Z107.3  wants to take the time to give you a little more information about the artists that you hear all day, everyday on Bangor's #1 Hit Music Station.

This one is a special one dedicated to one artist that has made a big impact on pop music within the past 30 years and continues to make an impact today.  That's why this is a 'Z Legend Spotlight'.

Today we celebrate the birthday of Ariana Grande.

REAL NAME:  Ariana Grande-Butera

BIRTH DATE: June 26, 1993

WHERE FROM: Boca Raton, Florida

MUSICAL LINKS: Frankie Grande, Mac Miller, Big Sean, Nathan Sykes, Justin Bieber, Benny BLanco, Iggy Azalea, Nicki Minaj, Jessie J, Major Lazer, Cashmere Cat, Andrea Bocelli, Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston, Pharrell Williams, NSYNC, P.Diddy, Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey, Normani, Lizzo,

TO THE POINT POINTS:

  • Ariana was a part of the Fort Lauderdale Children's Theater group and played in various shows including Beauty and the BeastThe Wizard of Oz, and Annie in the musical Annie
  • Made her TV debut singing the National Anthem for the Florida Panthers
  • Starting pursuing a music career at age 13, moving to Los Angeles
  • Was cast in 2008 as a cheerleader on Broadway in the musical 13
  • In 2009, she was cast on the Nickelodeon show Victorious with the show airing in March of 2010
  • Grande started work on her debut album in August 2010 and released her first single 'Put Your Hearts Up' in December 2011
  • Grande then starred in the Nickelodeon spin-off of Victorious called Cat & Sam, lasting 35 episodes.
  • Her first studio album Yours Truly was released August 2013
  • All five of Grande's albums have certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America
  • Grande has been nominated for 22 Billboard Music Award nominations, winning two awards in 2019 including Top Female Artist.

All information obtained by  Wikipedia.

Here are a few videos of her legacy so far.. enjoy!