50 Facts About Ariana Grande

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Luke Ward
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Ariana Grande, an inspiring, beautiful and extremely talented actress, singer & dancer who has won over 94 awards as of 2020.

Check out these top 50 fun facts about Ariana’s life, family & career!

Her full name is Ariana Grande-Butera. She is 27 years old and was born on 26th June 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida, United States.

She is of Italian descent and is half Sicilian and half Abruzzese.

Ariana’s parents moved from New York to Florida just before she was born.

Her parents chose her name after being inspired by Princess Oriana from Felix the Cat.

Her mother is called Joan Grande-Butera, and has always been a massive influence in Ariana’s career.

Joan owns a company that manufactures communications equipment for the Navy & Marines.

Ariana’s father is called Edward Butera, who was born on 20th September 1958.

Edward is a Graphic Designer and the founder of IBI Designs Inc.

Edward often Tweets about how proud he is of his daughter, his Twitter is @CaptainEddieB.

Ariana’s parents split up when she was 8 or 9.

Ariana has an older half-brother called Frankie who is ten years older than her.

His full name is Frank James Michael Grande Marchione. And he is a musical theater actor and producer.

In 2014, Ariana’s brother was a contestant on the 16th series of Big Brother.

Ariana has six dogs; these are called Coco, Toulouse, Ophelia, Fawkes, Cinnamon and Sirius Black.

In Early 2015, Ariana adopted her sixth dog Sirius Black, named after the fictional godfather in the Harry Potter series. She called him this because of his dark coat of fur.

Although Ariana’s name was inspired from Felix the Cat, ironically, she’s allergic to cats. She is also allergic to bananas.

Ariana is a vegan, meaning she doesn’t eat or use animal products.

Ariana’s fan base are called Arianators. However on 27th March 2014, Ariana said she wanted her fan base to be called “the loves” rather than Arianators, since then she frequently tweets to her fans calling them “my loves”, this didn’t catch on!

In June 2014, it was announced that Ariana’s 90-year-old grandfather beat cancer. Arianators made #WeAreProudOfGrandpaGrande trend on Twitter.

Her grandmother is an believer in naked sleeping!

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Ariana has a birthmark on her left shoulder (at the back) and a dimple in her left cheek.

She is 5 foot tall – or  1.53 meters.

Ariana attended Pine Crest School and North Broward Prepatory School.

Her favorite subject in school was science.

Grande left school to pursue her music career; however she continued to be enrolled so that her tutors could send her materials and help her study.

At age three, Ariana had her first crush, which was Justin Timberlake.

Ariana’s natural hair is brown & curly.

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She is a huge fan of the Harry Potter series. – unrelated but there’s a character named Ariana (Ariana Dumbledore) in the books. Her favorite characters in the series are Luna Lovegood & Draco Malfoy.

Ariana enjoys watching the hit TV show Gossip Girl.

At the age of ten, Ariana co-founded the South Florida youth singing group ‘Kids Who Care’, which performed for charitable fund-raising events.

Ariana’s favorite One Direction song is “One Thing”.

One of her favorite board games is Monopoly and she says she never gets sick of them even when the games are very long.

She thinks penguins are cute.

In an interview with Ariana’s manager, Scooter Braun, he said that Ariana, despite her difficulties, “is one the nicest people I’ve ever met and really just so charming”.

She is hypoglycemic which basically means her blood sugar gets low & she has to eat something.

Two of her fashion icons are Marylin Monroe and Audrey Hepburn.

Ariana joined YouTube on 21st January 2007.

The World Bank – the world’s largest development organization, follows Ariana Grande on Twitter!

Ariana has over 72 million followers on Twitter as of March 2020.

On 10th December 2011, she reached one million followers on Twitter!

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She used to collect stuffed animals, hockey pucks, and Halloween masks.

Ariana’s mother thought that Ariana would grow up to be a serial killer because she wore Halloween masks around the house & couldn’t get enough of horror films.

She played Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon TV sitcom Victorious and the same role on the spin-off Sam & Cat – a role for which she had to dye her naturally brunette locks red.

One of her best friends, Jennette McCurdy, accidentally made her phone number public.

Ariana first went to a concert in summer 2011; it was to see Katy Perry.

Ariana put her hands in cement at Planet Hollywood, New York, on 22nd December 2011.

Nineteen minutes after “Yours Truly” was released; the album went to number 1 on the iTunes Store charts in over 30 countries, including the United States.

Broadway for South Africa – the organization that Ariana supports – used her debut single, “Put Your Hearts Up“.

The “Put Your Hearts Up” music video was released on Valentines Day in 2012.

In 2015, she won two MTV Millennial Awards for the “Global Instagrammer of The Year” and “International Hit of The Year” with her single “One Last Time”.

Ariana Grande's name was inspired from Felix the Cat, although ironically, she is allergic to cats.