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Ariana Grande
Career
2008–2012: Beginnings and Victorious
Grande performing with the Victorious cast
Before her appearance on Nickelodeon, Grande played in the musical 13 as Charlotte in 2008 and later won an award for playing that role. From 2010 to 2013, Grande played the role of Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon show Victorious. In August 2012, it was announced that Victorious would not be returning after three seasons.[14] However, later that month, Nickelodeon announced a spin-off show called Sam & Cat. It would pair Grande from Victorious with Jennette McCurdy from iCarly. They would replay their roles as Cat Valentine and Sam Puckett.[15]

Even though Sam & Cat was a success for Nickelodeon, the show was cancelled on July 13, 2014 because of Grande's musical career and other problems. The final episode aired on July 17.

2013–2014: Yours Truly and My Everything
Grande spent three years recording her debut album, Yours Truly.[16] She completed the album, originally titled Daydreamin, in June 2013; it was released on August 30, 2013 In September 2013, it officially debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart—with 138,000 copies sold in its first week—making Grande the first female artist, since Kesha, to have her first album debut at the top of the charts—and the fifteenth female artist overall.[17] The first single from the album, "The Way", featuring Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller, was released on March 26, 2013.[18] It sold 120,000 units in the first 48 hours of its release, and then it went on to sell over 219,000 units in its opening week.[19][20] "Baby I" and "Right There" were also released as singles from her first album.[21][22]

In January 2014, Grande started working on her second studio album.[23] She finished the album in late March 2014.[24] The first single from the album is "Problem", and it features Australian rapper Iggy Azalea.[25] It premiered at the 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards on April 27.[26] The second single from the album, called "Break Free", featuring Russian-German producer Zedd, premiered on July 2 during a one-day revival episode of the MTV show Total Request Live, named Total Ariana Live.[27] On June 28, 2014, Grande announced that the title of her second studio album to be My Everything, which was released on August 25.[13]

2016–2017: Dangerous Woman
Her third studio album, Dangerous Woman, was released May 20, 2016. The album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200, earning 175,000 album-equivalent units in its first week, with 129,000 coming from pure sales. It was her first album to not hit number-one in the country. The lead single "Dangerous Woman" was released on March 11, 2016, and peaked at number eight on the US Billboard Hot 100. The second and third singles, "Into You" and "Side to Side", have both reached peaks at numbers 13 and 4 on the chart, respectively. The album received generally positive reviews from critics. To promote the album, Grande performed at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards and MTV Video Music Awards. She also appeared on an episode of Saturday Night Live as both the host and musical guest. Grande embarked on a concert tour, the Dangerous Woman Tour in 2017 that went to North and South America, Europe, and Asia. On May 22, 2017, numerous reports surfaced of explosions at a concert featuring Grande at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom. Police confirmed 22 fatalities and many injuries. They urged people to stay away from the area as they rescued and investigated.[28]

2018-present: Sweetener, thank u, next, & Positions
In April 2018, Grande released "No Tears Left to Cry", the lead single from her upcoming fourth studio album, Sweetener, which was released on August 17, 2018. The song entered at number three on the Billboard Hot 100. With this, she became the only act to have all four lead singles from her studio albums enter the top ten of the Hot 100 in each song's first week on the chart. "The Way" (from Yours Truly), "Problem" (from My Everything), "Dangerous Woman" (from Dangerous Woman), and "No Tears Left to Cry" entered at numbers 10, 3, 10, and 3, respectively.[29] "Problem" later reached number two on the Hot 100. 6 months after the release of Sweetener, Grande released her 5th studio album Thank u, next. Then, in 2020, she released her 6th studio album, Positions. (Wikipedia)