Grande is, undoubtedly, very accomplished. After getting her start in the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious, she was known as an actor with incredible music chops, as seen in the series. However, she then decided to focus more on her music, putting out her first album, Yours Truly, in 2013.
Since then, Grande has done something few artists have ever done — continue to put out new music at an almost breakneck pace. Since 2013, she’s released a total of five albums, nearly one per year. Throughout all of this, she
also continued to act, appearing in the Fox horror-comedy Scream Queens as well as the Hairspray Live! special.
Grande is, naturally, as busy as ever. The European leg of her Sweetener Tour, which she’s been on consistently since March 2019, has come to a close. She heads out on the second and final U.S. leg of the tour this week, making her way west across the U.S. before concluding in Dec. in Los Angeles.
Are you "Wit It This Christmas?" Ariana Grande got into the holiday spirit over the weekend, by adding a Christmas section to the kickoff of the latest leg of her ongoing Sweetener World Tour.
At a tour stop in Uniondale, New York on Saturday (Nov. 9), the superstar launched into a medley of songs from her 2015 Christmas & Chill EP -- including "Wit It This Christmas," "December," "Winter Things" and "True Love" -- as well as modern holiday classic "Santa Tell Me."
During the latter song, Grande surprised lucky fans by throwing wrapped gifts into the crowd, including Tiffany earrings and a Starbucks gift card signed by the star, according to fan tweets. Adding to the show's holiday spirit, Grande and her back-up dancers performed closing number "Thank U Next" wearing the Mean Girls-referencing sexy Santa costumes on display in the music video for the No. 1 hit.
In tandem with her performance, Christmas & Chill re-entered the iTunes chart, much to Grande's unabashed glee. "Oh my god. my favorite body of work," she tweeted. "She is rising from the dead ! thank u new listeners of christmas n chill and hello everyone that is just now discovering it. i'm so happy."
Ariana Grande has launched a Christmas edition of the Sweetener Tour in which she surprises concert-goers with expensive gifts.
Ariana Grande has kicked off the final leg of her Sweetener Tour and she's rearranged the show to celebrate Christmas.
Earlier this week, Ariana Grande's 2015 holiday EP, Christmas & Chill, soared into the Top 10 of the US iTunes Charts and it's all because she's recently edited her Sweetener Tour setlist to include a medley of her own original Christmas songs. Ariana is now treating fans to live versions of 'December', 'True Love', 'Wit It This Christmas', 'Santa Tell Me' and 'Winter Things', alongside all of her biggest hits. The tour ends on December 22, so Ari will be spreading the holiday cheer until then.
Ariana Grande is discussing some health issues with fans -- and announcing the cancelation of her Sunday concert at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.
"OK, so I woke up kind of 10 times worse and it hurts so bad to swallow, I'm not really sure what's going on," she states in a new Instagram Story video. "But I unfortunately don't think I'll be able to push through tonight. I'm so sad and sorry. I'm so upset. But, of course, obviously you will be refunded."
I'm just really devastated," she continues. "Thank you for understanding and sending love. I will keep you posted as soon as I know what is going on with my body. Thank you for understanding and I am so sorry."
One day prior, the platinum-selling artist shared a number of other posts on her Instagram Story revealing that she's "in so much pain."
"Hi my loves so I'm still very sick . i've been sick since the last London show [in mid-October]," she wrote in the first post. "I don't know how it's possible but my throat and head are still in so much pain. I sound okay i'm just in a lot of pain and it's difficult to breathe during the show. I am seeing my doctor and trying my v best to get better for tomorrow's show. the last thing i would ever want to do is cancel a show at this point with so few left."