|“||Thank you for loving me endlessly whether my hair is red or brown, whether my skin is normal or covered in a terrible spray tan, whether I'm wearing a pink gown or pajamas, whether I'm starring in a Freaky Forever episode from 2009 filmed on my MacBook in Boca or in a hit Nickelodeon TV show.||”|
– Grande thanking her fans.
Ariana Grande-Butera Gomez (born June 26, 1993) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She gained popularity when she played the role of Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon TV series, Victorious, and afterwards portrayed the same character on the spin-off, Sam & Cat. She had her breakthrough in music in 2013 with her single, "The Way", from her No. 1 debut album, Yours Truly.
In 2014, Grande achieved worldwide success with "Problem" which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and released her sophomore album, My Everything on August 25, 2014. Grande had the most top 10 hits out of any artist in 2014 ("Problem", "Bang Bang", "Love Me Harder", and "Break Free").
In March 2016, Grande released her lead single "Dangerous Woman" for her third studio album Dangerous Woman. The song debut to No. 10 in the Billboard Hot 100 making her the first artist in the history of the chart to have all her lead singles from her first three albums debut in the top ten. She went on the Dangerous Woman Tour in 2017, and the tour grossed $71M. She has officially been made an honorary citizen of Manchester after organizing and performing at the One Love Manchester benefit concert.
In August 2018, Grande released her fourth studio album, Sweetener, which debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, becoming her third to reach the top position in the country. Its lead single, "No Tears Left To Cry", was released on April 20, 2018, and debuted at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100. "The Light Is Coming", featuring Nicki Minaj, was released as a promotional single on June 20, 2018, along with the pre-order of the album. "God Is A Woman" was released as the second single on July 13, 2018, and peaked at number 8. Grande was named Woman of the Year by Billboard in 2018.This album also earned Grande her first ever win at the Grammy Awards.
In November 2018, Grande released "thank u, next" as the lead single for her fifth studio album of the same name. The song debuted atop of the US Billboard Hot 100, being Grande's highest peak in the country, as well as her first #1 there. The song spent a total of 7 non-consecutive weeks on top of the chart. "imagine" was released as a promotional single in December, and the album's second single "7 rings" was released in January 2019. The song debuted at number one in 15 countries, including the United States, being her second number-one single and longest running number one, with 8 weeks at the summit. On February 8, 2019 Thank U, Next was released to critical acclaim and debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, becoming Grande's 4th number one album. The album's third and final single, "break up with your girlfriend, i'm bored", was also released on February 8. These singles made Grande the first solo artist to hold the top three spots on the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously, and the first woman to succeed herself at the top of the UK. Grande also broke the record for the largest streaming week for a pop album. In March of 2019, Grande embarked on the Sweetener World Tour in support of her fourth and fifth albums.
In 2020, her collaborations "Stuck with U" with Justin Bieber and "Rain on Me" with Lady Gaga helped her break the record for most number-one debuts on the Hot 100. On October 23, Grande released "positions" as the lead single from her sixth studio album. The track debuted at number one in the US and in the UK, becoming Grande's fifth number one single in the US and seventh in the UK. Her sixth album Positions arrived on October 30, 2020, featuring collaborations with Doja Cat, The Weeknd, and Ty Dolla $ign. The album debuted at number one in the US and the UK, and the album's second single "34+35" was released on October 30, 2020.
In December 2020, Grande became the first artist to surpass 82 million listeners in Spotify history. She is also the most followed female artist on Spotify with 55 millions followers.
In the week of January 9, 2021, "positions" re-entered the top ten of the US Billboard Hot 100, giving Grande a top ten hit every year since 2013. Grande scored another top 10 hit just weeks later with the "34+35" remix featuring Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion. A deluxe edition of Positions featuring 5 bonus tracks arrived in February of 2021.
- 1 Early life
- 2 Career
- 3 Personal life
- 4 Philanthropy
- 5 Discography
- 6 Filmography
- 7 Gallery
- 8 Trivia
- 9 References
- 10 External links
Grande was born and raised in Boca Raton, Florida to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. Grande is of Italian descent. Her name was inspired by Princess Oriana from Felix the Cat and the shortened name of an Italian Car manufacturer Ferrari. She has an older half-brother, Frankie, who is a performer and producer. When she was 8 years old, she went on a cruise with her family and she sang karaoke when Gloria Estefan (a famous Latin singer) was listening to her sing. She told Grande to follow her dreams, which inspired Grande to do singing and acting. Grande then did musicals at her local theater, her first being Annie, before deciding to pursue a music career at 13.
