Welcome to our collection of quotes by Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande-Butera (born June 26, 1993) is an American singer and actress. She has received numerous 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 22 Guinness World Records.
Born in Boca Raton, Florida, Grande began her career at age 15 in the 2008 Broadway musical 13. She rose to fame for her role as Cat Valentine in the Nickelodeon television series Victorious (2010–2013) and Sam & Cat (2013–2014). She subsequently signed with Republic Records in 2011 after the label's executives discovered YouTube videos of her covering songs. Her 1950s doo-wop-influenced pop and R&B debut album, Yours Truly (2013), topped the US Billboard 200 chart, while its lead single, "The Way", charted in the top ten of the US Billboard Hot 100. Upon release, critics compared Grande to Mariah Carey for her wide vocal range and whistle register.
Grande maintained her pop and R&B sound on her second and third studio albums, My Everything (2014), and Dangerous Woman (2016), with the former exploring EDM and producing the UK number-one singles "Problem", and "Bang Bang", and the latter becoming her first of four consecutive number-one albums in the UK Albums Chart. Her personal struggles influenced her trap-infused fourth and fifth studio albums, Sweetener (2018) and Thank U, Next (2019), which were both critical and commercial successes. The former won Grande a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, while the latter broke the record for the largest streaming week for a pop album, and was nominated for the Album of the Year. The singles "Thank U, Next", "7 Rings", and "Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored" made Grande the first solo artist to hold the top three spots on the Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously, and the first woman to succeed herself at the top of the UK. In 2020, her 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, while the latter won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. Grande's R&B-influenced sixth studio album, Positions (2020), and its title track, debuted at number-one in the UK and US. In 2021, Grande was featured on the remix of The Weeknd's "Save Your Tears", which became her sixth number-one in the US.
Grande has earned more than 85 million certified units in the US (studio albums, singles, and collaborations), with all of her studio albums certified platinum or more by the Recording Industry Association of America. She holds several Billboard Hot 100 chart records; among them, she is the only artist to have five number-one debuts, to have their first five number one singles debut at the top spot, to have three number one-debuts in a calendar year, and all lead singles from each of her studio albums debut in the top ten. Having amassed 90 billion consumed streams thus far, Grande is the most streamed female artist ever. She is also the most streamed female artist on Spotify and Apple Music, while being currently the most followed solo female artist on the former, and the most subscribed on YouTube. She has been included on Time's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world (2016 and 2019) and on Forbes Celebrity 100 (2019 and 2020), while Billboard has honored her as Woman of the Year (2018), the greatest pop star of 2019, and the most accomplished female artist to debut in the 2010s. Aside from music, Grande has used her platform to advocate for gender, racial, and LGBT equality. Furthermore, she has been the most followed woman on Instagram since 2019.
To be honest, I never really considered myself to be too much of an actress. So, whenever I get the chance to do music, I'm always, like, just in it. It's like, 'Oh my God, I finally get to do this. I'm so happy.'
It's outrageous to me when I see people hate on someone because of their sexuality. I hate the intolerance. I hate the judgment. I hate it so much.
You are beautiful and perfect and lovely however you are.
In middle school, bullies tortured other kids because they thought it would make people like them more.
I feel like when I try to fit in, it comes across as not genuine, and that is not good. I'd rather just do me and have people say, 'Oh. That's interesting,' than try to fit in.
I grew up writing songs in my room on GarageBand, and I would make the beats just out of layering my vocals over and over again. Very Imogen Heap-inspired.
The thrill of not knowing what's going to happen, trained me to be prepared for anything.
I learnt a lot from my Broadway experience, it was one of the most challenging things I will probably ever have to do in my entire life, because it was eight shows a week -- live singing with really hard choreography -- and the spontaneity, you don't know what's going to happen.
I could never properly explain the bond I have with my fans, I feel like they are my family, they are just so supportive and incredibly dedicated I could never put into words how thankful I am for them. They inspire me and I want to keep doing what I'm doing because of them, it's so amazing.
I swore that I would never say I miss you more everyday but, some things are better left unsaid.
I wasn't raised in a household where it was considered abnormal to be gay. So for me to meet people who use the word 'f-ggot' as an insult, with a derogatory meaning, I can't take it.
I'd love to fly. I think that'd be cool.
But as far as dream roles -- I know this is so expected of me, but I would to play Elphaba in 'Wicked' on Broadway. I have a lot of dream roles, but that's like my main one because of the vocal track. I love belting high things!
Most of my favorite people in my life are gay. It's something I'm super passionate about, because whenever I would see my friends get bullied, or my brother get hurt for his sexuality, I would become a raging lunatic.
Of course I love music and I love what I do, but seeing their response to my work is my favourite part of it.
No matter what you do, no matter what your profession is, no matter how old you are, everybody deals with haters.
All I have to say is basically if performing, singing, acting ,and dancing is what you want to do, then you just have to do it -- no matter where it is.
