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Celeb Funfact of the Day: Ariana Grande

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Ariana Grande is an American actress and singer who got her big break on the Nickelodeon television show “Victorious.” Admit it – all of us remember fun and energetic Cat Valentine from the Hollywood Arts!

If you want to know more information about Ariana, browse through 20 fun facts we have prepared for you.

  1. Ariana Grande-Butera was born on 26 June 1993 in Boca Raton (Florida) to Hose-McCann Communications CEO Joan Grande and graphic design firm owner Edward Butera.
  2. She is of the Italian ancestry.
  3. Her name was inspired by Princess Oriana from “Felix the Cat.”
  4. Ariana has the older half-brother Frankie Grande who is an American actor, dancer and singer.
  5. Ariana starred in the Broadway show “13” as cheerleader Charlotte. She was 15 at the time.
  6. She rose to fame playing Cat Valentine in “Victorious” and its spin-off “Sam & Cat.” One of her Broadway co-stars (Elizabeth Gillies) also performed one of the main roles in “Victorious.”
  7. Ariana released her debut album “Yours Truly” in 2013. The album received major commercial recognition and topped the US Billboard 200 charts selling in more than 1 million copies in the US alone.
  8. She has released five studio albums so far – “Yours Truly,” “My Everything,” “Dangerous Woman,” “Sweetener” and “Thank U, Next.” All of them gained widespread recognition and topped album charts in numerous countries for weeks.
  9. Ariana’s has a four octave soprano vocal range which is frequently compared to that of Mariah Carey.
  10. Ariana’s major influences are Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Fergie, Brandy and Beyonce.
  11. She states that Gloria Estefan inspired her to pursue a career in the music industry. When Ariana was 8 years old, she performed on a cruise ship. This was observed by Gloria Estefan who complimented her on her outstanding performance.
  12. Ariana won three American Music Awards, two Billboard Women in Music Awards, one BRIT Award, one Grammy Award, three MTV Europe Music Awards, one MTV Video Music Award, one People’s Choice Award and eleven Teen Choice Awards.
  13. Ariana co-founded “Kids Who Care,” which is a singing group performing for charitable fund-raising events. She also contributes to other charity causes, including the Happy Hippie Foundation and Black Lives Matter movement.
  14. Ariana organized “One Love Manchester” concert to support the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing. The tragic event happened 22 May 2017 after Ariana finished her concerts and fans were leaving the arena. “One Love Manchester” benefit concert featured such stars as Justin Bieber, the Black Eyed Peas, Miley Cyrus, Niall Horan, Little Mix, Take That, Pharrell Williams and Robbie Williams.
  15. Ariana suffers from hypoglycemia. This happens after blood sugar drops below normal acceptable levels.
  16. She previously dated rapper Mac Miller who died tragically on 7 September 2018 following the accidental drug overdose.
  17. Ariana got engaged to actor and comedian Pete Davidson in June 2018. The pair broke off their engagement in October 2018.
  18. Ariana was named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time in 2016.
  19. Ariana was named the Woman of the Year by Billboard in 2018.
  20. In February 2019 Ariana became the most followed woman on Instagram. She currently has 150 million followers.