Ariana Grande-Butera (; born June 26, 1993) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Born in Boca Raton, Florida, Grande began her career in the 2008 Broadway musical 13. She rose to prominence for her role as Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television series Victorious (2010–2013). She signed with Republic Records in 2011 after the label's executives discovered YouTube videos of her covering songs. Grande's debut album, Yours Truly (2013), entered the US Billboard 200 chart at number one, while its lead single, "The Way", debuted within the top ten of the US Billboard Hot 100.
She achieved further commercial success with multi-platinum albums My Everything (2014) and Dangerous Woman (2016), with the former scoring the UK number-one singles "Problem" and "Bang Bang". Her next albums, Sweetener (2018) and Thank U, Next (2019), both were critically acclaimed. The former won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album and the latter was nominated for Album of the Year. With the release of the singles "Thank U, Next", "7 Rings", and "Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored", Grande became the first solo artist to hold the top-three spots on the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously and the first female artist to succeed herself at the top of the UK Singles Chart. Additionally, she is the only artist to have the lead singles from each of their first five studio albums debut within the top ten in the US. In 2020, Grande released the collaboration, "Stuck with U", which made her the only artist to have her first three Hot 100 number-one singles debut atop the chart.
Grande has received various accolades, including one Grammy Award, one Brit Award, two Billboard Music Awards, three American Music Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards, and eight Guinness World Records. She has amassed billions of streams on platforms like YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Music, and is the most followed female on the former two, while being the most listened to female on the latter. In February 2019, she became the most followed woman on Instagram. Time named Grande as one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016 and 2019, while Forbes included her in their annual list of highest-earning women in music in 2019. Billboard recognized her as the "Woman of the Year" in 2018, and declared her the most accomplished female singer to debut in the 2010s, in 2019.