What is ariana grande?

Ariana Grande-Butera ( ; born June 26, 1993) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Her four-octave vocal range has received critical acclaim, and her personal life has been the subject of widespread media attention. She has received numerous accolades throughout her career, including two Grammy Awards, one Brit Award, one Bambi Award, two Billboard Music Awards, three American Music Awards, nine MTV Video Music Awards, and 27 Guinness World Records.

Grande began her music career at age 15 in the 2008 Broadway musical 13. She rose to fame for playing Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television series Victorious (2010–2013) and Sam & Cat (2013–2014). Grande signed with Republic Records in 2011 after label executives viewed YouTube videos of her covering songs. Her 1950s doo-wop-influenced pop and R&B debut album,1 Yours Truly (2013), topped the US Billboard 200, while its lead single, "The Way", reached the top ten of the US Billboard Hot 100. Grande's voice and whistle register on the album drew immediate comparisons to Mariah Carey.

She continued to explore pop and R&B in her second and third studio albums, My Everything (2014) and Dangerous Woman (2016). My Everything experimented with EDM and achieved global success with its singles "Problem", "Break Free" and "Bang Bang"; Dangerous Woman became her first of four consecutive number-one albums in the UK. Personal struggles influenced her trap-infused fourth and fifth studio albums, Sweetener (2018) and Thank U, Next (2019), both of which were critical and commercial successes. Sweetener won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, and Thank U, Next broke the record for the largest streaming week for a pop album and was nominated for Album of the Year. The singles "Thank U, Next", "7 Rings", and "Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" made Grande the first solo artist to hold the top three spots on the Hot 100 simultaneously and the first woman to succeed herself at the top of the UK Singles Chart. Her 2020 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, the latter winning the Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Grande's R&B-focused sixth studio album, Positions (2020), and its title track debuted at number-one in the UK and US. In 2021, she had her sixth US number-one single after featuring on the remix of The Weeknd's "Save Your Tears".

Often regarded as a pop icon and triple threat entertainer, Grande is one of the world's best-selling music artists; she has sold more than 85 million records globally and all of her studio albums have been certified platinum or higher. Among her Billboard chart records, she is the first artist and only woman to have five number-one debuts, to chart three number one-debuts in one calendar year, to debut the lead singles from each of her studio albums in the top ten, and to have their first five number one singles debut at top spot. Grande is the most streamed female artist ever, and the most streamed female artist on Spotify (2010s decade) and Apple Music, the most followed female artist on Spotify, and the most subscribed female artist on YouTube. She has been included on Time{{'}}s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world (2016 and 2019) and the Forbes Celebrity 100 (2019–2020). Grande was named Woman of the Year (2018), the greatest pop star of 2019, and the most successful female artist to debut in the 2010s by Billboard. Aside from music, she has worked with many charitable organizations and advocates for animal rights, mental health, and gender, racial, and LGBT equality. Grande has a large following on social media; she became the most followed woman on Instagram in 2019, and has over 300 million followers as of 2022. She has also ventured into the cosmetics and fashion industries.

Early life

Ariana Grande-Butera was born on June 26, 1993, in Boca Raton, Florida.23 She is the daughter of Joan Grande, the Brooklyn-born CEO of Hose-McCann Communications, a manufacturer of communications and safety equipment owned by the Grande family since 1964,4 and Edward Butera, a graphic design firm owner in Boca Raton.56 Grande is of Italian7 descent and has described herself as an Italian American with Sicilian and Abruzzese roots.8 She has an older half-brother, Frankie Grande, who is an entertainer and producer,910 and she has a close relationship with her maternal grandmother, Marjorie Grande.11 Her family moved from New York to Florida before her birth, and her parents separated when she was eight or nine years old.12

When her parents were Florida Panthers season ticket holders, she was accidentally hit on each wrist by errant hockey pucks on two different occasions in 1998, sustaining minor bruises both times. The second occurrence happened during the Panthers' inaugural regular-season game at National Car Rental Center on October 9, 1998, in which she was also the first child to ever ride a Zamboni in the brand-new arena during the first intermission, the result of her parents' $200 winning bid at an auction.13 A photograph of her on the Zamboni was featured in the South Florida SunSentinel the next day.14 At age 8, she sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the Panthers' home game against the Chicago Blackhawks on January 16, 2002.15

As a young child, Grande performed with the Fort Lauderdale Children's Theater,16 playing her first role as the title character in the musical Annie. She also performed in their productions of The Wizard of Oz and Beauty and the Beast.1718 At age eight, she performed at a karaoke lounge on a cruise ship and with various orchestras such as South Florida's Philharmonic, Florida Sunshine Pops and Symphonic Orchestras.19 During this time, she attended the Pine Crest School and later North Broward Preparatory.20


2008–2012: Career beginnings and Nickelodeon

By age 13, Grande became serious about pursuing a music career, although she still concentrated on theater.21 When she first arrived in Los Angeles, California to meet with her managers, she expressed a desire to record an R&B album: "I was like, 'I want to make an R&B album,' They were like 'Um, that's a helluva goal! Who is going to buy a 14-year-old's R&B album?!'"22 In 2008, Grande was cast as cheerleader Charlotte in the Broadway musical 13.2324 When she joined the musical, Grande left North Broward Preparatory School, but continued to be enrolled; the school sent her materials to study with tutors.25 She also sang various times at the New York City jazz club Birdland.26

Grande at the 2010 Tribeca Film
Festival Grande was cast in the Nickelodeon television show Victorious along with 13 co-star Elizabeth Gillies in 2009.27 In the sitcom, set at a performing arts high school, she played the "adorably dimwitted" Cat Valentine.2829 She had to dye her hair red every other week for the role, which severely damaged her hair.30 The show premiered in March 2010 to the second-largest audience for a live-action series in Nickelodeon, with 5.7 million viewers.3132 The role helped propel Grande to teen idol status, but she was more interested in a music career, saying that acting is "fun, but music has always been first and foremost with me."33 Her character was compared to "Brittany Murphy's performance as the hapless Tai in Clueless" and described as being "very impressionable and easily swayed" but "generally sweet".34

After the first season of Victorious wrapped, Grande wanted to focus on her music career and began working on her debut album in August 2010.35 To strengthen her vocal range, she began working with vocal coach Eric Vetro.36 The second season premiered in April 2011 to 6.2 million viewers, becoming the show's highest-rated episode.37 In May 2011, Grande appeared in Greyson Chance's video for the song "Unfriend You" from his album Hold On 'til the Night (2011), portraying his ex-girlfriend. She made her first musical appearance on the track "Give It Up" from the Victorious soundtrack in August

