Ariana Grande Butera is daughter to Joan Grande and Edward Butera. Grande is of Italian descent. She has an older half-brother who is an actor, dancer and producer. When Grande was around eight or nine years her parents separated.
As a child, Grande performed with the Fort Lauderdale children’s theatre playing her role as Annie as well as performing in the musicals. At the age of eight, she performed at a karaoke lounge on a cruise ship and with various orchestras and on the same day, made her first national television appearance.
By the age of thirteen, she became serious about pursuing a career in music, though still going on with theatre activities. In 2008, Grande was cast in the supporting role of cheerleader in the musical on Broadway, for which she won a National Youth Theatre Association Award. This made her join music and even left her high school, but continued to enrol. School materials were sent to her so that she could manage to finish her school.
In 2009 Grande auditioned for the Nickelodeon television show Victorious. At this point Grande had to dye her hair red since the producer needed change in this role. It is for this reason Grande styles her hair with one hairstyle because the dye did some damage to her hair.
Grande has achieved so much at her tender age. Apart from theatre and the music, she has voiced over several animated television series. Grande has several musical albums, the likes of Yours Truly, My Everything, Dangerous Woman and many more.
Grande’s public image, for years, has been known to be modest and age-appropriate compared to other pop stars who grew up in the public eyes. Normally she receives less attention for how she wears or how graphically she moves than for how she sings. Her style has been known to be short skirts and crop tops with knee-high boots and her ponytail hairstyle.
Grande is a role model to upcoming musicians and artists. She has managed to keep most of her personal life away from the public and focused to achieve and deliver what is expected of her. Her love for the community has enable her co-found the South Florida youth singing group Kids Who Care. She believes that the basis lies in the idea that if you are kind to others, good things will happen to you.