Ariana Grande (born June 26, 1993, Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.) American pop singer and actress who burst onto the pop music scene in the early 2010s and became one of the genre’s most successful performers, known for her four-octave range.
Grande began singing and acting when she was young. In 2008 she won a role in the Broadway play 13, and she soon began appearing in bit parts on television shows.
Her big break came in 2010 when she landed a role on the Nickelodeon TV series Victorious. She played Cat Valentine, a teenager attending a performing arts school. After the sitcom was canceled in 2013, she starred in the spin-off show Sam & Cat (2013–14).
While pursuing her acting career, Grande perfected her singing. In 2011 she released the single “Put Your Hearts Up she later disparaged the song and music video for its teen vibe. Her debut album, Yours Truly, appeared two years later, and it included the popular single “The Way,” a collaboration with rapper Mac Miller. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and was widely praised. With her R&B-infused pop music and impressive vocal range, Grande earned comparisons to Mariah Carey.