2009–2012: Breakthrough on Nickelodeon
Grande was cast in the Nickelodeon television show Victorious along with 13 co-star Elizabeth Gillies in 2009. In this sitcom, set in a performing arts high school, Grande played the "adorably dimwitted" Cat Valentine. She had to dye her hair red every other week for the role because the executive producer, Dan Schneider, did not want all the cast members to be brunettes, and the red hair was also a feature that the network felt would fit the personality of Cat. The show premiered in March 2010 to the second largest audience for a live-action series in Nickelodeon history with 5.7 million viewers. The role helped propel Grande to teen idol status, but she was more interested in a music career, stating that acting is "fun, but music has always been first and foremost with me." Her character was compared to "Brittany Murphy's performance as the hapless Tai in Clueless" (1995) and described as being "very impressionable and easily swayed" but "generally sweet". In 2010, she played the role of Miriam in the musical Cuba Libre, written and produced by songwriter Desmond Child.
After the first season of Victorious wrapped, Grande wanted to focus on her music career and began working on her debut album in August 2010. To strengthen her vocal range, she began working with vocal coach Eric Vetro. She made her first musical appearance on the track "Give It Up" on the soundtrack Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show in August 2011. While filming Victorious, Grande made several recordings of herself singing covers of songs by Adele, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, and uploaded them to YouTube. A friend of Monte Lipman, CEO of Republic Records, came across one of Grande's videos. Impressed by her vocals, he sent the links to Lipman, who signed her to a recording contract. She released her first single, "Put Your Hearts Up", in December 2011, which was recorded for a teen-oriented pop album that was not issued. She later disowned the track for its bubblegum pop sound, saying that she had no interest in recording music of that genre. The song was later certified gold by the RIAA. Also in 2011, she voiced the fairy Princess Diaspro in 13 episodes of the Nickelodeon version of the Italian animated television series Winx Club, appeared in Greyson Chance's music video for a song called "Unfriend You" from his album Hold On 'til the Night, portraying Chance's ex-girlfriend, and voiced the title role in the English dub of the Spanish-language animated film Snowflake, the White Gorilla.
On a second soundtrack for Victorious, Victorious 2.0, released on June 5, 2012, as an extended play, Grande supplied vocals for a cover of "Don't You (Forget About Me)". After four seasons, Victorious was not renewed. The finale aired in February 2013. The third and final Victorious soundtrack, Victorious 3.0, was released on November 6, 2012, featuring Grande duetting with Victoria Justice in the song "L.A. Boyz". A music video of the song followed. In December 2012, Grande collaborated on the single version of "Popular Song", a duet with British singer and songwriter Mika. She also starred as Snow White in a pantomime-style musical theatre production called A Snow White Christmas, together with Charlene Tilton and Neil Patrick Harris at the Pasadena Playhouse. Grande played Amanda Benson in Swindle, a 2013 Nickelodeon film adaptation of the children's book of the same name.
Meanwhile, Nickelodeon created Sam & Cat, an iCarly and Victorious spin-off starring Jennette McCurdy and Grande. Grande and McCurdy reprised their respective roles as Cat Valentine and Sam Puckett on the buddy sitcom, which paired the characters as roommates who form an after-school babysitting business. The pilot aired on June 8, 2013, and the show was immediately picked up by the network. The following month, Nickelodeon doubled Sam & Cat's original 20-episode order for season one, making it a 40-episode season. Despite its success in the ratings, the series was canceled after 36 episodes. The final episode aired on July 17, 2014.
2013–2015: Yours Truly and My Everything
Grande recorded her first studio album Yours Truly, originally titled Daydreamin', over a three-year period. It was released on August 30, 2013. She is credited as a songwriter on several tracks of the album. In September 2013, it debuted at Number one on the US Billboard 200 albums chart, with 138,000 copies sold in its first week, making Grande the first female artist since Kesha to have her first album debut atop the charts and ranking her the 15th female artist overall. Yours Truly also debuted in the top 10 in several other countries, including Australia, the UK, Ireland, and the Netherlands. By April 2014, the album had sold over 500,000 copies in the United States, and later it became Grande's first platinum album.
