Frankie James Grande (born Frank James Michael Grande-Marchione; January 24, 1983) is an American producer, dancer, director, singer, actor, and YouTuber. He's also Joan and Victor's son and Ariana and James' older half-brother. They have the same Mother but have different Fathers. She has tweeted about him several times and he has appeared in some of her YouTube videos. He has also been in some Broadway musicals.
His fans are called "Frankiesteins" and he has weekly "FrankieFriday" and "ToplessTuesdays" videos on YouTube, sometimes a game he invented called "OMGrandeGames" and he also invented the catchphrase "GoGrandeOrGoHome" and "ShineBrightLikeAFrankie" which he now sells merchandise on.
- Frankie was named after his grandpa, Frank.
- Ariana gave him his nickname, Frankie.
- Frankie is openly gay.
- Ariana and Frankie made a twist of the song "Suddenly Seymour" from the movie Little Shop of Horrors and called it "Suddenly Frankie" which they have sung together many times.
- Frankie and Ariana tweet each other often, especially when they are in different places & cannot be together.
- Fans wanted Frankie to play Cat Valentine's brother on Victorious.
- Frankie played a character called Frankini on Henry Danger. Another character in the show hinted that Frankini is Cat Valentine's crazy brother.
- Frankie and Ariana used to live together, shown on a tour of Ariana's home.
- Frankie hosts a game on Twitter called "OMGrandeGames" once in a while where he has categories and asks questions. The first person to reply right gets a follow, and Ariana has appeared several times on these games with him.
- Ariana and Frankie like to go to the restaurant Toast together.
- Frankie flew in from New York for one day to see Ariana perform at the Three-Light Festival in L.A.
- Ariana was with Frankie on his #OMGrandeGames on November 23, 2012, for the first 15 minutes as the "DJ".
- Frankie and Ariana danced the "Gangnam Style" dance together.
- Frankie has some weekly "FrankieFriday" videos where Ariana has some appearances.
- They watched the Gossip Girl series finale together.
- In a tweet, Ariana said that she had the "most hilarious brother alive". She also added that she was thankful for his love and support.
- His father's last name is Marchione.
- Ariana has been tweeting for Frankie while he is on Big Brother.
- Frankie's Twitter and Instagram were hacked by a person on twitter named @lordcynical, along with deleting Frankie's Instagram account. Frankie had 2076 photos, 862226 followers, and was following 779 people on Instagram.
- Frankie is pescatarian.
- Frankie released his debut single on May 18, 2017.
- Frankie uploaded a video titled "Ariana Grande Everyday - Bday SoulCycle" on his YouTube account. On the video, you can see Frankie and a group riding on SoulCycles while they dance to "Everyday" and "Side To Side", two of Ariana's singles from Dangerous Woman.
- Frankie's half-brother is James Marchione.
- In June of 2021, it was announced that he was engaged to his boyfriend of 2 years, Hale Leon.
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- Ariana Grande had the perfect response when her brother came out
- Youtube - Suddenly Frankie - Frankie & Ariana Grande
- Frankie's video about the three light festival
- One of Frankies OMGrandeGames with Ariana
- Ariana dances "Gangnam Style" with Frankie
- Frank about the Gossip Girl finale with Ariana
- Ariana tweeting about Frankie
- Article about Frankie Grande being on Big Brother 16
- iTunes - Queen - Single
- Youtube - Ariana Grande Side to Side - BDay Soul Cycle!
- Youtube - Ariana Grande Everyday - Bday SoulCycle