  1. 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.38 A friend of Monte Lipman, chief executive officer (CEO) of Republic Records, came across one of the videos. Impressed by her vocals, he sent the links to Lipman, who signed her to a recording contract.39 Grande voiced the title role in the English dub of the Spanish-language animated film Snowflake, the White Gorilla in November 2011.4041 From 2011 to 2013, she voiced the fairy Princess Diaspro in the Nickelodeon revival of Winx Club.42

In December 2011, Grande released her first single, "Put Your Hearts Up", which was recorded for a potential teen-oriented pop album that was never issued.43 She later disowned the track for its bubblegum pop sound, saying she had no interest in recording music of that genre.44 The song was later certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).45 On a second soundtrack, Victorious 2.0, released on June 5, 2012, as an extended play, she supplied vocals as part of the show's cast for the song "5 Fingaz to the Face".46 The third and final soundtrack, Victorious 3.0, was released on November 6, 2012, which featured a duet by Grande and Victoria Justice titled "L.A. Boyz", with an accompanying music video being released shortly after.47 In December 2012, Grande collaborated on the single version of "Popular Song", a duet with British singer and songwriter Mika.48

After four seasons, Victorious was not renewed,49 with the finale airing in February 2013. Grande starred as Snow White in the pantomime-style musical theatre production A Snow White Christmas with Charlene Tilton and Neil Patrick Harris at the Pasadena Playhouse.50 She played Amanda Benson in Swindle, a 2013 Nickelodeon film adaptation of the children's book of the same name.5152 Meanwhile, Nickelodeon created Sam & Cat, an iCarly and Victorious spin-off starring Jennette McCurdy and Grande.53 Grande and McCurdy reprised their roles as Cat Valentine and Sam Puckett on the buddy sitcom, which paired the characters as roommates who form an after-school babysitting business.54 The pilot aired on June 8, 2013, and the network immediately picked up the show.55 The next month, Nickelodeon doubled Sam & Cat{{'}}s original 20-episode order for season one, making it a 40-episode season.56 Despite its success in the ratings, the series was canceled after 35 episodes.57 The final episode aired on July 17, 2014.58

2013–2015: Yours Truly and My Everything

Grande in
2013 Grande recorded her debut studio album Yours Truly, originally titled Daydreamin', over three years.59 It was released on August 30, 2013, and debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 albums chart, with 138,000 copies sold in its first week.6061 Yours Truly also debuted in the top ten in several other countries, including Australia,62 the UK,63 Ireland,64 and the Netherlands.65 Its lead single, "The Way", featuring Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller, debuted at number ten on the US Billboard Hot 100,66 eventually peaking at number nine for two weeks.67 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.68 The album's second single, "Baby I", was released in July.69 Its third single, "Right There", featuring Detroit rapper Big Sean, was released in August 2013.70 They respectively peaked at number 21 and 84 on the Billboard Hot 100.71

Grande recorded the duet "Almost Is Never Enough" with Nathan Sykes of The Wanted, which was released as a promotional single in August 2013. She also joined Justin Bieber on his Believe Tour for three shows and kicked off her own headlining mini-tour, The Listening Sessions.7273 The following month, 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 21.74 At the 2013 American Music Awards, she won the award for New Artist of the Year.7576 She released a four-song Christmas EP, Christmas Kisses in December 2013.77 Grande received the Breakthrough Artist of the Year award from the Music Business Association, recognizing her achievements throughout 2013.78 By January 2014, Grande had begun recording her second studio album, with singer-songwriter Ryan Tedder and record producers Benny Blanco and Max Martin.7980 The same month, she earned the Favorite Breakout Artist award at the People's Choice Awards 2014.81 In March 2014, Grande sang at the White House concert, "Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House".8283 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.84

Grande released her second studio album My Everything on August 25, 2014, and debuted atop the Billboard 200.85 Its lead single "Problem" features Australian rapper Iggy Azalea and premiered at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards on April 26, 2014.8687 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.88 The album's second single, "Break Free", featuring German musician and producer Zedd,89 peaked at number four in the United States.90 She performed the song as the opening of the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, and won Best Pop Video for "Problem".91 Grande and Nicki Minaj provided guest vocals on "Bang Bang", the lead single from Jessie J's album Sweet Talker,92 which peaked at number one in the UK and reached number three in the US.93 With the singles "Problem", "Break Free", and "Bang Bang", Grande joined Adele as the only female artist with three top ten singles simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 as a lead artist.94

Grande performing on The Honeymoon
Tour in
2015 Grande was the musical performer on Saturday Night Live, with Chris Pratt as the host on September 27, 2014.95 That same month, third single from My Everything, "Love Me Harder", featuring Canadian recording artist The Weeknd, was released and peaked at number seven in the United States.96 The song became her fourth top ten single of 2014, the most by any artist that year.97 In November 2014, Grande was featured in Major Lazer's song "All My Love" from the soundtrack album for the film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014).98 The same month, Grande released a Christmas song titled "Santa Tell Me" as a single from the reissue of her first Christmas EP, Christmas Kisses (2014).99 Billboard listed the single, among the greatest Holiday song of all time.100 The following month, she appeared on Nicki Minaj's third album The Pinkprint, with the song Get On Your Knees. She later released the fifth and the final single from My Everything, "One Last Time", which peaked at number 13 in the US.101

In February 2015, Grande embarked on her first worldwide concert tour, The Honeymoon Tour, to further promote My Everything, with shows in North America, Europe, Asia and South America.102 Grande was featured on Cashmere Cat's song "Adore", which was released in March 2015.103 In the spring, she signed an exclusive publishing contract with the Universal Music Publishing Group, covering her entire music catalog.104 Grande also filmed an episode for the Fox Broadcasting Company reality TV series Knock Knock Live (2015),105 but the show was canceled before her episode aired.106 She also guest-starred on several episodes of the Fox comedy-horror television series Scream Queens as Sonya Herfmann/Chanel#2 from September to November 2015.107108 She recorded the duet "E Più Ti Penso" with Italian recording artist Andrea Bocelli, which was released in October 2015 as the lead single from Bocelli's album Cinema (2015),109 and covered the song "Zero to Hero", originally from the animated film Hercules (1997), for the compilation album We Love Disney (2015).110 Grande also released her second Christmas EP, Christmas & Chill in December 2015.111

