Ariana Grande’s (@arianagrande) Instagram presence is astounding.
She’s got 183 Million followers and you can see her sometimes posting photos of her dog and scenery.
If you haven’t heard of Ariana Grande then you might be living under a rock. Or even worse somewhere with no WiFi.
Her on and off again relationships with some of Hollywood’s biggest artist has been printed on headlines worldwide.
But behind the glitz, glamour, and unabridged vocal range – who exactly is Ariana Grande-Butera?
Let’s find out together – 25 most viral Ariana Grande photos and videos on instagram:
NB! After 25 viral photos and videos you can read about her Ariana Grande biography.
A Star Is Born
Ariana Grande-Butera was born in Boca Raton, Florida on June 26 , 1993. She comes from an incredibly successful family in their own right. Her father, Edward Butera, works in graphic design and owns a design firm.
Her mother, Joan Grande was a CEO for a New York based communications company. Joan Grande would later leave New York with her family while pregnant with Ariana.
However, Edward and Joan would divorce around the time Ariana turned ten. It could’ve been the split of her parents that led Ariana Grande into music.
At a young age Ariana began performing at the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater.
At the age of eight in what was perhaps her first touring experience; she brought her talents to cruise ship entertainment, philharmonics, and orchestras as well.
It was during these events that singing began to become more important to the future megastar than thereafter.
The Victorious Ms. Grande
In 2009 Ariana Grande scored a leading role on a Nickelodeon show titled “Victorious”. In which she played the infamous role of Cat Valentine, a dim-witted, lovable redhead who served as the comedic foil for her friends. The much beloved role continued after “Victorious” ended and resulted in a spin-off titled “Sam and Cat” with co-star Jeanette McCurdy. “Sam and Cat” went on to air for an additional thirty-five episodes.
Throughout the production of both shows Ariana stated that her primary passion and focus was singing. She called acting fun but secondary to her vocal talents. Some of which was featured on Nickelodeon via her character, Cat Valentine. The snippets of her vocal range were enough to draw fans to her when she released her debut album, “Yours Truly”.
The album was released August 30th 2013. It reached number one on US Billboards 200 list. It was during the production of the album, specifically the single, “The Way” that introduced Grande to rapper Mac Miller. Which would result in a torrid love affair. She also recorded with rapper Big Sean and singer Nathan Sykes. The album and its singles would hit number 9 on the Billboards for two weeks.
Just shy of a year later in 2014 she dropped her second album, My Everything. She used the album to return to her R&B stylings and to experiment with different genres such as the EDM song, “Break Free” (check it out.)
That same year she hosted SNL with Chris Pratt. In 2014 she released four top ten singles. The only person to do so that year. She released a Christmas album a few months later as well.
A Broken Glass Ceiling
Ariana Grande has time and time again proven herself to be an undeniable force in the music industry. In fact, all of her lead singles have debuted in the top ten. A record that she alone has. Every album has certified platinum. If you include her Christmas specials, she’s sold just over 5,300,000 records. That averages about to over a million copies per album. Her streaming platform results are equally impressive. She’s the 3rd most followed artist and most followed woman on the streaming service Spotify. She’s in the Guinness Book Of World Records for it. In fact, she’s in the record book for a few different accolades.
- Fastest time for a music track to reach 100 million streams on Spotify
- Most streamed track on Spotify in one week
- Most viewed VEVO video in 24 hours
- Most streamed track in one week by a female artist on the Billboard charts
- Most streams on Spotify in one year for a female musician
- Most subscribers for a musician on YouTube (female)
- Most followers on Instagram for a female
- Most streamed track on Spotify in one week (female)
She’s also won numerous iHeartRadio, MTV, Nickelodeon, Billboard Music, and of course a Grammy.
Which she won for her fourth album, Sweetener, in 2018.
