Ariana has released three different songs featuring her current beau, Big Sean: "Best Mistake," "Right There," and "Problem."
Gloria Estefan spotted Ariana singing on a cruise ship when she was only 8, and told her, "You were meant to do this."
Ariana has three tattoos, including this one on her side of the word "bellissima," her grandfather's nickname for her.
Ariana's music career skyrocketed after she signed with Scooter Braun, Justin Bieber's manager.
Ariana Grande was one of the first teen stars to utilize social media to connect with her fans. She has 17.8 million followers on Twitter, 14.7 million on Instagram, and 21.2 million on Facebook.
Ariana has admitted
that she curses like a sailor. "I absolutely do. I’m Italian! I wish I could less. But I don’t know why people are so shocked by me. I guess it’s because of the character I played so long being such a goody two-shoes."
She has performed for President Barack Obama on multiple occasions, the "Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House" and the White House Easter Egg Roll.
Her mother wasn't quite so sure she'd make it as a singer. "[T]here was a stage, when I was 3 or 4, where my mom thought I might grow up to be a serial killer," she has said.
Ariana is 100% Italian—half Sicilian and half Abruzzese.
Much of Ariana Grande's sweet '50s style was curated by designer Kenley Collins, an alum of Project Runway.
Ariana's natural hair is curly and almost black.
She has said that her favorite emoji is the "brunette, severed head with the driest expression of all time on her face."
Ariana was extremely close to her grandfather, who recently passed away. "my <3 hurts so much. It’s beyond broken :'( but I got to hold his hand and watch him find his peace," she tweeted at the time.
Ariana is a total dog lover, and has four adopted dogs.
Ariana was raised Catholic but says she stopped practicing because of the church's stance on same-sex marriage. She also once went on an Instagram rant after someone made a homophobic comment about her brother on her page: "oh and also ‘that homo’ gets more ass than you’ll ever get in your life. k miss thing?”
Ariana has a four octave vocal range, with the ability to hit that whistle tone made famous by Mariah Carey.
Ariana has explained that her ubiquitous ponytail is due to most of her hair breaking off or falling out due to frequent dyeing for years on Victorious. She has tried wigs and a weave, but usually sticks to extensions.
Ariana believes that one of her exes cheated on her with a guy. Speaking of one of her songs, she's said
: It's about a boy who cheats on a girl with another boy... It's one of my favorites on the album, and it's really funny because I believe it has happened to me. I'm not 100 percent positive, but I'm 99.9 percent positive."
Ariana has had multiple famous boyfriends, including Big Sean, Nathan Sykes of The Wanted, and Jai Brooks of the Janoskians.
Her second album, My Everything, hit #1 in 76 countries within a day of its release.
Ariana has played the character of Cat Valentine on three Nickelodeon shows: iCarly, Victorious, and Sam & Cat.
Photo credit: Nickelodeon
Ariana no longer has
a relationship with her father. “It’s private, but it happened last year. It took me so long to be okay with it. The thing that got me there was embracing the fact that that I am made up of half my dad, and a lot of my traits come from him. So much of me comes from my father, and for so long, I didn’t like that about myself.”
Ariana’s older brother, Frankie Grande, currently appears on reality show Big Brother.
Ariana's name was inspired by Princess Oriana in the cartoon Felix the Cat.
Ariana believes in demons, as she told Complex
magazine. "I used to have a folder called ‘Demons’ that had pictures with all the screencaps in it, but then weird things started happening to me so I deleted it."