Ariana Grande childhood pictures. Ariana Grande’s Changing Looks Biography Ariana Grande is a sitcom-star-turned bona fide pop music sensation, known for such hit songs as “Problem” and “Bang Bang.” Ariana Grande was born in Boca Raton, Florida, in 1993 and began performing onstage when she was young. A role in a Broadway play at age 15, followed by some small TV roles, helped her land the role of Cat on TV’sVictorious. She followed that with the spinoff Sam & Cat and then dove headfirst into a musical career. Her first two albums were hits, with the latter,My Everything, debuting at No. 1. Her popularity has been fueled by a strong online presence, which cuts through Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with equal force. Music “The Way” was the first single from Grande’s debut album, Yours Truly, a record that also featured the hits “Baby I” and “Right There.” The album, produced by super-producer Babyface, showed a maturing Grande, and 1990s soul influences such as Mariah Carey were evident. The 2014 releaseMy Everything sold 169,000 copies in its first week, debuting at No. 1. The album was preceded by the single “Problem,” featuring Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, which debuted at No. 3 on Billboard’s Hot 100, selling more than 400,000 copies upon its release. “Break Free” and “Love Me Harder” followed, each climbing toward the top of the charts. During the summer of 2014, Grande teamed up with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj on the single “Bang Bang,” a track that debuted at No. 6 and peaked at No. 3 in the United States.