To commemorate the special date of one of the greatest singers of the generation, OFuxico prepared a summary with the most outstanding points of the singer’s career.
THEATER AND NICKELODEON
Born on June 29, 1993, in Boca Raton, Florida, Ariana Grande-Butera began her acting career at the age of eight. At that time, one of her main works was in an adaptation of the musical “Annie”, by Harold Gray, and she played the main character.
In addition, Ariana was also part of the cast of versions of “The Wizard of Oz”, in the role of Dorothy, and of “Beauty and the Beast”.
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Between the years 2007 and 2009, she played Charlotte in the musical “13”, which was presented on Broadway. From there, the course of Ariana’s career changed completely, as she won the first award of her career, which made her meet Dan Schneider, a screenwriter for Nickelodeon, who was looking for actors to participate in the new musical series, “Victorious”.
On March 27, 2010, when Ariana was 17 years old, the series “Victorious” premiered on Nickelodeon, in which she was a part. In addition to her, in the cast were also Victoria Justice, Leon Thomas III, Avan Jogia, Elizabeth Gillies, Daniella Monet, Matt Bennett. That year, she also had a covers channel on YouTube, where she released her voice and showed all her singing talent.
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The series became a huge success, pleasing the audience and becoming one of the biggest titles developed by Nickelodeon since “iCarly”. Now, Ariana was entering a new phase of her career as she started to gain notoriety.
Even after “Victorious” ended, Ariana continued on Nickelodeon playing the character Cat Valentine in “Sam and Cat”, which ended in 2014, when the actress’s musical career began to stand out.
“PUT YOUR HEARTS UP”
Ariana Grande’s singing talent caught the attention of Republic Records. In the year 2011, she signed a contract with the label and has already started working on the development of her debut album.
In the same year, her first single, “Put Your Hearts Up”, was released, which made Ariana called the “little princess of teen pop”.
The writing and recording of the full album took about two years. In September 2013, “Yours Truly” was released and managed to reach number one on Billboard 2022 the same week it debuted. The biggest hit of the album was “The Way”, in partnership with the rapper Mac Miller, and made Ariana Grande reach the top of sales.
The album also earned him the song “Right There”, developed in partnership with Big Sean.
“MY EVERYTHING” AND FIRST WORLD TOUR
In early 2014, Ariana Grande started to work alongside her products to release her second studio album, called “My Everthing”.
Released in August, the album also reached number one on Billboard 2004, but its singles had already become a hit before that. The song “Problem”, in partnership with rappy Iggy Azalea, was the best seller of that year. “Break Free”, featuring DJ Zedd, peaked at #4 on Billboard.
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“My Everything” also brought 3 other great hits: “Bang Bang”, in partnership with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj“Love Me Harder”, with The Weeknd, and “One Last Time“. The album generated 2 nominations at the 2015 GRAMMY Awards, in the categories “Best Pop Vocal Album” and “Best Pop Duo/Group Performance” and caused the singer to win at awards such as VMAs, EMAs and Bambi Awards.
In early 2015, Ariana Grande started her first world tour, “The Honeymoon Tour”, with 84 shows, the last one being in Brazil.
While on her first world tour, Ariana was also working on the “Dangerous Woman” album. Released on May 20, 2016, “Dangerous Woman” was voted by Billboard, MTV UK and Complex Magazine as one of the best albums of the year.
And, once again, the singer got it right and the album was a sales success, in addition to being nominated in two categories at the Grammys and placed in second place on the Billboard 200. In February 2017, the promotion tour began, which featured with two shows in Brazil. Among the biggest hits of “Dangerous Woman”, are: “Focus”, “Into You”, “Side to Side” and the one that refers to the very name of the album: “Dangerous Woman”.
ATTACK IN MANCHESTER
On May 22, 2017, shortly after Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester, England, ended, a terrorist attack took place at the venue, resulting in 22 deaths and more than 100 people injured.
Despite this, the singer did not stop with the tour and decided to do a benefit concert, on June 4, in Manchester in favor of the victims of the attack. This performance was called “One Love Manchester” and other artists, such as Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber, were also present. The event managed to raise over £10 million and was broadcast live on BBC One.
Check out Miley and Ariana’s performance at the event:
Ariana is probably one of the most evolving pop artists in recent years, so it’s good to keep an eye on the star!
“SWEETENER” AND “THANK U, NEXT”
The singer’s fourth studio album, “Sweetener”, which has songs that address deep issues and personal issues, was released in August 2018. “breathin”, for example, has lyrics that talk about anxiety attacks, while “in tears left to cry” and “get well soon” are inspired by the bombing. One of the album’s biggest hits, “God is a woman”, can be considered a great feminist manifesto. “Sweetener” earned Ariana Grande her first Grammy.
The singer was already with a new world tour planned for the promotion of the new album when, on September 7 of the same year, the rapper passed away. Mac Miller, a great friend and with whom she had a relationship for 2 years. The following month, she ended her engagement to Pete Davidson.
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After everything that happened, Ariana Grande postponed the new tour indefinitely and started to dedicate herself to the development of her fifth album. Also in 2018, she received the Woman of the Year award by Billboard.
Seven months after the release of “Sweetener”, the album “thank u, next” was released and all of his songs entered the top 40 of the Billboard. In addition, Ariana alone conquered the top 3 of the ranking, tying with the record of the Beatles.
SOCIAL NETWORKS AND “STUCK WITH YOU”
In the year 2020, Ariana Grande became the first woman to surpass 200 million followers on Instagram. With that, in 2021, she received the title of third most followed person in the world, but Kylie Jenner surpassed her.
In May 2020, alongside Justin Bieber, the pop diva announced that the two would release a song together. The song, which was called “Stuck with U”, had a charitable purpose and its proceeds went to charitable causes in support of the families of professionals who were on the front lines in the fight against coronavirus (COVID-19).
“Stuck with U” was released on May 8 along with the clip, which featured Hailey Bieber, Michael Buble, Jaden Smith, Kylie and Kendal Jenner, Demi Lovato, Chance the Rapper and others. Still in the video, images of fans with their families are shown.
THE VOICE AND MARRIAGE
In 2021, in addition to breaking several records, the singer became a judge for the 21st season of the show “The Voice”, on the American channel NBC.
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In the same year, Ariana Grande, who has already lived a romance with the famous Big Sean, Mac Miller and Pete Davidson, married Dalton Gomez, a boy not very famous to the public, but well known among celebrities. To make the union official, the couple chose to have an intimate ceremony with family and friends.
This year, Ariana Grande is celebrating yet another achievement! She finally managed to fulfill one of her biggest dreams: entering the cosmetics industry. The singer launched her beauty brand, “rembeauty“. The official debut was made at Ulta Beauty stores in the United States.
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