Ariana Grande (born Ariana Grande-Butera, 26.06.1993)
Ariana Grande is an American actress and pop singer best known for her role in the Nickelodeon sitcom 'Victorious'.
Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2014, Ariana Grande has a net worth of 12 million USD.
Childhood: Ariana Grande was born in Boca Raton, Florida, to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. As a child, Grande performed onstage at Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre, first in 'Annie', and later in 'The Wizard of Oz' and 'Beauty and the Beast'. When she was eight-years-old, Grande performed at the karaoke lounge on a cruise ship, and later studied at North Broward Preparatory School. Grande made her television debut singing 'The Star-Spangled Banner' for the Florida Panthers. She received management at the age of thirteen, and expressed a desire to record an R&B album when she turned fourteen.
Career: In 2008, Ariana Grande landed a role in the Broadway musical '13', winning a National Youth Theatre Association Award. This was followed by the role of Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon show 'Victorious'. She worked on the show until 2013, when the series finished, but reprised the role on 'Sam & Cat', alongside Jennette McCurdy. On 30th August 2013, Ariana Grande released her debut studio album, 'Yours Truly', to strong critical praise. The album debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 list, as well as opening in the top ten for most countries worldwide. On 13th December 2013, Grande released a Christmas EP entitled 'Christmas Kisses'. The EP featured four tracks and performed moderately well. After being named 'Breakthrough Artist of the Year', Grande released her second studio album, 'My Everything', on 22nd August 2014. The album received only moderate reviews, with critics calling it "bland". At the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, Grande performed onstage with Nicky Minaj and Jessie J, revealing their collaborative single 'Bang Bang'. The song went on to be the third most downloaded song on release in 2014.
Personal life: Between August 2012 and July 2013, Grande dated Jai Brooks from The Janoskians. The couple confirmed that they had gotten back together on 1st May, 2014, however they split up a second time three months later. On 13th October, 2014, Grande revealed that she was dating rapper Big Sean.
Ring in the New Year with a very appropriate playlist...
The New Year is almost here, and we've never been more relieved or felt the need to celebrate more. Of course, our celebrations will be dampened by social distancing regulations, but we reckon a good playlist is all we need to ring in a very welcome 2021.
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1. Thank U, Next - Ariana Grande
Continue reading: Time For A Fresh Start? Here's Our Ultimate New Year Playlist
It's Fibonacci Day so we've come up with a numerically based playlist for this legendary mathematical sequencer.
As it's Fibonacci Day we thought we'd engage the left side of our brains to come up with a sequence of numerically based tunes that hopefully won't divide opinion. Mathematics, rather like music itself, is generally regarded as an international language of it's own so what better way, in these unprecedented times(!), than to put together an eclectic mix of number themed bangers?
Ariana Grande - 34+35. Ariana's latest single release from her new album, Positions, brings us bang up to date. The saucy, NSFW, lyrically explicit tune, is not shy in coming forward. Ariana's sweet, high, vocal still seems far too innocent to be delivering up such suggestions but hey, she's now the ripe old age of twenty seven so can speak her mind whenever she pleases.
Who needs a lover anyway?
While couples everywhere are enjoying the most romantic day of the year, single people are rolling their eyes and either feeling sorry for themselves or counting their blessings - especially if they've come out the other side of a bad break-up. Here's the playlist you need if you are feeling seriously off Valentine's Day this year.
No Scrubs - TLC
Continue reading: The Anti-Valentine's Day Playlist For The Happily Single
The best albums this month had to offer.
It's been an excellent month for music, which is just what we needed to start our end-of-the-month series of album favourites. We'll be exploring the best albums of every month, with no genre left unturned. Plus, stay tuned for the albums we're looking forward to listening to in March...
Ariana Grande - Thank U, Next
We barely had time to get over 2018's Sweetener before its follow-up Thank U, Next arrived earlier this month. Full of attitude with a touch more fun, it featured an empowering title single, the unapologetic 7 Rings and the rather hilarious Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored. We love Ariana's self-loving new attitude to life.
Another year has come and gone for the Grammys...
