Ariana Grande-Butera (born June 26, 1993), known professionally as Ariana Grande, is definitely an American singer and actress. She began her career in the Broadway musical 13, before landing the role of Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon television series Victorious in 2009. The show ended after four seasons, and Grande starred around the spinoff, Sam & Cat, which ended in 2014. She has also appeared in other theatre, television and film roles, and it has lent her voice to animated television and films.
Grande's music career began with the soundtrack Music from Victorious (2011). She signed a recording hire Republic Records and released her debut studio album, This writer in 2013, which debuted at No. 1 around the US Billboard 200. The album's lead single, "The Way", debuted within the top 10 from the Billboard Hot 100, with critics comparing her wide vocal range to Mariah Carey's range.
Grande's second studio album, My Everything (2014), debuted at No. 1 in the US and charted in the top ten in a variety of other countries. Using the singles "Problem", "Break Free", "Bang Bang" and "Love Me Harder" from that album, she spent 34 continuous weeks within the top 10 from the Billboard Hot 100 and had the most top ten singles associated with a artist in 2014. In 2015, Grande promoted My Everything with her first world tour, The Honeymoon Tour, and guest-starred in the Fox comedy horror tv series, Scream Queens. She also released the only "Focus", which debuted at No. 7 in america, along with a holiday EP album, Christmas & Chill, and she or he was heard on several collaborative projects. In 2016, she released her third studio album, Dangerous Woman, in addition to several songs from the album. The title track debuted at No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, making Grande the first person in the history of this chart to achieve the lead single from each of her first three albums debut in the top ten. The album debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. By October 2016, Grande's music videos have been viewed as many as more than 6 billion times online.
Grande's accolades include three American Music Awards, the background music Business Association's Breakthrough Artist of the Year, an MTV Video Music Award, three MTV Europe Music Awards and 4 Grammy Award nominations. The 3 of her albums happen to be certified platinum or better through the RIAA. In 2016, Time named Grande one of the 100 most influential people in the world around the annual Time 100 list. Grande has a large following on social media, such as the 4th most followed Instagram account.