2015–2017: Dangerous Woman

Grande began recording songs for her third studio album, Dangerous Woman, originally titled Moonlight, in 2015.112113 In October of that year, she released the single "Focus", initially intended as the lead single from the album; the song debuted at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100.114 The next month American singer Who Is Fancy released the single "Boys Like You", which features her and Meghan Trainor.115 She was featured in the remix version of "Over and Over Again", a song by English singer Nathan Sykes' debut studio solo album Unfinished Business, which was released in January 2016.116 Grande made a cameo appearance in the comedy film Zoolander 2 starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson.117 In March 2016, Grande released "Dangerous Woman" as the lead single from the retitled album of the same name.118119 The single debuted at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the first artist to have the lead single from each of her first three albums debut in the top ten.120 The same month, Grande appeared as host and musical guest of Saturday Night Live, where she performed "Dangerous Woman" and debuted the promotional single "Be Alright",121 which charted at number 43 on the Billboard Hot 100.122 Grande garnered positive reviews for her appearance on the show, including praise for her impressions of various singers,123124 some of which she had done on The Tonight Show.125 Grande won an online voting poll on Entertainment Weekly as the "best host of the season".126 In May 2016, Grande appeared on The Voice season 10 finale, performing the second single from the album, "Into You", which peaked at number 13 in the United States,127 and duetted with Christina Aguilera on "Dangerous Woman".128 In March 2021, she returned to the show as a coach of the twenty-first season of The Voice; Grande became the highest-paid coach in the show's history, earning a reported $25 million per season.129 Grande did not return for the show's twenty-second season.130

Grande released Dangerous Woman on May 20, 2016, and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200.131 It also debuted at number two in Japan,132 and at number one in several other markets, including Australia, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand and UK.133134 Mark Savage, writing for BBC News, called the album "a mature, confident record".135 At the Summertime Ball at London's Wembley Stadium in June, Grande performed three songs from the album as part of her set.136 In August, Grande released a third single from the album, "Side to Side", featuring rapper Nicki Minaj, her eighth top ten entry on the Hot 100, which peaked at number four on that chart.137 Dangerous Woman was nominated for Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album and the title track for Best Pop Solo Performance.138

Grande performing on her Dangerous Woman
Tour in
2017 In August 2016, Grande performed a tribute to the late Whitney Houston on the season finale of the ABC television series Greatest Hits139 and headlined the opening night of the second annual Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival, performing a nearly hour-long set of her own songs.140 Aside from music, Grande filmed a commercial for T-Mobile that premiered in October 2016141 and played Penny Pingleton in the NBC television broadcast Hairspray Live!, which aired in December 2016.142 The same month, Grande and Stevie Wonder appeared on the season finale of the US competition TV series The Voice, performing their collaboration "Faith" from the soundtrack of the 2016 animated film Sing.143 "Faith" was nominated for Best Original Song at the 74th Golden Globe Awards.144 At the end of the year, Grande participated in the Jingle Ball Tour 2016.145 Grande recorded the title track of the soundtrack for the 2017 live-action remake of Disney's 1991 animated film Beauty and the Beast. The recording was released as a duet with American singer John Legend in February 2017.146 The same month, Grande embarked on her third concert tour, the Dangerous Woman Tour, to promote the related album.147 On March 31, 2017, Calvin Harris released a song titled "Heatstroke" from his album Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, which featured Grande, Young Thug, and Pharrell Williams.148 On April 27, 2017, Norwegian DJ Cashmere Cat released the fifth song "Quit" from his debut album 9 featuring Grande.149

On May 22, 2017, her concert at Manchester Arena was the target of a suicide bombing—a shrapnel-laden homemade bomb detonated by an Islamic extremist as people were leaving the arena. The Manchester Arena bombing caused 22 deaths and injured hundreds more. Grande suspended the remainder of the tour and held a televised benefit concert, One Love Manchester, on June 4,150 helping to raise $23 million to aid the bombing's victims and affected families.151152 The concert featured performances from Grande, as well as Liam Gallagher, Robbie Williams, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus and other artists.153 To recognize her efforts, the Manchester City Council named Grande the first honorary citizen of Manchester.154155 The tour resumed on June 7 in Paris and ended in September 2017.156157 In August 2017, Grande appeared in an Apple Music Carpool Karaoke episode, singing musical theatre songs with American entertainer Seth MacFarlane.158 In December 2017, Billboard magazine named her "Female Artist of the Year".159

2018–2019: Sweetener and Thank U, Next

Grande began working on songs for her fourth studio album, Sweetener, with Pharrell Williams in 2016, but "the events in Manchester gave a hard reset to the project's expectations".160 Grande released "No Tears Left to Cry" as the lead single from Sweetener in April 2018,161 with the song debuting at number three on the Billboard Hot 100, making Grande the only artist to have debuted the first single from each of her first four albums in the top ten of the Hot 100.162163 In June 2018, she was featured in "Bed", the second single from Nicki Minaj's fourth studio album Queen.164 The same month, she was featured on Troye Sivan's single "Dance to This" from his sophomore album Bloom. The second single, "God Is a Woman",165166 peaked at number 8 on the Hot 100 and became Grande's tenth top ten single in the US.167 Released in August 2018,168 Sweetener debuted at number one on the Billboard 200169 and received acclaim from critics.170 She simultaneously charted nine songs from the album on the Hot 100, along with a collaboration, making her the fourth female artist to reach the ten-song mark.171 Grande gave four concerts to promote the album, billed as The Sweetener Sessions, in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and London between August 20 and September 4, 2018.172 In October 2018, Grande participated in the NBC broadcast, A Very Wicked Halloween, singing "The Wizard and I" from the musical Wicked.173 The following month, the BBC aired a one-hour special, Ariana Grande at the BBC, featuring interviews and performances.174175

