Ariana Grande Has Grown Up Right Before Our Eyes

Ariana Grande-Butera (born June 26, 1993), known professionally as Ariana Grande, is an American singer and actress. She began her career in the Broadway musical 13, before landing the role of Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon television series Victorious in 2009. The show ended after four seasons, and Grande starred on the spin-off, Sam & Cat, which ended in 2014. She has also appeared in other theater, television and film roles, and has lent her voice to animated television and films.


Things turned spicy in 2014
Ariana Grande made a splash in Summer 2014 with her hit jam “Problem,” her super sexy dance moves and skimpy onstage ensembles, and her questionable a-like behavior. It’s safe to say a lot has changed for the 23-year-old singer since she got her start on Broadway in 2008 and landed a Nickelodeon series in 2010. In 2013, she released her first solo album, and since then her second album, My Everything, reached No. 1 on the charts. In 2016, she released her third studio album, Dangerous Woman, as well as several songs from the album. Click next to see her dramatic transformation.

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If you haven’t noticed, Ariana Grande has changed a lot over the years.
She’s a singer, actress, and one of the most popular celebrities in the world, but that wasn’t always the case. Let’s look back on her journey.

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In 2008, Grande had curls in her famous straight hair.
Her career was starting to take off; at 14, she’d been cast in “13” on Broadway, and she was about to audition for the role that would make her famous.

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2009 was the beginning of the Ariana Grande we know and love.
She was cast in “Victorious” on Nickelodeon. The show was a hit, and helped to make Ariana a household name.

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Here’s a shot of Grande with pink hair in 2010.
She had to dye her hair every other week. The reason? The executive producer of “Victorious” didn’t want all of the girls in the cast to have brunette hair.

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The hair color helped to make Grande into a star.
However, by 2011, Grande was stepping away from the role to record her debut album.

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In 2012, she was cast in “Sam & Cat.”
She reprised her “Victorious” role, and fellow teen idol Jennette McCurdy played her role from “iCarly.” The show was a success…but it was canceled. Rumors indicated tensions between the show’s young stars.

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Grande released her debut album, “Yours Truly,” in 2013.
As you can see, her look started changing dramatically. Gone was her trademark pink hair.

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Grande’s star continued to rise in 2014.
She started recording her second album, and thanks to several successful singles, she was on her way to becoming one of the most famous singers in the world of pop.

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Through this period, Grande debuted a new, sexier look.
She seemed to want to distance herself from her former kid-friendly image.

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These days, Ariana Grande is a massive star.
But let’s never forget that she started out as a Nickelodeon teen idol. Oh, and that she used to have curly hair.

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