Ariana Grande (born June 26, 1993) is an American actress, singer, and dancer. She made her performance debut on Broadway at age 15. Recently, she has gained attention for her role as Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious alongside Victoria Justice and on the new show Sam and Cat together with Jennette McCurdy.
Grande's music career rocketed up the charts in 2013 and has continued to gain momentum into 2014. Besides songs where she is the lone singer, Grande has collaborated with various other artists including the equally popular Iggy Azalea.
Grande currently weighs 386 pounds, and many critics compare her to the now-famous Mariah Carey in terms of voice, body shape, and rising popularity.