Seldom do you find an artist, with the voice of an angel, looks of a goddess and the calmness of a saint.
Ariana Grande (#ad) is no saint, but she has reached far more heights in those 6 inch heels, than many other towering artists.
Unlike most of the artists her age, she never performs lewd acts on stage and always carries herself in a calm and composed manner.
This has earned her a lot of respect from her fans, as well as critics, who like her, not only because of her music, but also because of her good morals.
Inspite of being a little over 150 cm, she was able to break through many red-tape barriers, to reach the pinnacle of pop music.
Raised by a single mother with limited resources, It was her cherubic voice that lifted her to stardom without any celebrity’s support.
Her life has become a show of progression of a young woman, who has grown to be a respected artist in the society unlike other artists of her age.
Despite being in the spotlight since a very young age, there are a lot of things people don’t know about her.
Let’s look at some of the juicy facts about Ariana:
1. Her Real Name is Ariana Grande Butera
There are not so many artists who use their real names as a stage name.
But Ariana Grande (#ad) chose to honor her parents, inspite of their shortcomings.
Her full name is Ariana Grande Butera, born in Raton, Florida in the United States.
She got the Butera from her father, Edward Butera , a graphic designer from Florida.
Ariana’s parents divorced when she was 8 years old and she never met her father for 10 long years, until she became a super star.
Rumor has it, that Ariana’s mom was not very keen on her daughter meeting her father, as he defaulted on child support.
2. She was Named one of the Most Influential People in 2016
With her positive attitude, friendly demeanour and stunning looks, even the worst of her critics soon became the best of friends.
Apart from being a perfect role model to budding female singers and teens, Ariana has time and again given to charity generously.
No wonder Time Magazine chose her as one of the 100 most influential people of the year 2016.
3. The Arianators
“Thank you, next” singer has a massive fan base and they call themselves, The Arianators.
However, Ariana wanted to change the name to “the loves” and on 27th March 2014, she decided to announce that.
Despite her tweets, referring to her fans as “the loves”, this never caught up like The Arianators.
4. Ariana is Vegan
Ariana Grande is now a 100% vegan. She grew up only on organic food and says she was a pescetarianist.
“7 rings” singer credits her mom Joan Grande for her stunning looks, for cultivating her food habits, which was devoid of meat, dairy, processed and junk food.
This translated to her not eating any animals in her childhood except for fish. However, she is now a complete vegan.
5. The Ponytail Sweetheart
If you happen to mention the ponytail sweetheart anywhere, people will know you are referring to Ariana Grande.
She is famously known as the ponytail girl because she always rocks with a ponytail which every girl would die for.
6. She is a Huge Hockey Fan
Ariana is a pop diva who is a big fan of hockey. She used to attend games played by the Florida Panthers and despite getting hit with hockey pucks, she never gave up.
7. She Sang the National Anthem at the Age of 8
Since she was a big fan of hockey, Ariana got the chance to sing the national anthem at a Panthers game when she was eight years old, and that was the first spotlight of her young career.
8. Sleeps Naked
When asked, Ariana said she believes in sleeping with minimal clothes and that her grandmother always encouraged her to sleep naked.
9. Natural and Curly Hair
Ariana is envied by so many ladies for her natural and curly hair.
She has the type of hair so many girls would die for. There is, however, a story to the beautiful hair.
10. Loves Dogs
Ariana made it clear that she was a lover of animals a long time ago. She has a total of seven dogs all of which are rescues.
11. Allergic to Cats
Grande might love animals so much, but there is one pet she just can’t have. She is allergic to cats and bananas. Can you believe it?
12. Amazing Vocal Range
Ariana gained so many fans across the globe, by shattering cultural, racial and language barriers, simply because, people were mesmerized by her voice and wanted more.
“Positions” singer has a 4-octave vocal range and this is the one reason, why she can sing and hit the high notes without gagging.
The more amazing thing is that, she had no prior training before she started singing.
13. She Likes Smooching Her Friends
Ariana has been friends with Elizabeth Gillies from the TV show Victorious, and she once posted a video on Instagram with the two kissing.
However, according to Elizabeth, the two are like sisters and that smooching was an excellent way to say hello.
14. Twerking with Madonna
Ariana attended the Madge’s Raising Malawi concert in Miami beach where Madonna was performing.
Grande was brought on stage by Madonna and they did a bizarre twerk off, which was well received.
15. Dirty Sense of Humor
Most people might have seen the photo of Ed Sheeran laughing off at a Victoria Secret’s show, but most people never knew the reason why.
However, Ed explained it saying Ariana came up and stood next to him and whispered “I love big black balls” and that had Ed laughing his face off.
16. 6 Inch Heels
According to her stylist Law Roach, Ariana Grande is the only artist ever to perform at live concerts in 6 inch heels.
He goes on to add, that her feet are magical, adjusting themselves, every time she walks or dances on stage.
And that, he has never seen the “Side to Side” singer without them.