Ariana Grande is now the female artist with the most monthly Spotify listeners with over 38.9 Million listeners!
The musician who just released her debut fourth studio album titled ‘Sweetener’ Hits the Sweet Spot Atop UK Albums Chart.
Sweetener had first-week combined units of 45,000, according to the Official Charts Company, to follow 2016’s Dangerous Woman to the summit.
The Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again soundtrack (Polydor/Universal) drops to No. 2 after a four-week reign, while The Greatest Showman (Atlantic/Warner) dips 2-3. Ezra stays at No. 4 with Staying at Tamara’s and Drake’s Scorpion (Cash Money/Republic/Universal) is down 3-5.
As of June 2018, Grande’s music videos had been viewed a total of more than ten billion times online. Her accolades include three American Music Awards, three MTV Europe Music Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards and four Grammy Award nominations. Grande has sold 30.5 million digital singles in the US.
All three of her albums have been certified platinum by the RIAA. She has supported a range of charities and has a large following on social media. In 2016, Time named Grande one of the 100 most influential people in the world on their annual list.
Ariana Grande started her music carrier after she performed with the Fort Lauderdale Children’s Theater,playing her first role as the title character in Annie. She also performed in the musicals The Wizard of Oz and Beauty and the Beast.
At the age of 8, 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, and she made her first national television appearance singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” for the Florida Panthers. She attended Pine Crest School and North Broward Preparatory School.
By age 13, she became serious about pursuing a music career, though she still concentrated on theater. When she first arrived in Los Angeles to meet with her managers, she expressed a desire to record an R&B album: “I was like, ‘I want to make an R&B album,’ They were like ‘Um, that’s a helluva goal! Who is going to buy a 14-year-old’s R&B album?!'”In 2008, Grande was cast in the supporting role of cheerleader Charlotte in the musical 13 on Broadway, for which she won a National Youth Theatre Association Award.
When she joined the musical, Grande left North Broward Preparatory School, but continued to be enrolled; the school sent materials to her so she could study with tutors. She also sang various times at the New York City jazz club Birdland.