Monday, April 1, 2013

Ariana Grande Biography

                               Ariana Grande-Butera(born June 26, 1993),known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American actress, singer, and dancer. She made her performance debut on Broadway at age 15, originating the role of Charlotte in 13 in 2008. Recently, she has gained attention for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious, which she will reprise in Sam & Cat, a spinoff of iCarly and Victorious.

Birth Name: Ariana Grande
Born: 06-26-1993
Birth Place: Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Hight:               5ft 1.
Eye Colour:      Brown
Star Sign:         Cancer

Early life

Grande was born and raised in Boca Raton, Florida.She is of Italian descent, half Sicilian, half Abruzzese.Her name was inspired by Princess Oriana from Felix the Cat.[citation needed] Grande's parents are Joan Grande and Edward Butera, a graphic designer.[irrelevant citation] She has an older brother, Frankie Grande, who is a performer and producer. He also was one of Grande's backup dancers on her first tour.[citation needed] Grande sang as a soloist in various symphonies, such as South Florida’s Philharmonic, Pops and Symphonia Orchestras. She has sung various times in NYC's Birdland and sang the National Anthem on the first live broadcast of the Florida Panther’s hockey league.


At the age of 10, 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 is also partnering with Kleenex on its "Shield Sneeze Swish" campaign.
Ariana Grande also performed at the DVD release concert of Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked in Los Angeles.

Personal life

In 2012, Grande began dating Jai Brooks, a member of the Australian YouTube group The Janoskians. They had a long distance relationship until December 2012, when they met for the first time in New York City. In March 2013, Grande confirmed that she and Brooks had ended their relationship due to the long distance, but still are very good friends.

Stage and screen credits

2009The Battery's DownBat Mitzvah RifferMinor role; 1 episode
2010–2013VictoriousCat ValentineMain role
2011iCarly ("iParty with Victorious")Cat ValentineSpecial guest star
2011Winx ClubPrincess DiasproRecurring role, voice only
2012Figure It OutHerselfPanelist
2013Sam & CatCat ValentineLead role

Swindle 2013TBAAmandaFilm Debut
Charlotte (u/s Patrice)Original Broadway cast

Music video
YearMain artistSongNotes
2010Victoria Justice"Freak the Freak Out"Cameo
2011Victoria Justice"Beggin' on Your Knees"Cameo
2011Greyson Chance"Unfriend You"Cameo; main antagonist
2011Victoria Justice"All I Want Is Everything"Cameo
2012Ariana Grande"Put Your Hearts Up"Lead role
2012Big Time Rush"Time of Our Life"Cameo
2012Victoria Justice"Make It In America"Cameo
2012Ariana Grande and Victoria Justice"L.A. Boyz"Lead role
2013Ariana Grande"The Way (featuring Mac Miller)"Lead role



TitleAlbum details
  • Released: 2013
  • Label: Republic Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download


As lead artist

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum


2011"Put Your Hearts Up"Non-album single
2013"The Way"67Daydreamin
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

As featured artist

YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum


2012"Popular Song"
(Mika featuring Ariana Grande)
7958The Origin of Love

Other songs

2009"Suitcase"non-album song
"Let It Rain"
"Stick Around"
(with Graham Phillips)
2012"Baby It's Cold Outside"
(with Larry Lovestein)
non-album song

Album appearances

2011"Give It Up"Victorious cast and Elizabeth GilliesVictorious (soundtrack)Lead vocalist
"I Want You Back(Jackson 5 cover)Victorious castBacking vocals, additional vocals
"Leave It All to Shine"Victorious cast, iCarly cast,
Victoria Justice and Miranda Cosgrove
Backing vocals, additional vocals
"You're My Only Shorty" (demo)Demi Lovato and IyazUnbrokenDemo artist only, not featured in album
2012"5 Fingaz to the Face"Victorious castVictorious 2.0Lead vocalist
"Don't You (Forget About Me)"Victorious castBacking vocals
"Take Care"Leon Thomas IIIMetro HeartsFeatured artist
"L.A. Boyz"Victorious castVictorious 3.0Lead vocalist
"Popular Song (Single Version)"MIKAThe Origin of LoveDuet


There's HopeIndia.Arie
ABCJackson 5
California Gurls/Tik TokKaty Perry/Kesha
Nothing Is Too Wonderful To Be TrueDirty Rotten Scoundrels
Teenage DreamKaty Perry
Love The Way You Lie (Part 2)Rihanna
GrenadeBruno Mars
Born This Way/Express YourselfLady Gaga/Madonna
ViennaBilly Joel
Hide And SeekImogen Heap
Rolling In the DeepAdele
Last DanceDonna Summer
Chestnuts (with Elizabeth Gillies)Mel Tormé
Take Care (duet with Leon Thomas III)Drake & Rihanna
Gimme Some Lovin'The Spencer Davis Group
EmotionsMariah Carey
Thinking About YouFrank Ocean
Die In Your ArmsJustin Bieber

Awards and nominations

2008National Youth Theatre Association AwardsBest Actress13 (musical)Won
2010Hollywood Teen TV AwardsTeen Pick Actress: ComedyVictoriousNominated
2012Favorite Television ActressWon

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