Former Nickelodeon starlet Ariana Grande takes her show on the road, belting it out to scores of fans who have grown up with her since her days on the show “Sam and Cat,” where she got her start and the inspiration for her signature cat ears. Dubbed a “baby Mariah Carey,” Grande’s got pipes that garner praise from some of music’s biggest talents including Kelly Clarkson and Katy Perry. Ariana Grande shows are full-service affairs: heavily produced, fully choreographed spectacles. But the real draw is her four-octave powerhouse voice. She performs a mix of original hits and covers, often including Whitney Houston and Madonna songs as well seeing as those women are two of her main influences. Grande is a gracious performer with a strong connection to her fans, which spills over onto social media where she’s very active and will often chronicle her life on and off stage. Her many, many followers often catalog the concert experience in high detail, so expect a lot of raised phones and selfies to be taken throughout the night at an Ariana Grande show. Ariana Grande’s combination of genuine personality, high energy, and triple-threat talent makes for an electrifying performance.
And yet, Ariana Grande did not immediately become a music star. She went on television first and caught the attention of the masses as a star on Nickelodeon. Not only is she good in the studios, but she is absolutely fabulous when it comes to performing live shows. The fans know that and it is one of the biggest reasons why Ariana Grande tickets are sold in big numbers whenever she hits the stage.
Early Life and Influences
"I love Mariah Carey. She is literally my favorite human being on the planet. And of course Whitney [Houston] as well. As far as vocal influences go, Whitney and Mariah pretty much cover it."
Her inspiration to become a musician professionally was none other than Gloria Estefan. Estefan once got to see an eight-year-old perform on a cruise ship. Estefan complimented the young girl and that moment inspired the young girl to become the star she is today. Estefan complimented none other than Ariana Grande.
Grande began to learn music at a very young age and started performing on stage at the same time. She had roles in musicals like “Beauty and the Beast” and the “Wizard of Oz”. The dream was always to become a musician, but Grande wanted to bide her time. She got the chance to act in the musical “13” in 2008. For her performances, she won a National Youth Theatre Association Award.
Mainstream Breakthrough and Recognition
In 2009, Grande was casted in “Victorious,” a TV show on Nickelodeon. She became a hugely popular figure among youngsters, especially teens. She was getting applause from every corner but she was fixated on the idea of becoming a music star.
Once the second season of Victorious ended, Grande went to work on her first album. She did not want to leave anything to chance and began to hone her vocal skills by working with Eric Vetro. Grande uploaded a few videos on YouTube of her singing cover songs of famous artists. Those videos eventually ended up getting her a recording contract with Republic Records.
She released her debut album, “Yours Truly” on September 3, 2013. It was an R&B album and it went straight to the top of the US Billboard 200. It also went to the top ten in multiple countries around the globe. Yours Truly put Grande under the spotlight. It received four stars out of five from AllMusic, while Billboard gave it 86/100. The record has since gone platinum in the United States, silver in the United Kingdom and gold in Japan.
Notable Work and Album Releases
Ariana Grande’s time had come and without wasting any time she hit the studios again to work on her second album. It was titled “My Everything” and it hit the music stores on August 25, 2014. Just like its predecessor, the album shot straight to the first spot on the Billboard 200 on its debut. The record has been certified double platinum in the US, and platinum in Sweden, Canada, Austria and Japan.
Her next album came after a two year gap in 2016. “Dangerous Woman” debuted on the second spot on the Billboard 200 and went on to top the music charts in the UK, Australia, Spain, Ireland and Italy among other countries. AllMusic and The Observer gave it four stars out of five, while on the commercial front, it has gone platinum in the US, Denmark and Austria. Dangerous Woman has also been certified triple platinum in Mexico and double platinum in Brazil.
Ariana Grande Tour Tickets
Ariana Grande tour tickets have been among the most sought after tickets of 2017. From her first road trip, “The Listening Sessions” in 2013 to her most recent “Dangerous Woman Tour,” millions of fans have turned up to watch the young superstar do what she does best.
Ariana Grande has been a breath of fresh air and has already won multiple American Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, MTV Europe Music Awards and Teen Choice Awards among a long list of other accolades.