One Direction for the most number one hits ever on the U.S. Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart, a weekly ranking of the most shared and/or mentioned songs on Twitter in America. Her tune Everyday went from number 35 to number one in the 18 March (17) dated list, which reflects social media activity in the week ending 5 March - thanks to the release of the song's music video on 26 February - giving Ariana her seventh number one.
Tweet: "My heart is in Baltimore with Penny Lou Pingleton and Seaweed and Tracy and Mr. & Mrs. Turnblad, the motormouth kids and the nicest kids. Such a bittersweet feeling... I can’t put into words how grateful I am not only to have played one of my favourite roles in the world, or to have been lucky enough to sing the songs I grew up singing religiously in the car every day on the way to school, but to have been introduced to the most incredibly beautiful people I’ve ever met." Ariana Grande is still full of emotion after starring in TV special Hairspray Live! in the U.S. The singer portrayed Penny Pingleton in the live TV event, which aired on Wednesday night (07Dec16).
Tweet: "crying. what an absolute blessing to be recognized for dangerous woman this way thank you for the nominations @RecordingAcad." Ariana Grande celebrates her double nod for the 2017 Grammy Awards. She is up for Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album for Dangerous Woman.
Quote: "She gave me a shower gel that I used the smallest amount of every day for f**king ever! She’s inspired me so much! I love her!" Ariana Grande is a huge fan of her Hairspray: Live! co-star Kristin Chenoweth.
Fact: Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj are reuniting on the MTV Video Music Awards stage to perform Side to Side, a duet from the pop star's Dangerous Woman album. The two previously performed together during a medley for the 2014 ceremony. The duo will join fellow performers Britney Spears, Nick Jonas, Future and Rihanna at the live prizegiving on Sunday (28Aug16).
Fact: Ariana Grande's brother Frankie stunned Celebrity Big Brother viewers in the U.K. on Wednesday (17Aug16) by stripping naked on the reality show. He and his fellow contestants were treated to a surprise performance from a professional male stripper and he inspired Frankie to show off his talents. The 33-year-old initially stripped to his underwear, and then stunned his housemates as he peeled them off too.
Fact: Drake, Britney Spears, Ariana Grande, Usher and U2 were announced as part of the line-up at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday (25Jul16). The event will take place in the city's T-Mobile Arena, on 23 and 24 September (16) and will also feature performances from Pitbull and British rockers Tears For Fears.
Quote: "We have never performed together before but I am having a heart attack; I cannot wait. It's such an honour." Ariana Grande was nervous before performing her duet with Christina Aguilera on the season finale of U.S. talent show The Voice on Tuesday night (24May16). Grande was drafted in at the last minute after Christina's pre-recorded duet with a Whitney Houston hologram was axed by members of the late diva's family, who declared the quality wasn't good enough.
Quote: "I almost broke my a**!... You gotta make it work. Live theatre, people!" Ariana Grande nearly fell flat on her face after tripping up the stairs to meet an interviewer on the red carpet at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday (22May16). Luckily, the E! News reporter caught the pop star's fall, and an amused Ariana even requested to watch the instant replay video to see the embarrassing incident.
Quote: "We're happy. I'm a very happy girl. I have a healthy life right now, and I think that's all anyone cares to know." Ariana Grande is in a good place in her life with boyfriend Ricky Alvarez.
Fact: Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato, Meghan Trainor, Fifth Harmony, Iggy Azalea, and Gwen Stefani will join Zayn Malik at this year's KIIS FM Wango Tango pop festival. The event will take place at the StubHub Center in Carson, California on 14 May (16).
Fact: R&B star Macy Gray is set to appear on Ariana Grande's upcoming album Dangerous Woman. The 22-year-old singer reveals MACy will feature on a song called Leave Me Lonely, which is one of her personal highlights on the project. "I have one called Leave Me Lonely that is really special," she told New York radio station WKTU. "My friend Victoria Monet wrote it for me and my friend Tommy Brown produced it. It features MACy Gray... and it's a really special one."
