Born in Boca Raton, Florida in June 1993, Nickelodeon star turned pop idol, Ariana Grande has already won an American Music Award and an MTV Video Music Award before turning 22.
The newcomer started her career onstage in the Broadway musical 13, before landing her first role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon show, Victorious. After the show ended in 2013, Grande was asked to do a spin-off series, Sam & Cat, which ended in 2014.
In 2013 the pop star released her debut album, Yours Truly, which debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200. In 2014, Grande released her second album, My Everything, which not only reached No.1 in the United States, but also won her New Artist of the Year at the 2013 AMAs and Best Pop Video at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Along with those two wins, the album earned Grande a nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2015 Grammys.
The young talent’s vocal range has been compared to Mariah Carey’s and her unique style has won her collaborations with big names in the industry like Nicki Minaj and Jessie J, her partners in the global smash “Bang Bang,” as well as Iggy Azalea, with whom she recorded another number one, “Problem.”
Grande was in a relationship with Jai Brooks, a member of the Australian YouTube group, The Janoskians from August 2012 to July 2013. In Oct. 2014, the young star confirmed her relationship to rapper Big Sean.