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Ariana Grande is an American singer and actress born in 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida. She played the role of Charlotte in the Broadway play 13 in 2008. Grande also played Cat Valentine on Nickelodeon’s show Victorious. Her debut album Yours Truly debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200. The single The Way made it to the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 and reached double platinum status.

10 Jul, 2015

Video apology


Grande gives a second apology for her comments in a YouTube video, recorded while she is recovering from oral surgery:

I feel like in the apology I posted, I missed my opportunity to sincerely apologize and express how I was feeling because I was too busy preaching about my issues with the food industry. I could have expressed myslef in a better way. Here I am apologizing again.

I’ve actually never been prouder to be an American, to be honest with you. Advances that we’ve made in the past couple of months and all the wonderful progressive things that have been going on, I’ve never been prouder of this country, actually. Seeing a video of yourself behaving poorly — that you have no idea was taken — is such a rude awakening, that you don’t know what to do. I was so disgusted with myself. I’d like to shove my face in a pillow. I apologize for my poor choice of word and for my behavior.

8 Jul, 2015

Apologizes: ‘I love my country’


Grande apologizes for her comments in the donut shop:

I am EXTREMELY proud to be an American and I’ve always made it clear that I love my country. What I said in a private moment with my friend, who was buying the donuts, was taken out of context and I am sorry for not using more discretion with my choice of words.,,As an advocate for healthy eating, food is very important to me and I sometimes get upset by how freely we as Americans eat and consume things without giving any thought to the consequences that it has on our health and society as a whole. The fact that the United States has one of the highest child obesity rates in the world frustrates me.  We need to do more to educate ourselves and our children about the dangers of overeating and the poison that we put into our bodies.  We need to demand more from our food industry. However I should have known better in how I expressed myself; and with my new responsibility to others as a public figure I will strive to be better. As for why I cannot be at the MLB show, I have had emergency oral surgery and due to recovery I cannot attend the show. I hope to make it up to all those fans soon. That being said let me once again apologize if I have offended anyone with my poor choice of words.

20 Apr, 2015

Grande, Sean breakup


Grande and Sean end their relationship after eight months of dating. Joint statement:

They both care deeply for each other and remain close friends. We kindly ask that the media respect their wish for privacy regarding this personal matter at this time.

1 Dec, 2014

In Style cover

Magazine Cover

ariana-grande-december-instyle-coverGrande appears on the cover of the December 2014 issue of In Style magazine. She talks about her famous elevator f-bomb story and what she loves for her look.

Polka dots and hair bows – I can’t. Give me a skinny jean, a YSL top, and a cat ear, and we’re good.

24 Nov, 2014

Ariana Grande interview

Seacrest interviews Grande during On Air With Ryan Seacret about her single Santa Tell Me.

I wanted to do something a little more depressing because I feel like there aren’t enough depressing Christmas songs. I feel like it’s a very real thing. I’ve been through it, I’ve seen a lot of my friends go through it, like breakups during Christmas time.

1 Oct, 2014

Marie Claire cover

Magazine Cover

ariana-grande-marie-claire-october-2014Grande appears on the cover of the October 2014 issue of Marie Claire magazine. She talks about early ambitions, hiding behind her Nickelodeon character, and her first single not doing well.

I was like, ‘Guys, there has to be a really distinct difference between me and my character.’ And we did that with ‘The Way.’ I dyed my hair back to brown. I made out with a rapper in the video. I made the point I wanted to make. And I was excited to do so after so many years of pretending to be somebody else in front of a lot of people.

1 Sep, 2014

Seventeen cover

Magazine Cover

ariana-grande-covers-seventeen-september-2014Grande appears on the cover of the September 2014 issue of Seventeen magazine. She talks about lessons she learned, the toughest thing she’s dealt with, and how she gets over her insecurities.

Being okay with not having the answers to everything. I feel like for the first time in my life, I’m really okay. I used to freak out about everything all the time. I used to be like, ‘Oh my God, somebody said this!’ Everything used to be such a big deal! But now, I feel I can handle everything that comes my way with a calm energy.

28 Aug, 2014

Ariana Grande interview


Seacrest interviews Grande during a On Air With Ryan Seacrest and asks her questions about Nicki Minaj’s VMA wardrobe malfunction.

I don’t care. That was amazing. She’s such a pro for coming on, holding her [stuff] together like that and just, like, living and rapping and keeping it together. That was amazing. I thought she did incredibly well, especially given the circumstance.

She also reveals her next album’s title, My Everything. 

I felt like A), it was one of my favorite songs on the album, and B), it was just all-encompassing. I felt like it really sort of embodied the work. And yeah, it just felt right, really.

25 Aug, 2014

My Everything

Ariana_Grande_My_Everything_2014_album_artworkGrande releases her second studio album titled My Everything. The record features 15 tracks including the singles Bang Bang and Problem. The album also features collaborations with Zedd, Big Sean, The Weeknd and Childish Gambino. On receiving good reactions from fans:

It warms my heart. I feel like all the hard work has paid off, and the reactions make me feel like I’m doing my job right.

24 Aug, 2014

Bang Bang video

Jessie J. releases the video for Bang Bang ft. Nicki Minaj and Ariana Grande from her album Sweet Talker. The video is directed by Hannah Lux Davis and features Minaj rapping and dancing on a rooftop helicopter landing pad.