The lead single "The Way", featuring Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller, debuted at number 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100, eventually peaking at number nine for two weeks, and spent 26 weeks on the Hot 100. Grande was later sued by Minder Music for copying the line "What we gotta do right here is go back, back in time" from the 1972 song "Troglodyte (Cave Man)" by The Jimmy Castor Bunch. Sam Lansky of Time magazine called the song "breezy, catchy throwback soul [that] showed off her towering voice." Following the release of the album, Billboard magazine ranked Grande at number four on their list of "Music's Hottest Minors 2013", an annual ranking of the most popular musicians under the age of 21. The second single, "Baby I", debuted at number 21 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it her second Top 40 hit. The song also debuted at number six on the US Billboard Hot Digital Songs chart, making Grande the only female music artist to debut two songs in the top 10 of the Hot Digital Songs chart during the year 2013. The third single, "Right There", featuring Detroit rapper Big Sean, debuted at number 84 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Grande recorded the duet "Almost Is Never Enough" with Nathan Sykes of The Wanted. She also joined Justin Bieber on his Believe Tour for three shows and kicked off her own headlining mini-tour, The Listening Sessions. At the 2013 American Music Awards, she won the award for New Artist of the Year. She released a four-song Christmas EP, Christmas Kisses in December 2013. Christmas Kisses received critical praise for its "R&B spin" on the Christmas classics. Grande received the Breakthrough Artist of the Year award from the Music Business Association, recognizing her achievements throughout 2013, including her number one debut on the Billboard 200 and her top 10 single on the Hot 100.
By January 2014, Grande had begun recording her second studio album, with singer-songwriter Ryan Tedder and record producers Benny Blanco and Max Martin. Grande is credited as a songwriter on several tracks of the album. The same month, she earned the Favorite Breakout Artist award at the People's Choice Awards 2014. In March 2014, Grande sang at the White House concert, "Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House". The following month, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama invited Grande again to perform at the White House for the Easter Egg Roll event.
Grande released her second studio album My Everything on August 25, 2014. It sold 169,000 copies in its first week and debuted atop the Billboard 200, becoming her second consecutive number one album in the US. Its lead single "Problem" features Australian rapper Iggy Azalea and premiered at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards on April 27. The song debuted at number three (eventually climbing to number two) on the Billboard Hot 100, and debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Grande's first number one single in the United Kingdom. It made British chart history as the first song to land at No. 1 based on sales and streams. The song was the highest debut ever for a collaboration of female soloists. The second single, "Break Free", featuring German musician and producer Zedd, peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs. She performed the song as the opening of the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, and won Best Pop Video for "Problem". She and Nicki Minaj provided guest vocals on "Bang Bang", the lead single from Jessie J's album Sweet Talker. The song reached number three in the US, making it Grande's third song in the Hot 100's top 10 the same week ("Problem", "Break Free" and "Bang Bang"), and went to number one in the UK. She joined Adele as the only female artist with three top 10 hits simultaneously as a lead artist. The music video for "Bang Bang" has been viewed more than one billion times on YouTube. My Everything spent 88 weeks on the Billboard 200. Rolling Stone magazine wrote, "My Everything is where the 21-year-old Nickelodeon starlet grows up. It's a confident, intelligent, brazen pop statement, mixing bubblegum diva vocals with EDM break beats". Billboard's review noted that My Everything is not kid-friendly, like Grande's earlier efforts, and "pulled more sounds into her repertoire while keeping her biggest weapon, a remarkable vocal range, as a steady foundation."
On September 27, 2014, Grande was the musical performer on the season 40 premiere of NBC's Saturday Night Live, with Chris Pratt as the host. Three days later, the third single from My Everything, "Love Me Harder", featuring Canadian recording artist The Weeknd, debuted on the Billboard Hot 100, later peaking at No. 7. In November 2014, Grande was featured in Major Lazer's song "All My Love", which was released as the fourth single from the soundtrack album for the film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. The same month, Grande released a Christmas song titled "Santa Tell Me". Spending 34 consecutive weeks in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 in 2014, Grande had the most top 10 singles of any artist that year. She later released a fifth single from My Everything, "One Last Time", which peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. By April 2015, the album had sold over 600,000 copies in the US and is certified double platinum by the RIAA.
