Boy, I’m tryna meet your mama on a Sunday
Then make a lotta love on a Monday (ah-ah)
Never need no (no), no one else, babe
‘Cause I’ll be
Switchin’ the positions for you
Cookin’ in the kitchen and I’m in the bedroom
The above lyric is from the song “Position” which was the No. 2 earning song on Billboard Hot 100 hits chart of 2020. And this hit song’s famous singer is Ariana Grande who is the first woman to succeed herself at the top of the UK.
Ariana Grande-Butera is an American singer. She is petite, with Kewpie-doll eyes and a wide, easy smile and the most followed beautiful woman on Instagram, Spotify and Apple Music. She has been included on Time’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world and on Forbes Celebrity 100, while Billboard has honoured her as Woman of the Year, the greatest pop star of 2019. She also known for her fashion, and signature ponytail hairdo.
|Date of Birth||June 26, 1993 (age 27)|
|Birth place||Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.|
|Mother’s Name||Joan Grande|
|Father’s Name||Edward Butera|
|Occupation||Singer, Actress, Songwriter|
|Relatives||Frankie Grande (half-brother)|
Ariana Grande-Butera was born on June 26, 1993, in Boca Raton, Florida. She described herself as being an Italian American as she has Italian descent. She is the youngest daughter of Joan Grande, the Brooklyn-born CEO of Hose-McCann Communications, a manufacturer of communications and safety equipment, and Edward Butera, a graphic designer. She is the daughter of Joan Grande, the Brooklyn-born CEO of Hose-McCann Communications, a manufacturer of communications and safety equipment, and Edward Butera, a graphic design firm owner in Boca Raton. Her family moved from New York to Florida before her birth, and her parents separated when she was about nine or ten years old.
She attended Florida’s Pine Crest School and later North Broward Preparatory School. At that time Grande performed with the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater, playing her first role as the title character in their version of the musical Annie, The Wizard of Oz and Beauty and the Beast. 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, and she made her first national television appearance singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” for the Florida Panthers at the age of eight.
“When I started to take care of myself more, then came balance and freedom, and joy.”- Ariana Grande
Grande began her career at age 15 in the 2008 Broadway musical 13. At the age of 16, she rose to fame for her role as Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television series Victorious and Sam & Cat with 5.7 million viewers. She also played the role of Miriam in the musical Cuba Libre.
She wanted to focus on her music career and began working on her debut album as the first season of Victorious was wrapped. So, to strengthen her vocal range, she began working with vocal coach Eric Vetro. The second season premiered in April 2011, becoming the highest-rated episode of Victorious with 6.2 million viewers. From 2011 to 2013, Grande voiced the fairy Princess Diaspro in the Nickelodeon revival of Winx Club.
In August 2011, she made several recordings of herself singing covers of songs by Adele, Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, and uploaded them to YouTube. She signed with Republic Records after the label’s chairman saw videos and impressed by her vocals.
Grande released her first single, “Put Your Hearts Up“, in December 2011, but later the track was disowned for its bubblegum pop sound, saying that she had no interest in recording music of that genre. The song was later certified by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Then her first official single, “The Way” was released in 2013. It didn’t sound like the music she had recorded for Nickelodeon. It was pointed out that, depending on how Grande sings, it can be hard to make out her lyrics a critique she clearly takes in stride.
After Ariana Grande recorder her first album, Yours Truly and My Everything in 2013–2015 which was debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 albums chart, with 138,000 copies sold in its first week.
In 2015–2017 Grande began recording songs for her third studio album, Dangerous Woman, originally titled Moonlight. It debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and also debuted at number two in Japan, and at number one in several other markets, including Australia, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand and the UK.
Her fourth studio album, Sweetener and Thank U, Next which was released in 2018–2019, the song debuted 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.
Then in January 2020, Ariana Grande released her sixth studio album, Positions, which received multiple nominations at the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards, including Female Artist of the Year. Positions debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, becoming Grande’s fifth number-one album. The song “34+35” from the album Positions served as the second single off the album. The song debuted at number 8, becoming Grande’s eighteenth top ten single.