In November 2018, Grande released the single "Thank U, Next" and announced her fifth studio album of the same name.176177178 The song debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Grande's first chart topping single in the United States, spending seven non-consecutive weeks atop.179180 Since then, it has been certified five-times platinum in the United States;181 the song's music video broke records for most-watched music video on YouTube within 24 hours of release182 and fastest Vevo video to reach 100 million views on YouTube, both of which were later surpassed by other artists.183 On Spotify, it became the fastest song to reach 100 million streams (11 days) and most-streamed song by a female artist in a 24-hour period, with 9.6 million streams, before being surpassed by her own song "7 Rings" (nearly 15 million streams).184 Later the same month, Grande released, in collaboration with YouTube, a four-part docuseries titled Ariana Grande: Dangerous Woman Diaries. It shows behind the scenes and concert footage from Grande's Dangerous Woman Tour, including moments from the One Love Manchester concert, and follows her professional life during the tour and the making of Sweetener. The series debuted on November 29, 2018.185 By the end of the year, she became the most streamed female artist on Spotify,186 and was named Billboard's Woman of the Year. In January 2019, it was announced that Grande would be headlining the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival,187 where she became the youngest and only the fourth female artist ever to headline the festival.188 It took place April 12–14 and April 19–21.189 Grande brought a number of guest artists to perform with her, including NSYNC, P. Diddy, Nicki Minaj and Justin Bieber. Her set has received critical acclaim.190191

Grande's second single from Thank U, Next, "7 Rings", was released on January 18, 2019, and debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week of February 2, becoming her second single in a row (and overall) to top the charts.192 It made Grande the third female artist with multiple number-one debuts after Mariah Carey (3) and Britney Spears (2) and fifth artist overall after Justin Bieber and Drake.193 The song broke several streaming and recording industry records.194 Spending eight non-consecutive weeks at number one, it became Grande's most successful song on the chart195 and one of the best selling singles worldwide. Thank U, Next was released on February 8, 2019, and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 while receiving acclaim from critics.196 It broke the records for the largest streaming week for a pop album and for a female album in the United States with 307 million on-demand streams.197

Grande became the first solo artist to occupy the top three spots on the Billboard Hot 100 with "7 Rings" at number one, her third single "Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" debuting at number two, and her lead single "Thank U, Next" rose to number three, and the overall second artist to do so since the Beatles did in 1964 when they occupied the top five spots.198 In the United Kingdom, Grande became the second female solo artist to simultaneously hold the number one and two spots and the first musical artist to replace herself at number one, twice consecutively.199 In February 2019, it was reported Grande wouldn't attend the Grammy Awards after she had a disagreement with producers over a potential performance at the ceremony.200 Grande ended up earning her first Grammy, for Best Pop Vocal Album, for Sweetener.201 The same month, Grande won a Brit Award for International Female Solo Artist.202 She also embarked on her third headlining tour, the Sweetener World Tour, to promote both Sweetener and Thank U, Next, which began on March 18, 2019.203 Grande was nominated for 9 awards at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, including Top Artist. She would win two awards for Billboard Chart Achievement and Top Female Artist on May 1, 2019.204 Grande performed at the event via a pre-recorded performance from her Sweetener World Tour.205

In June 2019, Grande announced that she co-executive produced the soundtrack to the 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 on September 13, 2019. It was later nominated for Best Original Song, at the 24th Satellite Awards.206207 In August 2019, she released a single titled "Boyfriend" with pop duo Social House.208 Grande co-wrote singer Normani's debut solo single "Motivation", which was released on August 16, 2019.209 Grande won three awards at the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, including the Artist of the Year award. She was nominated for 12 awards in total, including Video of the Year for "Thank U, Next".210 Grande was featured on the remix of American singer and rapper Lizzo's song "Good as Hell", which was released on October 25, 2019.211 By the end of the year, Billboard named Grande the most accomplished female artist to debut in the 2010s, while NME named her one of the defining music artists of the decade. She also became the most streamed female artist of the decade on music streaming service Spotify.212213214 Also, Forbes ranked her amongst the highest-paid celebrities in 2019, placing at number 62 on the list,215 while Billboard ranked her as 2019's highest-paid solo musician.216

2020–present: Positions and Wicked

In January 2020, Grande received multiple nominations at the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards, including Female Artist of the Year.217 The following month, she made a guest appearance in the second season of the American television series Kidding, which stars Jim Carrey.218 On March 27, 2020, she appeared on Childish Gambino's fourth studio album 3.15.20 on the track "Time". Grande and Justin Bieber released a collaboration song titled "Stuck with U" on May 8, 2020; net proceeds from the sales of the song were donated to the First Responders Children's Foundation in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.219 The song debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100*,* becoming Grande's third chart-topping single. Alongside Bieber, both artists tied Mariah Carey and Drake for the most songs to debut at number one on the Hot 100; Grande is the first artist to have her first three number ones debut at the top, following "Thank U, Next" and "7 Rings".220 Grande also released a collaboration with Lady Gaga, "Rain on Me", as the second single from Gaga's sixth studio album Chromatica.221 The song also debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Grande's fourth number-one single and helping Grande break the record for the most number-one debuts on that chart.222 The song won the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards.223 In 2020, Grande became the highest-earning woman in music on Forbes{{'}}s 2020 Celebrity 100 list, placing 17th overall with $72 million.224225 At the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards, she was nominated for nine awards for both "Stuck with U" (with Bieber) and "Rain on Me" (with Gaga). For the latter, Grande received her third consecutive nomination for Video of the Year.226 She won four awards, including Song of the Year for "Rain on Me".227

Grande's sixth studio album, Positions, was released on October 30, 2020.228 It debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, becoming Grande's fifth number-one album.229 The eponymous lead single was released on October 23.230 It debuted at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Grande's fifth chart-topping single and breaking numerous records. Grande became the first artist to have five number-one debuts on the Hot 100 and the first to have their first five number ones debut at the top. "Positions" became her third number-one single in 2020 following "Stuck with U" and "Rain on Me", making Grande the first artist since Drake to have three number-one singles in a single calendar year and the first female artist to do so since Rihanna and Katy Perry in 2010.231 Alongside the release of Positions, the song from the album "34+35" served as the second single off the album. The song debuted at number 8, becoming Grande's 18th top ten single.232 Grande released a "34+35" remix featuring American rappers Doja Cat and Megan Thee Stallion on January 15,

  1. The remix helped the song reach a new peak at number two, the highest-charting song credited to three or more female soloists on the Hot 100 since Christina Aguilera, Mýa, Pink and Lil' Kim's "Lady Marmalade" in 2001.233 The remix was one of five additional tracks included on the deluxe edition of Positions, released on February 19, 2021. Grande was named the most-played artist on iHeartRadio's stations in 2021, reaching 2.6 billion in audience.234

