You definitely love Ariana Grande songs but that is all you may know. It happens that the celebrity image we get to know through great music is all we know about the actual person. We never know about their past life, how things were before they got into stardom and other small things that you may consider personal. Well, it is never a good thing to be ignorant of the small information pieces of someone you love through their music. How much do you know about Ariana? It might be her stunning music and her break up with Sean because this public info out there for everyone to know.
If that is only what you have learned about her then that is only a bit of who she really is. Here are the big and small things that will give you solid background knowledge about Grande as you enthusiastically chat with your friends about her next album or her tour with Justin Beiber.
You probably know her as Ariana Grande which is, of course, the name that has now travelled through the whole world. However, her real name is Ariana Grande-Butera, and that tells you that she is one of the few musicians who have their real name in their stage moniker. She was born at Boca Raton in Florida on 26th June 1993. Her parents Edward Butera and Joan Grande moved from New York to Florida before their child was born.
Just like many music and acting stars, Ariana started her career life as a child. She first acted as Annie at the Fort Lauderdale theater for children. This was followed closely by successive roles in «The Beauty and the Beast» and «The Wizard of Oz». By the time she reached 8 years she had participated in karaoke, orchestra, and pop concerts. She was a true rising star and it is no wonder that she is performing at the highest level in music and acting.
If you thought that Ariana was going to release her first album in her early teens then you got it all wrong. Yes, she got down running and her early involvement in acting and music predicted a shorter path into mainstream music. But her first album came out in 2013 after 3 years of working on it. You may have had the luck to hear her tracks before and thought she must had at least one album out. Originally the title was «Daydreamin» in June 2013, the actual release in August the same year had a different title, «Yours truly». The album went on to smash a few records in the music charts within and without the U.S. By the first quarter of 2014, Grande’s debut album had sold 0.5 million copies in the U.S. only thus earning her a gold status in less than a year since its release. The singles in this album which performed really well are «Baby I» and»The way», which held top positions in charts in the U.S., Australia, and U.K.
Her second album, «My Everything» came sooner than you would anticipate. «My Everything» came out on 25 of August 2014 and it could be seen how her confidence and performances had improved and all that just over a year. Rolling Stone magazine put it better by saying that “My Everything is where the 21-year-old Nickelodeon starlet grows up”. You can attest to this claim if you have sampled out her music in the second album.
Started early 2015, the Honey Moon tour came to a close in October 2015. She went to North America, Europe, Asia and had last stops in South America. The first 25 performances raked in $ 14million and the rest was a clear success. Though with a few critics on her over-produced concerts, Ariana had a great year in 2015 and she is poised to build more success come 2016.
We see a girl in her early 20s with half-down and half-up pony hairstyle. You must have noted that she wears one hairstyle successively. This is not out of her wish but circumstances have brought this down to her. Would you guess her natural hair color? If you guess brown or platinum then you are not even close. Her hair is silver in natural color. She keeps it hidden under the wigs and extensions since it was broken during her early years in acting career.
Raised as a Roman Catholic, Ariana moved away from the family tradition during the reign of Pope Benedict XVI who had a strong stance against homosexuality. Does that suggest she is lesbian? Far from it, it turned out that her half-brother Frankie was gay and maybe she was showing some solidarity with him. Ditching Catholicism, she practiced kabbalah that teaches if one is kind to others then good things happen to you.
The other notable highlight in Ariana’s life is her many relationships some of which sadly didn’t last for long. But are we to judge? In any way, it started with Graham Phillips in 2008 and it was over in 2011. It came to Jai Brooks, a comedian whose stint with Ariana lasted from 2012 to 2013. Nathan Sykes relationship stint was even shorter running from August to December 2013. In May 2014, Brooks was back to her but the same old fate happened after 3 months of dating. Big Sean came in, but unhappily it all ended after 8 months in August 2015. You can say she is now single but you should say that with some reservation. Let’s be honest, we all know how cozy she got with Justin Bieber during the recent tour they had together. Something is happening soon and Bieber may be joining in the list of Ariana’s boyfriends. But you can’t help but ask; how long will it run? Let’s leave that to time and focus contribution to her music that is what really matters to you, me, him and all her fans.
Ariana Grande is a true music phenomenon and it is no doubt you know that. Now you have a lot more on her and you will find it easy to identify with her music knowing where she has come from to be where she is today.