Ariana grew up in Boca Raton, Florida where she attended North Broward Preparatory School. Grande made her acting debut in 2008 in the role of Charlotte in 13 on Broadway. From 2010 until 2013, she played Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious and reprised the role on the spinoff Sam & Cat.
In March 2013, Grande reached mainstream success after the single “The Way”, from her debut studio album Yours Truly, became a top ten hit on the Billboard Hot 100. The album received critical acclaim and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
In July 2014 Grande returned with the first single from new album “My Everything”. Featuring Iggy Azalea “Problem” was a certified worldwide smash hit; in the US it achieved astounding first-week sales of 435,000-plus (making for the biggest single debut of the year so far and fourth highest for a female artist ever), and went #1 on iTunes in 65 countries.
Second single ‘Break Free’ sees Ariana collaborate with world renowned producer Zedd who gives pulsating production to the vocalist’s unmistakable powerhouse voice. The track was also co-produced by Max Martin.
Other guest appearances on My Everything are bound to get everyone talking as well. Longtime friend and collaborator Big Sean lends a verse to the soulful ‘Best Mistake’, while The Weeknd adds energy to the sexy ‘Love Me Harder’. Childish Gambino contributes to ‘Break Your Heart Right Back’, and ‘Hands On Me’ sees her team with none other than A$AP Ferg. Then, there’s ‘Why Try’ which brings Ariana together again with top hit-makers Ryan Tedder and Benny Blanco for another heartfelt gem. Among these collaborations, One Direction’s Harry Styles wrote the powerful ‘A Little Bit Of Your Heart’.