Check out our list of 31 fun facts about the lovely Ariana Grande!
- Her name is inspired by Princess Oriana from Felix the Cat
- Her hair color is naturally brown. She dyed it red for the role of Cat in Victorious so not all cast members would have brown hair.
- Her brother Frankie James Grande is a performer and producer. He toured with his younger sister as a dancer.
- Grande is inspired by Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn
- Her favorite cereal is cocoa puffs
- Though her character’s name on Victorious is ‘Cat’ she is in fact allergic to cats. Also bananas.
- Her most watched YouTube video is her cover of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.”
- She loves Celine Dion and Imogen Heap
- Loves creating song remixes in Garage Band.
- Is a Harry Potter fan. Her favorite characters are Luna Lovegood and Draco Malfoy
- Loves swimming
- Used to collect stuffed animals, hockey pucks and halloween masks.
- Is really good at impersonations
- Is studying Spanish
- Currently lives in a 100+ year old house in LA that previously belonged to Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola.
- Her first crush was Justin Timberlake when she was 3.
- Is a vegetarian except for fish.
- Her first concert was Katy Perry. She was 18.
- Is hypoglycemic
- One of her best friends accidently made her phone number public.
- Huffington Post named her the 3rd most influential actress online.
- The World Bank follows Ariana on Twitter.
- Her favorite school subject is science.
- Her favorite fruit is strawberries.
- Likes romance movies and comedy movies.
- Her debut album hit #1 on iTunes in less than 15 minutes.
- Her fans were originally called the Arianators, but in March of 2014 Ariana Grande expressed her desire they instead be called “the loves” and now frequently responds to her fans on Twitter as “my loves.”
- Her parents are both successful business people.
- Her parents split up when she was young.
- Her first acting role was Annie in a stage play.
- Her National television debut was singing “the star spangled banner” at a Florida Panthers game.
- First expressed her desire to do an R&B album at age 14. Her managers, however, said no one would want to buy an R&B album by a 14 year old.
- Had to dye her hair every other week for the role of Cat Valentine because the producers didn’t want another brunette on the show. Grande said later it destroyed her hair.
- Trained with vocal coach Eric Vetro who also worked with Katy Perry.
- Sang at the White House.
- Founded Kids Who Care at age 10, a group that performed for charitable causes. In 2007 alone it raised more than half a million dollars.
- Taught dance to kids in Africa.
- Publicly criticized SeaWorld after seeing the documentary Blackfish.
- Is sometimes referred to as “the new Mariah Carey” due to her four octave range.
- Katy Perry said Grande has “the best female vocal in pop music today.”
- Fashion wise she’s known for pulled back hair and thigh high boots.
- Grande was surprised to find out her stylist purchased many of Grande’s most iconic performance costumes at a sex shop but said Grande “I can’t complain because the dresses look really good on stage.”
- Was raised Roman Catholic but now follows Kabbalah teachings after losing faith with Pope Benedict.
- Has received two Grammy nominations.
- Got into musical theater through her brother Frankie.
- Loves all things dark and macabre. Namely Halloween.
- Had a Jaws themed birthday party when she was ‘two or three.’ It was one of her favorite movies growing up, along with Jurassic Park.
- Is dating rapper Big Sean.
- Is a self proclaimed work a holic.
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Ariana Grande (Wikipedia)
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“Ariana Grande performs live on NBC’s ‘Today’ show” by covajana
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