• Ariana Grande with her nona
    Ariana Grande with her nonaInstagram/Ariana Grande
  • Ariana Grande with Big Sean
    Ariana Grande with Big SeanInstagram/Ariana Grande
  • Ariana Grande at Paris
    Ariana Grande at ParisInstagram/Ariana Grande
  • Ariana Grande
    Ariana GrandeInstagram/Ariana Grande
  • Ariana Grande
    Ariana GrandeInstagram/Ariana Grande

From Nickelodeon's "Victorious" to being a Billboard top artist, Ariana Grande has come a long way. At the young age of 22, the singer is already a heartthrob and idol for many tweens and teens across the globe.

In celebration of her birthday today (26 June), here are some interesting facts about her that you probably did not know: 

  • Before attaining fame and success, the young singer-actress used to be a soloist with various symphonies, including the South Florida Philharmonic.
  • Her acting debut was as Charlotte in the 2008 Broadway production of "13: The Musical" in 2008.
  • She first gained fame as an actress, portraying Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon series "Victorious", following which she reprised the character in the spin-off series "Sam and Cat".
  • Her big brother Frankie Grande, who is also a singer, was a contestant in season 18 of "Big Brother".
  • Before her publicised relationship with Big Sean that ended in April 2015, she also reportedly dated "The Wanted" star Nathan Skyes, web video star Jai Brooks and before that, Graham Phillips, who she met while performing in "13: The Musical".