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American singer-songwriter, actress, and musician Ariana Grande-Butera was born on June 26, 1993. She is recognized for her four-octave vocal range and whistle register, which have won her praise from critics. She is a significant figure in modern popular music and is frequently considered a pop culture icon. Over the course of her career, Grande has won numerous honors, including 30 Guinness World Records, two Grammy Awards, one Brit Award, one Bambi Award, two Billboard Music Awards, three American Music Awards, and nine MTV Video Music Awards.
At the age of 15, Grande made her musical debut in the 2008 Broadway production of 13. She became well-known for her role as Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon TV shows Sam & Cat (2013–2014) and Victorious (2010–2013). Grande’s signing with Republic Records dates back to 2011, when YouTube videos of her covers of songs were seen by label executives. Hers Truly (2013), the lead single from the album, hit the top ten of the US Billboard Hot 100, and debuted as the number one album in the US Billboard 200. The album’s pop and R&B elements are influenced by 1950s doo-wop. There were instant similarities between Grande’s voice and her vocal performances on the album and Mariah Carey.
In her second and third studio albums, Dangerous Woman (2016) and My Everything (2014), Grande continued to experiment with pop and R&B. With its hits “Problem,” “Break Free,” and “Bang Bang,” My Everything’s EDM experimentation was successful worldwide, and Dangerous Woman became her first of four consecutive number-one albums in the UK. Her trap-infused fourth and fifth studio albums, Thank U, Next (2019) and Sweetener (2018), both enjoyed critical and commercial success, were inspired by her personal struggles. Thank U, Next broke the record for the biggest pop album streaming week and was nominated for album of the year. Sweetener won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. Grande became the first solo artist to hold the top three spots on the Hot 100 simultaneously and the first woman to dethrone herself at the top of the UK Singles Chart with the singles “Thank U, Next,” “7 Rings,” and “Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored.” Her 2020 singles “Rain on Me” featuring Lady Gaga and “Stuck with U” featuring Justin Bieber helped her smash the record for the most number-one debuts on the Hot 100; the latter song went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. With her sixth studio album, Positions (2020), Grande expanded on the trap genre. The album and its lead single both debuted at number one in the US and the UK. Her sixth and seventh US number-one singles came from her remixes of “Save Your Tears” and “Die for You,” which she did with The Weeknd.
Grande is among the top-selling musicians in the world, having sold over 90 million records worldwide and receiving platinum certification for each of her studio albums. She is an artist who has broken numerous records on the Billboard chart with her albums and songs. Grande holds the record for being the most streamed female artist of all time, the most followed female artist on Spotify, the most subscribed female solo artist on YouTube, and the most streamed female artist of the 2010s on Apple Music and Spotify. On Spotify and Vevo, ten of Grande’s songs and seven of her music videos have amassed one billion plays and views, respectively. Grande has been listed on the Forbes Celebrity 100 (2019–2020) and Time’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world (2016, 2019). Billboard named Grande the most successful female artist to make her debut in the 2010s, the greatest pop star of 2019, and Woman of the Year (2018). She was listed as one of the 200 Greatest Singers of All Time by Rolling Stone (2023). In addition to her career in music, Grande is an animal rights, mental health, and LGBT, racial, and gender equality activist. She has collaborated with numerous nonprofit organizations. Grande has dabbled in the fashion, cosmetics, and fragrance industries. In addition, she has a sizable social media following. As of 2023, she had over 370 million followers on Instagram, making her the most followed woman in the platform. Since its launch in 2015, her fragrance line has sold more than $1 billion by the year 2022.
Florida’s Boca Raton is where Grande was born. She is the daughter of Boca Raton-based graphic design company owner Edward Butera and Brooklyn-born Joan Grande, the CEO of Hose-McCann Communications, a communications and safety equipment manufacturer owned by the Grande family since 1964. Grande, who is of Italian heritage, identifies as an Italian American with roots in Abruzzo and Sicily. Frankie Grande, an entertainer and producer, is her older half-brother. Before she was even born, her family relocated to Florida from New York, and when she was eight or nine years old, her parents divorced. Grande is very close to Marjorie Grande, her maternal grandmother.