Fact: Pop star Ariana Grande joined Madonna onstage at her show in Miami, Florida on Sunday night (24Jan16). The music veteran tweeted a picture of the singer's turn on stage, and wrote, "Kewtest (cutest) Unapologetic B**ch ever!! Thanks Ariana!!! Tonight was so much fun!..."
Quote: "I have a long list of things I'd like to change. I think just sort of judgement in general... intolerance, meanness, intolerance, double-standards, misogyny, racism, sexism, all that s**t. There's lots that we gotta get started on. That's what we need to focus on! We have to work to do." Pop star Ariana Grande reels off the things she'd like to change in the world.
Quote: "It's white... It's very (Harry Potter villain) Lucius Malfoy... He was sort of my go-to reference!" Ariana Grande reveals the inspiration behind her new platinum hair look on the cover of her new single Focus.
Fact: Ariana Grande's duet with blind opera star Andrea Bocelli has propelled her to the top of America's Classical Digital Songs chart. The odd couple's E Piu Ti Penso has shot to the top of the countdown, extending Bocelli's chart streak with pop diva collaborations - his songs featuring Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez and Nelly Furtado have also topped the countdown.
Quote: "There aren't any break-up anthems because I had moved on. I was like, 'Alright. Well, f**k it." Pop star Ariana Grande has no plans to include tracks about her split from rapper Big Sean on her upcoming album, Moonlight. The two parted ways in April (15) after dating for eight months.
Tweet: "despite being horribly sick my chords (sic) are pretty & perfectly healthy! no idea how but damn I'm thanking the heavens!! thank u lordtt (sic)! my doctor looked at my vocal chords today after a week of coughing and months straight of singing and called me a 'bullet proof b**ch'." Pop star Ariana Grande is ready to return to the stage in Mountain View, California on Tuesday night (08Sep15) after receiving the all clear from her medic. The sickly singer had to postpone her Sunday (06Sep15) concert in Sacramento until Thursday (10Sep15) as she battled a mystery illness.
Quote: "Ariana is one the nicest people I've ever met and really just so charming. The fame came so quickly recently and she wasn't used to it and she struggled because she doesn't like all the cameras. She just wants to sing... She called me last night homesick saying, 'I need to see my Nana'." Ariana Grande's manager SCOOTER BRAUN insists the singer doesn't deserve her reputation as a spoiled star.
Fact: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian has become the most-followed celebrity on Instagram.com with 44.1 million fans. She has overtaken Beyonce, who has 44 million followers, while Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez and Ariana Grande round out the top five.
Fact: Ariana Grande's dog Toulouse is the latest celebrity pup to launch a modelling career - the pooch is starring in the new Coach Pumps campaign for the luxury accessory brand. Model Miranda Kerr's dog Miss Frankie will be featured in the next segment of the company's adverts. Lady GaGa's French bulldog Asia Kinney kicked off the series last month (Jun15).
Tweet: "@ArianaGrande I'm so proud of you, always. But especially today." Taylor Swift applauds Ariana Grande for calling out the media's sexist double standards in an online weekend rant, after the Problem hitmaker took issue with being referred to as rapper "Big Sean's ex".
Fact: Pop star Ariana Grande's older brother FRANKIE GRANDE is following in his sister's footsteps and embarking on his own U.S. tour. Grande has made a name for himself as a YouTube personality, reality TV star, and also appeared in Broadway musical Rock of Ages before it closed earlier this year (15).
Quote: "He's one of the (most) incredible songwriters of all time and I can't believe I'm actually about to perform with him. We're going to do one of my favourite songs of all time. It was my go-to song to sing at a gay bar, a karaoke bar... anywhere. So I'm actually going to get to perform it with him right now. This is such a surreal experience." Ariana Grande introduces songwriter/composer David Foster to the stage during her show at The Forum in Los Angeles on Wednesday (08Apr15). She performed I Have Nothing, the song he co-wrote and produced for Whitney Houston, with Foster.
