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Ariana Grande

A television star turned pop diva, Ariana Grande emerged in the mid-2010s as an heir to the throne of Mariah Carey. Blessed with powerful vocals that belied her petite frame, Grande had greater singing chops than many of her peers, and her Babyface-produced 2013 debut, Yours Truly, underscored her debt to '90s soul. Nevertheless, her music was flexible enough to incorporate hip-hop and EDM, as proved by her 2014 smash hit single "Problem," featuring Iggy Azalea. A native of Boca Raton, Florida, where she was born in 1993 to graphic designer Edward Butera and Joan Grande (the CEO of Hose-McCann Communications), Grande began singing and acting at an early age, appearing in local theater productions. In 2008, when she was 15 years old, she landed the role of Charlotte in the Broadway production of 13; her performance was well received, winning a National Youth Theatre Association Award. Following an appearance in the 2010 Desmond Child-written musical Cuba Libre, Grande was cast as Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television program Victorious. The show ran until 2012, at which time Grande's Cat Valentine was spun off into a show called Sam & Cat, which also starred Jennette McCurdy of iCarly. As she kept herself busy with television, Grande began to pursue a musical career. She frequently made appearances at sporting events and with symphonies, and she made her first appearances on record via the soundtracks to Victorious. In 2011, she released the single "Put Your Hearts Up," which was cut during sessions for a teen-oriented pop album; she later disowned the single due to its kiddie feel. Grande felt much more comfortable with "The Way," her 2013 single featuring Mac Miller. This signaled a mature direction and audiences responded, taking it to the Top Ten in the U.S., where it was eventually certified triple platinum. It was the first single from her 2013 debut, Yours Truly, which also featured hits in "Baby I" and "Right There." At the end of the year she released a seasonal EP called Christmas Kisses, but her real efforts went into the recording of her second album, My Everything. Preceded by the single "Problem" -- a song that featured a guest spot from Iggy Azalea, the "it girl" of the summer of 2014; it peaked at two on the U.S. charts and was certified double platinum -- the album featured a host of different producers, including Max Martin, Shellback, Ryan Tedder, and Benny Blanco. It was released at the end of August 2014, hitting number one on charts across the globe. Subsequent singles featured assists by Zedd ("Break Free"), Jessie J and Nicki Minaj ("Bang Bang"), and the Weeknd ("Love Me Harder"). At one point in 2014, three of her songs were in the Billboard Top Ten at the same time, a feat matched only be Adele. By the time fifth single "One Last Time" charted in early 2015, My Everything had sold nearly 600,000 copies. As that album's cycle wound down, Grande guest-starred on Ryan Murphy's campy slasher series Scream Queens and she also recorded another holiday EP, Christmas & Chill. In October 2015, Grande released the single "Focus," which debuted at number seven on the Hot 100 and was certified platinum the following January. That February, she announced her third album, Dangerous Woman, and released the album's title track as a single in March. The song hit number eight on the Hot 100, making Grande the first artist to have the lead single from each of her first three albums debut in the Top Ten. Featuring collaborations with Macy Gray, Future, and Nicki Minaj, the album appeared in May 2016 and debuted at number two. It eventually went platinum, helped by a trio of Top Ten hits and a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album. Grande then mounted her Dangerous Woman Tour, performing across North America and Europe during the first half of 2017. She also recorded a duet with John Legend of "Beauty and the Beast," for Disney's live-action remake of the animated classic. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Stations Featuring
Ariana Grande

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    Fresh 40
    2 songs

    LGBT Pride

    LGBT Pride
    5 songs

    Top 50 Breakout Artists of 2013

    Top 50 Breakout Artists of 2013
    1 song

    Teen Pop

    Teen Pop
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    Pop Mix

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    Top Pop

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    Party Hits

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    Top Jams [Explicit]

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    Kids Pop

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    Hot Summer Hits

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    Pop Remixes

    1 song

    Dance Pop

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    Top Jams [Clean]

    4 songs

    Gay Anthems

    2 songs

    R&B Holiday

    1 song

Albums by
Ariana Grande

Top Songs by
Ariana Grande

  1.   Song
  2.   Problem
  3.   The Way by Mac Miller
  4.   Break Free
  5.   Love Me Harder by The Weeknd
  6.   Side to Side by Nicki Minaj
  7.   Dangerous Woman
  8.   Into You
  9.   One Last Time
  10.   Santa Baby
  11.   Everyday
  12.   Baby I
  13.   Right There
  14.   Santa Tell Me
  15.   Let Me Love You
  16.   Be Alright
  17.   Last Christmas
  18.   Why Try
  19.   Best Mistake
  20.   Popular Song by Mika
  21.   Almost Is Never Enough
  22.   Be My Baby
  23.   Tattooed Heart
  24.   Daydreamin'
  25.   Honeymoon Avenue
  26.   Put Your Hearts Up
  27.   Just a Little Bit of Your Heart
  28.   You Don't Know Me
  29.   Break Your Heart Right Back by Childish Gambino
  30.   Hands on Me
  31.   Snow in California
  32.   They Don't Know
  33.   Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  34.   Moonlight
  35.   Love is Everything
  36.   Winter Things
  37.   Wit It This Christmas
  38.   Not Just on Christmas
  39.   Only 1
  40.   Better Left Unsaid
  41.   Greedy
  42.   Piano
  43.   Into You by Mac Miller
  44.   Zero to Hero
  45.   Sometimes
  46.   Knew Better/Forever Boy
  47.   Touch It
  48.   Bad Decisions
  49.   Thinking Bout You
  50.   My Everything
  51.   Lovin' It
  52.   Leave Me Lonely
  53.   Intro
  54.   You'll Never Know
  55.   Problem featuring Iggy Azalea
  56.   I Don't Care
  57.   December
  58.   Jason's Song (Gave It Away)
  59.   True Love
  60.   A Little More Homework by Graham Phillips
  61.   Brand New You featuring Brynn Williams

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