Ariana Grande’s parents, Edward and Joan seem to be reconnecting with their daughter. In 2020 they accompanied her to the Grammys. In the past Ariana and her father had a falling out. The origin of which remains private. However, she’s stated that while she loves her father, they do not always see eye to eye on many things. That being said she has a much closer connection with her mother Joan Grande. She frequently professes her love and admiration for her mother. She even thanked her during her Rising Star speech.
Edward seems to be at odds with the family but he is doing quite well for himself. As mentioned, he is a graphic designer, artist, and owns a design firm that takes up much of his time. Not too much is known about Ariana Grande’s parents. They both like to keep private matters private. A trait that Ariana seems to have picked up over the years. However, they did spend thanksgiving 2019 together as a family so its clear that the love is there if nothing else.
Ariana also has a half-brother, Frankie Grande who is a musician and YouTube personality.
Hollywood is a tricky place for romance. Both young and old stars seem to fall victim to a few broken hearts along the way. In that regard Ariana Grande is no different. In 2008 she was linked with her then co-star Graham Phillips. They met during her time on Broadway in the musical “13”.
The pair allegedly dated for a few years before calling it quits. They’ve both stated this was due to not having the time to spend with each other. An amicable split to say the least. Or so it seemed.
A year later Graham put on twitter that he was cheated on by Grande. Allegedly with musician Nathan Sykes. An artist Grande met during the recording of her debut album.
After the accusation Grande and Graham got back together but only briefly. They separated for good in 2014.
Later that year rumors persisted that Ariana Grande and rapper Big Sean had begun a romance. Which Ariana herself eventually confirmed during an interview. The unexpected romance has no clear beginning. But while it lasted Ariana called him one of the most amazing people she’d ever met.
Eventually this too passed and the couple called it quits. Much like most of Ariana Grande’s personal life not much is known. But trusted sources have stated that conflicting schedules played a detrimental role in the split.
By far and above the biggest and most influential relationship Grande has had to date was with Pittsburgh rapper, Mac Miller. The two started as friends. A status that was maintained for three years before dating. Both artists professed undying love for each other over social media. The relationship ended after two years. Due in large part to the late Mac Miller’s drug abuse. She paid tribute to Miller in her hit single, “Thank You, Next”
Sometime later Grande was seen with SNL cast member Pete Davidson. The two had a whirlwind love affair that included tattoos and an engagement ring. However due to personal tragedy, youth, and time the two split before the wedding. And occasionally jab at each other via social media. Grande has shown herself to be the bigger person of the two. And has reportedly wished Davidson the best.
Currently Ariana Grande has been seen with artist Mikey Foster.
A Life In Photos
She’s has over 4500 posts and follows a variety of other celebrities such as the Kardashians, Zendaya, and other musicians and artists in her social sphere.
It appears most of Grande’s Instagram followers are fans and other artists. And that she mainly uses it as a way to stay connected with her audience. A tool that Instagram is great for and a smart move for any artists but seems to be genuine from Grande.
In the end Ariana Grande seems to be a talented and ambitious star whose true peak is still ahead. With credits that include Nickelodeon, Broadway, and a record-breaking music career it seems that only the years will tell exactly how bright her star can shine.
A List Of Awards
- American Music Awards
- Bambi Awards
- BET Awards
- Billboard Music Awards
- BRIT Awards
- Girls’ Choice Awards
- Grammy Awards
- Hollywood Music In Media Awards (HMMA)
- iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards
- iHeartRadio Music Awards
- Juno Awards
- MTV Europe Music Awards
- MTV Movie and TV Awards
- MTV Video Music Awards
- MuchMusic Video Awards
- NAACP Image Awards
- Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards
- NME Awards
- NRJ Music Awards
- People’s Choice Awards
- People’s Choice Awards, USA
- Premios Tu Mundo
- Q Awards
- Radio 1’s Teen Awards
- Radio Disney Music Awards
- Shorty Awards
- Streamy Awards
- Teen Choice Awards
- Young Hollywood Awards