On October 14, 2020, it was announced, that Grande would appear alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, and Meryl Streep in Adam McKay's Don't Look Up. The film was released on the streaming service Netflix, on December 24, 2021. With streams of more than 152 million hours in a week, it broke the record for the biggest week of views in Netflix history.235 To promote the film, Grande released the song "Just Look Up", in collaboration with rapper Kid Cudi, on December 3, 2021.236 At the 27th Critics' Choice Awards, Grande received nominations in the categories Best Song and Best Acting Ensemble, as a part of the cast. She also received a nomination at the 28th Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. On November 13, 2020, Grande made a surprise appearance on the Adult Swim Festival, performing alongside music artist Thundercat, performing his song "Them Changes", which Grande had previously covered.237 Grande and Jennifer Hudson also featured on a remix of Mariah Carey's 2010 Christmas song "Oh Santa!". The song was released on December 4, 2020, as part of Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special.238 Grande released the concert film for her Sweetener World Tour, Excuse Me, I Love You, on December 21, 2020, exclusively on Netflix.239

In April, Grande featured on a remix of the Weeknd's "Save Your Tears".240 The remix reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming both artists' sixth number one single. She joined Paul McCartney as the only artists to earn three number one duets on the Hot 100.241 The remix also became, with 69 weeks, one of the songs with the most total weeks on the chart. Grande and the Weeknd performed "Save Your Tears" together at the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards.242 In June, Grande featured on the song "I Don't Do Drugs" from Doja Cat's third studio album Planet Her.243 Her contribution as a songwriter and featured artist on the song earned Grande a nomination for Album of the Year at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. Later that month, she debuted seven live performances on Vevo.244 Grande performed virtually as the headline act of the "Rift Tour" on the video game Fortnite from August 6 to 8, 2021.245 Forbes estimated, that Grande would earn over $20 million from merchandise sales alone.246 The concert attracted 78 million players, beating Travis Scott's record of 11.7 million views for his own concert, and helped fuel a spike in streams for the songs included in her set.247248

In November 2021, it was announced that Grande would play Glinda for the upcoming two-part film adaptation of the musical Wicked, directed by Jon M. Chu and starring alongside Cynthia Erivo, who will play Elphaba.249


Musical style and genres

Grande's music is generally pop and R&B with elements of EDM, hip hop,250251252253 and trap,254255256 the latter first appearing prominently on her Christmas & Chill extended play. While consistently maintaining pop-R&B tones, she has increased incorporation of trap into her music as her career has progressed,257 thanks to her work with record producer Tommy Brown.258 She has collaborated with Brown on every album thus far and stated that "one of the things I love most about working with Tommy is that none of the beats he plays me ever sound the same."259 Grande learned how to sound engineer and produce her own vocals because she "love[s] being hands on" with every project, revealing that Mac Miller taught her how to use the digital audio workstation Pro Tools.260 Collaborator Justin Tranter remarked that he felt inspired seeing how involved Grande is in creating her music "from the writing to the vision to the storytelling and to even engineering and comping her own vocals."261 She has co-written songs addressing a wide variety of themes, such as love, sex, wealth, breakups, independence, empowerment, self-love and moving on from the past.262

Grande's debut album Yours Truly was complimented for recreating the R&B "vibe and feel of the 90s" with the help of songwriter and producer Babyface.263 Her follow-up record, My Everything, was described as an evolution to a new sound exploring EDM and electropop genres.264 Grande expanded the pop and R&B sound on her third album, Dangerous Woman, which was praised by the Los Angeles Times for integrating elements of different styles, including reggae-pop ("Side to Side"), dance-pop ("Be Alright"), and guitar-trap fusion ("Sometimes").265 Trap-pop is more heavily featured on her fourth and fifth studio albums, Sweetener and Thank U, Next.266 On Sweetener, Elias Leight of Rolling Stone opines that Grande "set her sights on conquering trap, savage basslines and jittery swarms of drum programming" and "embraces the sound of hard-bitten Southern hip-hop", exploring funk music with themes of love and prosperity.267268 Craig Jenkins of Vulture noted that Grande changed her musical style to trap and hip hop with undertones of R&B on Thank U, Next,269 with lyrics about breakups, empowerment, and self-love.270 Her sixth album, Positions, further explores the R&B and trap-pop sound of Sweetener and Thank U, Next, with lyrics discussing sex and romance.271272


Grande grew up listening mainly to urban pop and 1990s music.273 She credited Gloria Estefan with inspiring her to pursue a music career, after Estefan saw and complimented Grande's performance on a cruise ship when she was eight years old.274 Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston are her biggest vocal influences: "I love Mariah Carey. She is literally my favorite human being on the planet. And of course Whitney [Houston] as well. As far as vocal influences go, Whitney and Mariah pretty much cover it."275276 Alongside Carey and Houston, Grande's other key influences include Destiny's Child, Beyoncé,277 Celine Dion and Madonna.278 She reflects on her childhood by posting videos of herself singing songs from Dion's 1997 album Let's Talk About Love on her social media.279 Grande credits Madonna for "pav[ing] the way for me and also every other female artist" and admitted to being "obsessed with her entire discography".280281

Grande praised Imogen Heap's "intricate" song structure. she has named Judy Garland as a childhood influence, admiring her ability to tell "a story when she sings";282 and says that "Over the Rainbow" was one of the first songs she remembers singing because "Wizard Of Oz was always my favorite movie when I was younger."283 Music producer and Grande collaborator Savan Kotecha has stated in multiple interviews that him and Grande were influenced by Lauryn Hill, when creating her fourth album Sweetener, as well as the song "No Tears Left to Cry".284 Kotecha told Variety "we were listening to Lauryn Hill about chord changes and why we stick to four chords all the time".285

Musically, Grande admires India.Arie because her "music makes me feel like everything is going to be okay" and loves Brandy's songs because "her riffs are incredibly on point."286 She has also expressed admiration for rappers who impact the music industry without a planned release date, telling Billboard, "My dream has always been to be—obviously not a rapper, but, like, to put out music in the way that a rapper does. I feel like there are certain standards that pop women are held to that men aren't. ... It's just like, 'Bruh, I just want to ... drop [music] the way these boys do."287 It inspired her to release "Thank U, Next" without any prior announcement, which The Ringer called "more of a Drake move than an Ariana Grande move."288


