Ariana Grande-Butera, born on the 26th of June, 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida is a singer, songwriter, and actress. She is of Italian descent, but it doesn’t end there. She is also half Sicilian and half Abruzzese. She had starred and won an award for the broadway musical “13”, and has since been on the TV screen starring in shows such as “iCarly” and “Sam and Cat”.
Best known for her amazing vocals and cute-as-a-kitten good looks, people often find her voice similar to that of a younger Mariah Carey’s. She had produced two albums, both with hits making their rounds on Billboard Hot 100 and the UK charts. She has a new TV series entitled “Scream Queens” set to be released in 2016, where she stars alongside Emma Roberts and Lea Michelle. For more amazing facts on Ariana Grande, read on!
Fact 1: Bet you never saw this one coming by a mile! Ariana Grande has been obsessed with horror movies and gore since she was a child! Can you imagine? We couldn’t either! Her mom had spoken up about thinking her daughter was going to grow up to become a serial killer because she grew up wearing Halloween masks around the house. Yikes.
Fact 2: Ariana is a beach baby, and has had a deep love for the ocean and all its sea creatures ever since. She also prefers animals to people.
Fact 3: She sleeps in minimal clothing, and Ariana’s grandmother reportedly encourages sleeping in the nude. C’est La Vie.
Fact 4: Ariana Grande’s favorite board game is Monopoly, and though we might not know what her favorite book of all time is, she also enjoys her fair share of reading aand enjoys the Harry Poter series quite a lot. Could it be that K.K. Rowling has snagged this singer’s love for reading? Or do those thrillers and murder novels and Stephen King masterpieces take the cake?
Fact 5: Back in 2008, while still studying in high school, Grande had won a National Youth Theatre Association Award for portraying the role of Charlotte in the musical 13, her first ever show on Broadway.
Fact 6: Iggy Azalea was hesitant to perform a song with Arian at first, her reason being she thought she was too young to work with. A little bit more prodding, and the hit “Problem” was born. It reached the UK billboard and graced the number 1 spot for a week. It was her first number 1 hit. Ariana had also collaborated with other female pop icons, another song, “Bang Bang”, this time with stars Nicki Minaj and Jessie J and was also a chart topper.
Fact 7: When Ariana isn’t wearing her sky-scraper heels, she’s known to walk around on her tip toes! Her height is 5 foot 11 inches.
Fact 8: She had been romantically involved with the follow big names: Jai Brookes, Nathan Sykes, and Big Sean!
Fact 9: Ariana’s favorite colors are periwinkle blue, marshmallow white, sea foam green, and coral/pale pink. Points for being specific! To add: her favorite flavor of icecream is chocolate, wirh rainbow sprinkles only please. Her favorite fruit? Strawberries! (but of course). Her favorite candy snacks are Smarties and Razzle Dazzles. Her favorite film? 30 Going On 30! Oh, and her favorite number is 13.
Fact 10: Get this: Grande has over 1.4 million followers on twitter and has been named one of the Most Asked Actor Online, joining the ranks of Charlie Sheen and Reese Witherspoon. She has received over 200 world-wide trending topics, that’s equivalent to a cash value of $240,000,000! She continues to be one of the most influential people online and is the 37th most retweeted person on twitter.