Ariana Grande turns 26 on the 26th of June 2019. Yet, she has already established herself as one of the trendiest pop divas of her time! An inspiring, beautiful and extremely talented actress, singer & dancer, she has won over 67 awards as of 2019.
Ariana Grande-Butera was born in Boca Raton, Florida, United States and is half Sicilian and half Abruzzese. Her parents chose her name after being inspired by Princess Oriana from Felix the Cat (interestingly, she is very scared of cats).
In 2019, she won a Grammy for the Best Pop Vocal Album, for her fourth studio album ‘Sweetener’. Unfortunately, she wasn’t at the ceremony to collect it in person as she had a fallout with the show’s producers over a planned performance.
Here are some unknown facts about the phenomenon called Ariana –
Apart from cats, she is also allergic to bananas.
She is a pet lover and has adopted six dogs. No wonder, she is a vegan by choice!
She is a die-hard Jim Carrey fan and latest news suggest that she has even got a tattoo done as a dedication to him. The tattoo is in the form of a story that highlights Jim Carrey’s famous quote from The Truman Show, “In case I don’t see ya, good afternoon, good evening and good night!”
Ariana’s fans are known by the term ‘Arianators’. However, she wanted them to be called ‘the loves’ but it just didn’t catch on!
She had her first crush at the age of three. And the person was none other than Justin Timberlake!
She is a huge fan of the Harry Potter series and additionally enjoys watching the hit TV show Gossip Girl.
At the age of ten, Ariana co-founded the South Florida youth singing group ‘Kids Who Care’, which performed for charitable fund-raising events.
Her favourite One Direction song is ‘One Thing’ and her favourite board game is Monopoly.
Two of her fashion icons are Marylin Monroe and Audrey Hepburn.
Ariana’s first ever live concert that she attended was a Katy Perry one.
She created history by putting her hands in cement at Planet Hollywood, New York, on 22nd December 2011.
Her album titled ‘Yours Truly’ went on to the number one iTunes store position in just nineteen minutes, in over 30 countries, including the United States.
In 2015, she won two MTV Millennial Awards for the ‘Global Instagrammer of The Year’ and ‘International Hit of The Year’ with her single ‘One Last Time’.
The “The Wizard of Oz” is supposed to be her favourite movie.
Raised as a Catholic, she now practices ‘Kabbalah’.