Fact: Justin Bieber surprised fans at an Ariana Grande concert in Inglewood, California on Wednesday night (08Apr15) by joining her for two songs. He then had the stage to himself to perform Where Are U Now, his latest single with producers Skrillex and Diplo. This is the second time he has joined Grande after his surprise appearance in Miami, Florida last month (Mar15).
Fact: Justin Bieber thrilled Ariana Grande's fans at a gig in Miami, Florida on Saturday night (28Mar15), by joining her onstage to perform his song All That Matters, and it seems the live performance gave the Baby singer a new-found hunger for the limelight. After the surprise gig he tweeted, "Thank you @ArianaGrande and thank you Miami. I missed the stage. See u soon."
Fact: Pop star Ariana Grande showed off her impression of Celine Dion during an appearance on America's THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON on Friday (20Mar15) as she joined the host in a rendition of Beauty and the Beast. The singer/actress also took part in the programme's popular Ew! comedy sketch, in which Fallon and his guest play dorky teenage girls. Taylor Swift and Lindsay Lohan have both previously featured in the segment.
Tweet: "We did it!!!! I Almost Died Once But Other Than That It Felt Pretty Good! i love u kansas city. so much. thank u for putting up w my nerves." Ariana Grande is relieved to get the first date on her new tour out of the way.
Fact: Ariana Grande has adopted a new puppy, which she has called Sirius Black. The Harry Potter-obsessed singer also has a pet dog named Fawkes after Professor Dumbledore's phoenix in the book and film series.
Fact: Christina Aguilera is set to team up with legendary dance troup The Rockettes for a New York-themed performance to open the 2015 NBA All-Star Game. She will perform at Madison Square Garden in New York City on 15 February (15). Ariana Grande has also been confirmed for a half-time concert at the annual basketball showpiece.
Fact: Pop star Ariana Grande will take to the stage at Madison Square Garden in New York to headline the half-time show at the National Basketball Association's (Nba) All-Star Game on 15 February (15).
Fact: Madonna, AC DC, Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran have been announced as performers at the upcoming Grammy Awards ceremony. The musicians will take to the stage during the prizegiving in Los Angeles on 8 February (15).
Quote: "That don't even sound logical. No, man, she don't get carried. I remember I was with her one time and she got carried but it was 'cause her foot was bleeding. She busted her foot, like, you know, dancing and stuff." Rapper Big Sean shuts down tabloid rumours alleging his girlfriend Ariana Grande insists on being carried wherever she goes.
Tweet: "A Victoria's Secret angel accidentally smacked me in the face with her wings and it was awesome." Ariana Grande laughs off a collision with model Elsa Hosk while she was performing at the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in London on Tuesday (02Dec14).
Tweet: "was so nervous/excited at dress rehearsal i almost walked face first into an Angel's wings and died lmao (laughing my a** off) oops... now getting ready for the real thing! again so excited to be here @victoriassecret thank you". Pop star Ariana Grande is a bundle of nerves as she prepares to hit the stage to perform at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in London on Tuesday night (02Dec14).
Quote: "Taylor is really sweet... She's doing something incredibly special for pop and I love pop. Her album is actually selling, in a time like this. It gives us all hope." Ariana Grande praises Taylor Swift's recent crossover to pop music.
Fact: British pop star Jessie J serenaded her singer boyfriend Luke James and danced with Khloe Kardashian and Taylor Swift on Sunday (23Nov14) as she made her way through the audience to the stage to perform her Bang Bang collaboration with Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles.
Fact: Ariana Grande is getting into the holiday spirit this year by releasing a new Christmas song, called Santa Tell Me. The pop star has already tasted festive success - her four-song 2013 Christmas Ep was a big hit.
Tweet: "20 million!!! that's quite a few people. thank u loves so much for sticking around & for bringing so much light to my life. i love u soooOoo (sic)". Pop star Ariana Grande celebrates a Twitter milestone as she hits 20 million followers online.
