Biography of Ariana GrandeAriana Grande, an American songstress and actress, is renowned for her distinctive voice timbre. Despite her tender age, she has succeeded in capturing the hearts of countless adolescent fans across the globe. Her professional journey commenced in childhood on the Nickelodeon channel, and now she is engrossed in recording albums and performing in films, television series, and theatre.
Childhood YearsAriana Grande-Butera was born in the quaint town of Boca Raton on Florida's eastern coastline on June 26, 1993. Her parents, Joan Grande and Edward Butera, instilled an appreciation for the arts in their children from an early age. Ariana's elder brother, Frankie, has established himself as a successful actor and producer, and currently serves as his younger sister's agent.
CareerIn 2007, Ariana flew to Los Angeles for meetings with management, expressing her desire to record an R&B album. Rebuffed, she redirected her focus to mastering her acting skills, and in 2008, she triumphantly passed the audition for the role of Charlotte in Jason Robert Brown's Broadway musical, "13".
Critics applauded Grande's theatrical debut and awarded her the National Youth Theatre Association Award. Her participation in the production hindered Ariana from continuing her studies at North Broward Preparatory School, so she pursued her education through homeschooling and private tutors.
The lure of the music industry had long beckoned Ariana, and that same year, the 18-year-old artist released her debut album, "Put Your Hearts Up". In no time at all, the album found its audience and became incredibly popular among American youth.
Ariana Grande's Personal LifeDespite being raised in a Catholic family, after Pope Benedict declared all homosexuals (including her brother Frank) to be sinners, Ariana renounced Christianity and started following the teachings of Kabbalah.
For two years following, the performer was in a relationship with rapper Mac Miller. Ariana later revealed that the relationship was abusive, leading to their breakup. Four months after they broke up, Miller died from a drug overdose.