The Ultimate Tribute to Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande is a sitcom-star-turned bona fide pop music sensation, known for such hit songs as "Problem" and "Bang Bang."
A role in a Broadway play at age 15, followed by some small TV roles, helped her land the role of Cat on TV'sVictorious. She followed that with the spinoff Sam & Cat and then dove headfirst into a musical career. Her first two albums were hits, with the latter,My Everything, debuting at #1. Her popularity has been fueled by a strong online presence. Two years later, she appeared in the musical Cuba Libre and had a small role on a TV show called The Battery’s Down. But that was all it took for Grande to land a meaty role on the new Nickelodeon series Victorious. When Victorious went off the air in 2012, Grande had the good fortune of having Cat Valentine survive. Meanwhile, Grande’s 2013 single “The Way” made it into the top 10 in the United States and went triple platinum, showing that music might represent her future path.“The Way” was the first single from Grande’s debut album, Yours Truly, a record that also featured the hits "Baby I" and "Right There." 2014 release My Everything sold 169,000 copies in its first week, debuting at #1. The album was preceded by the single “Problem,” which debuted at #3 on Billboard’s Hot 100, selling more than 400,000 copies upon its release. “Break Free” and “Love Me Harder” followed, each climbing toward the top of the charts.Summer 2014, Grande teamed up with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj on the single “Bang Bang,” a track that debuted at #6 and peaked at #3 in the United States.