She received minor bruises on both of her wrists from being inadvertently struck by stray hockey pucks on two separate occasions in 1998, when her parents were Florida Panthers season ticket holders. The second incident occurred on October 9, 1998, during the Panthers’ first regular-season game at National Car Rental Center. As a result of her parents’ $200 winning bid at an auction, she was also the first child to ride a Zamboni in the brand-new arena during the first intermission. The South Florida SunSentinel ran a picture of her on the Zamboni the following day. She performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the Panthers’ January 16, 2002, home game against the Chicago Blackhawks, when she was eight years old.
When Grande was younger, she made her stage debut as the lead character in the musical Annie with the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater. She participated in their productions of Beauty and the Beast and The Wizard of Oz as well. She made her stage debut at the age of eight, both with orchestras like the Florida Sunshine Pops, South Florida Philharmonic, and Symphonic Orchestras, and at a karaoke lounge aboard a cruise ship. She went to North Broward Preparatory after Pine Crest School during this time.
Pop and R&B dominate Grande’s repertoire, with hints of EDM, hip hop, and trap—the latter of which made its debut on her Christmas & Chill extended play—in her songs. Because of her collaboration with record producer Tommy Brown, she has been able to incorporate more trap into her music as her career has developed, all the while keeping pop-R&B tones. She said, “One of the things I love most about working with Tommy is that none of the beats he plays me ever sound the same.” She has worked with Brown on every album to date. Grande revealed that she “love[s] being hands on” with every project and that Mac Miller taught her how to use the digital audio workstation Pro Tools. Grande went on to learn how to sound engineer and produce her own vocals. Justin Tranter, a collaborator, expressed his inspiration upon witnessing Grande’s involvement in all aspects of music creation, “from the writing to the vision to the storytelling and even engineering and comping her own vocals.” Many themes, including love, sex, wealth, breakups, independence, empowerment, self-love, and moving on from the past, have been covered by her co-wrote songs.
Grande’s first album Yours Truly received praise for successfully capturing the R&B “vibe and feel of the 90s” with producer and songwriter Babyface’s assistance. My Everything, her follow-up album, was hailed as an evolution toward a new sound that explored electropop and EDM genres. With her third album, Dangerous Woman, Grande broadened the pop and R&B sound. The Los Angeles Times praised the album for fusing various genres together, such as dance-pop (“Be Alright”), reggae-pop (“Side to Side”), and guitar-trap fusion (“Sometimes”). Her fourth and fifth studio albums, Sweetener and Thank U, Next, have more of a trap-pop influence. Elias Leight of Rolling Stone believes that Grande “embraces the sound of hard-bitten Southern hip-hop” and “set her sights on conquering trap, savage basslines and jittery swarms of drum programming” on Sweetener. Grande also explores funk music with themes of love and prosperity. Craig Jenkins of Vulture observed that Grande’s song “Thank U, Next” features lyrics about empowerment, self-love, and breakups, while also incorporating trap and hip hop elements with R&B undertones. With lyrics about romance and sex, her sixth album, Positions, delves deeper into the R&B and trap-pop sounds of Sweetener and Thank U, Next.
Grande’s vocal range has been characterized as soprano, with a whistle register and a range of four octaves. Because of her broad vocal range, sound, and musical selection, Grande was compared to Mariah Carey by critics after the release of Yours Truly. Both Carey and Grande have “the talent to let their vocals do the talking… that’s not where the similarities end…. Grande is subverting it with cute, comfortable, and on-trend dresses with a feminine slant,” according to Billboard’s Julianne Escobedo Shepherd. “[I]t’s a huge compliment, but when you hear my entire album, you’ll see that Mariah’s sound is much different from mine,” Grande said in response to the comparisons. “With her sophomore album, the ‘Problem’ singer no longer resembles [Carey]—and that’s okay,” noted Billboard’s Steven J. Horowitz in 2014.
“Grande is one of pop’s most intriguing and gifted singers,” said BBC News’ Mark Savage. A captivating artist with unparalleled vocal mastery.” Jon Pareles of The New York Times described Grande’s voice as something that “can be silky, breathy or cutting, swooping through long melismas or jabbing out short R&B phrases; it’s always supple and airborne, never forced.” In a 2016 Time magazine article, playwright and composer Jason Robert Brown made the following statement about Grande: “No matter how much you are underestimated, you are going to open your mouth and that unbelievable sound will come out.” That incredible, adaptable, endless tool that enables you to overcome every resistance and hindrance.”
