-Band Assignment Integrated Task


Name: Ayesha Sheikh & Sarah Parker
Class: 7CAB
Teacher: Mrs. Agnew
Due Date: 7/11/2014

Ariana Grande-Butera is an American actress and
singer-songwriter. Known professionally as
Ariana Grande, she was born in Boca Raton,
Florida on June 26, 1993 (age 21) and is
renowned for her music career and her role as Cat
Valentine on Nickelodeon’s Victorious.

Career Beginnings
and Breakthrough
Grande began her career during
her teens, performing on cruise
ships, sporting events and steadily gained attention. After getting the
opportunity to sing The Start-Spangled Banner for the local Florida
Panthers, Grande was also casted in the Broadway musical, 13, for
which she won the National Youth Theatre Association Award.
Shortly after, Grande landed her famous role as Cat Valentine on the
successful TV show, Victorious. Gaining a teen idol status from the
impressive ratings of the show, she was also casted on her own
spinoff with iCarly actress, Jennette McCurdy, Sam and Cat (the
finale airing in mid-2014) after Victorious.

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Musical Debut
Grande claimed that although her acting career was
fun, her main interest was always on pursuing her
music career. In saying this, she made her musical
debut in 2011 on the soundtrack, Victorious: Music
from the Hit Show and soon signed with Republic
Records releasing her first single Put Your Hearts Up which all
received great reception. In late 2012, Grande also featured on
Victorious 2.0 and the final Victorious track Victorious 3.0 not long
before the show ended.

Ariana Grande in 2013
In 2013, Grande featured on the Mika
single Popular Song and soon made her
top ten debut with her single The Way
featuring Mac Miller The single debuted
at no. 9 on the US Billboard Charts and
was certified triple platinum and gold by
RIAA and ARIA. In mid-2013, Grande released her first studio album
Yours Truly debuting at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 and no. 6 in
Australia, with over 138, 000 copies sold in its first week. Later,
singles Baby I and Right There featuring Big Sean were also released
from the album, once again making it to the charts. During lateDecember she let out her first EP and last release of 2013, Christmas
Kisses with four tracks and her rendition of Last Christmas gaining on
the charts.

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Ariana Grande in 2014present
Grande’s first 2014 release was
Problem featuring Australian rapper
Iggy Azalea, peaking at no. 2 on the
Billboard Hot 100, no. 2 in Australia
and her first no. 1 on the UK Singles
Chart. Her second single, Break Free featuring EDM star Zedd, also
achieved success reaching the top 10 in five different countries. Her
seconds studio album, My Everything, was released on 22 August and
received great fame and peaked at no. 1 in the US, Australia, Belgium
and Canada and also in the top five in the UK, Denmark, Japan, New
Zealand, Sweden and the Netherlands. She also released a
collaboration single with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj, Bang Bang, which
peaked at no. 1 in the UK and the top five in the US, Canada,
Australia and New Zealand. My Everything became her second
consecutive no.1 album on the Billboard 200 and her singles
Problem, Break Free and Bang Bang allowed her to become the
second female artist to have three consecutive hits on the Billboard
Hot 100 simultaneously. Her third single from the album and latest
single is Love Me Harder featuring The Weeknd, released on 30
September and is steadily moving up the hits.

 2 Studio Albums:
o Yours Truly, 2013
o My Everything, 2014
 1 EP
o Christmas Kisses, 2013
 11 Singles
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o Put Your Hearts Up, 2011
o The Way, featuring Mac Miller, 2013
o Baby I, 2013
o Right There, 2013
o Last Christmas, 2013
o Love is Everything, 2013
o Snow in California, 2013
o Santa Baby featuring Liz Gillies, 2013
o Problem featuring Iggy Azalea, 2014
o Break Free featuring Zedd, 2014
o Bang Bang with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj, 2014
o Love Me Harder with the Weeknd
 3 Promotional Singles
o Almost is Never Enough featuring Nathan Sykes of The
Wanted, 2013
o Best Mistake featuring Big Sean, 2014
o One Last Time, 2014
 1 as Featured Artist
o Popular Song Mika featuring Ariana Grande, 2013

Awards and Nominations
Ariana Grande has been nominated for 45 awards in 22 different
shows and has won 21.

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