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15 Things You Didn’t Know About Ariana Grande

21 July 2021

Everyone Knows Who Ariana Grande Is. But Do You Know These 15 Interesting Facts about Her?

Ok Arianators, we know you’re probably on top of everything Ariana Grande related, so we hope we do you proud today.

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With that done, let’s kick it off with number 1.

1

Ariana Grande Receives Her 20th Guinness World Records Title

Ariane Grande is bagging one award after another, with Guinness World Records confirming her 20th feat for “breaking the record for most songs to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100.”

In total, she’s had 5 songs debuting at number 1 which include “thank u, next”, “7 rings”, “Stuck with U”, and “Rain on Me”.

Other record-breakers include most streamed track on Spotify in one week (female), most MTV VMA nominations for Best Collaboration and most monthly listeners on Spotify for a female.

2

Wedding Bells for Grande and Gomez

Less than 20 people joined Ariana and Dalton as they tied the knot at her California home on the 15th of May 2021.

Gomez, a successful real-estate agent, and Grande met when Ari was looking for a new property. Not only did Dalton find her a house, but he also found her a husband… himself.

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3

Ariana Breaks Another Record

Of course, when Ariana Grande gets married, as a matter of fact everyone… not just Arianators… want to catch a glimpse of the bride and her dress.

She posted a wedding photo and within one hour and 41 minutes, the picture received 10 million likes.

And yes, while the image of the egg still reigns supreme in terms of overall likes, the egg didn’t accumulate as many likes within such a short space of time.  

4

Her Role as Judge on the Voice

It’s not a fact but replacing Nick Jonas as a judge on NBC’s The Voice, is of course, Ariana Grande.

She’s having a blast filming alongside Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, and Blake Shelton. Speaking of Blake Shelton… he and Gwen Stefani also tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Shelton’s Oklahoma ranch on the 3rd of July 2021.

According to Billboard, Season 21 will kick-off this fall.

5

The Infamous Licking Donut Incident…

It’s been 6-years since Ariana Grande licked a donut and claimed to hate America. Although the internet never forgets, it certainly does forgive.

She did apologize and added, “I am EXTREMELY proud to be an American… what I said in a private moment … was taken out of context and I am sorry for not using more discretion with my choice of words.”

She’s been targeted for other episodes of bad behaviour, like her alleged weird photography demands of not shooting the right side of her face, apparently wishing death on her fans, being rude to journalists and being carried around… but as she said, there will always be haters and her true fans, friends and family know the real her.

6

Her Music Is Banned from an Indonesian Radio Station

According to NME.com, an Indonesian broadcast authority has banned Bruno Mars, Ariana Grande and Lil Nas X songs from daytime radio for “obscene” lyrics. Other artists included on the list are Avril Lavigne, Cardi B and Rita Ora with 42 songs in total.

Ariana’s songs that were banned are “Positions,” “34+35” and “Love Me Harder.”

7

Ariana Grande Supports Transgender Youth Charity

Mid-June 2021, Ari showed her support for the transgender community by partnering with transanta for their “Christmas in June” campaign.

The aim of the campaign is to make the wishes of trans youth come true.

As she posted on Instagram, “Right now, trans people are under attack across the country… we need to show the trans community that they are loved and supported.”

8

What Do Bella Poarch and Ariana Grande Have In Common?

Arianators, as a fact, have you noticed the similarities in Bella Poarch’s “Build a Bi*ch and The Weeknd ‘s Save Your Tears with Ariana Grande? They both feature the building of a woman, although Save Your Tears is done in comic form… check it out.  

If you want to learn more about who Bella Poarch is, look out for our video:

9

Grande in Numbers

Grande is the 3rd most followed person on Instagram with 249m followers as of 9 July 2021. She trails behind Dwayne Johnson at number 2, and Cristiano Ronaldo who according to Kickoff.com is… “the first human to surpass 300 million followers on Instagram.” He now sits on 310 million followers.

She’s tweeting to 460.6K followers, posts to 44 million followers on Facebook and entertains 48.8 million subscribers on YouTube.

Let’s take a look at the numbers in dollars next…

10

The Financials

Another fact you may not know is that, Ariana Grande has a net worth of $180 million.

Her property portfolio is equally impressive. She started off renting before spending $8.9 million in an off-market deal, according to Realtor.com, in SoCal. The purchase sprawls across a quarter-acre with 748-square-foot cottage from 1953 with surreal views.  

She also bought her Thrasher Avenue mansion in LA for $13.7-million and spent $6.75 million on Porter House, flipped by Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi in Montecito.

11

Other Sources of Income

With close to 250 million followers on Instagram, it’s no surprise that Ari makes a lot of money through the platform, anything from $400,000 per post upwards.

Her live performances net her a decent sum of money, for example, she got paid $8 million to headline Coachella in 2019, which is said to be double what Beyonce earned in 2018 when she headlined the tour.

She’s also got all her fragrances, her merch, other musical projects, and now there’s The Voice’s earnings where she will earn between $20 and $25 million for season 21.

12

What She Spends Her Money On

Well, property… as we’ve already discovered but Ari also loves to splurge on tattoos, her signature ponytail, which she’s since lobbed off… she’s known to put her dogs on a chartered flight, and her 7 Rings from Tiffany’s on a night out with friends, which was the inspiration of the hit single.

She’s vegan, so buying organic produce is also part of the agenda. She was inspired by the documentary “Forks over Knives,” which is also available via Audible. Use our free download by going to alux.com/freebook.

If you want to know about the eco friendly plant-based industry, check out 15 Things You Didn’t Know about the Plant Based Industry.

13

Public Inquiry into Manchester Arena Bombing Published

Aluxers, you’ll no doubt remember the 2017 Manchester Arena Bombing during an Ariana Grande concert where 22 people were killed.

The findings of the attack have been released in a 204-page public enquiry, confirming that there were security lapses that could have been avoided.

After the bombing, Ariana Grande struggled with PTSD which is why she’s recently done something amazing to deal with this fact …

14

Ariana Spends $2 Million on Mental Health Therapy for Patients

She’s always been open about her own mental health struggles, and during Mental Health Awareness Month, she donated a large sum of money to help others struggling with mental health issues.

As she quoted via Billboard, “… the work is so hard, but we are capable and worth it.”

15

Ari Remembers Those That Helped during the Bombing

Aluxers, we often speak about how giving does so much more for the giver than the receiver, and it’s evident in how Ari is dealing with her PTSD and spreading joy, instead of wallowing in her own depression.

Besides the wonderful donation towards mental health therapy, Grande also gave gifts and Amazon vouchers to patients at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and Manchester Royal Infirmary – where a number of the victims were treated, according to Sky News.

Question:

Are you an Arianator? What can you add to our list?