Grande is cast in Nickelodeon show Sam & Cat. Grade plays character Cat who starts a babysitting service with her best friend and roommate Sam played by Jennette McCurdy. McCurdy on first meeting Ariana before the show:
I thought Ariana was so fun and so friendly to people. It was at a promo shoot and Nathan (Kress) and I were hanging out, and she came right over, gave us hugs, and was like, “Hi! I watch iCarly.” I told her I looked up one of her songs, Stick Around. I told her she had an amazing voice. We started talking about iCarly and we found out we have the same birthday, we were singing Jingle Bells together. It was good memories.