Moonlight is very honest and very special to me. I feel like this is the most personal music I've made, by far. I'm very proud of it and I'm very excited. It's scary...it's vulnerable and kind of terrifying.
I met India Arie, who is one of my favorite artists of all time. It was really sweet, I was broken up with a month before, and she stayed up texting me all night and was helping me through it. Her text message looks like a song of hers. She's sort of become my fairy godmother.
The best part about having true friends is that you can go months without seeing them and they'll still be there for you and act as if you'd never left!
I love making music and performing for my fans, and I want to be happy and doing what I love still. I'm not taking a moment of this for granted, and if I'm lucky I'll be able to keep doing this. I love it. I'm very happy.
Broadway is amazing because you're performing for such an intimate group of people. You're living in the moment and whatever happens happens, and you go on. You can't say cut and redo it, you have to be on the whole time.
You have to wait a few days in between selfies. I know people who post multiple in a day, and some of them are my close friends, and I'll be like, Enough! There are only so many times in a day that I need to see your beautiful face.
Too many young girls have eating disorders due to low self-esteem and distorted body image. I think it's so important for girls to love themselves and to treat their bodies respectfully.
I jog up to the Hollywood sign every weekend. It's fun and what a view!
My performance outfits are very Marie Antoinette, sparkly corsets... and full skirts. And then we do another look that's '50s-inspired. Poufy skirts, big bows. Very fun, girlie and young, but otherwise, when I'm not in costume, I dress really normal.
I was raised in a household where being gay was like, the most normal thing. My brother is gay, all of my best friends are gay. When my brother came out of the closet, it wasn't a big deal for my family.
This hair has a reputation of being stereotypically punk rock, and I'm the girliest person you'll ever find so it took a while for me to figure out how to convey my style. I never wear black very often anymore, all the colors I wear are extremely soft and lovely.
If I could, I would not do anything else. I'd just be in the studio for my whole life. I would never go to parties, events, and red carpets. I would rather just be in the studio for the whole time. I don't even care. Nobody has to know what I look like. I just want to make music.
I don't really believe in any fashion rules. I think fashion is a form of self-expression. I think you can wear whatever you want!
It's very unbalanced actually, to be real. Everything's like deserted.
I am a firm believer in eating a full plant-based, whole food diet that can expand your life length and make you an all-around happier person. It is tricky dining out, but I just stick to what I know -- veggies, fruit and salad -- then when I get home I'll have something else.
I love making my Instagram look cohesive -- look like a Tumblr page almost. When they all make sense colorwise, or when you add those white borders to them, it makes them look cleaner. Clean and precise.
Life is beautiful. Cherish every moment even if you're stressed or hurt or whatnot. There's always tomorrow and it always gets better.
I hope that people can relate to my music, it's very relatable, it's very fun, it's very honest.
I'm a big perfectionist! I'm trying to channel super-confident women like Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey and Beyonce, because I realized that if you want something, you really have to go for it, just like they do.
I did stand-up for my grandparents every day when I was, like, eight.
Love is a really scary thing and you never know what's going to happen. It's one of the most beautiful things in life, but it's one of the most terrifying. It's worth the fear because you have more knowledge, experience, you learn from people, and you have memories.
I always knew that St. Jude was an amazing organization but meeting the kids and seeing how the hospital works first hand was truly beautiful. It doesn't feel like a regular hospital all dreary and sad. It's a colorful, beautiful, comfortable, fun place to live and the energy is wonderful.
I tend to keep my style very classic. I like very girly, retro inspired, feminine floral things. I'm not very edgy.
I was never comfortable because I was always trying to wear what was trendy, but it never felt right on my body or in my skin. It felt wrong. I was finally like, hey, fashion and style can be just about self-expresession, about what makes you feel stylish.
I like Aurora, 'Sleeping Beauty,' because she's just sleeping and looking pretty and waiting for boys to come kiss her. Sounds like a good life -- lots of naps and cute boys fighting dragons to come kiss you.
The best fashion advice I'd say would be just to do what makes you comfortable and what makes you feel cute, and that's how you're gonna look your best cause when you feel your best, everybody else can feel it, too.
If anyone tries to bully you don't let them. Take the positive energy form a ball of rainbow power and just, like shove it.
I like either skinny jeans or the ripped, casual, super-sloppy boyfriend jeans. A lot of ripped jeans. They are so early 2000, but they are so cute, I love them. I love surfer jeans, too!
The day my child tries a celery is the most stressful day of my life.
When you feel your best, everybody else can feel it, too.
Music is my biggest passion and Ive just been obsessed with it. Like, always.
If anything, we should feel sorry for the people who want us to feel bad about ourselves, because they are the ones struggling for approval. In middle school, bullies tortured other kids because they thought it would make people like them more.
I just love to shop. If I could, I would shop every single day in every single store and spend all of my money which, you know, I do anyway.