Fact: Katie Holmes, Ariana Grande and Nicholas Hoult have signed up to get animated after joining the cast of upcoming family movie Underdogs. The trio joins Glee star Matthew Morrison, Ice Age's John Leguizamo and The Usual Suspects actor Chazz Palminteri for the film. Underdogs, an English-language adaptation of a popular Argentine comedy of the same name, is set for release in April (15).
Tweet: "never been more exhausted in my life. 3 flights in 2 days. reunited w (with) frankie / cried my eyes out. met the whole cast & had the best time". Pop star Ariana Grande reunited with her brother and his Big Brother castmates on Wednesday (24Sep14) when the 16th season of the U.S. reality Tv show came to an end. The pop star's sibling, Frankie, was one of the contestants.
Fact: Ariana Grande's brother Frankie was eliminated from U.S. reality show Big Brother on Tuesday night (16Sep14). The YouTube.com star finished fifth on the hit programme.
Quote: "I was 14 years old and ready to make an R&B album... I wrote this song called Higher, and the lyrics were too sexual, too mature. And my mom was like, 'This is a great song, but damn, you're too young for this'." Ariana Grande shocked her mother with the lyrics to her first song.
Fact: Pop star Ariana Grande helped kick off the 2014 National Football League's season in the U.S. on Thursday night (04Sep14) with an impressive version of America's National Anthem. Her performance came after concerts featuring Pharrell Williams and Soundgarden outside of Seattle, Washington's CenturyLink Field, just before the game between the Seahawks and Green Bay Packers.
Quote: "Oh my goodness, y'all are putting me on the spot! I'm happy, I'm happy." Pop star Ariana Grande declines to comment directly on her rumoured romance with rapper Big Sean after she was quizzed about her love life on U.S. breakfast show Today.
Tweet: "a special baby love sent me flowers... @mileycyrus u are the cutest angel pie in da world." Ariana Grande was thrilled to get a bouquet of flowers from her fellow 21-year-old pop star after the two singers picked up trophies at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night (24Aug14).
Fact: Pop singer Ariana Grande helped to surprise a group of fans on the Today show in New York on Thursday (28Aug14), joining the girls as they were participating in a sing-off to win V.I.P. passes to Grande's concert in New York on Friday (29Aug14). The Break Free hitmaker walked out while the four girls were singing her hit song Problem and handed out passes to them all. The gig will feature on the show on Friday.
Quote: "When she passed away, I made my producer take me in his car to the hotel where she died, and I sat outside crying." Ariana Grande on his she dealt with the death of her heroine Whitney Houston.
Quote: "I had a stage when I was a little rocker, and I was obsessed with Aerosmith. I wore black jelly bracelets and thought I was really cool." Ariana Grande was a teenage rock chick.
Quote: "I am terrified of heights, and yet I love and will go on any roller coaster." Pop star Ariana Grande is a thrillseeker despite her acrophobia.
Quote: "I have a sailor mouth (sic)." Potty mouth pop star Ariana Grande, 21, admits she isn't as clean-living as her angelic image suggests.
Quote: "I'm insane. I watch the live feed 24/7 and it's on every laptop, every Tv monitor in my house, 24/7. I am having a heart attack. And yes, I have a chat room Id!" Ariana Grande can't get enough of brother Frankie's run on U.S. reality show Big Brother.
Quote: "When I was a little girl, I would turn into the Tasmanian devil. Sometimes I'll get anxious if I forget to eat." Singer Ariana Grande on her battle with blood disorder hypoglycemia.
Quote: "(It's) excruciating, because I have no communication with him, and he's missed so many things. My brother was always the one in the spotlight and I liked that. It was like he was the entertainment for me." Ariana Grande is missing her brother Frankie as he competes in U.S. reality Tv series Big Brother. The pair lost their grandfather recently while Frankie was on the show.
