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12 Interesting Facts About Ariana Grande For Kids

It is no secret that Ariana Grande has gained worldwide acclaim for her vocal abilities. On June 26, 1993, in Boca Raton, Florida, Ariana Grande was born to Joan Grande and Edward Butera.

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Before breaking over on Nickelodeon, she appeared in the 2008 musical 13. She played Cat Valentine in the sitcom Victorious (2010), voiced Diaspro in the Winx Club reboot, and was a member of the main cast of “Swindle.” Since then, she has played multiple roles. Her singing prowess has been compared to Mariah Carey. 

She is loved worldwide not just for her singing abilities but for being a kindhearted and empathetic human being. Let’s have a look at some facts about Ariana Grande!

12 Fun Ariana Grande Facts For Kids

1. Ariana Grande is a Nickelodeon child star.

Her big break came when she landed a role on the Nickelodeon TV show Victorious in 2010. She played Cat Valentine, a young actress enrolled in an acting program. American comedy Victorious, created by Dan Schneider, debuted on March 27, 2010, and ran for four seasons on Nickelodeon before ending on February 2, 2013. The story centers on aspiring singer Tori Vega, a kid who enrolls at Hollywood Arts High School, a performing arts high school, after substituting for her elder sister Trina in a showcase and frequently finds herself in awkward situations. 

Sam & Cat, a Victorious and iCarly spin-off, debuted on Nickelodeon on June 8, 2013, with Ariana Grande reprising her Victorious character Cat Valentine and Jennette McCurdy reprising her iCarly character Sam Puckett. Before Victorious’ sudden cancellation, Grande was scheduled to continue playing the Cat on both Sam & Cat and Victorious. The show was named 2014’s Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite TV Show. 

2. Ariana Grande is a dog lover. 

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Ariana Grande is not just a talented musician; she is also a huge animal lover! She owns ten dogs, all of which were rescued. The former Nickelodeon actress has surrounded herself with puppies throughout her time in the spotlight (and one pig). The 340 million Instagram users who follow Ariana are familiar with all the pets she keeps as part of her entourage. With the opening of the Orange Twins Rescue facility, the singer is now taking her devotion to her animal companions to a new level. The Orange Twins Rescue Center’s animal rescue organization is in Los Angeles. Ariana Grande aims to save and care for needy animals through her rescue center. The resource center accepts all animals, regardless of age, whether they are stray, senior, neglected, mistreated, or have special requirements.

3. There was a terrorist attack at one of Ariana Grande’s concerts. 

Following an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena on May 22, 2017, an Islamist extremist suicide bomber exploded a homemade device filled with shrapnel.

Along with the assailant, 23 people died, 1,017 people were injured, and many were children. Many more people experienced psychological stress. 

Salman Ramadan Abedi was the bomber, a local guy of Libyan heritage. He was 22 years old. Police later stated that despite their early fears of a terrorist network, they now think Abedi acted primarily alone, but others were aware of his plans. Hashem Abedi, the brother of the bomber, was found guilty in March 2020 of 22 charges of murder and the attempted murder of 1,017 additional people and was given a life sentence. 

Ariana Grande held a benefit concert called the “One Love Concert” on 4th June 2017 in response to the deadly Manchester City bombing. The We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, founded by the British Red Cross and Manchester City Council, receives a portion of the concert proceeds. Through her music, Grande also made a personal contribution to the cause. The Grammy nominee re-published her Top 15 song “One Last Time” and released a cover of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz, with all profits going to the concert assault victims.

4. Ariana Grande is allergic to cats.

Although she played a character named Cat Valentine in “Victorious” and “Sam and Cat,” she is allergic to cats! She even tweeted about her cat allergy in 2010. Ironically her name is a nod to Felix the Cat as well. The choice of the name “Ariana” wasn’t arbitrary. Her parents chose the name Ariana for their daughter after Felix the Cat’s “Princess Oriana.”

5. Ariana Grande is the 7th most followed person on Instagram. 

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In recent years, Ariana Grande has given her fans many reasons to stalk her on social media. Ariana Grande has 332 Million followers on Instagram, making her the 7th most followed person on the platform and the 3rd most followed woman on the platform. This celebrity’s feed is packed with hints about her upcoming projects and glimpses into her private life. We can expect to see even more from her soon.

