Ariana Grande

Jada Teague

The multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning recording artist Ariana Grande blew the world away with her wide vocal range. Her rise to fame began when she starred in the Nickelodeon TV show “Victorious.” Before she fully pursued her music career, she recorded songs for the show’s soundtrack.

In 2013, she released her debut album titled “Yours Truly.” This album featured her first U.S. top 10 single, “The Way.” The 1950s-inspired album claimed its spot at the top of the U.S. Billboard 200. Her second chart-topping album, “My Everything,” featured four U.S. top 10 singles, the most any artist had that year.

Grande is not a stranger to creating hit songs. Even her third studio album single, “Dangerous Woman,” debuted at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. This made her the first artist to have the lead single from each of her first three albums debut in the top 10. The following year, Grande was named “Female Artist of the Year” by Billboard Magazine.

Tragically, that same year, the Manchester Arena Suicide Bombing took place at Grande’s concert, killing 22 people. This catastrophe left Grande with post-traumatic stress disorder and anxiety, causing her to consider pulling out of future shows and performances.

Following her called-off engagement to Pete Davidson and the loss of her ex-boyfriend Mac Miller, Grande took her experiences and put them into her fifth studio album that featured “7 Rings,” “Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” and “Thank You, Next,” which all occupied the top spots on the Billboard Hot 100 at the same time, making her the first solo artist to do so.

That same year, Grande reported that she co-executive produced the soundtrack for the upcoming American film “Charlie’s Angels.” Ariana Grande has been an inspiration to many because of her talents and strong will.