In early 2015, Grande embarked on The Honeymoon Tour, with shows in North America, Europe, Asia and South America. Following the tour's early success, more dates were added, and the tour concluded in October 2015 after a total of nearly 90 dates. It earned approximately $40 million and sold over 800,000 tickets. Reviews of the tour performances generally praised Grande's vocals and ability to convey emotion in the songs but found the concerts to be over-produced: "[S]ome judicious editing would've elevated the evening from surprising to satisfying and possibly even shockingly good. As it is, Grande is so busy piling on the spectacle she neglects to highlight the one thing – those deceptively powerful pipes – setting her apart from her contemporaries."
Grande was featured on Cashmere Cat's song "Adore", which was released in March during her Honeymoon Tour; a review in USA Today said: "Grande's towering vocals have never sounded better than on this offbeat R&B track." Also in 2015, Grande guest-starred on several episodes of the Fox comedy-horror TV series Scream Queens as Chanel #2. Grande filmed an episode for the Fox TV reality series Knock Knock Live, but the show was canceled before her episode aired.
Grande began recording songs for her third studio album, originally titled Moonlight, in 2015. In October of that year, she released the single "Focus", initially intended as the lead single from the album; the song debuted at number 7 on the Hot 100. The song's music video has been viewed more than 800 million times on YouTube. She also signed an exclusive publishing contract with Universal Music Publishing Group covering her entire catalogue, duetted in Italian with Andrea Bocelli on the track "E Più Ti Penso" from his album Cinema and on an accompanying video, covered the song "Zero to Hero" from the film Hercules for the compilation album We Love Disney. Grande also released her second Christmas EP, Christmas & Chill, which debuted at number 34 on the Billboard 200 and number three on Billboard's Holiday Albums chart.
2016–2017: Dangerous Woman
In March 2016, Grande released "Dangerous Woman" as the lead single from the retitled album of the same name. The single debuted at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was Grande's seventh top 10 entry on that chart. She is the first person in the history of the Hot 100 to have the lead single from each of her first three albums debut in the top 10. The song later peaked at number 8 on the Hot 100. On March 12, 2016, Grande appeared as host and musical guest of Saturday Night Live, where she performed "Dangerous Woman" and debuted the promotional single "Be Alright", which she released on March 18. The song charted at number 43 on the Billboard Hot 100. Grande garnered positive reviews for her appearance on the show, including praise for her impressions of various singers, some of which she had done on The Tonight Show. Jonathon Dornbush of Entertainment Weekly wrote that Grande "not only nailed her musical performances, but also shone as the best part of some of the night's sketches", including a "shockingly good" Jennifer Lawrence impression, continuing, "Grande proved she could hold her own amongst the SNL players." Stephanie Webber of Us Weekly praised Grande's Judy Garland scene as a cheeky, boozy starship commander. Grande won an online voting poll on Entertainment Weekly as the "best host of the season". In May 2016, among other appearances to promote the album, on The Voice season 10 finale, Grande performed the second single from the album, "Into You", which peaked at No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100, and duetted with Christina Aguilera on "Dangerous Woman".
Grande released her third studio album Dangerous Woman on May 20, 2016; it debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, number one in the UK, number two in Japan, and number one in several other markets, including Australia, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy and New Zealand. Nolan Feeney commented in Entertainment Weekly that Grande "pulls off pop, R&B, reggae, and house – all without overextending herself or pandering to trends". Mark Savage, writing for BBC News, called the album "a mature, confident record". At the Summertime Ball at London's Wembley Stadium in June, Grande performed three songs from the album as part of her set. In August, Grande released a third single from the album, "Side To Side", featuring rapper Nicki Minaj, her eighth top 10 entry on the Hot 100, which peaked at number four on that chart. The song's music video has been viewed more than 1.5 billion times. The album and the title track were each nominated for 2017 Grammy Awards. As of June 2018, Dangerous Woman has spent a total of 100 weeks on the Billboard 200.
Also in 2016, Grande made a cameo appearance in the comedy film Zoolander 2 starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson. She also collaborated with MAC Cosmetics on a makeup collection, donating 100% of proceeds to the MAC AIDS Fund, and launched a fashion line in collaboration with Lipsy London. In August 2016, Grande performed a tribute to Whitney Houston on the season finale of the ABC TV show Greatest Hits and headlined the opening night of Billboard's Hot 100 Festival, performing a nearly hour-long set of her own songs. Grande filmed a commercial for T-Mobile that premiered in October 2016. She played Penny Pingleton in the December 2016 NBC television broadcast Hairspray Live!. Sonia Saraiya wrote in Variety that Grande was the show's "MVP, acting as both reliably overlook-able sidekick and, once the situation required it, showstopping diva." The same month, Grande performed "Faith", together with Stevie Wonder, on the season finale of The Voice; they collaborated on the song for the soundtrack of the 2016 film Sing. She also participated in the Jingle Ball Tour 2016.
