On June 26th, Princess of Pop Ariana Grande turns 27 years old. Unless you've been living in the woods for the past 10 years, you're probably familiar with the impact Grande has made on music and popular culture. Grande made her entertainment debut in 2008, appearing in Broadway's "13." Two years later, she was cast as Cat Valentine in Nickelodeon's "Victorious." This teen music comedy was intended to be actress Victoria Justice's springboard to mainstream success in music and acting, however, Grande was the breakout star of the series. Grande released her debut album, "Yours Truly" in 2013, which debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and it's lead single, "The Way," went triple platinum.
In 2014 and 2016, Grande went on to release two more chart topping pop albums, "My Everything" and "Dangerous Woman." She began collaborating with other major musicians, including Nicki Minaj, Iggy Azalea, Lil Wayne and The Weeknd, promoting her albums on multi-leg worldwide tours.
In 2017, Grande's life was rocked when a suicide bombing took place at her concert at the Manchester Arena, leading her to put off releasing her fourth studio album "Sweetener" until August 2018. "Sweetener" won Grande her first Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album. Just a few months later Grande released her fifth studio album, "Thank U Next" in November 2018, becoming the first solo artist to occupy the top three spots of the Billboard Hot 100 with singles "7 Rings," "Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored," and "Thank U Next." Throughout 2019, Grande toured the world promoting her fourth and fifth albums, then in 2020 released two collaborative projects, "Stuck With U" and "Rain on Me," with Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga respectively.
Grande has experienced more success in her twenties than most musicians could dream of obtaining throughout a lifelong career. Help us to celebrate her 27th birthday by taking a look at some of our favorite Grande inspired tattoos and let us know your thoughts on this story in the comments section on social media.