A diva in the making, Ariana Grande has already proven that she can compete with the legends. The baby-faced singer shocked the world with her vocals and appears to be the heir of Mariah Carey’s throne as Queen of Pop. Born on June 26, 1993, she grew up in Boca Raton, Florida. As a child, she was always interested in music and acting, playing her first roles in Annie, The Wizard of Oz, and Beauty and the Beast. She got her big break in 2010 when she was cast as the cute and bubbly Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon show Victorious, where she was also able to show off her singing talents. Her work on the show led her to get her own spin-off Sam & Cat with friend and fellow actress Jennette McCurdy of iCarly. While keeping busy with her television career, she also began to pursue music and eventually got the attention of Monte Lipman, CEO of Republic Records, who signed the young singer. Both her first and second albums Yours Truly and My Everything debuted at number one, making her the fifteenth female artist to have had a debut album at the top of the charts.

 

Considering how hot Ariana Grande is, it’s no surprise that many guys have been crushing on her since she hit the scene. As a teenager, she dated Nathan Kress, an actor from iCarly — a match made in heaven for Nickelodeon fans. She then dated Jai Brooks of the Janoskians; they made a cute pair, but they called it quits after a year. In 2013, she confirmed her celebrity relationship with Nathan Sykes after months of speculation. She’s now dating rapper Big Sean. The celebrity news hit after the two were seen holding hands backstage at the Video Music Awards. They confirmed their relationship and love and haven’t been shy about PDA since!

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