Grande began her Dangerous Woman Tour in February 2017 in North America and then Europe. Reviewing the concert for Las Vegas Weekly, Ian Caramanzana wrote: "Grande's burly, soulful vibrato and wide range remain the star of her show, and she's at her best when it's just her, a microphone and her band – especially when she performs ... ballads." Jon Pareles of The New York Times called the concert "a show of confidence, prowess and aplomb. ... Her agile soprano was strong and unconcealed in every song." On May 22 at Grande’s concert at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive in the foyer of the arena, causing 22 fatalities and more than 500 injuries.
Grande suspended the tour until June 7 and held a televised benefit concert, One Love Manchester, on June 4 at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester, helping to raise $23 million to aid the bombing victims and affected families. Grande, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry and other artists performed. To recognize her efforts, the City Council named Grande the first honorary citizen of Manchester. The tour resumed in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Oceania. It ended in September 2017, earning more than $71 million and selling over 875,000 tickets.
The same year, Grande recorded the title track of the soundtrack for the 2017 live-action remake of Disney's Beauty and the Beast with John Legend. She also appeared in an Apple Music Carpool Karaoke episode, singing musical theatre songs with Seth MacFarlane, and became a brand ambassador for Reebok. Even without releasing a new album in 2017, Grande became Billboard's Female Artist of the Year". Grande has released five fragrances with Luxe Brands since 2015. They had grossed over $150 million in global sales by 2017.
2018–2019: Sweetener and Thank U, Next
Grande began working on songs for the album with Pharrell Williams in 2016, but "the events in Manchester gave a hard reset to the project's expectations". On April 20, 2018, Grande released "No Tears Left To Cry" as the lead single from her fourth studio album, Sweetener, along with a music video for the song. The song debuted at number three on the Billboard Hot 100, where it became Grande's ninth single to reach the top ten in the United States and made her the only artist to have debuted the first single from each of her first four albums in the top ten of the Hot 100. She performed "No Tears Left To Cry" on the Tonight Show on May 1, where she revealed the title of the album, Sweetener.
The album was made available for pre-order on June 20, 2018, along with the promotional single "The Light Is Coming", featuring rapper Nicki Minaj. The album's second single, "God Is A Woman", was released on July 13, 2018. It peaked at number 8 on the Hot 100 and was Grande's 10th song to reach the top 10 on that chart. The album was released on August 17, 2018. Grande gave four concerts to promote the album, billed as The Sweetener Sessions, at New York City's Irving Plaza, The Vic Theatre in Chicago, Ace Theater in Los Angeles, and KOKO in London between August 20 and September 4, 2018. Sweetener debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and received acclaim from critics.
On November 3, 2018, Grande released "Thank U, Next" from her fifth studio album of the same name. The song reached number one in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore and South Korea.
On January 3, 2019, it was announced that Grande would be headlining the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. She made history as the youngest artist to ever headline the event and just the fourth female.
On March 18, Grande embarked on her fourth concert tour, the Sweetener World Tour, which had three legs - North America, Europe, and North America again.
On June 27, 2019, Grande announced that she co-executive produced the soundtrack to the 2019 film Charlie's Angels. A collaboration with Miley Cyrus and Lana Del Rey, titled "Don't Call Me Angel", was released as the lead single from the soundtrack on September 13, 2019..
On December 22, 2019, Grande concluded her Sweetener World Tour in Inglewood, California, and released a live album of the tour, titled K Bye For Now (SWT Live).
Grande began working on her sixth studio album in January 2020. On May 8, 2020, Grande released "Stuck With U" with Justin Bieber, which debuted atop the US Billboard Hot 100, being her third chart-topping single. A collaboration with Lady Gaga, titled "Rain On Me", was released as the second single from Gaga's sixth studio album Chromatica on May 22, 2020. It debuted atop the US Billboard Hot 100, being Grande's fourth chart-topping single and making her the first artist in history to achieve four number one debuts.