Grande is a light lyric soprano,289290291292 possessing a four-octave vocal range293294 and a whistle register.295 With the release of Yours Truly, critics compared Grande to Mariah Carey because of her wide vocal range, sound and musical material.296297 Julianne Escobedo Shepherd of Billboard wrote that 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."298 Grande responded to the comparisons, "[I]t's a huge compliment, but when you hear my entire album, you'll see that Mariah's sound is much different than mine."299 Steven J. Horowitz of Billboard wrote in 2014, "With her sophomore album, the 'Problem' singer no longer resembles [Carey]—and that's okay."300

Mark Savage of BBC News commented, "Grande is one of pop's most intriguing and gifted singers. A magnetic performer with unrivalled vocal control".301 In The New York Times, Jon Pareles wrote that Grande's voice "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."302 Composer and playwright Jason Robert Brown addressed Grande in a 2016 Time magazine article: "[N]o matter how much you are underestimated ... you are going to open your mouth and that unbelievable sound is going to come out. That extraordinary, versatile, limitless instrument that allows you to shut down every objection and every obstacle."303

Public image

Grande during an interview in 2016, wearing her signature
hairstyle Grande cited Audrey Hepburn as a major style influence in her early years of fame, but began to find emulating Hepburn's style "a little boring" as her career has progressed.304305 She also drew inspiration from actresses of the 1950s and 1960s, such as Ann-Margret, Nancy Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe.306 Grande's modest look early in her career was described as "age appropriate" in comparison to contemporary artists who grew up in the public eye.307 Jim Farber of the New York Daily News wrote in 2014 that Grande received less attention "for how little she wears or how graphically she moves than for how she sings."308 That year, she abandoned her earlier style and began wearing short skirts and crop tops with knee-high boots in live performances and red carpet events.309 She also began regularly wearing cat and bunny ears.310311 In recent years, she began wearing oversized jackets and hoodies.312313 Grande's style is often imitated by social media influencers and celebrities.314315316317318319320 After years of dyeing her hair red for the role of Cat Valentine, Grande wore extensions as her hair recovered from the damage.321322 Anne T. Donahue of MTV News noted that her "iconic" high ponytail has received more attention than her fashion choices.323

Although Grande drew criticism for alleged impolite interactions with reporters and fans in 2014,324 she dismissed the reports as "weird, inaccurate depictions".325 Rolling Stone wrote: "Some may cry 'diva', but it's also Grande just taking a stand to not allow others to control her image."326 In July 2015, Grande sparked controversy after being seen on surveillance video in a doughnut shop licking doughnuts that were on display and saying "I hate Americans. I hate America. This is disgusting", referring to a tray of doughnuts.327 She subsequently apologized, saying that she is "EXTREMELY proud to be an American" and that her comments rather referred to obesity in the United States.328 She later released a video apology for "behaving poorly".329 The incident was parodied by The Muppets330 and featured in Miley Cyrus's Saturday Night Live cover of "My Way", about the regrets of the summer of 2015.331 Grande herself poked fun at the incident while hosting Saturday Night Live in 2016, saying, "A lot of kid stars end up doing drugs, or in jail, or pregnant, or get caught licking a doughnut they didn't pay for."332333 In 2020, she said that she stopped doing interviews for a while out of fear that her words would be misconstrued and she would be labeled a "diva".334

Grande has a large following on social media, and is one of the most influential celebrities on the internet.335336 , her YouTube channel has over 50 million subscribers and her music videos have been viewed a total of over 21 billion times;337 her Spotify profile has amassed over 80 million followers,338 making her the second most followed artist and most followed female; her Instagram account has over 300 million followers,339 making her the top five among most followed individual and third-most followed female; her now deactivated Twitter account had over 80 million followers,340 making it the seventh most followed account; her Facebook page has over 40 million followers,341 and her TikTok has 26.3 million followers.342 Grande became the followed woman on Instagram in 2019.343 In May 2021, Visual Capitalist ranked Grande as the world's top female social media influencer.344

Often regarded as a pop icon and triple threat entertainer,345346347 several wax figures of Grande are found at Madame Tussauds Wax Museums in major cities around the world, including New York,348 Orlando,349 Amsterdam,350 Bangkok,351 Hollywood352 and London.353

Impact and influence

In 2016 and 2019, Grande was named one of Time{{'}}s 100 most influential people in the world.354355 In 2017, Celia Almeida of the Miami New Times wrote that of all the biggest pop stars of the past 20 years, Grande made the most convincing transition "from ingénue to independent female artist."356 In 2018, music magazine Hits labeled her "pop diva supreme" and "reigning pop diva of the times",357 and Bloomberg named her the "first pop diva of the streaming generation" in 2020.358 Grande was also included in Pitchfork's list of "The 200 Most Important Artists of Pitchfork's First 25 Years" for "emerging with music that pushed her artistry further as it asserted a magical trifecta of hope, joy, and a powerhouse voice".359 Her song "Thank U, Next" was included in Rolling Stone{{'s}} 2021 revision of their 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.360 In 2021, she ranked 78th on Billboard{{'s}} Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists.361

Many recording artists have cited Grande as an influence, including Madison Beer,362 Sufjan Stevens,363 Melanie Martinez,364 Meghan Trainor,365 Troye Sivan,366 Jungkook from BTS,367 Maria Becerra,368 Billie Eilish,369 Yeri from Red Velvet,370 Sabrina Carpenter,371 and Danna Paola.372


Throughout her career, Grande has sold over 85 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time.373374

All of Grande's full-length albums have been certified platinum or higher by the RIAA and the spend at least one year on the Billboard 200 chart.375 Having amassed 98 billion streams thus far, Grande is the most streamed female artist ever; she is also the most streamed female artist on Spotify (2010s decade) and Apple Music.376 377378379380 Grande belongs amongst the five of the most listened artists on the former platform, being the only female artist on the ranking.381 Eight of Grande's songs have reached one billion streams.382 She's also the most followed and most subscribed female artist on Spotify and YouTube. Grande has won two Grammy Awards,383384 one BRIT Award,385 nine MTV Video Music Awards,386387 three MTV Europe Music Awards388 and three American Music Awards.389 She has received 34 Billboard Music Award nominations and won two in 2019, including Top Female Artist.390 Grande has won nine Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, including one in 2014 for Favorite TV Actress for her performance on Sam & Cat,391 and three People's Choice Awards.392 In 2014, she received the Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award from the Music Business Association393 and Best Newcomer at the Bambi Awards.394 She has won six iHeartRadio Music Awards395 and twelve Teen Choice Awards.396 She was named Billboard Women in Music's Rising Star in 2014397 and Woman of the Year in 2018,398 the greatest pop star of 2019, and the most successful female artist to debut in the 2010s by Billboard.399 Across albums, singles and features (when physical, downloads and streaming equivalent sales are combined), She is the fifth-highest-certified female digital singles artist, with 63 million total units certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).400401402 Grande is also one of the most certified female artist in the UK, with nearly 25 million units.403

