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Ariana Grande is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She was born on June 26 1993 in Florida. She began singing on cruise ships, at sports games and with orchestras in her home state. She has appeared in teen programmes like Victorious and Sam & Cat.

Grande first released music on the soundtrack for Victorious in 2011, after which she signed a deal with Republic Records. Her debut album 'Yours Truly' was released on August 30 2013 and was recorded with a host of producers including her and Justin Bieber's manager Scott "Scooter" Braun, Harmony Samuels and Leon Thomas III. Grande has said the album was inspired by artists like Amy Winehouse, Christina Aguilera and Whitney Houston. It reached Number Seven in the Official Albums Chart in the UK, while it entered the US Billboard 200 at Number One.

The singer released her second album 'My Everything' on August 25 2014, selling 169,000 copies in the first week and charting at the top of the Billboard 200. Cashmere Cat, Benny Blanco and Zedd contributed production to the record, amongst others.

She has also collaborated with Chris Brown on his single 'Don't Be Gone Too Long' and Nicki Minaj and Jessie J on the song, 'Bang Bang'.
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