Ariana Grande-Butera is an American singer and actress. She is known for her wide vocal range and became famous for her role as Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon TV series Victorious.
Ariana Grande was born June 26, 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida to a family of Joan Grande and Edward Butera. She is proud of her Italian origin and refers to herself as Italian American and not simply American.
Ariana Grande started pursing a career in entertainment as an actress as a child, and at the age of 8 she made a first TV appearance singing "The Star-Spangled Banner" for the Florida Panthers. And by the age of 13 she realized that she would like to concentrate on being a musician. Thus her music career started as she recorder soundtracks to the Victorious where she starred. Since then she recorded multiple albums, starting with Yours Truly in 2013 which debuted atop the US Billboard 200.