Grande has broken numerous Hot 100 records. Six singles by Grande have topped the US Billboard Hot 100, her most recent being "Save Your Tears". Grande has a total of fourteen top ten debuts thus far, beginning with her first single "The Way"; the lead single from each of her first five studio albums have debuted in the top ten, making her the only artist to achieve this.404 In 2020, she became the first act to have her first five number one singles, "Thank U, Next", "7 Rings", "Stuck With U", "Rain on Me", and "Positions" debut at number one; that year, Grande also broke the record for the most number one debuts and became the first female artist topping Global 200, Global 200 Excl. US and Hot 100 simultaneously.405 Grande would also become the first artist to have three singles debut at number one on a single calendar year.406 She later broke the record for most simultaneously charting songs on the top 40 of the Hot 100 for a female artist with the release of her fifth studio album, Thank U, Next, when eleven of the twelve tracks charted within the region (later surpassed by Billie Eilish).407 The three singles from Thank U, Next, "7 Rings", "Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored", and "Thank U, Next" charted at numbers one, two, and three respectively on the week of February 23, 2019, making Grande the first solo artist to occupy the top three spots of the Billboard Hot 100 and the first artist to do so since the Beatles in 1964.408 With her album Thank U, Next, Grande set the record for the largest streaming week for a pop album and for a female artist, with 307 million on-demand audio streams.409 As of May 2021, Grande has 71 entries on the Hot 100, becoming the fourth female artist with the most Hot 100 entries.410 She was also named the Billboard Year-End Top Female Artist for 2017 and 2019 and was named the sixth top female artist (twelfth overall) on the magazine's Decade-End Top Artists Chart for the 2010s.411 412413 The magazine also ranked her 78th on the Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Artists Charts respectively.414415

As of 2022, Grande has broken over twenty-seven Guinness World Records.416417 These records included the most songs to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, most followers on Spotify (female), most monthly listeners on Spotify (female), most streamed act on Spotify (female), most streamed track in one week by a female artist on the Billboard charts, fastest hat-trick of UK No. 1 singles by a female artist, first female artist to replace herself at No. 1 on UK singles chart, first solo artist to replace themselves at No. 1 on UK singles chart for two consecutive weeks, most subscribers for a musician on YouTube (female), most streamed album by a female artist in one week (UK), among others. Eleven records were achieved from the success of her album Thank U, Next and was featured in the 2020 Edition.

Other ventures

Philanthropy and activism

At age ten, Grande co-founded the South Florida youth singing group Kids Who Care, which performed at charitable fund-raisers and raised over $500,000 in 2007 alone.418 In 2009, as a member of the charitable organization Broadway in South Africa, she and her brother Frankie performed and taught music and dance to children in Gugulethu, South Africa.419420

She was featured with Bridgit Mendler and Kat Graham in Seventeen magazine in a 2013 public campaign to end online bullying called "Delete Digital Drama".421 After watching the film Blackfish that year, she urged fans to stop supporting SeaWorld.422 In September 2014, Grande participated at the charitable Stand Up to Cancer television program, performing her song "My Everything" in memory of her grandfather, who had died of cancer that July.423 Grande has adopted several rescue dogs as pets and has promoted pet adoption at her concerts.424 In 2016, she launched a line of lip shades, "Ariana Grande's MAC Viva Glam", with MAC Cosmetics, the profits of which benefited people affected by HIV and AIDS.425426

In 2015, Grande and Miley Cyrus performed a cover of Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over" as part of Cyrus' "Backyard Sessions" to benefit her Happy Hippie Foundation, which helps homeless and LGBT youths.427 Later that year, Grande headlined the Dance On the Pier event, part of the LGBT Pride Week in New York City.428429 As a feminist, Grande wrote a well-received, "empowering" essay on Twitter decrying the double standard and misogyny in the focus of the press on female musicians' relationships and sex lives instead of "their value as an individual".430431 She noted that she has "more to talk about" concerning her music and accomplishments rather than her romantic relationships.432433 In 2016, E! writer Kendall Fisher called her "a feminist hero".434 That year, Grande joined Madonna to raise funds for orphaned children in Malawi;435 she and Victoria Monét recorded "Better Days" in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.436 To aid the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing in 2017, Grande organized the One Love Manchester concert and re-released "One Last Time" and her live performance of "Over the Rainbow" at the event as charity singles.437438 The total amount raised was reportedly $23 million (more than £17 million),439440 and she received praise for her "grace and strength" in leading the benefit concert.441442 Madeline Roth of MTV wrote that the performance "bolstered courage among an audience that desperately needed it. ... Returning to the stage was a true act of bravery and resilience".443 In 2017, New York magazine's Vulture section ranked the event as the No. 1 concert of the year,444 and Billboard{{'s}} Mitchell Harrison called Grande a "gay icon" for her LGBT-friendly lyrics and performances and "support for the LGBTQ community".445

In September 2017, Grande performed in A Concert for Charlottesville which benefitted the victims of the August 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.446 In March 2018, she participated in March for Our Lives to support gun control reform.447 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.448449 During the COVID-19 pandemic, Grande donated between $500 and $1,000 each to a number of fans as financial support.450 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.451 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.452 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.453454455 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.456 In the same month, Grande surprised kids, who spend the holiday at children's hospitals in L.A. and the UK, with gifts from wish lists at the UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital and the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.457

In June 2021, Grande, along with a dozen other celebrities signed an open letter to Congress to pass the Equality Act highlighting the Act would protect "marginalized communities".458 In the same month, Grande partnered with the online portal BetterHelp, and gave away $2 million worth of therapy to fans.459460 On International Transgender Day of Visibility, she launched a fund for transgender youth, pledging to match every donation up until $1.5 million.461 In May 2022, Grande was among 160 artists and influencers, who signed a 'Bans Off Our Bodies' full-page advertisement in The New York Times, in support of abortion rights in the US.462 In June, Grande endorsed Karen Bass for 2022 Los Angeles mayoral election.463