Grande is among the best-selling musicians of all time with over 85 to 90 million records sold globally throughout her career. When physical, download, and streaming equivalent sales are combined, Grande has sold over 100 million albums, singles, and features. As the lead artist in the US, she has sold 10 million albums and 73.5 million digital singles. All of her full-length albums have received platinum or higher certification from the RIAA and have spent at least a year on the Billboard 200 chart. According to Luminate, Grande has sold 19.4 million album units and received over 23.6 billion streams in the United States across lead artist credits.
Grande is the most streamed female artist as of 2021 and among the most streamed artists of all time, having racked up 98 billion streams to date. She is also the most streamed female artist on Spotify for the 2010s decade and Apple Music. Grande is one of just two female artists in the top ten most streamed artists list, with over 30 billion streams. After being surpassed herself, she surpassed Rihanna to become the most streamed female artist on Spotify, a record she maintained for more than two years. Some of the most streamed songs and albums ever are those from her catalog. Grande became the first female artist to achieve one and two billion streams with a single album, 3.5 billion streams across three different albums, and the first to reach four billion streams with five albums. Ten of her songs have received over a billion plays. She is also the most followed female artist on Spotify as of 2023.
Nine MTV Video Music Awards, three MTV Europe Music Awards, two Grammy Awards, one BRIT Award, and three American Music Awards have all been won by Grande. In 2019, she won two Billboard Music Awards, including Best Female Artist, after being nominated for 34 times. Nine Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards have been won by Grande, including three People’s Choice Awards and one in 2014 for Favorite TV Actress for her role on Sam & Cat. She won Best Newcomer at the Bambi Awards and Breakthrough Artist of the Year from the Music Business Association in 2014. Twelve Teen Choice Awards and six iHeartRadio Music Awards have been won by her. She was named the most successful female artist to debut in the 2010s by Billboard, the greatest pop star of 2019, honorable mention in 2014 and 2018, and Billboard Women in Music’s Rising Star in 2014. She also won Woman of the Year in 2018. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has certified 63.5 million total equivalent units for her, making her the sixth highest-certified female digital singles artist in the United States. With almost 25 million certified units, Grande is also among the most certified artists in the UK.
Grande has broken multiple records in the Hot 100. Grande has had seven singles that have reached the top of the US Billboard Hot 100; “Die for You” is her most recent. Grande is the only artist to have had the lead single from each of her first five studio albums debut in the top ten, having achieved a total of fourteen top ten debuts, starting with her debut single “The Way”. “Thank U, Next,” “7 Rings,” “Stuck With U,” “Rain on Me,” and “Positions” were Grande’s first five number one hits, and that year she broke the record for the most number one debuts. She also became the first female artist to simultaneously top the Global 200, Global 200 Excl. US, and Hot 100. In a single calendar year, Grande would also make history as the first artist to have three singles debut at number one. Later, when her fifth studio album, Thank U, Next, was released, she broke the record for the most songs by a female artist to chart simultaneously in the top 40 of the Hot 100 when eleven of the twelve tracks (later surpassed by Billie Eilish) charted there. During the week of February 23, 2019, Grande’s three singles from Thank U, Next—”7 Rings,” “Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored,” and “Thank U, Next”—peaked at numbers one, two, and three on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively. This made Grande the first solo artist to do so since the Beatles in 1964. With 307 million on-demand audio streams from her album Thank U, Next, Grande broke the record for the biggest streaming week for a pop album and a female artist. Grande overtook Paul McCartney as the artist with the most number-one duets in Hot 100 history with four songs when “Die for You” featuring The Weeknd hit the top spot. Grande is now tied with Aretha Franklin as the fourth female artist with the most 100 entries on the Hot 100 as of March 2023, with 73 entries. Additionally, she was ranked sixth among female artists (twelfth overall) on the magazine’s Decade-End Top Artists Chart for the 2010s, and she was named the Billboard Year-End Top Female Artist for both 2017 and 2019. In addition, the magazine placed her at number 78 on the Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists Charts.
Grande broke thirty Guinness World Records as of 2023. These records included the most songs to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the most female Spotify followers, the most female Spotify monthly listeners, the most streamed act on Spotify, the most streamed track in one week by a female artist on the Billboard charts, the fastest female artist hat-trick of No. 1 singles in the UK, the first female artist to replace herself at No. 1 on the UK singles chart, the first solo artist to replace themselves at No. 1 on the UK singles chart for two weeks in a row, the most female musician on YouTube, the most streamed album by a female artist in one week (UK), and many more records. The success of her album Thank U, Next—which was included in the 2020 Edition—led to the achievement of eleven records.