The world-renowned singer and entertainer – Ariana Grande –is the daughter of Joan Grande, born in the borough of Brooklyn, New York, and is currently the CEO of Hose-McCann Communications, a company that manufactures communications and safety equipment.
Ariana’s father is Edward Butera, a graphic design firm owner in Boca Raton, Florida. Ari is of Italian descent, referring to herself as an Italian American of “half Sicilian and half Abruzzese” descent.
Grande is close with her older half-brother, Frankie Grande, is an entertainer and producer, and her maternal grandmother, Marjorie Grande. Before Ariana was born, her family moved from New York to Florida, and her parents separated when Grande was approximately nine or ten years old. Speaking of age, how old is Ariana Grande to begin with?
What Is Ariana’s Age?
Ariana Grande-Butera came into the world on June 26th, 1993, to Florida-based parents. With Ariana Grande being born towards the beginning of the summer of 1993, this makes her 27-years-old. What has her life been like during her close to three decades of existence?
She began her career by hitting the stage as a young child. By age 15, she already had secured a leading role in the hit Broadway musical, 13. Grande earned the National Youth Theatre Association Award for her performance in 13. She later appeared on the Nickelodeon series Victorious as “Cat Valentine” and was even featured on a spin-off called Sam & Cat.
Now, at the age of 25, Grande has reached incredible career highs -among which is becoming known across the world. Grande’s fans, who are publicly called “The Arianators,” track her on social media for details about her next performance or song, and Grande now can claim approximately 136 million followers on Instagram.
A Grande Childhood
As a child, Grande hit the stage with the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater, starring in the lead role of Annie in their version of the musical Annie. She also merged her talent for singing and acting by performing in their musicals The Wizard of Oz and Beauty and the Beast.
When Ariana Grande was 8-years-old, she performed at a karaoke lounge on a cruise ship and with various orchestras such as South Florida’s Philharmonic, Florida Sunshine Pops and Symphonic Orchestras. Grande also made her first national television appearance singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” for the Florida Panthers professional NHL ice hockey team. While all of this was unfolding, she also managed to attend Florida’s Pine Crest School and later North Broward Preparatory School.
How old was Ariana Grande when she began to really take her music career seriously and pushed even harder towards it? This began when she was age 13 while she still concentrated on theater. When Grande initially moved to Los Angeles, California, she met with a series of managers.
One of the major points she expressed to everyone was how important it was to her to record an R&B album. Ariana shared:
“I was like, ‘I want to make an R&B album,’ They were like ‘Um, that’s a helluva goal!”
Some of the feedback seemed to be not so convinced to blatantly doubting her: ‘Who is going to buy a 14-year-old’s R&B album?!'” seemed to be a familiar tone.
In the year of 2008, Ariana Grande was cast in the supporting role of cheerleader Charlotte in the musical 13 on Broadway. When she joined the musical, Grande left North Broward Preparatory School but continued to be enrolled. This was a huge opportunity that was amplified even more by the fact that Ariana won a National Youth Theatre Association Award.
Ariana’s school was cooperative with her artist career goals and helped her out by sending items to her so she could study with mentors outside of the physical walls of the school building. If you are wondering just how serious she took that singing career, Ariana Grande also managed to make time in her overflowing schedule to sing at various times at the New York City jazz club Birdland.
Ariana Grande’s amazing accomplishments have continued to be quite a normal occurrence by now with all of her achievements during her 27 years of living.
She had broken multiple records in the music business, grabbed people’s undivided attention by charting a top 10 hit single before her 21st birthday, released her debut album, appeared in her own TV show, and acted in a live Broadway musical. Her strong work ethic and talent made it harder and harder for people to doubt her, all the while emerging as an icon of style and beauty with her signature ponytail.
Ariana Grande hasn’t just always had everything flow smoothly in her personal life. She has experienced some heartbreaking moments in her 27 years of life.
Grande’s started dating prominent rapper Big Sean in late 2014 and appeared with him on several public red carpets. But by early 2015, the couple announced that they had separated. Soon after, Ariana Grande had a relationship with rapper Mac Miller. The pair dated for many years but announced their breakup in early 2018.
Many people were shocked to see Ariana Grande bounce from her relationship with Miller to a romance with Saturday Night Live performer Pete Davidson. They met each other and connected during the appearance the pop star made on SNL in 2016, leading to their status as a couple later on in May 2018.
It wasn’t long before they became engaged, confessing their love to one another, only to have it come to an end that fall. The sudden shocking suicide death of Grande’s ex-boyfriend, Mac Miller in October 2018, was said to have been a devastating moment in her life. After the news of Miller’s death, Grande and Davidson split up.
Music is the core focal point of Ari’s artistic offerings. But she also takes time to jump on opportunities to engage in acting performances. She played as Penny in the 2016 television musical Hairspray Live! and pops up on late-night shows doing celebrity impressions. The superstar has performed all over the United States at venues like Coachella, the MTV Video Music Awards, and the American Music Awards. She has collaborated with countless influential people like Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber, and Jessie J within a collection of award-winning studio albums, including Yours Truly, My Everything, Dangerous Woman, Sweetener, and Thank U, Next.
Her steady vegan diet contributes to Grande’s health and well-being. She doesn’t agree with consuming animal products, not just for health reasons but also for ethical ones as well. Strawberries and blueberries are some of her favorite snacks.
Happy 27th Birthday
Even during the coronavirus pandemic, Ariana Grande managed to find a safe way to celebrate her life, the Grammy Award-winning Ariana Grande’s 27th birthday party had an intentional theme. It was styled after the 2019 horror-drama Midsommar, full of the flower crowns that became a part of the film’s iconic look.
Ariana went beyond the flower crowns and even rocked a flower-adorned robe. Ariana shared plenty of pictures of the festivities on Instagram. Even the star of Midsommar actress Florence Pugh showed her approval by co-signing the pictures and the party with a positive reaction.
Her party was filled with close friends and family members sharing in the fun by wearing their own flower crowns, including Grande’s brother and mom, Frankie, and Joan Grande in their Midsommar-themed ensembles.
The Instagram flicks included a glimpse of her boyfriend, Dalton Gomez. The birthday dinner table was decorated with decadent floral centerpieces and a white tablecloth occupied by white and gold candles.
At 27-years-old, Ariana has overcome relationship losses, pushed to improve her mental health without trying to hide it from her fans, and managed to continue to age gracefully in the hectic environment of the entertainment industry. The petite singer still has a road full of many more incredible achievements left to explore in her career even alongside so many Billboard Hot 100 hits like The Way, Break Free, Bang Bang, No Tears Left to Cry, and Dangerous Woman.