I didn’t know who Ariana Grande was until I heard “Problem” hit the radio, and I totally fell in love with her voice. You might know her from Nickelodeon’s Victorious as Cat Valentine and the spin-off she did with Jennette McCurdy, Sam & Cat. It’s since been cancelled, but apparently it was a cute show!
While there are plenty of pop stars out there who can definitely sing, I find it really refreshing that we have a voice like Ariana’s because it’s just incredible. Homegirl has an amazing voice, which is difficult to find in the world of autotune. She’s only 21 so I’m excited to see where her career takes her. Check out these facts you didn’t know about this lovely lady:
She Has Incredible Range
She's been dubbed the mini-Mariah Carey for a reason: her range. Mariah in her prime had a five-octave range, while Ariana currently boasts a four-octave range. She's still young though so who knows what will happen, but she definitely comes close to Mariah!
She Has A Few Nicknames
Ariana also answers to Ari and Little Red. Adorable!
She Doesn't Have A Middle Name
This one isn't that strange to me because neither of my parents have middle names. I was actually surprised that they gave me and my brother middle names. Anyway, Ariana confirmed, "Everyone thinks Joan is my middle name but I don't actually have one!"
She Was On Broadway
She starred on Broadway's 13: The Musical as Charlotte when she was still attending North Broward Preparatory School in Boca Raton, Florida. Her school sent her all of her material so she could be on Broadway and keep up with her studies!
Ariana is just 5-feet tall! She always seemed taller to me, but I don't think I've ever seen her without heels on.
She's A Pescatarian
Most of my vegetarian friends are actually pescatarians, meaning they don't eat meat except for fish. Ariana tweeted that she was a pescatarian in 2010!
She's Sensitive About Her Hair
I feel this so much because I'm really sensitive about my hair too. When your hair goes through a lot of dyeing and processing, it breaks and is really not fun. Ariana posted about her hair, saying she wears it in a ponytail because she hates how it looks down with her extensions. She also reminded fans that it's just hair! Amen.
She Loves Animals
A LOT. Ariana has a few pets, but she just adopted another one named Fawkes Kitty when she was in Florida last week. It's so cute!
She Rejected Catholicism
Ariana was raised Catholic, however, in 2013 she announced she turned to Kabbalah after Pope Benedict made some unsavory comments about homosexuality and women. She explained, "I was born Roman Catholic but I lost faith when the Pope decided to tell me everything I loved and believed in was wrong. The church said (cartoon character) Spongebob Squarepants is gay and he's a sinner and he should burn in hell. And Harry Potter was a sin. And working women. I was like 'Enough! First the gays, then Spongebob and now Harry Potter? Get out my house!' I was not having it. And the working woman thing? It was a moment for me. I needed something else to believe in."
Her Brother Is On Big Brother
This is pretty recent, but her brother Frankie revealed last week that he was indeed related to the pop star. He's currently on Big Brother but hadn't told the cast who he was. So now we know!
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