With her powerful vocals and astonishing range, Ariana Grande has emerged as one of the most magnetic and massively successful performers in music today. At age 25, she's delivered three platinum-selling albums and surpassed 35 billion streams, in addition to landing 13 hits in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Grande recently became the first solo artist in history to have her songs claim the top three slots on the Billboard Hot 100.
Those three songs - "7 rings," "break up with your girlfriend, I'm bored," and "thank u, next" - all appear on Grande's fifth album thank u, next, which became her fourth to debut at No. 1 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart. The album's eye-popping first week set a number of records, including for most streams in one week for a pop album and most streams in one week for an album by a female artist ever. Grande has smashed the record for most simultaneous Top 40 Billboard Hot 100 hits by a female artist, charting 11 songs (including the multiple week chart-toppers "7 rings" and "thank u, next") in the region.
Since making her full-length debut with 2013's Yours Truly (featuring the game-changing, triple-platinum smash "The Way"), Grande has brought her striking vocal presence to a genre-blurring breed of pop, taking on R&B, soul, and electronic music with equal nuance and assurance. Arriving in 2014, her sophomore effort, My Everything, featured the 6x-platinum hits "Problem" and "Bang Bang." In 2016, Grande released the critically acclaimed Dangerous Woman, which included the singles "Dangerous Woman," "Into You," and "Side to Side." In 2018, Grande's fourth album, Sweetener, debuted at No. 1 on the Top 200 Album chart, spawned the singles "God is a Woman," "breathin'," and lead single "No Tears Left To Cry," and won "Best Pop Vocal Album" at the 2019 GRAMMY® Awards. Grande, a six-time GRAMMY® Award nominee, is the first artist in music history to have the lead single from her first five albums debut on the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. Thanks largely to the success of "thank u, next," Grande (Billboard's 2018 "Woman of the Year") was the Top Streamed female artist on Spotify in 2018.
Through the years, the longtime actress and former Broadway star has proven the scope of her talent by appearing on Scream Queens and Hairspray Live!, and showcased her comedic chops by hosting Saturday Night Live. With her social media following now surging past 200 million, Grande has also earned numerous accolades from the MTV Video Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, and American Music Awards, including the highly coveted Artist of the Year prize.