Quote: "(I was) dark and deranged... There was a stage, when I was three or four, where my mom thought I might grow up to be a serial killer." Pop star and actress Ariana Grande admits she was a weird kid.
Quote: "I always wanted to have face paint on or be wearing a (A Nightmare on Elm Street) Freddy Krueger mask, and I would carry a hockey stick around... For my fifth birthday party we had a Jaws theme and all my friends left crying." Singer Ariana Grande admits she had unusual gory interests as a kid.
Quote: "I used to love SeaWorld. I thought the animals were safe and happy. Then I learned what happened - that they're taken out of their habitat and kidnapped. It breaks my heart. They're not ours. Yo, b**ch - throw them back!" Ariana Grande became passionate about animal rights after watching SeaWorld documentary Blackfish.
Fact: Pop star Ariana Grande has confirmed her collaboration with One Direction singer Harry Styles on her upcoming album. Grande told Australian radio host Kent 'Smallzy' Small that the pair worked on a love song called A Little Bit Of Your Heart. It will appear on My Everything, which is released later this month (Aug14).
Quote: "I have three dogs, Coco, Toulouse and Ophelia - and I slipped on Ophelia's pee the other week. I slammed into a wall and broke three toes. It was really awful and my toe is still healing. It makes me want to jump off a cliff thinking about it." Pop star Ariana Grande is still hobbling through the pain after breaking three toes in a bizarre home tumble back in March (14).
Fact: Rap duo the Ying Yang Twins missed out on the chance to perform on Ariana Grande's smash-hit Problem after failing to "get it together" in the studio, according to the singer's A&R representative Wendy Goldstein. She tells Rolling Stone magazine, "They just flopped it". The rap duo's loss became a big win for Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, who replaced the Twins on the track.
Quote: "I hate acting. It's fun, but music has always been first and foremost with me." Sam & Cat star Ariana Grande is eager to focus on music.
Quote: "I was pretty excited to meet her. I mean, Lizzie MCGuire was my childhood!" Singer/actress Ariana Grande was thrilled to meet her childhood icon Hilary Duff, who presented her with the Young Influencer honour at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Thursday night (01May14).
Quote: "If I had been able to see faces, I would have been really, really nervous, but it worked out for the better because I couldn’t actually see anything." Pop star Ariana Grande's poor eyesight helped calm her nerves before she performed new song Problem at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday night (01May14).
Fact: Justin Bieber is set to serve up a pop treat for fans after teaming up with Ariana Grande for a new duet. The Baby hitmaker broke the news of the collaboration by sharing a photo of the pair in the studio together on his Instagram.com page.
Tweet: "'You always pass failure on your way to success' - Mickey Rooney... RIP Mickey." Singer Ariana Grande pays tribute to the late Hollywood veteran following his death on Sunday (06Apr14).
Tweet: "I get a call that the song was pushed back... then I get a call that it isn't... gonna take the back seat with this one." Ariana Grande is in the dark about the release of her duet with Chris Brown following the news that he will remain in jail until the end of April (14).
Tweet: "why was my initial reaction to this earthquake 'holy s**t, it's the aliens I'm screwed'." Singer Ariana Grande reacts to Monday morning's (17Mar14) tremor in Los Angeles. The earthquake was initially recorded at 4.7 magnitude, but it has since been downgraded to 4.4.
Quote: "I think I'm an old soul. What excites younger people doesn't excite me... I'm kind of a boring, normal girl who likes Harry Potter and to sit in her pyjamas and sing... A lot of my friends are partiers, but I've never really clicked with that. I like Barbra Streisand, and when was the last time you saw Babs getting, like, turnt up? That's kind of the road that I, as a lady, would like to go down." Pop star Ariana Grande wants to emulate musical icon Barbra Streisand.
Quote: "Miley looks like she is having the time of her life, and I think anybody who's giving her a had time is wishing deep down they were having as much fun as she is right now. People are being so cruel. I think that's bullying, and she should do whatever the hell she wants." Ariana Grande stands up for wild child Miley Cyrus, who has become a favourite target of critics following a series of outrageous awards show performances.