On October 14, 2020, Grande announced that her sixth studio album would be released the same month. On October 23, 2020, Grande released "Positions" from her sixth studio album of the same name. 34+35 was released as the second single from the album on October 30, 2020. A deluxe version of positions was released on February 19th, 2021 with four new songs and a remix of 34+35 featuring Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion. The remix was the first single from the deluxe version of the album.
In March 2021, it was announced that Grande would join the coaching panel of the twenty-first season of The Voice. It was reported that she would receive 20 to 25 million dollars for a season, making her the highest-paid coach in the show's history. Grande appeared on American singer Demi Lovato's latest album Dancing with the Devil... the Art of Starting Over on the song "Met Him Last Night", which she also wrote. Grande would collaborate with Canadian artist The Weeknd once again on a remix of one of his singles titled "Save Your Tears", which was released on April 23, 2021. The remix reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming both artist's sixth number one single. This accomplishment made Ariana Grande tied with P!nk for a female artist with the most #1 songs in their career.
In 2008, Grande started dating Graham Phillips. They were in a relationship for three years before they broke up in December 2011.
She and her back-up dancer Jordan Viscomi started dating. A few months later, they broke up. They dated from December 2011 to mid 2012.
In October 2012, Grande began dating Jai Brooks, a member of the Australian YouTube group "The Janoskians" after meeting through Twitter. They had a long distance relationship until December 2012, when they met for the first time in New York City. However, Grande and Brooks broke up in August 2013. Shortly after, Brooks accused Grande of cheating on him.
In September 2013, after weeks of speculation, Grande and Nathan Sykes from the British boyband "The Wanted" confirmed their relationship on Twitter. In late January 2014, Grande confirmed in a radio interview that she and Sykes had decided to end their five month long relationship, but insisted that they remained close friends.
Grande and her ex-boyfriend Jai Brooks dated again between January 2014 and July 2014. They broke up again after he allegedly was not supportive of Grande when her grandfather was dying.
In August 2014, Grande began dating rapper Big Sean, who had been her friend for some time and was with Grande when her grandfather died. A fan spotted them leaving a movie theater and claimed that Grande and Big Sean were kissing. At the 2014 MTV VMAs they were seen holding hands after Grande performed "Bang Bang". On October 13, she publicly confirmed that they were dating. Though in April 2015, it was discovered that the two had broken up. According to Grande, they had already broken up months before.
On April 5, 2015, it was revealed that Grande had started dating her backup dancer, Ricky Alvarez. The relationship was kept private until TMZ leaked a video of Grande licking a donut and kissing Alvarez. They eventually broke up in July 2016.
In August 2016, Grande started dating rapper Mac Miller, who was previously featured on her song "The Way" and on a remix of her song "Into You". She was also featured on Miller's song "My Favorite Part" from his album The Divine Feminine. Miller performed at Grande's One Love Manchester benefit concert held after the Manchester attack. On May 10, 2018, Grande announced that she and Miller had broken up, although they remained close friends. After Miller's death, Grande posted a photo of her late ex-boyfriend with no caption as a tribute.
In May 2018, it was reported that Grande had begun dating actor and comedian Pete Davidson. They first met in March 2016 when Grande hosted Saturday Night Live, on which Davidson is a cast member. In June 2018, Grande confirmed that she and Davidson were engaged. A song dedicated to him titled "Pete Davidson" is featured on Grande's fourth studio album, Sweetener. The two called off their engagement and ended their relationship in October 2018.
In March 2020, it was reported that Grande had been dating luxury real estate agent Dalton Gomez for two months. In May 2020, Grande confirmed the relationship in the music video for "Stuck With U". In December 2020 Grande announced that she and Gomez are engaged.On May 17th 2020, it was reported that they had gotten married in a small and intimate ceremony the previous weekend. Ariana Grande and Dalton Gomez have kept their relationship mostly off of social media.
Grande was raised Roman Catholic but abandoned Catholicism due to the church's stance on homosexuality. She has since started following Kabbalah's teachings with her half brother Frankie, believing "the basis lies in the idea that if you’re kind to others, good things will happen to you."
In April 2019, following the release of a song titled "Monopoly" with Victoria Monét, Grande revealed that she doesn't label her sexuality, stating "I haven't before and still don't feel the need to now" amidst rumors of bisexuality after lyrics referencing her liking both women and men.
