These facts about Ariana Grande will help you get a glimpse into music’s new popstar. She ruled YouTube with her fun covers and caught the attention of Scooter Braun (Justin Bieber’s manager), who now manages her as well. She released a debut album that hit #1 on Billboard’s Top 200. If you’re not already loving her, these facts about Ariana Grande will help do the trick!
1. She’s Great at Impressions
One of the silliest facts about Ariana Grande is the fact that she does some killer impressions! There’s actually a video on YouTube (nearing 10 mil views) that showcases her different impressions. They range from Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz to pop superstars, Shakira and Britney Spears. I was very impressed by how well she pulled off each one. Go watch the video and be prepared to get your mind blown!
2. She Started off on Broadway
Even though she’s just now becoming a huge star, Ariana’s been singing professionally for years! In 2008, the singer won the role of Charlotte in the musical, “13”. She even won a National Youth Theatre Association Award for her part. “13” is also where Ari met her BFF Liz Gillies! The two have come such a long way.
3. Her House is over 100 Years Old
Sure, that fact doesn’t seem so interesting. Here’s what will change your mind: it was previously owned by Francis Ford Coppola. Yup, the director of The Godfather! How awesome is that? I wouldn’t coming mind a house tour, Ari!
4. She Has Some Impressive Twitter Stats
If you’re on Twitter, (who isn’t nowadays?) and you don’t follow Ari, you’re doing it wrong. With 11,000,000+ followers, she has a really strong presence on social media. She was even named one of the “Most Asked Actors” on the Internet, meaning she rounds up daily worldwide trends, and has hundreds of thousands of replies! Can you imagine? Ari also loves following her fans back (she follows 50,000 of them!).
5. She’s Very Influential
The Huffington Post listed her as the “Third Most Influential Actress Online”, above Miley Cyrus and Jennifer Aniston. Wow, color me impressed. Billboard even named her “Most Influential Person To Watch Online”! That’s a huge deal. With a fan base that’s growing as rapidly as hers, it’s no wonder she’s topping all the lists.
6. She’s a Workaholic
With the major success she’s had, there’s no doubt she’s lost sleep over getting it all done. “When I record in the studio, I like to help produce my own vocals.. I am obsessive about my music!”, the singer told Nickelodeon. I love that she’s such a perfectionist. I have a lot of respect for artists who truly care about what they put out in the music industry. Ariana worked on her debut album, Yours Truly, for a long time, and didn’t release it until she thought it was worthy of hearing.
7. Her BFF Isn’t Famous
Ariana has a lot of besties in Hollywood (Jennette McCurdy and Liz Gillies being the main two). However, her number one best friend is just a regular girl from Florida. Her name is Alexa Luria and she goes way back with Ari! The two still manage to spend quality time together either in LA or in FL! I love that their friendship is still going strong.
8. She Gets Super Nervous on Red Carpets
She might be a massive superstar, but she freezes up on red carpets. The singer performed at this years VMAs and when it came time for the carpet, she practically ran right through! She told Billboard “I only care about the music, which is sort of detrimental because when I go down a red carpet, I feel like I’m gonna have a heart attack, and pass out, and die.” Aww! To be honest, I’d be just as nervous.
9. She’s a Vegan
Ariana’s always tried to take care of her body by eating healthy (we all know about her obsession with Whole Foods). “I’ve eaten organically since I was little and always kept meat minimal,” she said. Now, she’s taking the next step by going “100% vegan.” Ari tweeted her news to her 11mil+ followers and said, “It’s definitely something to celebrate. My heart feels very happy with this decision.” Aw! PETA even responded to her news by sharing delicious recipes with her and sharing thanks on behalf of animals. Would you be able to become a vegan?
I’m certain Ariana Grande will be around for many years to come. Let’s face it, the 20 year old superstar has enough talent to last a lifetime. I’m sure as she continues her journey, we’ll get to discover more fun facts about Ariana Grande!