6. Ariana Grande didn’t attend college.

Unlike many musicians and actresses who became famous at a young age, Ariana Grande didn’t choose to seek a higher degree. She went to North Broward Preparatory School and Pine Crest School and followed an unconventional path to complete high school. 

The vibrant pop sensation was chosen for the Broadway production of 13 in 2008. Grande played Charlotte, a cheerleader who served as a supporting character. She got a National Youth Theater Association Award for the role. Grande stayed enrolled in North Broward Preparatory School to continue schooling and live her ambition of starring on Broadway. Since she could not attend in person, the school provided her materials via mail so she could work with tutors. In this manner, Ariana Grande eventually received her degree.

7. Ariana Grande started her own makeup company.

By developing her makeup brand, Ariana has taken after celebrities like Rihanna and Lady Gaga. In November 2021, Ariana released R.E.M. beauty, which featured various of Ariana’s go-to items, including eyeliner, highlighter, lip gloss, and various other products. R.E.M. Beauty has launched across Ulta stores as of April 2022. The multi-talented Ariana Grande can do it all. Ari is a woman of many abilities, with a highly successful music career, a job as a coach on NBC’s The Voice, and a role in the next Wicked movie. That she added beauty entrepreneurs to her already stellar portfolio is not surprising.

8. Ariana Grande is a two-time Grammy winner!

Ariana Grande is a popular singer with several successful singles and recordings to her credit. That success carries over to the award circuit, where she has won several special prizes, including the Woman of the Year award from Billboard and two Grammys.

Over the years, Grande has earned various accolades, including Teen Choice Awards and MTV Video Music Awards. Although she had received 15 nominations, she had never won a Grammy award before 2019. 

Together with other musicians Jessie J and Nicki Minaj, Grande received a nomination for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance nomination for their “Bang Bang” song in 2015. She was also nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance for “Dangerous Woman” and Best Pop Vocal Album twice before (My Everything in 2015 and Dangerous Woman in 2017). 

Ariana won her first Grammy in 2019 for Best Pop Vocal Album for her album Sweetener. She won her second Grammy alongside Lady Gaga for their collaboration “Rain on me, baby” as the best pop duo/group performance. 

9. Ariana Grande has won over 200 awards in her entire career. 

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Ariana Grande has taken home more than 211 honors throughout her career. Her first album, Yours Truly debuted at the top of the US Billboard 200 chart. Three songs from the album—”The Way,” “Baby I,” and “Right There”—all made it to the Hot 100.

Ariana has been nominated for the International Female Solo Artist award at the BRIT Awards four times. After being nominated for the award in 2016 but losing to Björk, Ari went on to win it in 2019 and receive two additional nominations in 2020 and 2021.

She has won three of her astonishing 25 MTV European Music Awards nominations. And a staggering 30 nominations for MTV Video Music Awards, including nine wins.

10. Ariana Grande performed at the White House.

2014’s In Performance at the White House: Women of Soul saw Grande sing at The White House. Grande began by playfully addressing the Obamas, asking, “Mr. President, Mrs. Obama, what’s up? How are ya?”  The audience laughed at this surprising opening.

Grande sang the Whitney Houston song “I Have Nothing.”  The Obamas were incredibly impressed, along with the rest of the public, who gave her a standing ovation. 

11. Ariana Grande’s fans go by the name “Arianators.”

Ariana Grande’s shows are packed with young women and girls who buy her music as soon as it becomes available and keep up with her on social media. In her music, gigs, and videos, Ms. Grande is everything her fans aspire to be: confident, talented, upbeat, in charge, and unabashedly feminine.  Arianators, Ms. Grande’s devoted fan following as they like to call themselves, rank right up there with Lady Gaga’s Little Monsters and Beyoncé’s BeyHive in enthusiasm and devotion. While her fans want to call themselves Arianators, she prefers to call them “loves.”

12. Ariana Grande is the most followed female artist on Spotify.

In September 2022, Ed Sheeran had the most monthly Spotify listeners among male artists, while Dua Lipa had the most among female artists. Sheeran and Ariana Grande are the most followed male and female artists on the platform. Ariana has over 83 Million followers on Spotify. 

Conclusion

Ariana Grande is one of the biggest names in the music industry. Her work ethic, loving personality, and oh-so-fantastic singing abilities are things people aspire for in themselves. We hope you enjoyed these 12 facts about the pop sensation!