At the age of 14, Grande co-founded the youth singing group Kids Who Care in South Florida, which performed for charitable fund-raising events, raising over $500,000 for charities in 2007 alone. In the summer of 2009, as a member of the charitable organization Broadway in South Africa, Grande performed and taught music and dance to children in Gugulethu, South Africa, along with her brother Frankie. Grande also partnered with Kleenex on its "Shield Sneeze Swish" campaign. In 2017, she hosted One Love Manchester, a benefit concert to raise money for all of the victims of the Manchester bombing on May 22nd, 2017. She raised 13 million dollars from this event.
In September 2017, Grande performed in A Concert for Charlottesville which benefitted the victims of the August 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. In March 2018, she participated in March for Our Lives to support gun control reform. Grande donated the proceeds from the first show in Atlanta on her Sweetener World Tour to Planned Parenthood in a response to the passage of a number of anti-abortion laws in several states including Georgia. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Grande donated between $500 and $1,000 each to a number of fans as financial support. Grande also supported a COVID-19 fund named Project 100, which aimed to provide $1,000 digital payments to 100,000 families who have been greatly impacted by the pandemic. In May 2020, Grande announced that all net proceeds from her collaboration with singer Justin Bieber, "Stuck With U", would be donated to the First Responders Children's Foundation to fund grants and scholarships for children of frontline workers who are working during the global pandemic. That month, Grande joined a Los Angeles protest against the murder of George Floyd, demanding justice and asking fans to sign petitions condemning the act of police brutality. She highlighted white privilege and called for more activism outside social media. In December 2020, Grande, and Scott and Brian Nicholson, her choreographers and friends, launched "Orange Twins Rescue", an animal rescue center based in Los Angeles. 
- Yours Truly (2013)
- My Everything (2014)
- Dangerous Woman (2016)
- Sweetener (2018)
- Thank U, Next (2019)
- Positions (2020)
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- Grande is the first and only female artist to have 3 albums with over 4 billion streams on Spotify, and all 6 of her albums have reached 1 billion streams on the platform.
- Grande is the first woman to surpass 234 million followers on Instagram.
- Grande is the first female artist to surpass 1 billion streams in South Korea on all listening platforms.
- Grande becomes the sixth artist to simultaneously hold the top 2 positions on the US Pop Songs airplay chart. (34+35 and Positions)
- Grande is the 4th most subscribed channel on YouTube.
- Grande has now garnered over 1.2 billion lead-credit streams on Spotify in 2021.
- Grande has over 50 songs to reach 100 million streams each on Spotify.
- Grande becomes the first female act in history to surpass 25 billion streams on Spotify.
- Grande is the most-followed artist, for a 12th consecutive day on Spotify.
- Grande is the 2nd most followed artist on Spotify with 62 million followers.
- Grande is the fastest artist to accumulate five no. 1s on the Hot 100 in the 2000’s decade.
- Grande surpassed 500 million streams on Spotify in the month of march 2021. She’s the #2 most streamed female artist of the year so far with over 2 billion streams.
- Grande is the artist with the most #1 debuts of all time on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with 5.
- Grande will be a coach on Season 21 of The Voice.
- Grande has surpassed 90 billion global streams. She is the most streamed female artist of all time.
- Each of Grande’s studio albums have been certified platinum or higher in the U.S.
- Grande becomes the first female artist in Spotify history to have 20 songs with over 400 million streams.
- Grande is the 7th most streamed artist in 2021 with 2.15B streams.
- Grande has over 19 billion streams on YouTube.
- Grande is the 4th most streamed artist on Spotify.
- Grande has the most #1 hits of the 2020 decade on the Billboard Hot 100. (4)
- Grande becomes the first female artist in history to earn three Billboard Hot 100 #1 duets.
- Grande is the second artist (since Katy Perry in 2010-2011) to have four Billboard Hot 100 #1’s in less than a year.
- Grande has had a #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 for four consecutive years.
- Grande is the second artist in history with three #1 duets on the Billboard Hot 100.
- Grande is the first lead artist in history to simultaneously rank three songs in the top 10 on the weekly US Pop Radio chart.
- Grande has spent 20 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
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- Nickelodeon greenlights an 'iCarly' spinoff and other new shows
- Nickelodeon Greenlights Spinoff of 'iCarly,' 'Victorious'
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- Ariana Grande, Jennette McCurdy show Sam & Cat canceled after one season
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