With five Grammy nominations revealed this morning, including nods in marquee categories album of the year (for “Thank You, Next") and record of the year (for "7 Rings"), Ariana Grande is having one sweet (revenge) day.The showing comes a year after a well-publicized dispute between Grande and longtime Grammys producer Ken Ehrlich -- whose 40th telecast this year will be his last -- which led to a chilly no-show. Ironically, the disagreement was over Grande’s desire to perform “7 Rings,”...
Ariana Grande grew from a squeaky clean teen idol to a full-fledged pop superstar in just a few short years, thanks to a breathtaking vocal range that’s earned her comparisons to Mariah Carey. With her third studio album, “Dangerous Woman,” Grande displayed her evolution into a complex, multilayered artist with near-limitless talent.
Grande was groomed for the spotlight during her days as a breakout star for Nickelodeon, and she’s proven she can still tap into that built-in audience base. A commanding vocalist and natural screen presence who continues to shine on television, the singer has a staggering online following, with more than 150 million fans on social media and 5.6 billion views on Vevo, making her one of the most influential artists on social media.
Born in Boca Raton, FL, Grande shot to stardom as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon series “Victorious” and its short-lived spinoff, “Sam and Cat.” She launched her recording career with “Yours Truly,” a critical and commercial success that debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. Her follow-up, “My Everything,” also debuted at the top of the pop chart. In 2016, she was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.