14 Facts You Need To Know About Ariana Grande Ariana Grande is on course to take over the world. Here's 14 things you didn't know about the superstar. 1. 1) Ariana Grande's full name is Ariana Grande-Butera. 2. 2) She was born on 26th June, 1993 in Boca Raton, Florida. 3. 3) Ariana Grande made her acting debut in the Broadway production of 13 in 2008. 4. 4) Her main singing influences are Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston. 5. 5) She released debut album 'Yours Truly' is August 2013 and it was an immediate US number one. 6. 6) The record features Big Sean - Ariana's favourite rapper - on the song 'Right There'. 7. 7) Mac Miller also stars on the album on a song called 'The Way'. 8. 8) Speaking of rappers, Iggy Azalea is one of her biggest fans. 9. 9) And Macklemore loves her as well! 10. 10) She co-founded the youth singing group, Kids Who Care, when she was 10. 11. 11) She plays the character Cat Valentine in the children's TV show Victorious. Picture: Rex 12. 12) Ariana Grande is managed by Scooter Braun - the mastermind behind PSY and Justin Bieber. Picture: Twitter 13. 13) Earlier this year, she featured on the MIKA single 'Popular Song'. 14. 14) She's basically on course to take over the world.