In just a few quick years Ariana Grande has firmly established herself as one of the brightest young stars in the industry. The 21 year old from Boca Raton first rose to fame not through her powerful voice, but instead by her acting. She played the role of Cat Valentine on Nickelodeon’s television series Victorious, and then following the ending of this she starred in her own spin-off titled Sam & Cat. Her singing talent was first noticed as a result of a soundtrack from Victorious, which was released in 2011. She soon signed with Republic Records, and in 2013 her debut record was released and debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard 200.
The talented singer impressed both fans and critics with this record and the lead single, “The Way”, with many comparisons being made to legendary singer Mariah Carey due to her impressive vocal range. Her sophomore effort, My Everything, was released in 2014 and once again she topped the charts with this album. The lead single, “Problem”, climbed to number 2 in the Billboard Hot 100 and it debuted at number 1 in the UK charts, giving her international acclaim and a much wider fanbase. In these short 2 years Grande has won an American Music Award, 3 MTV Video Music Awards and she has had 2 Grammy nominations, and the future looks very bright for the young singer who dominated 2014 by having the most top 10 singles of any artist.
In order to fully appreciate this young stars talent she is best seen live, as it is here where you can witness her breathtaking singing voice and vocal range. She also knows how to command the stage, with each performance being a fantastic show and something which is sure to impress. You can get your Ariana Grande tickets now, as she is currently out on a huge world tour and playing all the biggest and best venues in each country.
As a young star with the whole world at her feet now would be a fantastic time to see her, as she will only become more popular and successful with each year. There has also been a progression in her signature sound too, moving from a bubblegum pop style right through to R&B as well as elements of hip hop, dance and funk. Her sound has clear roots in artists such as Beyonce, Madonna, Christina Aguilera and Mariah Carey, but she is also carving her own distinctive style which appeals to fans of many genres.
It is hard to believe that it has been just 2 years since her debut record first hit the shelves, as it has been an incredibly sharp rise to fame since then for the 21 year old. With 2 records under her belt, a string of successful singles, a number of awards and a huge fanbase around the world she has quickly become one of the biggest stars in the industry right now and shows no sign of slowing down.