Ariana Grande is a pop superstar with the second largest Instagram following in the world. She first made a name for herself on Nickelodeon, but the music is what made Ariana an enduring presence in our increasingly globalized culture. She’s known all throughout the world, from America to South Korea to Germany and beyond.
On Monday, her name became linked to tragedy when a terrorist attack occurred at her concert in Manchester, leaving 29 dead and 59 injuried. As a result of this deadly incident, her Dangerous Woman Tour has been cancelled until at least July 5th.
Grande has more than 100 million followers on Instagram and more than 45 million Twitter followers. She’s a pop powerhouse with her music videos being viewed more than 7 billion times on the internet. Her YouTube channel ArianaGrandeVevo has a whopping 15 million subscribers. Let’s just say that some people just can’t get enough of this lady. Ariana has nearly as many followers as the digits in her bank book…
Ariana Grande’s Net Worth as of 2017: $35 million
Grande’s net worth rolls in at a yuge number. Her money is definitely long, there’s no denying that. She’s been a media darling since her days on Nickelodeon, from 2010 to 2014. But now, she’s used her voice to ascend to the upper echelon of today’s pop music royalty. Her vocals have often been compared to Mariah Carey.
Ariana is a songbird with a beauty that will capture you if her lyrics don’t do the trick. She’s earned her spot and cashed in on her natural abilities. Let’s take a look at Grande’s path to riches…
2010 – 2014
Ariana started off her career on the hit Nickelodeon program Victorious in 2010. This show was so successful that the young star received her own spinoff series Sam & Cat in 2013. She played a happy-go-lucky and bubbly redhead reminiscent of Britney Murphy’s character in the film Clueless. Both shows received mega ratings, propelling the young Grande to the status of teen idol.
But she only looked at acting as a side gig. She always dreamed about achieving a career with her voice. Ever since Ariana was a little girl, she wanted to live a life of song. In August 2011, she released her first recorded song “Give It Up” on the soundtrack Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show. Grande also recorded covers for the songs of Adele, Whitney Houston, and Mariah Carey. A top CEO in the music industry discovered Ariana’s exceptional musical talents and signed her up with Universal Republic Records. She released “Put Your Hearts Up” in December 2011, but later regretted making the song because it’s sound was too “bubblegum pop.”
In 2013, Grande released her first studio album Yours Truly, which has went on to sell over one million albums worldwide. That year, she appeared in a Nickelodeon television film Swindle, alongside her Sam & Cat co-star Jennette McCurdy. Later that year, she released a four-track holiday-themed album entitled Christmas Kisses.
2014 – 2017
Grande released her second studio album on August 25, 2014. My Everything was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 57th annual Grammy Awards. This album has since went double platinum in the United States and Mexico. Her song “Problem” became this artist’s first number one ranking single in the United Kingdom.
In 2016, Ariana appeared as a reoccurring character in four episodes of the comedy horror series Scream Queens.
On March 11th, 2016, Ariana released the lead single to her third studio album Dangerous Woman. This song was nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance at the 59th annual Grammy Awards. The song Dangerous Woman debuted at the number 10 spot on the US Billboard Hot 100, which makes Grande the first artist in history to hit the top ten spot in the opening charting week with every lead single of her three studio albums.
2017 – Present
On February 3rd, 2017, Ariana embarked on a Dangerous Woman Tour, spanning North Ameria and Europe. Later that year, Grande collaborated with John Legend to perform a duet on the soundtrack of the 2017 live-action remake of The Beauty & The Beast.
On Monday, May 22nd, 2017, terror struck the Dangerous Woman Tour. An alleged backpack bomb went off towards the end of her show in Manchester, England. Many young people have lost their lives in the aftermath of the blast. The terrorist group ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. In total, 29 people were killed, while 59 others were injured. As a result of this tragedy, Grande has suspended her live tour until at least July 5th, 2017.
But let’s not end this article on a downward note. Ariana has achieved a lot in her young career. She’s a pop superstar known in almost every corner of the globe. She is a well-rounded performer, with achievements on film and in music. Grande is only 23-years-old and she is already on top of the world. Not too people in their early twenties are worth $35 million in the bank.