Ariana Grande is an international pop star known for extremely powerful vocals, dynamic performances, and hit singles such as “7 rings,” “thank u, next,” and “Side to Side.”

Grande was born in Boca Raton, Florida, where she began singing and acting as a child. In 2008, she made her theatrical debut as Charlotte in 13 on Broadway, winning a National Youth Association Award. She rose to teen stardom when she was cast as Cat Valentine in Nickelodeon’s popular program Victorious. This role led to a spin-off show of her own, Sam & Cat, which also starred Jeannette McCurdy of iCarly.

Grande began her music career with the 2011 single “Put Your Hearts Up,” a song which she later disowned due to its “kiddie feel.” Grande followed up with 2013’s more mature “The Way,” featuring Mac Miller, which went triple platinum and reached the Top Ten in U.S. charts. Yours Truly, Grande’s debut album, included that single as well as two other smash hits, “Baby I,” and “Right There.”

My Everything, Grande’s sophomore album, hit charts across the globe, featuring “Problem,” a single which featured then-”it girl” Iggy Azalea. She followed up with a host of singles with featured artists Zedd (“Break Free”), Jessie J and Nicki Minaj (“Bang Bang”), and the Weeknd (“Love Me Harder”). By the time Grande released “One Last Time” in late 2015, she had become one of only two artists to ever have three songs in the Billboard Top Ten at the same time.

Grande released a Christmas album, Christmas & Chill, and the single “Focus” before announcing her third album, Dangerous Woman. That album’s title song hit number eight in the Hot 100, with the album itself hitting number two. Dangerous Woman also went platinum, and earned a nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2017 Grammys. Grande then launched a world tour, which was cut short when a suicide bomber attacked her concert in Manchester, England. A few weeks later, Grande hosted a charity concert called One Love Manchester to raise money for the victims of the tragedy.

Grande returned in 2018 with Sweetener, preceded by the hit singles “No Tears Left to Cry,” and “God is a Woman.” Just three months after the album’s release, Grande put out the single “Thank U, Next,” which became a cultural sensation and went number one around the world, as did her next single, “7 Rings.” The full-length album Thank U, Next, enjoyed huge popularity worldwide, further bolstered by the third single “Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored.” Grande continues to perform regularly, and can be booked for corporate entertainment events and private parties.