Ariana: The world of an enviably-grossing artiste


Eniola Olorundare

For more than four years now, Ariana Grande has been breaking certain enviable records in the music industry.

She recently earned $72m, making Her the Highest-Paid Female Pop Star of 2020 with earnings of $185 million,

As a mark of stardom, she has over 232 million followers on Instagram. Her songs have been streamed billions of times.

Ariana has a number of awards to her credit: two Grammy Awards, three MTV Europe Music Awards, one BRIT Award, three People’s Choice Awards, five Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards (one in 2014 for Favorite TV Actress for her performance on Sam & Cat), three American Music Awards, nine
MTV Video Music Awards, 22 Billboard Music Award nominations and won two in 2019, including Top Female Artiste.

All of her first six albums have been certified platinum or multi-platinum by the
Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

The American singer, songwriter and actress was born on June 26, 1993 (age 27) in Boca Raton, Florida, USA. She began her career at the age of 15 in the 2008, rising to fame for the role she played as Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television series (Victorious) (2010–2013) and in Sam & Cat (2013–2014). In between, she was signed into Republic Records in 2011 following the discovery of her covered songs on YouTube.

She is the daughter of Joan Grande, a Brooklyn CEO of Hose-McCann Communications, a producer of communications and safety equipment, and Edward Butera, a firm owner that deals with graphic designing.

Ariana embarked on her first worldwide concert tour (The Honeymoon Tour) in February 2015 using it to promote “My Everything”, with shows in Europe, Asia, South America and North America.

She is a winner of six iHeartRadio Music Awards and twelve Teen Choice Awards and holds several Billboard Hot 100 chart records.

Ariana: Photo BBC

In 2016 and 2019, the superstar was included on Time’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2019 and 2020, she was on 100 Forbes Celebrity list.

She is a lover of dogs and has a $16 million apartment in New York City and has been known to fly on private jets.

Just ahead of last year Christmas holiday, Ariana Grande announced her engagement to Los Angeles real estate agent Dalton Gomez.


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