Ariana Grande is an American singer, songwriter and actress. She has received many accolades throughout her career, including two Grammy Awards, one Brit Award, two Billboard Music Awards, three American Music Awards, nine MTV Video Music Awards and 27 Guinness World Records. She has sold more than 85 million units in the US, and each of her studio albums has been certified platinum or more.
Ariana rose to fame for her role as Cat Valentine in the television series Victorious and Sam & Cat. She subsequently signed with Republic Records in 2011 after label executives discovered YouTube videos of her covering songs. Her 1950s doo-wop-influenced pop and R&B debut album, Yours Truly, topped the US Billboard 200.
She continued to explore pop and R&B in her second and third studio albums. Personal struggles influenced her rap-infused fourth and fifth studio albums, both of which were critical and commercial successes. The singles Thank U, Next, 7 Rings and Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored made her the first solo artist to hold the top three spots on the Hot 100 simultaneously and the first woman to succeed herself at the top of the UK Singles Chart. Her 2020 collaborations Stuck with U with Justin Bieber and Rain on Me with Lady Gaga helped her break the record for most number one debuts on the Hot 100, the latter winning the Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo / Group Performance.