An American singer, songwriter, and actress by the name of Ariana Grande-Butera was born on June 26, 1993. She is recognised for her four-octave vocal range and whistle register, which have won her praise from critics. She is a significant character in modern popular music and is frequently considered as a pop culture icon. Over the course of her career, Grande has won several awards, including 30 Guinness World Records, two Grammy Awards, one Brit Award, one Bambi Award, two Billboard Music Awards, three American Music Awards, and nine MTV Video Music Awards. At the age of 15, Grande made her music debut in the 2008 Broadway production of 13. She became well-known for her role as Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television shows Sam & Cat (2013–2014) and Victorious (2010–2013). In 2011, Grande earned a record deal with Republic Records after the label's executives saw YouTube videos of her singing cover songs. Yours Truly (2013), her debut pop and R&B album with 1950s doo-wop influences, peaked at number one on the US Billboard 200, and its lead song "The Way" made it to the top ten of the US Billboard Hot 100. The vocal performances on the album by Grande and her voice immediately garnered parallels to Mariah Carey.
In Florida's Boca Raton, Grande was born. She is the daughter of Boca Raton-based graphic designer Edward Butera and Joan Grande, CEO of Hose-McCann Communications, a company that produces communications and safety equipment that was founded in Brooklyn in 1964. Grande, who is of Italian ancestry, has identified as having Sicilian and Abruzzese ancestors. Frankie Grande, her elder half-brother, is a producer and performer. Her parents divorced when she was eight or nine years old, and her family had already relocated from New York to Florida before she was even born. Grande and Marjorie Grande, her maternal grandma, are close. In 1998, she was inadvertently struck on both wrists by wayward hockey pucks twice when her parents were season ticket holders for the Florida Panthers. Both times, she received minor bruises. The second incident took place on October 9, 1998, when the Panthers played their first regular-season game at National Car Rental Centre. She was also the first child to ever ride a Zamboni in the brand-new arena during the first interval as a result of her parents' $200 winning bid at an auction. The next day, the South Florida SunSentinel published a picture of her riding the Zamboni. At the Panthers' home game against the Chicago Blackhawks on January 16, 2002, she performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" at the age of eight.
With the Fort Lauderdale Children's Theatre, Grande made her stage debut as the lead in the musical Annie when she was a little child. She also participated in their performances of Beauty and the Beast and The Wizard of Oz. She had her stage debut at the age of eight and has since played with the South Florida Philharmonic, Florida Sunshine Pops, and Symphonic Orchestras, among other orchestras. She was enrolled at Pine Crest School at the time, and then transferred to North Broward Preparatory.
Despite still focusing on theatre, Grande took her desire to pursue a music career seriously at the age of 13. She mentioned wanting to create an R&B album when she initially landed in Los Angeles, California to meet with her managers: "I was like, 'I want to produce an R&B album,' and they were like, 'Um, that's a helluva goal! Who will purchase a 14-year-old's R&B album? In the Broadway musical 13, Grande was given the role of cheerleader Charlotte in 2008. Grande left North Broward Preparatory School when she joined the show, but she remained enrolled; the school provided her materials to study with tutors. She has performed several times at the jazz club Birdland in New York City.
Urban pop and 1990s music was mostly what Grande listened to growing up.When Gloria Estefan witnessed and praised Grande's performance on a cruise ship when she was eight years old, Grande credited Estefan with motivating her to pursue a music career. Her primary vocal influences are Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston: "I love Mariah Carey. She truly is my favourite person on the globe. Whitney, of course, is also included. Whitney and Mariah pretty much cover everything as vocal inspirations. Other significant influences on Grande, in addition to Carey and Houston, were Destiny's Child, Beyoncé, Celine Dion, and Madonna.
Grande has acknowledged that she suffered from hypoglycemia, which she blamed to unhealthful eating practises. Since 2013, she has been a vegan. After partnering with Starbucks to make a special version of one of her favourite beverages, which was later found to include eggs, fans questioned in 2019 whether she was still a vegan. Harley Pasternak, her nutritionist, told the publication Glamour that although Grande is a vegan, she now "feels OK about indulging and celebrating occasionally."
In July 2019, Forbes started detailing Grande's earnings. In June 2020, she spent $13.7 million on a Hollywood Hills house. In 2021, Grande's Lower Manhattan apartment sold for $13.5 million. Grande listed her California home in Montecito, which had experienced a break-in three months before, for sale in September 2022. According to reports, the home sold for $9.1 million.