Slacker Logo

Ariana Grande

ON AIR
Advertisement
Advertisement

Bio

A television star turned pop diva, Ariana Grande emerged in the mid-2010s as an heir to the throne of Mariah Carey. Blessed with powerful vocals that belied her petite frame, Grande had greater singing chops than many of her peers, and her Babyface-produced 2013 debut, Yours Truly, underscored her debt to '90s soul. Nevertheless, her music was flexible enough to incorporate hip-hop and EDM, as proved by her 2014 smash hit single "Problem," featuring Iggy Azalea. A native of Boca Raton, Florida, where she was born in 1993 to graphic designer Edward Butera and Joan Grande (the CEO of Hose-McCann Communications), Grande began singing and acting at an early age, appearing in local theater productions. In 2008, when she was 15 years old, she landed the role of Charlotte in the Broadway production of 13; her performance was well received, winning a National Youth Theatre Association Award. Following an appearance in the 2010 Desmond Child-written musical Cuba Libre, Grande was cast as Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television program Victorious. The show ran until 2012, at which time Grande's Cat Valentine was spun off into a show called Sam & Cat, which also starred Jennette McCurdy of iCarly. As she kept herself busy with television, Grande began to pursue a musical career. She frequently made appearances at sporting events and with symphonies, and she made her first appearances on record via the soundtracks to Victorious. In 2011, she released the single "Put Your Hearts Up," which was cut during sessions for a teen-oriented pop album; she later disowned the single due to its kiddie feel. Grande felt much more comfortable with "The Way," her 2013 single featuring Mac Miller. This signaled a mature direction and audiences responded, taking it to the Top Ten in the U.S., where it was eventually certified triple platinum. It was the first single from her 2013 debut, Yours Truly, which also featured hits in "Baby I" and "Right There." At the end of the year she released a seasonal EP called Christmas Kisses, but her real efforts went into the recording of her second album, My Everything. Preceded by the single "Problem" -- a song that featured a guest spot from Iggy Azalea, the "it girl" of the summer of 2014; it peaked at two on the U.S. charts and was certified double platinum -- the album featured a host of different producers, including Max Martin, Shellback, Ryan Tedder, and Benny Blanco. It was released at the end of August 2014, hitting number one on charts across the globe. Subsequent singles featured assists by Zedd ("Break Free"), Jessie J and Nicki Minaj ("Bang Bang"), and the Weeknd ("Love Me Harder"). At one point in 2014, three of her songs were in the Billboard Top Ten at the same time, a feat matched only be Adele. By the time fifth single "One Last Time" charted in early 2015, My Everything had sold nearly 600,000 copies. As that album's cycle wound down, Grande guest-starred on Ryan Murphy's campy slasher series Scream Queens and she also recorded another holiday EP, Christmas & Chill. In October 2015, Grande released the single "Focus," which debuted at number seven on the Hot 100 and was certified platinum the following January. That February, she announced her third album, Dangerous Woman, and released the album's title track as a single in March. The song debuted at number ten on the Hot 100, making Grande the first artist to have the lead single from each of her first three albums debut in the Top Ten. Featuring collaborations with Macy Gray, Future, and Nicki Minaj, Dangerous Woman appeared in May 2016. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Read All Read Less

Albums by
Ariana Grande

false

    15 songs

    On Air

    Dangerous Woman

    1 song

    On Air

    Jason's Song (Gave It Away)

    1 song

    On Air

    Jason's Song (Gave It Away)

    1 song

    On Air

    Into You

    15 songs

    On Air

    My Everything [Deluxe Version]

    12 songs

    On Air

    Yours Truly

    15 songs

    On Air

    Dangerous Woman

    6 songs

    On Air

    Christmas & Chill

    4 songs

    On Air

    Christmas Kisses

    1 song

    On Air

    Into You

    1 song

    On Air

    Focus

    1 song

    On Air

    Santa Tell Me

    2 songs

    On Air

    Brand New You

    1 song

    On Air

    The Way [Spanglish Version]

    1 song

    On Air

    Put Your Hearts Up

    1 song

    On Air

    One Last Time

    1 song

    On Air

    Break Free

    1 song

    On Air

    Let Me Love You

    1 song

    On Air

    Be Alright

    1 song

    On Air

    One Last Time

    1 song

    On Air

    Problem

    1 song

    On Air

    Santa Baby

    1 song

    On Air

    Snow In California

    1 song

    On Air

    Love Is Everything

See All Albums

Top Songs by
Ariana Grande

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Problem
  3.   The Way by Mac Miller
  4.   Break Free
  5.   Love Me Harder
  6.   One Last Time
  7.   Into You
  8.   Dangerous Woman
  9.   Focus
  10.   Santa Baby
  11.   Santa Tell Me
  12.   Baby I
  13.   Be Alright
  14.   Right There
  15.   Side to Side
  16.   Let Me Love You
  17.   Best Mistake
  18.   Why Try
  19.   Last Christmas
  20.   Snow in California
  21.   Popular Song by Mika
  22.   Almost Is Never Enough
  23.   Put Your Hearts Up
  24.   Daydreamin'
  25.   Tattooed Heart
  26. See All Songs

Stations & Shows Featuring
Ariana Grande

    On Air

    Ariana Grande: DNA

    On Air

    Today's Hits

    On Air

    New Holiday Hits

    On Air

    New Pop Now

    On Air

    Slacker 20: It's Over

    On Air

    Slacker 20: Dog Days

    On Air

    Slacker 20: MTV VMAs

    On Air

    The Slacker Top 40

    On Air

    Hip Hop/R&B Hits

    On Air

    Pop Pool Party

    On Air

    Party Hits

    On Air

    Summer 2016: The Hot 25

    On Air

    Top 50 Hip Hop/R&B Songs of 2014

    On Air

    Top 50 Pop Songs of 2014

    On Air

    Top 50 Songs of 2014

    On Air

    Top 50 Most Banned Songs of 2014

    On Air

    Teen Pop

    On Air

    Tyler Oakley: I Am The DJ

    On Air

    Kids

    On Air

    Pop Remix

    On Air

    Dance Hits

    On Air

    Top 33 Christmas Songs

    On Air

    44 All-Time Greatest Anti-Love Songs

    On Air

    Beyoncé: DNA

See All Stations & Shows

Artists Related to
Ariana Grande

On Air

Demi Lovato

On Air

Taylor Swift

On Air

Selena Gomez

On Air

Mariah Carey

On Air

Ariana Grande, Jessie J, Nicki Minaj

On Air

Fifth Harmony

On Air

Adele

On Air

Zendaya

On Air

Nick Jonas

On Air

Becky G

On Air

Pink

On Air

Iggy Azalea

On Air

Christina Aguilera

On Air

Kelly Clarkson

On Air

Miley Cyrus

On Air

Shawn Mendes

On Air

Little Mix

On Air

Meghan Trainor

On Air

Justin Bieber

On Air

Jessie J

On Air

Cher Lloyd

On Air

One Direction

On Air

Victoria Justice

On Air

Sia

See All Related Artists

Loading Sliders...
  1. + -

 
 
Advertisement

LIVE STREAM...

LIVE STREAM...
Casting to |