Products and endorsements

A bus adverting for Grande's Viva Glam
campaign in
2015. In October 2014, Grande joined the bottled water brand WAT-AAH! as an equity holder and partner.464 In November 2015, she released a limited edition handbag in collaboration with Coach.465 In January 2016, she launched a makeup collection with MAC Cosmetics, donating 100% of proceeds to the MAC AIDS Fund.466 In February 2016, Grande launched a fashion line with Lipsy London.467 Later that year, she teamed up with Brookstone, using the concept art of artist Wenqing Yan, to design cat ear headphones.468 In 2017, Grande collaborated with Square Enix to create a character based on herself for the mobile game Final Fantasy Brave Exvius. Grande was a limited time unlockable character as part of the Dangerous Woman Tour event, which also included an orchestral remix of Grande's song "Touch It"; the character, Dangerous Ariana, is a magical support character who uses music-based attacks.469470 In September 2017, she became a brand ambassador for Reebok.471 In August 2018, she partnered with American Express for The Sweetener Sessions, a partnership which continued through the Sweetener World Tour in 2019, alongside T-Mobile. In March 2019, she partnered with Starbucks for the launch of the Cloud Macchiato beverage.472 In May 2019, Grande was announced as the face of Givenchy's Fall-Winter campaign.473 The campaign began in July and generated $25.13 million in media impact value.474 Beats, Samsung, Fiat, Reebok, and Guess products have been featured in Grande's music videos.475 She has appeared in commercials for Macy's, T-Mobile, and Apple, as well as for her own fragrances.476 Since 2019, Grande was among the ten of the highest paid individuals on Instagram. In 2021, she reportedly made over $1.5 million per sponsored Instagram post, making her the highest paid female individual that year.477478479480

Grande has released eleven fragrances with Luxe Brands. She launched her debut fragrance, Ari by Ariana Grande, in 2015. In the wake of its success, she launched her third fragrance, Sweet Like Candy, in 2016.481 Her fifth fragrance, Moonlight, was released in 2017, followed by Cloud (2018), Thank U, Next (2019), R.E.M. (2020), and God Is A Woman (2021), which was later expanded to a body care line.482 The collection also included the limited editions Frankie (2016), Sweet Like Candy Limited Edition (2017), Thank U, Next 2.0, and Cloud Intense (both 2021). The fragrances won the Fragrance Foundation Award multiple times, most recently with R.E.M. in 2021. In 2022, it was reported that Cloud was the best-selling fragrance at Ulta, selling one bottle every eleven minutes.483 Since its launch in 2015, the franchise has made $750 million in retail sales globally.484485

In November 2021, Grande launched her makeup line R.E.M. Beauty, which is distributed at Ulta Beauty as of March 2022.486487 The Chapter One: Ultraviolet line featured 12 core products, including a range of individual shades, for both lips and eyes. In March 2022, Grande released the brand's Chapter Two: Goodnight and Go line. In addition to a selection of new skincare products—an under-eye balm, lash and brow serum, and face mist—the collection also contained makeup staples such as a versatile cheek and lipstick and additional sets of eyelash extensions.488 She then released Chapter 3: On Your Collar, which included various lip products, and Chapter 4: Out Of Body, which included a concealer available in 60 different shades.489 Forbes reported in 2022 that R.E.M. Beauty was one of the brands boosting Ulta's driving gross margin due to strong consumer demand.490 In May, the line won "Best New Brand" at the Allure Best of Beauty Awards.491

Personal life

Health and diet

Grande has said she struggled with hypoglycemia, which she attributed to poor dietary habits.492 She has been a vegan since 2013.493494 Fans questioned in 2019 whether she was still a vegan after working with Starbucks to create a special edition of one of her favourite drinks which was revealed to contain eggs. Her nutritionist, Harley Pasternak, told the magazine Glamour that Grande is vegan but that he has got her to "feel OK about indulging and celebrating sometimes".495

Grande developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety after the Manchester Arena bombing; she nearly pulled out of her performance in the 2018 broadcast A Very Wicked Halloween due to anxiety.496 Grande has also said she has been in therapy for over a decade, having first seen a mental health professional shortly after her parents' divorce.497


Grande was raised Roman Catholic, but left the church during the pontificate of Benedict XVI,498 opposing its stance on homosexuality499 and noting that her half-brother Frankie is gay.500 She has said that she and Frankie have followed the teachings of Kabbalah, a branch of Jewish mysticism, since she was 12.501 She said that they believe "the basis lies in the idea that if you're kind to others, good things will happen to you".502 Several of her songs, such as "Break Your Heart Right Back", are supportive of LGBT rights.503 She has also been labeled "an advocate for a sex-positive attitude".504

In November 2019, Grande endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders' second presidential bid.505

Property and wealth

Grande owned a $16 million penthouse in Lower Manhattan. 506 She also purchased a mansion in Hollywood Hills for $13.7 million in June 2020. 507 In September 2022, Grande put her Montecito, California house, which had a break-in three months before, up for sale. The mansion was reported to have sold for $9.1 million. 508509

Forbes began reporting on Grande's earnings in 2019. 510


Grande met actor Graham Phillips in the cast of the Broadway musical 13 in 2008 and dated him until 2011.511512 She dated English singer Nathan Sykes between August and December 2013,513 and then dated rapper Big Sean from October 2014 to April 2015.514

After recording "The Way" with Mac Miller in 2012, the two began dating in 2016.515516517 They collaborated on the single "My Favorite Part", released in September 2016 on Miller's album The Divine Feminine (2016).518 Their relationship ended by May 2018.519 That September, Miller died from an accidental drug overdose; Grande expressed grief over his death on social media and called him her "dearest friend".520

In May 2018, Grande began dating actor and comedian Pete Davidson, and they became engaged the next month.521 They called off their engagement and ended the relationship in October 2018.522

Grande began dating real estate agent Dalton Gomez in January 2020.523 Their relationship, while mostly private, was made public in the music video of her and Justin Bieber's charity single "Stuck With U".524 Grande announced their engagement on December 20, 2020, after 11 months of dating.525 On May 15, 2021, they married in a private ceremony at her home in Montecito, California, where she wore a custom Vera Wang dress.526 Her wedding pictures became among the most-liked Instagram posts, with over 25 million likes.527528



Studio albums

Live performances and tours

Stage acting

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Opening act

See also



External links

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