Jesssie J:

I heard it and was like: “If I don’t record this, I’m an idiot.” I went in the studio that day and recorded it, sent it to Max Martin with some of my changes and obviously I put my vocal down on it. He phoned me and was like, ‘I want to get Ariana on it’, and I was like, ‘I think this is an amazing idea’. And then Nicki heard it and wanted to jump on it, so in an instant it was obviously the first single.


14 Aug, 2014

Billboard cover: Role models

ariana-grande-billboard-sneak-peekGrande appears on the cover of the August 2014 issue of Billboard magazine and talks about her role models; Helena Bonham Carter, Freddy Krueger, Marlene Dietrich and Madonna.

[Madonna] is strength, she is freedom, she is wisdom beyond anybody’s comprehension.

I have an obsession with all things vintage and classic and old-school.

12 Aug, 2014

Break Free video

Grande releases the music video for her single Break Free. The single is a collaboration with Zedd.

4 Aug, 2014

Grande, Brooks break up


Grande calls it quits for the second time with her boyfriend Brooks. A source:

It has not been an easy few months. Jai just wasn’t as supportive as he could have been. She’s gearing up for her album release so she’s focused on that.

3 Jul, 2014

Break Free

Ariana_Grande_-_Break_Free_ft._Zedd_cover_artGrande releases her single Break Free. The single is a collaboration with Zedd and will be featured on her upcoming album.

30 May, 2014

Problem video

Grande releases the video for Problem. The video is directed by Nev Todorovi is inspired by sixties fashion. Azelea raps, and Big Sean, appears in a cameo.

12 May, 2014

Ariana Grande interview


Seacrest interviews Grande during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions her about what she wants her second single to be released.

I did a song with Zedd, who I just met for the first time. I really want that to be the second single. My whole team is like, ‘Oh, it’s too early to pick a new single,’ but I’m really I love that song so much. He’s fantastic and the song is really fun, and it’s very different for me especially.

28 Apr, 2014

Ariana Grande interview


Seacrest interviews Grande during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions her about her single Problem. 

I’m so excited about it. As for the song’s “bipolar” message of a love-hate relationship, Ariana adds, “I feel like once you get to that point, it’s either you break up or you just work it out and you stay for a while.

1 Feb, 2014

Cosmopolitan cover

Magazine Cover

ariana-grande-cosmo-feb-2014-coverGrande appears on the cover of the February 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. She talks about being a positive role model, her first date with boyfriend Nathan and making a name for herself.

I never really expected to be taken seriously as an artist, and it’s just been the ultimate, proudest achievement. I’ve dealt with a lot of people not knowing what to expect from me because of my age and my personality. People often mistake my kindness for weakness, and they didn’t expect much from me, because at the end of the day, I’m just a nice Italian girl from Boca.

Teen Vogue cover

Magazine Cover

ariana-grande-01Grande appears on the cover of the February 2014 issue of Teen Vogue magazine. She talks about her crazy life and doing a theatrical version of Miley Cyrus’s song, We Can’t Stop.

It sounded funny to hear ‘we all so turnt up’ in an operatic voice. I was making myself laugh so hard. I think I find myself funnier than everybody else might.

11 Sep, 2013

Yours Truly

Ariana_Grande_-_Yours_Truly_(Album_Cover)Grande releases debut album Yours Truly. The 12 track record features collaborations with MIKA, Mac Miller and Big Sean. Grande’s single The Way is also featured on the record.

Everybody on the record is a very close friend of mine. Mac Miller came about because I heard The Way and I was like, “Oh my gosh. This song is amazing. Malcolm, will you come be on this record with me?” and he was like, “Absolutely.” I went over to his house. I engineered the session. I recorded him rapping, while I was simultaneously baking cookies for him and that was that.

Baby I video

Grande releases music the video for her single Baby I. The video pays homage to the 90’s, the decade that Grande was born in.

It’s like a 90’s, throwback-type vibe. When I said “I want it to look like this,” I said like a TLC, Fresh Prince type vibe. I was like, “Let’s just get really silly, 90’s amazing outfits, and just go out and dance around and have fun.”

22 Aug, 2013

Nikki and Sara Live

TV Appearance

Grande guest stars in a sketch on the MTV show Nikki and Sara Live. In the sketch, Grande tells Nikki and Sara’s employees what Nikki and Sara are too scared to do themselves through song.

6 Aug, 2013

Right There

RightThereArianaGrandeCoverGrande releases the third single off of her album Yours Truly titled Right There. The single features a collaboration with Big Sean.

I love it. I can’t say it’s one of my favorites on the album because they’re all my favorites, but it’s really cool and he (Big Sean) killed it. I love his verse.

1 Aug, 2013

Seventeen cover

Magazine Cover

ariana-grande-seventeen-august-2013-cover-girlGrande appears on the cover of the August 2013 issue of Seventeen magazine. She talks about why she’s still working on her album and her insecurities.

I worked with someone who told me they’d never like me. But for some reason, I just felt like I needed her approval. So I stared changing myself to please her. It made me stop being social and friendly. I was so unhappy.

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