Ariana Grande-Butera was born on June 26th
1993, in the city of Boca Ratón, in Palm Beach, Florida. Her name was inspired by princess Oriana,
from the cartoon series Felix the Cat. She is the daughter of Joan Grande and Edward
Butera. On the contrary of what many people think,
she has italian origins, not hispanic – she is half abruzzian half sicilian. Her parents got divorced when she was a kid,
and even tho she didnt take the news very well, she was able to overcome it thanks to
her grandparents and his half-brother, 10 years older than her, Frankie Grande, also
an actor and dancer. Ariana is hypoglycemic, so she usually eats
lots of sweets under prescription, but she is also allergic to many things, such as bananas,
cats, seafood… She has always liked the show business. One of the first people to discover her talent
was nothing less than Gloria Estefan herself! During a family trip on a cruise, little Ariana
sang at the karaoke and Estefan came up to her and said she had a great talent and she
should never give up. Ariana took this literally! She spent part of her childhood participating
in órchestras and local theater productions such as Annie. Her first performance on tv was the US anthem
for the hoecky team Florida Panthers, when she was only 8 years old. In 2008 she moved to New York and joined the
Broadway musical 13, where she played the cheerleader Charlotte, for which she won the
National Youth Theatre Association Award for best supporting actress. When she joined the musical, she had to leave
school a little aside, tho they kept sending her material so she could study with private
tutors. After some time in Broadway, she was offered
the chance to appear on TV. In 2010, Nickelodeon offered her the possibility
of participating in the series Victorius, where she played Cat Valentine. In 2013, the series was canceled, but Ariana’s
character was so charming that they decided to make an spin-off, Sam&Cat, a crossover
starred by Ariana and Jennette McCurdy, also present in another successful series of the
channel, iCarly. Even tho tv was really going well for Ariana,
what she really wanted to do was sing, so she decided to sign a contract with Scooter
Braun, Justin Bieber’s manager, and dedicate full time to music. In 2013, her first album was released, Truly
Yours, with very positive critics. She released the single The Way, which made
it to the 9th position of the Billboard Hot 100. Also, Ariana won the New Artist of the Year
award at the American Music Awards 2013 A year later, in 2014, her second album was
released, My Everything, with very good critics again. Very succesfull singles came out of this project,
such as Problem with Iggy Azalea (aséilia), Break Free, Best Mistake… She was able to have 3 songs, simultaneously,
on the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, surpassing Adele’s record! The song Bang Bang, with Jessie J and Nicki
Minaj was, undeniably, one of THE songs that summer. Ariana was a star already. In March 2014, the Obamas invited her to sing
at a concernt in the White House, and in December that same year, she sang for the popular Victoria’s
Secret Fahion Show. In 2015, she decided to go back to TV with
a small part in the FOX series, Scream Queens, while she was on her world tour, The Honeymoon
Tour. In the spring of 2016, she released her third
studio album, Dangerous Woman. With it, she was consolidated as an artist. In March 2017, she recorded the title track
of the soundtrack for the live-action remake of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, with John
Legend. Ariana went around the world with her Dangerous
Woman Tour but, sadly, her performance on the 22nd of May 2017 in Manchester would be
stuck in her head forever. On that night, there was an attack outside
of the stadium where she was going to perform. It was a real tragedy. She stopped the tour and, a week later, she
gathered all her courage and offered a benefit concert to honor the victims, along with many
international music artists. On April 20th 2018, Ariana released “No
Tears Left to Cry” as the first single of her next fourth studio album. Its title will be Sweetener and it will be
released in July. We are very happy that Ariana Grande is back
and we cant wait to listen to all of her new music. We are sure she will win everybody’s hearts,
as she always does!


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