Pink Champagne is about having fun and letting go, and living your life to the fullest!
I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. I have the best family and fans in the world!
I know that my fans will probably learn a lot about me by listening to my music, if they really listen to the lyrics.
I like Aurora, Sleeping Beauty, because shes just sleeping and looking pretty and waiting for boys to come kiss her. Sounds like a good life -- lots of naps and cute boys fighting dragons to come kiss you.
I love musicals and I love Broadway.
Love your flaws, and own your quirks.
Everyone is beautiful, everyone is perfect, and everyone is lovely.
Block out all the negative energy, and just love.
Take a load off, don't take everything so seriously. And just be happier.
Never take yourself too seriously.
If you're passionate about something then it will definitely work out for you. You should never stop believing in something, and you shouldn't listen to anyone who tells you otherwise. Never give up on something you love.
School is tough sometimes, but it's all about knowing who your real friends are.
Life is beautiful. Be thankful for everything. Destroy your ego. Free hugs. Sing your hearts out in the street. Rock 'n roll.
I don't regret any of the decisions I've made in my life. Because with every choice I've made, I've learned something new.
Some people will find any reason to hate. Don't waste ur time. Lighten up! It takes so much less energy to smile than to hate. Enjoy life.
You are beautiful and perfect and lovely HOWEVER you are.
Never give up on something you love.
There's always tomorrow and it always gets better.
Learn from your mistakes, take responsibility and forgive yourself.
It's great hearing stories of my mum growing up in Brooklyn, then moving to Florida, having me and growing up with this eccentric, fun family. Although I don't eat a lot of Italian things, because I'm vegan. I was raised on meat and cheese, so I've had enough for anyone's normal life span.
I'm pretty sure my house in Florida is haunted! He's a nice ghost though.
Meditation is a great way to keep my body well-centered while juggling shooting schedules and recording sessions.
I have a garden in my backyard that's completely organic, which I'm very proud of.
Mariah and Whitney Houston were my goddesses growing up.
I want to be a recording artist for my whole entire life. But Broadway is something I would come back to at any given moment. I love, love, love doing theater.
One of the most terrible feelings in the world is knowing that someone else doesn't like you. Especially when you don't know what you've done to deserve it.
I'm so thankful for the Internet because actors and singers and performers now have a way to connect with their fans on a very personal level which I think is quite special.
The best fashion advice I'd say would be just to do what makes you comfortable and what makes you feel cute, and that's how you're gonna look your best 'cause when you feel your best, everybody else can feel it, too.
I met India Arie, who is one of my favorite artists of all time. It was really sweet; I was broken up with a month before, and she stayed up texting me all night and was helping me through it. Her text message looks like a song of hers. She's sort of become my fairy godmother.
I've dreamed about doing music since I was three or four years old.
I worked with someone who told me they'd never like me. But for some reason, I just felt like I needed her approval. So I started changing myself to please her. It made me stop being social and friendly. I was so unhappy.
People tend to think that because I'm a performer and I don't go to a regular high school that I haven't personally been affected by bullies. But it's actually quite the contrary.
I love ripped jeans! They are flattering. I'm very petite, so I think they make my butt look lovely.
I can't stress to you enough how much I can relate to teens being cyberbullied. Something that helps me is looking at old videos of me and my friends from middle school, or videos of my family. I love watching funny videos of my favorite people -- it really cheers me up.
I don't feel much pressure to fit in. I never have. I've always just wanted to do my thing. I have really good friends and good family, and if I don't fit in somewhere else, I fit in at home.
Sometimes, people can be extraordinarily judgmental and closed-minded to anyone different or special, which is why it's so hard for young people in this day and age to be comfortable enough in their own skin to not listen to the people picking on them.
My personal style is a mixture of, like, girly, throwback, like retro '50s pin-ups, floral, like hippies, like anything feminine, and like flirty.
Love is a really scary thing, and you never know what's going to happen. It's one of the most beautiful things in life, but it's one of the most terrifying. It's worth the fear because you have more knowledge, experience, you learn from people, and you have memories.
Dancing in high heels is kind of tough. I learn the dances without the heels, and then we add them. We just practice, and I get used to it. My feet hurt really badly at the end of the shows, but it's fun. While it's happening it's fun. I feel tall.
I like very girly, retro inspired, feminine, floral things. I'm not very edgy.
I think it's so important for girls to love themselves and to treat their bodies respectfully.
Music is really driving my whole life.
All I have to say is basically if performing, singing, acting, and dancing is what you want to do, then you just have to do it -- no matter where it is.
I love nerdy, cute, quirky boys who don't take themselves too seriously.
I've done the bad-boy thing. It was fun for a good three months. But the thing about bad boys is, you have to keep in mind, you're never gonna marry a bad boy.
Nothing burns more calories than dancing in 5-inch heels... try it!