Quote: "I can't stand germs and I'm terrified of looking straight into the camera. I see people on the other side of the lens and the whole judgmental world of pop culture waiting with their pitchforks and torches." Pop star Ariana Grande on her phobias.
Quote: "We didn't have any Mafia ties. I feel like we knew some of the Mafia but were not involved for sure. I do know somewhere down the line there were some friendships." Pop star Ariana Grande on her Italian family's Mob connections.
Quote: "My mom is a Ceo and owns a company that manufactures communications equipment for the Marines and the Navy, so she's not really the housewife type... She's the most bada**, independent woman you'll ever meet - not the cookies-in-the-oven type." Singer/actress Ariana Grande is proud of her mum.
Quote: "I was just walking the carpet and I was already nervous to begin with and all the photographers were like, 'You suck!' I think they were looking for the 'F**k you!' and the big reaction. But it was funny, I was like, 'Oh well, I actually do suck, so it was fine." Singer Ariana Grande didn't let pushy red carpet snappers dampen her mood before Sunday's (24Nov13) American Music Awards ceremony began. The 20 year old went on to receive a standing ovation for her performance of Tattooed Heart and won her first Ama for Best New Artist.
Quote: "His breath wasn't bad if you like cigarettes and whiskey. It's certainly a distinct taste." Pop singer Ariana Grande dishes the dirt on her The Way collaborator, rapper Mac Miller, who she kisses in the video for her hit song.
Tweet: "I've eaten organically since I was little and always kept meat minimal but today marks my first day as a 100 (per cent) Vegan!!!! Joyous day". Pop star Ariana Grande has adopted a completely meat and dairy-free diet.
Fact: GAVIN DeGraw, Ariana Grande, Fall Out Boy, Cher Lloyd and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts will be among the stars performing on floats at this year's (13) MACy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York later this month (Nov13).
Fact: Arnold Schwarzenegger's son, Patrick, plays Ariana Grande's love interest in her new music video for Right There. The onscreen couple portray Romeo and Juliet in the video, which also features rapper Big Sean.
Quote: "I love Ariana Grande so much. She has the best female vocal in pop music today - best live voice. And I got to hang out with her and listen to her record (Yours Truly) before it came out because I wanted to reach out to her and just be like, 'Hey girl, you're just about to go through a whirlwind.'" Katy Perry gushes over teen singing sensation Ariana Grande
Quote: "To be honest, I always liked Selena, but I really did not want to go that side because Justin would kill me! I would probably receive a call from (mutual manager Scooter Braun) telling me to stay away!" The Wanted star Nathan Sykes briefly considered romancing Justin Bieber's ex Selena Gomez before he began dating singer/actress Ariana Grande.
Quote: "She looked like she was having the time of her life... and her music, I have to say, is next level." Ariana Grande is a big fan of Miley Cyrus and her provocative new video Wrecking Ball.
Quote: "No, no, we're not dating. He's the sweetest. He's amazing. I have to say, he's one of the most talented vocalists I've ever heard in my life. And live, all the time, he's, like, spot on." Ariana Grande dismisses reports she's dating boy band star Nathan Sykes.
Quote: "If there is anything to be told, we both have a very good relationship with the fans so they'll hear it from us." British pop star Nathan Sykes hints to Britain's Ok! magazine that an announcement about his rumoured romance with Almost Is Never Enough collaborator Ariana Grande might be in the pipeline.
Fact: The Wanted's Nathan Sykes joined his rumoured girlfriend Ariana Grande onstage during an appearance on U.S. Tv breakfast show Live! With Kelly And Michael on Thursday (05Sep13). The couple performed their duet Almost Is Never Enough.
Fact: Former Victorious actress Ariana Grande has split from her Australian singer boyfriend Jai Brooks. The teen couple began dating last summer (12).