2020 as the COVID pandemic was spread over the whole world. Grande and singer Justin Bieber released a collaboration song titled “Stuck With U” on May 8, 2020; and the sales of the song were donated to the First Responders Children’s Foundation in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ariana Grande is the most followed female on YouTube and Spotify and the most-streamed on Spotify and Apple Music from the 2010s. She has won one Grammy Award, one BRIT Award, nine MTV Video Music Awards, three MTV Europe Music Awards and three American Music Awards, and 22 Guinness World Records. Grande’s first five full-length albums have been certified platinum or multi-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). She is also the only artist to have five number-one debuts, to have their first five number-one singles debut at the top spot, to have three number one-debuts in one calendar year. She has received 22 Billboard Music Award nominations and won two in 2019, including Top Female Artist.
Grande has won five Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, including one in 2014 for Favorite TV Actress for her performance on Sam & Cat, and one People’s Choice Award. She has won six iHeartRadio Music Awards and twelve Teen Choice Awards.
As of November 2020, Grande has 67 entries on the Hot 100, becoming the fourth female artist with the most Hot 100 entries. In 2016 and 2019, Grande was named one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world.
Manchester Arena bombing and Activism
“When you’re handed a challenge, instead of sitting there and complaining about it, why not try to make something beautiful?”- Ariana Grande
On 22 May 2017, an Islamist extremist suicide bomber detonated a shrapnel-laden homemade bomb as people were leaving the Manchester Arena following a concert by Ariana Grande. She was very excited about the Manchester Concert but everything became different after a suicide bombing attack. Twenty-three people died, including the attacker, and more than 800 were wounded, some of them children. Several hundred more suffered psychological trauma.
But not only the people who suffered from trauma but Grande herself suffered from anxiety. After she flew flown home to stay at her grandmother’s house in Boca Raton. She was unable to share her feelings, she couldn’t sing songs, and was unable to complete her tours. She started taking therapies and they cancelled tours.
But after two days of cancelling her tours, she called her manager Scooter Braun and decided to put on a concert in Manchester as ‘One Love Manchester’ to benefit the families that were affected.
“If I don’t do something, these people died in vain.”- Ariana Grande
They met with the families of the deceased. As the concert loomed, they were worried that people would be too afraid to show up. But more than 50,000 people turned out. A dozen other artists—including Justin Bieber, Coldplay and Katy Perry flew in to perform. Suffering from anxiety and massive fall, Ariana Grande stood up for the people and closed the concert night with a performance of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” with tears streaming down her face. It helped raise over $12 million for victims of the bombing and their families. The Manchester city named Grande an honorary citizen “a great many selfless acts and demonstrations of community spirit.”
Not only she stood up for the Manchester Arena bombing victims but she has stood up for many other situations and supported it to fight back. She participated in March for Our Lives to support gun control reform. She 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. Grande, and Scott and Brian Nicholson, her choreographers and friends, launched “Orange Twins Rescue”, an animal rescue centre based in Los Angeles. Grande and her brother Frankie performed and taught music and dance to children in Gugulethu, South Africa. Several of her songs, such as “Break Your Heart Right Back”, are supportive of LGBT rights. She has also been labeled “an advocate for a sex-positive attitude”. She is called “a feminist hero”.
“You can take a bad situation and make it better.”- Ariana Grande
Personal Life and Relationship
Grande stated that she had hypoglycemia, which she attributed to poor dietary habits. She also suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety following the Manchester Arena bombing. Grande also stated she has been in therapy for over a decade, having first seen a mental health professional shortly after her parents divorced.
Grande began dating actor and comedian Pete Davidson in 2018 and announced their engagement in June of that year. But Davidson and Grande called off their engagement and ended their relationship in October 2018.
In December 2020, Grande became engaged to real estate agent Dalton Gomez and to date, she is dating him.
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