Grande was born and raised in Boca Raton, Fla. Grande sang as a soloist in various symphonies, such as South Florida's Philharmonic, Pops and Symphonia Orchestras. She has sung various times in New York City's Birdland and sang the National Anthem on the first live broadcast of the Florida Panthers hockey team at age eight, her first National TV performance.
In 2008, Grande played the role of Charlotte in the musical "13" on Broadway, for which she won a National Youth Theatre Association Award. In 2010, she created the original role of Miriam in the reading of the new musical, "Cuba Libre," written and produced by Desmond Child.
Grande played the character Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon television show "Victorious," which premiered in March 2010 and ran through February 2013. In 2011, Ariana voiced an animated fairy, Princess Diaspro, on the Nickelodeon series "Winx Club" and starred as Snow White along with Charlene Tilton and Neil Patrick Harris in the Pasadena Playhouse production of "A Snow White Christmas" in December 2012.
Also in 2012, Grande sang a duet with MIKA on the single version of his track "Popular Song." It was announced during the network's presentation at the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour in August 2012 that they had created a new show, "Sam & Cat," which pairs Grande from "Victorious" and Jennette McCurdy from "iCarly.
" Together, they reprise their roles as Cat Valentine and Sam Puckett. Grande completed her first studio album, Yours Truly, in June 2013. On March 26, 2013, Ariana's first single from her debut album, "The Way" featuring Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller, was released.
It became a Top 40 hit and also received certifications of Platinum in US (RIAA) and Gold in Australia (ARIA). The album's second single, "Baby I", was released on July 22, 2013. The album debuted at No.
1 on the US Billboard 200 selling 138,000 copies in its first week. Her second album, My Everything, was released in 2014 and featured four top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Her third album, Dangerous Woman, was released in 2016 and explored pop and dance music.
Her fourth album, Sweetener (2018), featured the single "God is a woman" and won the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album. On that album, Grande experimented with moving into trap music. She released another album, Thank U Next, in 2019.
That release had the largest streaming week for a pop album in history. In 2018, Grande was named the Billboard Woman of the Year.
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