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Grande during a performance at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in December 2013.

Ariana Grande-Butera (/ˌɑːriˈɑːnə ˈɡrɑːnd/; born June 26, 1993) is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She began her career in 2008 in the Broadway musical 13, before playing the role of Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television series Victorious (2010–2013) and in the spinoff Sam & Cat (2013–2014). She has also appeared in other theatre and television roles and has lent her voice to animated television and films.

Grande's music career began in 2011 with the soundtrack Music from Victorious. In 2013, she released her first studio album Yours Truly, which entered atop the US Billboard 200. The album's lead single, "The Way", debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, with critics comparing her wide vocal range to that of Mariah Carey.

Grande's second studio album, My Everything (2014), entered at number one in the US and charted in the top 10 in 24 other countries. With the lead single "Problem" and several other singles, she was continuously in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 for 34 weeks and had the most top 10 singles of any artist in 2014. The next year, Grande gave her first world tour, The Honeymoon Tour, to promote My Everything. In 2016, she released her third studio album Dangerous Woman, which charted at number two on the Billboard 200. Its title track debuted at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, making Grande the first person in the history of that chart to have the lead singles from each of their first three albums debut within the top 10 in the US. In 2017, Grande gave her international Dangerous Woman Tour. She released her fourth studio album, Sweetener, in August 2018.

As of June 2018, Grande's music videos had been viewed a total of more than ten billion times online. Her accolades include three American Music Awards, three MTV Europe Music Awards, an MTV Video Music Award and four Grammy Award nominations. All three of her albums have been certified platinum by the RIAA. She has supported a range of charities and has a large following on social media. In 2016, Time named Grande one of the 100 most influential people in the world on their annual list.

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The Honeymoon Tour was the second concert tour and first world tour by American singer Ariana Grande in support of her second studio album, My Everything (2014). The tour, which was officially announced on September 10, 2014, traveled across North America, Europe, Asia, and South America. It began on February 25, 2015 in Independence, Missouri and concluded on October 25, 2015 in São Paulo, Brazil. The Honeymoon Tour grossed $41.8 million from 81 shows with a total attendance of 808,667.

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My Everything is the second studio album by American singer Ariana Grande, released on August 22, 2014 by Republic Records. Grande describes My Everything as "an evolution" from her debut album, Yours Truly (2013); it explores more mature themes and genres. Upon its release, the album debuted atop the Billboard 200, selling 169,000 copies in its first week. It debuted at number one in Australia and Canada as well, and peaked in the top ten of 20 countries worldwide.

My Everything was preceded by the lead single "Problem", which features Australian rapper Iggy Azalea. After its release on April 28, 2014, it debuted at number three the week of May 17, selling over 400,000 copies in first week sales and eventually peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100. "Break Free", featuring German-Russian musician and producer Zedd, was released as the second single on July 2, and peaked at the fourth position on the Hot 100. The fourth single, "Love Me Harder", featuring The Weeknd, was released on September 30, 2014 and peaked at number seven. For the 2015 Grammy Awards, My Everything was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album.

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"Focus" is a song recorded by American singer Ariana Grande, released on October 30, 2015. Originally announced as the lead single from her third studio album Dangerous Woman, it was only included on the Japanese editon of the album for unconfirmed reasons. The song was written by Grande, Savan Kotecha, Peter Svensson, and Ilya. "Focus" received mixed reviews from music critics, who noted its similarity to Grande's own "Problem". The song debuted and peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100, selling 113,000 downloads in its first week and becoming Grande's sixth top 10 single in the United States.

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