What an incredible night at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards! With mind-blowing performances, impassioned acceptance speeches and a surprise appearance from Michelle Obama, we're excited to see many of our predictions come true, as well as a few curveballs that the Grammys could never be without.
Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour
First of all, we were hugely surprised to see a country album take the Album of the Year prize for the first time since Taylor Swift's Fearless in 2010; Kacey Musgraves won the coveted award as well as Best Country Album for Golden Hour, while songs Space Cowboy and Butterflies won Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance respectively.
Continue reading: Grammy Awards 2019: The Big Winners And The Big Surprises Of The Night
The full 2019 line-up for Coachella Festival was revealed this week.
Famed for its glitz, glamour, sunshine and A-list celebrity attendees, Coachella is held annually in the grounds of the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California on consecutive weekends in mid-April. In 2019, it’s set to take place on the weekends of April 12th-14th and April 19th-21st, with the three days of acts identical over each weekend.
On the two Friday nights, joining Childish Gambino – the stage name of actor and musician Donald Glover – will be big-name producer Diplo, rapper Anderson .Paak and English indie-pop act The 1975.
"Unforeseeable health reasons" have forced the 'thank u, next' star to pull out of a Saturday night gig in Vegas.
Ariana Grande has been forced to cancel her headline gig in Las Vegas this weekend, due to what she described as “unforeseeable health reasons”.
The 25 year old pop star had been due to perform at The Chelsea inside the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Saturday night, just a day before New Year’s Eve. However, the hotel confirmed the night before that Grande had had to pull out of the gig, and that its guests who had booked to attend will receive a refund from the point of purchase.
“Vegas, I'm currently working through some health issues and am beyond sorry I won’t be able to see you this weekend,” Grande told her fans on Instagram later. “I love u and so look forward to seeing u and making it up to u next year.”
Continue reading: Ariana Grande Cancels Vegas NYE Gig
Grande could make her big return to Manchester at the city's Pride event next August.
Ariana Grande’s much-vaunted return to Manchester following the devastating terrorist attack on her gig over a year ago might take the form of a headline set at the city’s annual Pride event in 2019.
Aside from the One Love Manchester concert, which Grande helped organise and starred in just a few weeks after the horrifying suicide bomb that claimed 22 lives at her gig at Manchester Arena back in May 2017, the 25 year old singer has not yet returned to play the city. She had been supposed to perform at the city’s Pride event in August this year, but the plans had to be cancelled because of security concerns.
She announced British tour dates for her latest album Sweetener a few months back, but Manchester was not on the itinerary, with Grande instead promising a special one-off event for her return to the city. However, she’s now said to be “so eager” to headline next year’s Manchester Pride event because the place holds a “very special place” in her heart.
Continue reading: Ariana Grande Aiming To Headline 2019 Manchester Pride
New UK chart data for 2018 shows that female artists have nearly closed the gap regarding the number of weeks spent in the charts.
The gender gap is closing in the world of British pop music, according to new statistics, with the likes of Jess Glynne and Dua Lipa ensuring that women in pop are seeing their success begin to match that of their male counterparts.
Data analysis from the Press Association found that five of the ten most popular acts of 2018 were female or female-fronted, notching up a total of 310 weeks on the UK charts, in comparison to the 328 weeks achieved by male artists.
That’s a dramatic shift from compared to just a year ago, with the 2017 statistics showing that female artists spent just 226 weeks in the UK charts, with 386 weeks for men.
Continue reading: Dua Lipa And Jess Glynne Fuel Huge Surge In Women Slaying The Charts
The week's music news rounded up, including more Ariana Grande dates, Neil Young's streaming archives and a new PJ Harvey film.
Ariana Grande ADDS UK TOUR DATES
Ariana Grande has given fans a little Sweetener, announcing extra dates for the UK and Ireland leg of her arena tour next summer.
Originally, the ‘thank u, next’ chart-topping star announced a brace of London shows in August 2019, before returning to the UK the following month for gigs in Birmingham, Glasgow, Sheffield and Dublin.
Ariana Grande performing on stage at the 2016 Billboard Hot 100 Festival. New York, United States - Saturday 20th August 2016
Date of birth
26th June, 1993
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